Find the true prophets

True or false prophets and prophecy
Jesus Christ gave the ministry of the prophet to the Church, to build her up and make her mature. This ministry works alongside the other ministries that Jesus gives to His Church: apostels, prophets, pastors, evangelists and teachers.

I fully encourage you to go as often as you can to pure prophetic meetings, where you sense the Truth, with is the wonderful person of Jesus Christ. No hype, no show, no man-pleasing, but the reality of Jesus Christ, who brings purification, love, comfort and healing.

How can you know that a prophet is pure? Ask yourself this question: Does he prophecy only what people love to hear? Always flattering things? Or does he also unmask sin and deception? Does he also say thinks that challenge the status qou of the church and call her to become more mature and free?

Does the prophet only say things that ‘bless’ people? Or does he also say things that confront the flesh, and perhaps cause people to be mad at him?

This is the hallmark of a true prophet: he says what God says, not what people want to hear.

There is always a form of persecution for a true prophet. He brings the two edged sword that divides soul and spirit, he has a call to purity, truth, repentance.

When a prophet always only prophecies succes, victory, etc. then it is good to be on your guard. He may still be a true prophet, but listen carefully… Is God also speaking the keys of repentance through him, that bring people to the victory? Or is it just blabla in order to be accepted and applauded by the crowd? False prophets look for acceptance and success.

True prophets dare to speak the heart of the Father, to heal His precious children.

The second hallmark of a true prophet is true love and humility. This is the nature of Jesus Christ. When you see pride, self-exaltation and a cold heart, you know something is very wrong. Look for the true heart of Jesus Christ, the character of God. A prophet may be very sharp, powerful, with the voice of thunder and fire, but the heart is always tender and full of compassion.

Be careful for prophets who are always angry, mad, vicious, condemning and who only shout ‘REPENT, DOOM IS AT HAND!!!’

They simply ventilate their own frustration with the immature state of the Church and call this God. No, God is patient and God loves His bride. People who prophecy that God is so angry that He will destroy us all, are not speaking the word of the Lord, they are speaking their own anger (or worse, the anger of a religious spirit).

Yes, God is bringing judgement, but His heart is FULL of compassion for His beloved bride, His people, for whom Jesus Christ died to make them spotless.

Yes, God brings His cleansing fire and He will shake everything, but only to bring His Church more into His glory and freedom, not to destroy them. 

The anger of God is mainly against RELIGION. Remember this. Jesus was only angry towards the HYPOCRITS, the religious leaders who used the people for their own profit.

There is much more to say. But it is important that find the places where true prophets are, who truly speak the heart of the Father that is both the tender, comforting heart of the Lamb as the roar of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who wages war against deception and falsehood in the Church.

Seek them, ask God to lead you to the right people.

And if you feel a desire to prophecy yourself, do it!

God is busy releasing His warriors in this time, He is raising up sons and daughters who will prophesy.