The testimony of prophecy to exhort others, does not mean to compromise!
Paul had to rebuke both Barnabas and Peter when the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with Peter, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.
But when Paul saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, he said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. (Galatians 2:14-17)
Many Apostles and Prophets need to be rebuked because they are no longer seeking to be justified by the Cross of Christ but based upon their own works!
Barnabas was known as Son of Exhortation and the Son of Encouragement, but that did not give him the right to walk not according to The Word and Apostle Paul had to remind him of that!
Peter was also known for warming himself around a fire, trying to mix in with those who denied The LORD. If we are not careful, we will find ourselves doing the same, trying to go along just to fit in where God has not graced us to be! But Apostles Paul wasn’t having it!
Some of you in the five-fold ministry are so busy building. But let us not forget the foundation we are called to build upon is Christ Jesus, the one who sent you, and not on the works of the flesh!
People, gifts, works and rituals won’t put you in right living with Christ, only the faith in Jesus Christ can do that!
Prophesying, preaching, teaching and no other gifts can do it!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!