Who is the Prophet in Your Life?
In the audio posted below and the article appearing beneath the audio link is a message by Russ and Kitty from a conference conducted in Phoenix, AZ. Believing in the prophetic entails asking who is the prophet in your life? It isn’t enough to look to ministers of days gone by – you need a prophet in your life now, today. In Ephesians 4:11 Paul lists five ministries that Jesus gave for the building up of the believer that you as an individual might fulfill your destiny. One of those is the pastor. You probably realize that you need a pastor. That verse also mentions the prophet. If you need a pastor (and you do) you also need a prophet. A prophet is used by God to ignite the destiny of heaven on your behalf. Are you ready? Enjoy the following:
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The prophet is given by the Father to activate who Jesus is in your life. The prophet brings God’s voice online in your life. 2 Chron. 20:20 tells us when you believe the prophets you will prosper and your enemies will be defeated. Prophetic ministry in your life matters. Prophetic ministry in your life makes the difference between struggle and failure and victory and destiny. It is important to know who is the prophet in your life. If you don’t know then you don’t have one and however blessed your life may be, it is nothing compared to what is possible by the intended placement of a prophetic office gift in your life.
The prophetic ministry does not draw your focus on itself but rather points you to who Christ is in your own heart. Christ in you Col. 1:26-27 is your hope of Glory. Christ in me is not your hope of glory – Christ in YOU is your hope of Glory. Christ in you is your Father, Christ in me is just your brother. You love your brother but you obey the voice of your Father. The prophet brings you the voice of the Father that will direct you and bring you to breakthrough every time.
What Paul Said about Christ in You:
According to Acts 13, the apostle Paul started out in ministry as a prophet ministering in a company of prophets. The Apostle Paul was very territorial about what he called HIS GOSPEL. Many of the claims he made in the letters that became our scripture are not inclusive of the gospel in general but PAUL’S gospel in particular:
[Rom 16:25 KJV] 25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, (2 Tim. 2:8 also)
Paul knew there were many gospels and many Christs being preached and he was compelled to make a distinction between HIS message and the message of others.
[Phl 1:14-18 KJV] 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife and some also of good will: 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. 18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Many Gospels are Preached Today:
Paul even suggested that the Jesus that some were preaching was not the one seated at the right hand of God:
[2Cr 11:2-4 KJV] 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (singleness Luke 11:34) that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].
Whatever this quality of simplicity is we need to know that Satan’s tactic is to seduce you it away from it. Jesus made a statement in Luke 11:34 that sheds light on this:
[Luk 11:33-34 KJV] 33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth [it] in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. 34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.
The Gospel of Jesus is a Gospel of INWARD REALITY not OUTWARD DEPENDENCE:
Now this SINGLENESS that Jesus spoke of is the same SIMPLICITY that Paul spoke of. Whatever this quality is you can see by what Jesus is saying that it is a quality of something that is ON THE INSIDE OF US. It is not OUTWARD but INWARD. Jesus was always concerned about the error of an outward focus in his followers:
[Luk 17:20-21, 23 KJV] 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. … 23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after [them], nor follow [them].
The root of deception away from the simplicity that is IN CHRIST is an OUTWARD focus or any OUTWARD SPIRITUAL DEPENDENCY. Paul summed this up very succinctly in Col. 1:25-28:
[Col 1:25-28 KJV] 25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 [Even] the mystery which hath been hidden from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
CHRIST in YOU is the heart of Paul’s gospel. In Paul’s first missionary journey he traveled to dozens of cities and won thousands to Christ and quickly moved on to the next location without even appointing leaders, pastors or deacons. Why? Because he wanted the people’s first dependency to be on WHO CHRIST WAS INSIDE OF THEM before they came into a relationship with spiritual leaders.
This is a message and a truth that the enemy wants to deceive you away from. Because if your spiritual dependencies are more outward than inward then he can defeat you. He can separate you from your church, your pastor, your minister but he cannot separate you from WHO JESUS IS on the INSIDE OF YOU.
We are Each of Us Accountable to the Gospel of Jesus:
It is our personal responsibility to be accountable to and for this gospel. God will not just ask your pastor about this message but will require accountability of you as well for yourself and your family. This is a message that you are accountable to hear and I am accountable to speak:
[Rom 2:16] 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
After 119 years of spiritual renewal since Azusa Street, it is time for us to become accountable and grow up into the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ that Paul spoke of in Eph. 4:11-13:
[Eph 4:11-13 KJV] 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
The five-fold ministry is in the earth to cause you to grow up into the full measure of the stature of Christ. Christ is bigger on the inside than you are on the outside. He is much more inside you than you are outwardly in Him. According to John 14:12 He is inside you doing greater works than He did in the physical body he took to the cross. The purpose of the five-fold ministry is to assist you in relinquishing to Christ the full territory of your life so that WHO CHRIST IS on the inside of you becomes WHO you ARE OUTWARDLY.
