Learn about the Different Types of Prophets
You might discover one that is like you!
When Jesus ascended on high He gave gifts to men and one of those gifts was that of a prophet.
The primary purpose of a New Testament Prophet is to impart of love for God's presence and impart a desire and equip others to hear God's voice.
In this lesson you will learn about the 12 different kinds of prophets, the prophetic anointing and how God anoints people. You will learn about the wide variety of ways God communicates and about prophets who are dreamers and visionaries, those who declare God's corporate purpose, those who proclaim God's heart standard, those who declare the church's social responsibility, and the prophets who declare God's administrative strategy. You will also learn about prophetic worship leaders, intercessors, counselors, equippers, evangelists and writers.
It is Tim's sincerest desire that you will discover more about how the prophetic gift works in your own life.
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Sermon Notes - 12 Types of Prophets
This message is from a "Seer Class" taught by Tim and two other prophets at Sonrise Chapel. Graham Cooke's book "Developing Your Prophetic Gifting" was required reading for that class. Chapter 2 provided the context for what was presented.
Difference between the seer and nabi prophet.
Numbers 12:6 - See the form then hear
Ezekiel 44:4-5 - look, see and hear
Exodus 3:1-3 - Moses experience - he looked, and beheld, then God spoke
You see, then you hear
Moses was presented as a nabi prophet yet also functions as a seer. Actually a combination of both.
Covet to prophesy
Jeremiah 1:5-12 - ordained a prophet to the nations from the womb.
- Romans 12:1-2 - you prove the good and acceptable will of God
- Romans 12:3 - 4 think soberly - we have been given a measure of faith
- Stop comparing yourself to others
- God's business is a kingdom building business
1 Corinthians 12 - Holy Spirit gifts, Ephesians 4:7-11 - Son's gifts, Romans 12 - the Father's gifts
Jeremiah 1:7-9-12 - characteristics of the prophet
Example of seeing the form then hearing (saw the branch of the almond tree & then heard the word, God was ready to perform the word)
Prophetic Acts & Signs
Pattern, see the form, perceive it is God, then God speaks.
Watch and pray!
Messiah = Christ
We are called Christians - all called to carry the anointing
Chapter 2 page 33 - sitting in the counsel of God & faithfully declaring God's word
Exciting, fun, awesome and sometimes painful, weighty and challenging.
NT prophet leads you into a relationship with God
God sharing His heart
Intimacy & responsibility
Characteristics of a the Nabi verses Seer prophets
- Nabi - bubbles forth, often speaks fast
- Seers - typically slower and take longer to describe
Modern examples - John Paul Jackson or Bob Jones (seers)
Minds eye, open visions.....
Prophets declare corporate purpose - Rick Joiner, Dr Bill Hammond
Built the House of Prayer for Sonrise using CONECT (Christian Outreach Network Establishing Church-wide Teamwork- predecessor to ORT and then 1Church1Day)
Prophets proclaim God's heart strings - David Wilkerson (in the counsel of our Father and speaks God's heart)
The gifts of God necessary to transform our city are here already if we just began to honor and recognize them
Prophets who speak forth God's administration - Daniel, Joseph, Moses.... (myself) - possible to be organized and prophetic
Prophetic Worship leaders
In Spirit & In Truth. We need both the word and the spirit
- The word without the spirit - dry up
- Spirit without the word - blow up
- Walking in character and power
Prophetic counselors - John and Paula Sanford - Elijah House
Prophetic authors - Frances Shaffer
Take the gift outside the Church - Prophetic in Action
- Leading corporate prayer for invasion in Hati
- Newspaper reports and answer to corporate prayer 15 minutes after we prayed (4 days later)
- I used the gift on the staff of an admiral to warn the admiral about what was to come
- Used in the military
- God delivered and blessed me
- Used in the Corporate world
- Fortune 100 companies
- Made my company profit