I believe there's been much error through the overemphasis of apostles and prophets today. We use the words "apostolic" and "prophetic" loosely and even irreverently in this day and age. Many ministers today love to tell you what they are instead of letting the fruit of their ministries tell you what they are. Many insist on being called by their titles.
The words "apostolic" and "prophetic" need a vacation, especially in Pentecostal/charismatic circles. The following prophecy was given over 30 years ago by Kenneth Hagin, but it's much more prevalent now. Please read it carefully and heed its words. There is both great wisdom and warning in it.
Every spirit that's of God will talk in line, walk in line, and act in line with the written Word. For the Word has been given by the Spirit and that which contradicts the Word is not of the Spirit. So one is at a disadvantage if they don't know the Word, or if the Word has not been taught or preached unto them. And so truly they are spiritual children and at a disadvantage.
Be no longer spiritual babies or children who are carried about with every wind of doctrine whereby they lie in cunning craftiness to deceive.
Stand firm upon the Word. Follow those of sound character. Follow those who have proven themselves over the years as steadfast and true. Follow those who are not filled with frivolity and foolishness. Follow those who are true, for I say unto you that there are many false apostles and prophets loose in the land today.
Those who go about calling themselves apostles are not apostles. Do not honor them as apostles. Those who have a true bona fide ministry in this area will be recognized by the body of Christ, and the body will be the ones who recognize them and honor them.
And those who call themselves apostles and say, "I am apostle so and so," or "I am prophet so and so" don't you accept it for a moment for they are false apostles and false prophets.
Those who are truly called of Me, saith the Lord of hosts, will humble themselves before Me and will minister in the power of the Spirit, and they will have a recognized ministry without putting any name tag on it, and the Church will be blessed.
But those who come along and say, "I'm a prophet and you must listen to me; you must do what I tell you to do, and follow me." No, they're not following the Lord, so don't follow them. You follow the Lord and you will be blessed and your children, home, and household shall be blessed and you will be a blessing to many.
But follow that which is false, and confusion will set in and the enemy will gain control over you, and over your children, and over your household, and great shall be the fall thereof. But walking in the light will dispel all darkness and fear will depart, and the goodness of the Lord shall be thine, and thou shalt enjoy the blessings of your heavenly Father, and you'll have much cause for rejoicing.
Bert Farias' books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and turning away from the truth we are seeing today. The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond is his latest release to help believers navigate through the new decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Other materials/resources are available on his website, Holy Fire Ministries. You can follow him personally on Facebook, his Facebook ministry page or Twitter.
Bert Farias' books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and turning away from the truth we are seeing today. The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond is his latest release to help believers navigate through the new decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Other materials/resources are available on his website, Holy Fire Ministries. You can follow him personally on Facebook, his Facebook ministry page, or Twitter.
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