The Five-fold Ministry is Tasked to Bring You to the Reality of Christ in You:
So each of the 5-fold ministry offices is tasked with bringing forth a certain aspect of Christ in you until the FULL STATURE of CHRIST is MANIFEST in your life and you are doing the greater works and everything you say and do is as effective as if God said it or did it and you are ruling and reigning in life as a principality and a power.
Let’s look at each ministry office in turn:
1. Evangelist – introduces Christ to you.
2. Teacher – illuminates Christ in you.
3. Pastor – nurtures Christ in you.
4. Apostle – establishes Christ in you.
5. Prophet – activates Christ in you.
The people who fulfill these roles in your life will not just be media personalities they will be men and women you are on a first name basis with. They will be those that are accessible and available to you in your personal life. Not to dominate you but to empower and release you to your destiny.
Who is Your Prophet and Why Does it Matter?
Now, who is your pastor? Who is the person who is nurturing Christ in you? Who is your evangelist – who introduced Christ to you? Who is your teacher? Your Apostle? Who is the PROPHET in your life? If you don’t know it is because you don’t (in the New Testament sense) have one.
Now if you have a pastor but not a prophet then you have someone who is nurturing Christ in you but a Christ that has not been activated in you because that is the Prophet’s task (and you wonder why you are defeated in life). You are nurtured but you are not walking toward your destiny. It is up to YOU to change this.
Now your pastor may or may not be motivated to do something about that because that isn’t his or her calling. It isn’t acceptable to say “well my church doesn’t accept the prophetic….” Where is your first fidelity – to Jesus who gave the five-fold ministry or to the man or the church who doesn’t accept all the gifts Jesus gave?
Christ in You Deserves your FIRST FIDELITY:
Many churches and pastors pay lip service to accepting the prophetic and the full gospel but they are very reluctant to see their people foundationally discipled by the office of the Prophet. If your first fidelity is to Jesus who gave the 5-fold offices then it is YOUR responsibility to seek out and connect yourself with the prophets and other ministries God has ordained to bring CHRIST in YOU to full manifestation.
So I ask you again, WHO IS THE PROPHET in YOUR LIFE? If you want to walk in FULL ASCENSION AUTHORITY then you HAVE TO HAVE all five ministries installed and entrenched in your life to the same degree if not greater as we have traditionally accepted pastoral gifting.
2 Chron. 20:20 says “believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”
We received a wedding picture just yesterday from a lady in the Mid-west who had been single longer than she wanted to be and we prophesied to her married destiny – she said we prophesied it and it came to pass because we SPOKE TO THE CHRIST IN HER and she walked into her destiny and into the arms of her Christian husband.
We prophesied to a lady in Phoenix, Arizona who was pastoring a house church made up of her family members. We spoke to her destiny and she responded in faith and now she has churches in six states with more being raised up.
We prophesied to a lady in Nashville who had been suffering in a dysfunctional marriage for 8 years of total devastation and today they are restored and living like newlyweds according to the word of the Lord.
We prophesied to a prophet in Colorado who had abandoned his call and went out into a homosexual lifestyle and in a matter of weeks he was totally delivered and restored to his family and ministry in a supernatural way.
We prophesied to a man living in the Philippines who had lost his way in life. Within minutes of our phone call he received a job offer to become the manager of a multi-billion dollar financial fund for the government of China.
We prophesied to a lady in New England who was facing eviction and bankruptcy. She was due in court the next day for final disposition of her case. She walked in a ½ million dollar debt was dismissed and totally liquidated.
These prophesied to a young man in California who initially contacted us for a psychic reading. He gave his life to Christ, was baptized in the Holy Ghost and is responding to a call to the ministry.
It wasn’t about us. It was about the fact that we activated the CHRIST in them by our prophetic gifting and WHO JESUS IS in their lives PUT THEM OVER the obstacles that were blocking their breakthrough. We are here not just to prophesy to you but to activate you in hearing the voice of God for yourself.
If you are struggling with fracture in your family, in relationships, in finances, in your ministry portion there is relief available. Believe the prophets so shall you prosper.
Many complain that it is prophesied that there will be MANY false prophets in the earth in the last days. Yes, there will be, for the same reason there are many counterfeit $20 bills in circulation. Why are there many counterfeit $20’s? Because there are many GENUINE $20.00 bills.
Who is the prophet in your life?
We suggest and recommend that you find out and get connected to that ministry relationally, spiritually and financially. Jesus said in Matt. 10:41 that when you support a prophet you get a prophet’s reward. The prophetic is the only 5-fold ministry that Jesus specifically encouraged people to give to. If we don’t inspire that response in you then we recommend you find the prophetic ministry that does inspire you – in order that your breakthrough will hasten to you and break out in your life.