A new look at an old Truth!
The Word of God says, very clearly, that He uses the prophetic to keep us informed as to His intention, His plans, and the results for us of ignoring His warning.
And It is also very clear that ‘he who has ears to hear’ what the Spirit wants him to hear, can do so.
“Surely The LORD God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
” And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”” 2 Kings 6:12
Without contradicting one iota of these Scriptures, I hear The LORD say that there is a “new role” that He has for His Prophets.
I feel that the use of quotation marks around that phrase is intentionally drawing attention to the fact that this “new role” is in reality a revival of prophetic practice that has not exactly disappeared but at least been hidden in recent times — oftentimes for decades or centuries.
“Then The LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and The LORD said to me,“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. “See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”” Jeremiah 1:9-10
When was the last time you saw a prophet with such authority over nations, or when did you see a prophet “pluck up and break down, destroy and to overthrow, build and plant.”?
Certainly we see the prophets edifying and building people up; we see them prophesying good things and warnings.
However, rarely, if ever, do we see prophets pluck up and break down, destroy and overthrow, build and plant!
So here is what I hear The LORD saying to His Prophets today: “Now is the time for you to step into the destiny I have planned for you since before time.
Now is the time for you to realise exactly why you are where I have placed you — for such a time as this!
I AM offering you a mantle, a new role for this time, but I AM also giving you a choice to step into this new anointing or to decline it.
Almost a ‘New Passover’, if you will, in which I will pass over you in favour of those willing to step up to the mark.
Why am I giving you a choice? Because to accept is to place yourself into the front line of the battle — the battles today, tomorrow, and right up to the final day.
You will become targets of all the powers of darkness, and targets of both church and non-Church groups who will seek to bring you down for your ‘alarmist and warmongering speech’.
The choice is yours”, says The LORD.
“Choose you this day to be in My chosen End-time Prophetic Army, or to watch from the sidelines.
I will not understate the seriousness of choosing to stand and I will not hold it against you if you choose not to do so.
Come to Me and tell Me of your decision and I will honour it, whichever you decide.
Ask Me your questions and My Holy Spirit will answer you.
But only you can decide. It’s up to you!” says The LORD.
Personally, I am willing! How about you?
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.