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Jennifer Eivaz: Put order into chaos…

Prophets are leaders and intercessors. They are assigned to put order into chaos within their God-given sphere of influence. I know many prophets and prophetic people who struggle to put themselves into order, let alone anything else. I think it’s by design that you experience uncommon challenges and feel things so much deeper than others. You simply have to have much stronger life muscles in order to lead at the level you need to lead. If your life didn’t require you to develop unusual personal strength, you would not have the stamina to supernaturally put order into territories, governments, and cultures. #Institute

Eagles Fly Alone

Great Eagles fly alone; Great Lions hunt alone; Great Souls walk alone-alone with God. Such loneliness is hard to endure, and impossible to enjoy unless God accompanied. Prophets are lone men; they walk alone, pray alone and God makes them alone.

Leonard Ravenhill

Six prophetic mandates

Six prophetic mandates
Scaparo, Rickey
https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/60014-6-prophetic-mandates-from-the-book-of-jeremiah

First off I want to say that I have never considered myself a prophet, nor do I label myself as one. However, I do know from the Word of God that there is a great imbalance in the body of Christ today regarding the office of the prophet and their operation. For example, most prophets today are a polar opposite of what is given as an example in the Bible. Let me explain a little more in detail. In the book of Jeremiah, the Word of God tells us some very important things we need to know about prophets.

Prophets Are Called of God, Not appointed by Man

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you were born I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” As we see from this passage, Jeremiah was chosen of God to be a prophet before he was ever conceived in the womb. Today we have an entire slew of “self-appointed” prophets who have given themselves this title or been put in that position by their local church or a small group of their followers. A real prophet of God will never seek the approval or affirmation of people but will receive their call and instructions from God. If someone is given a word in the church that they are called to be a prophet, it must always be confirmation of what has already been revealed to them in their private devotional walk with God. Notice God revealed Himself and Jeremiah’s destiny in private, not in public.

Prophets Are Not Qualified by Age
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The Jeremiah Calling

The Jeremiah Calling

Commentary by Roger Oakland
http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c90_pf.shtml

The Bible provides a vast list of characters God has used as the servants He has called to fulfill His plan on planet Earth. Few are more dynamic in the way they fulfilled their calling than Jeremiah, one of the prophets we read about in the Old Testament. Jeremiah’s ministry covered approximately forty years until a few years after Judah ceased to be a state in 586 BC.

As with other prophets that God raised up to speak and warn about the terrible apostasy that impacted Israel, Jeremiah was not popular. In fact, the task of a prophet of God is often characterized by loneliness and despair. No one wants to hear the bad news of the mandate that the prophet has been given to proclaim.

Such is the case today when someone proclaims the Word of God with the anointing of God’s Spirit. Those who do not have a love of the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10) but rather love the darkness make the most noise. They do not want the light of the Word to expose the carnal and devious plans they promote.

Jeremiah had no choice but to tell the truth. He was called to tell the truth. He knew that it was the truth that would set sinners free. He was also aware that hiding the truth would bring further destruction. Jeremiah had a compassion for those who were deceived, but he also had passion to let the deceived know there were consequences for turning away from God and serving their gods.
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Six prophetic mandates

Six prophetic mandates
Scaparo, Rickey
https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/60014-6-prophetic-mandates-from-the-book-of-jeremiah

First off I want to say that I have never considered myself a prophet, nor do I label myself as one. However, I do know from the Word of God that there is a great imbalance in the body of Christ today regarding the office of the prophet and their operation. For example, most prophets today are a polar opposite of what is given as an example in the Bible. Let me explain a little more in detail. In the book of Jeremiah, the Word of God tells us some very important things we need to know about prophets.

Prophets Are Called of God, Not appointed by Man

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you were born I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” As we see from this passage, Jeremiah was chosen of God to be a prophet before he was ever conceived in the womb. Today we have an entire slew of “self-appointed” prophets who have given themselves this title or been put in that position by their local church or a small group of their followers. A real prophet of God will never seek the approval or affirmation of people but will receive their call and instructions from God. If someone is given a word in the church that they are called to be a prophet, it must always be confirmation of what has already been revealed to them in their private devotional walk with God. Notice God revealed Himself and Jeremiah’s destiny in private, not in public. Continue reading

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