You’re in Prophetic Office - Now What?
Ephesians 2:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. (NKJV)
If you have been placed in prophetic office, then it should be pretty self-explanatory that it is time to make the transition from prophetic ministry to prophetic office, right? All prophets know, by this stage in the game, that they are not a loner prophet, a renegade, that moves from one place to another giving prophetic words anymore. The odd motivation and encouragement to “keep on moving” is just not going to cut it to accomplish your prophetic mandate!
Reality is… even though it “should be” self-explanatory that you need to make a transition once you are placed in prophetic office, it is actually not always understood. You need someone to help you realize that all that training that you went through, the building of a face-to-face relationship with Jesus, the stripping and the challenges to stand in boldness, they were not all just to continue doing the same thing that you have always done.
You did not pay such a price to stand in prophetic office, just to continue doing prophetic ministry in the local church. Today, I am here to herald a message - Prophet, it is time for you to stand beside an apostle and to lay a foundation in the Church of God. You are meant to build a foundation that will remain for generations to come.
So, my question for you today is this… Where is your apostle, prophet?!
You see, if you are ever going to lay this foundation in the church, you need an apostle in order to do this. You cannot do it on your own. Have you ever wondered why you have so many visions and plans for the kingdom of God, but for one reason or another, you just do not see them coming to pass? It is because you do not have the anointing to put together the pattern and blueprint to make a vision work! However, you DO have the anointing to take the blueprint and pattern out of the hands of an apostle and implement it, making it rock.
It is right here, in this relationship between the apostle and prophet that we will finally start to see visions coming to pass in the Church of God! If we want to see accelerated change and movement in the kingdom of God, then prophet, it is time for you to find your place beside an apostle and build like Nehemiah did.
First things first, if you are going to build, that means you have to stop trying so hard to get the pattern by yourself. You need to lay down your vision, your dreams, and your ideas, of what should be happening. Lay down what you want to do for the church. It is not your place to get the blueprint. It is your place to BUILD the blueprint.
Once you have the blueprint, all of your amazing prophetic revelation and gifts of the spirit will be able to be used powerfully. Ever heard of that saying… there are too many chefs in the kitchen? Well, that is what we have in the Church! Not everyone can make the recipes. Who is going to actually put them together so that everyone can benefit from them?!
What good does it do for every single person in the world to all make recipes and no one ever cooks? How ridiculous does this sound in the natural? Yet, how much do we do this in the Church? We all want to be the apostle that makes the recipes and writes them down into books so that all can read them and see how wonderful we are, with our amazing recipe making skills.
Save us, Holy Spirit! How many more recipes are we going to write down before someone starts cooking? Prophet, it’s time to cook! I do not even care if the apostle you find only has one recipe in his book. Take that recipe and make it rock. See how you can implement what you have to bless all those that God sends to you.
Here is the thing, if the recipe sucks, it is not for you to try hard and “doctor it up” and make it work. It is for you, prophet, to go back to your apostle and say, “Hey, no one liked this meal. Can we tweak this a bit? One person says it is too salty and another says that it tasted as if there were entire spices missing from this dish.”
You see, when they get feedback, they can go back to the Father, like Moses had to go back up the mountain, and get answers and give you the revised version that works.
However, remember that you are not going to be able to start this journey until you first let go of trying to make the recipes yourself. Let go of your visions and ideas. Let go of what you want to do, prophet. All that training took you through a process to realize that it is not about what you want and what you like. You had to give up the music you liked, the culture you grew up in, the food you liked, and even the way that you preached and flowed in the anointing.
In your training, God gave you something new. So, why do you want the same OLD vision that you had BEFORE you received the NEW anointing? That does not make sense. If you have a new anointing now, don’t you think you should also have a new vision as well?
This vision comes from the apostle. So, if you do not have an apostle, you already know what your first step needs to be. Find yourself an apostle. I don’t care what you have to do. Ask, Seek, and Knock. You live in a modern time. Look up churches in your area. Search on YouTube, Facebook… Google an apostle for goodness sakes. (You don’t really have to do that, but I am just saying, no excuses!)
Here is the thing, if it was truly God who put you in prophetic office, then God will also open the door and send you to an apostle to build with. If he wasn’t going to arrange those circumstances for you, then he would not have put you into prophetic office. He knows what is needed to build His church and He makes no mistakes.
If you are one that already has an apostle, then you just need to allow that apostle to take the lead. Let them give you the plan and the pattern and you just follow it. Here is the thing, you may actually get more revelation than your apostle. You may actually flow in the gifts of the spirit better and you may actually even hear from God more clearly than he does.
In spite of all that, you do not have this one thing that your apostle has, the anointing to put together a pattern and vision from the Father! What good is all that revelation if you do not have the anointing to put it together? That is why you, prophet, need an apostle.
So, if you are a prophet in office… I’m calling you out and I am giving this message from your Father:
“I have called you to build my church. It is time! For you sought me and asked me why you do not see my promises coming to pass. You have asked me what more you can do. You have cried, travailed, and birthed. You have interceded until you could not stand anymore. Well done, my faithful prophet. Now, it is time to take the next step. You have birthed the plan in the spirit, the apostle has put it together and made it into a blueprint for you, and now it is for you to take that blueprint and build, says the Lord.”
Let’s link arms with our apostles, prophets. It’s time to see the Bride arise in beauty, without spot, wrinkle, or any such blemish!