Lesson 14: The Prophetic Mandate
Lecturer: Apostle Colette Toach
Based on Chapter 07 of Prophetic Mandate by Apostle Colette Toach
Do you know what the number one function is of the prophet in the local church? NO, it is not to prophesy.
NO, it is not to point out the sin and the wrong doings of the pastor. AND NO, it is not to lead the intercessors team.
Now all of these things can also be a part of a prophet's function in the Church, but it is not the MAIN function. The Lord has given you a very special mandate as a prophet. What is that mandate you may ask? It is simple:
To present to Jesus a Bride that hears the voice of her Groom! Your main function in the local church is to teach the people of God how to hear the voice of the Lord! I invite you to imagine with me for a moment. Imagine that every single believer can hear the voice of Jesus for themselves.
Imagine that everyone has an intimate relationship with the Lord. Imagine that you bring a prophetic word and that prophesy is confirmed by all the church and the pastor, because they all heard the Lord on it also? Now in the Prophetic School (www.prophetic-school.com) we teach you how to hear the Lord for yourself and how to enter into that love relationship with Jesus, but it does not end there! You have a very important job to do!
You need to let the bride know of the grooms affections. You need to describe to them what the groom is like until they know Him. You need to teach them how to hear His voice until they fall in love with them.
Now, the tough part...
Are you a living example of that relationship? The church has been whipped enough by prophets of judgment and condemnation to the point that they fear to enter into the throne room of God, just in case He gives them the same harsh words. Jesus has sent you and me into the church to heal her, to give her good news. To let her know that Jesus loves her. THIS is the main function of the prophet.
So how about it? Are you ready to face this challenge? Are you ready to give out all that you have to others? It will mean entering into that secret place for yourself and then it will mean letting others flow like you flow.
It will mean that you will outdo yourself out of a job! Because that is the point - to teach others to do what you do. Your church should come to the place where they do not need you anymore. Only when that comes to pass, will you know that your job there is done and that you have truly represented to Jesus a bride that loves and adores Him. A bride that can hear the voice of her Groom.