In order for the church prophet to be received, the people of God must understand their call to the ministry that they operate in, (Eph. 4:11). This teaching has been prepared to help God's people, and shepherds to receive a prophet in the name of a prophet so they can receive a prophets reward (Mt. 10:41 paraphrased). I pray that this teaching will be a blessing to all who reads it.
GOD is reinstating the Office of the Prophet as a standing institution in the New Testament Church. Because of the rise in occult activity, demonism, witchcraft and sorcery is looming greater than ever on the horizon's of our last days, means the prophet, as God's level-two power ministry, must be raised up and equipped to confront it.
God desires that all His people move in the prophetic, spirit of prophecy that is (1 Corinthians 14:1, 5, 31). The prophet (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17-18) stated that as part of the last day outpouring of the Holy Spirit "your sons and your daughters shall prophesy." The Church will only begin to fulfill Jesus' promise of doing even greater works (John 14:12) by embracing and walking in the prophetic.
This is why the devil has worked so hard to discredit the prophetic ministry. Most pastors have been subjected to false prophecies or come in contact with a false prophet(s). With the recent restoration of the office of the prophet, abuses accompanied the real thing. The devil seeks to magnify the abuses and instill fear in the hearts of God's people, especially leaders, so they will not give proper place to the prophetic.
Understanding God's Prophets
1. They have the Gift of Prophecy for their Motivational Gift (1 Cor. 12:10)
2. They are appointed by God not man (1 Cor. 12:28-29)
3. They are willing to have their prophecies judged (1 Cor 14:29)
4. Their ministry involves the spirit of revelation (Eph. 3:5; 1 Cor 14:25)
5. They have gone through many years of preparation with many trails
6. As instruments of God's fire and righteousness, they carry an anointing for purifying and perfecting (Mal. 3:2-3)
7. They authenticate those called to be Apostles and prepare the people of God to receive the Apostles (Acts 13:1-2)
8. Their ministry has a supernatural element and they prophesy divine decrees that affect the natural elements (1 Kings 18:41-46)
9. They understand divine order and maintain proper relationships with local churches. They are not dictatorial, nor do they usurp authority (Acts 15:22, 32)
10. Their ministry is marked by spiritual warfare through prophecy (1 Tim 1:18)
11. Their ministry carries an anointing that breaks yokes from God's people (Isaiah 10:27; John 8:32)
12. They hate sin and are consistently uprooting works of evil, the flesh, and demonic strongholds (1 Kings 18:20-40)
Conclusion: The Prophet, as GOD intended, is to watch, guard, protect, fence in, patrol, war, pray and intercede for their assigned churches.