Jeremiah 1:4-5 (New King James Version)
4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 5 ” Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:9-10 (New King James Version)
9 Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”
Jeremiah 1:17-19 (New King James Version)
17 “Therefore prepare yourself and arise, And speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, Lest I dismay you before them. 18 For behold, I have made you this day A fortified city and an iron pillar, And bronze walls against the whole land- Against the kings of Judah, Against its princes, Against its priests, And against the people of the land. 19 They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the LORD, “to deliver you.”
About three years I sat under the teaching of an apostle, the first apostle I had ever met in my life. In one of his teachings he taught on the gifts of the Spirit and taught about the five fold ministry of Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.
I had never known that there was an office of prophet and apostle as I had grown up as a Baptist and as he described each of them I took notice of what their roles where.
Some six weeks later I was writing an email to a friend and was describing what I wanted to do in my future ministry. These are the things I wanted to do.
1 Save people that do not know the Lord. 2 Teach people to be more obedient of Jesus 3 Show people how to walk closer to the Lord Jesus.
Most of my life I thought I was going to be an evangelist and I have lived a lot of my life getting the testimony that would help in that Job. But I soon realised that the average Christian does not know how to share their faith and that most churches need a way to evangelize and someone needs to teach them how to share their faith. As I typed my email to my friend I realised that I wasn’t going to be a pastor and that besides wining the lost I was going to be teaching the saved.
That’s when I figured I was a prophet.
About six months later I had another apostle stay with me at my house. One day he gave me a lot of scriptures on a sheet of paper. On the list Request prophetic word where the three passages of scripture above. I asked the apostle does this mean I am a prophet?
He smiled and said. “You should already know.”
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Not only am I to prophesy in local churches and travel my country and preach. I am called to prophesy to the nations of which I have on EzineArticles to some extent. But in the future when I am full time in the ministry I will be travelling to nations outside of Australia where I live. May God be praised!
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
Not all of my job will be a nice job. I will be given a tough message to preach and hard words to bring to people to root out the pride in people and bring them into humility. I am sent to bring repentance in the body and root out dead wood and root out sin within the people and pull down the influence of the enemy in the lives of churches. This isn’t a prophet that is going to be held in great regard and collect big checks of people. Many of the people will not like my message, the way I use the Word of God to say we need to be holy and live lives free of sin and how we need to be not of the world but committed to God.
To destroy and to throw down,
Some of my messages will completely destroy strongholds within a church and after I preach their will be people that repent and turn from the sin that I have found in the church, and their will people that won’t repent and hold onto what the Holy Spirit wanted to pull down. Sometimes when this isn’t resolved the people that repent may go on as a group and form a new church and grow whilst the sing they were in has been pulled down.
18 For behold, I have made you this day A fortified city and an iron pillar, And bronze walls against the whole land- Against the kings of Judah, Against its princes, Against its priests, And against the people of the land. 19 They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the LORD, “to deliver you.”
I am to speak against whole countries with the help of the Holy Spirit, against the leaders of the country, against the churches and against the common people. This will take some money but it can be done. Claiming to be a prophet after Jeremiah is a big calling. I ask that you pray for me.