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
In Acts chapter 5, the Bible shows us the power of the Holy Spirit in the local church when Ananias and Sapphira sold their property and lied about the price they received for it. We all know the story. And because of this lie, they dropped dead in front of the whole church. This brought a fear upon the entire church. But, the apostles went on going about the business of the Kingdom of God and the Lord confirmed His words with miraculous signs and wonders. And then, in verse 13, it says that no one dared join the apostles, the people did respect them highly. As a result, ‘more and more people believed….”
For years, I was taught that the age of apostles were over. Then, as I begin to understand that this was not a truth, it seemed everyone was an apostle, or a prophet. There were even comments that we are prophets of our own homes. How does this fit in line with what Jesus said when He gave gifts to the church in the form of the apostles, prophets, teachers, preachers, and evangelists? Paul asks us in I Cor 12:29, are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? Continue reading
What should you do when a customer, kid, or employee disagrees with policies you’ve set in place? One reason they may be disagreeable is because they don’t see how following your rules will benefit their lives. As their leader, you can change their perspective by changing how you approach them about their frustrations. Instead of using the phrase “Because I said so,” stir in them a reason to listen by putting the situation in terms that show them clearly how they will benefit from the situation. Maybe they’ll benefit by being the kind, upstanding citizen you know them to be or the well-behaved child you know is hiding inside. Maybe it will be a reward or an increase in responsibility. When you let them know the rules in a way where the benefits for them are clear, you’ll begin to win in those relationships.