Lesson 06: The Mature Prophet
Lecturer: Apostle Colette Toach
Based on Message 01 of Prophetic Maturity by Apostle Colette Toach
If you look at the ten clear signs that I outline in the first chapters of the Practical Prophetic Ministry book, you will see how much the prophet is training tends to swing the pendulum. Lone minute he wants to conquer the world and the next wants to give up! Yet if you read on you will notice that the prophet does not remain this way!
As they go through training and allow the fires of preparation to come on them, they grow up! Let's be honest, we all know at least one flaky prophet. Yet it is not the will of the Lord for you to remain flaky and inconsistent. Swinging the pendulum might be a sign of your prophetic calling, but it is not a sign of prophetic office!
There needs to come a time during your calling when you realize that you must take a stand and learn to grow up. All of us have learned this painful lesson. I look at my eldest daughter as she grew up. She spent a good part of her day as a toddler playing, eating and pretty much doing as she pleased. But as each birthday passed her by she had to change what she did.
She had to learn something called responsibility! Instead of me cleaning up behind her all of the time, now she had to learn to help tidy up her toys. Soon she was learning to make her bed and the older she got the more she helped. Now her days was not just filled with everything she wanted to do. She matured to the point where she was now helping me around the house.
It is the same for you. Perhaps you identify your prophetic calling and you are being tossed around here and there. Yet as you grow up in that calling you start to get more responsibilities. You cannot afford to barge into churches and say what you please.
You can no longer say what you think. You have to learn to remain silent at times. You have to learn to encourage others. You have to learn to keep motivated. You have to learn to grow up!
If you are going through this phase right now I encourage you to press on. Allow the Holy Spirit to bring about that stability in you until you are the strong rock that helps steady the others prophets who are still swinging wildly!
If you are confident of the calling on your life, then you are ready to mature! I invite you to enroll in our Prophetic Training School and receive both the training and the certification you need for your calling.