(For Clarity And Discernment)
– Pastor Bimbo Animashaun
There’s a difference between a prophet who stands in the office of a prophet but pastors a church and a pastor by calling who flows in the revelation gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Now don’t confuse the two. That you as a pastor of a local church flows in the gift of word of knowledge does not make you a prophet.
So, you can’t compare yourself with someone who stands in the office of a prophet but carries pastoral grace thus pastoring a church.
We have too many self-acclaimed prophets in the Church today, but you as a minister must know the primary office where you stand and other graces that flow through you.
What you have to do in ministry is to be faithful at every phase and allow your calling to “mature” while God determines your placement as His plan and purpose for your ministry unfolds.
Sometimes when one is faithful in a particular office, the Lord can bring the person into another office and add to his streams of grace.
Also, it is possible for God to prepare His servant for years before bringing him into his main office.
Remember, ministers are not built overnight; it takes time to build ministers.
Actually I perceive the Lord telling a minister on this platform not to confuse the flow of revelation gifts in your life to mean that you stand in the office of a prophet.
No, the office of a prophet is more encompassing, and as you are faithful in your pastoral office, allowing the Holy Spirit to flow through you in revelation, the calling will become clearer by the day and you will not need to crisscross or crosscarpet in the anointing.
By God’s Grace, if God permits, I will do a comprehensive teaching on this at the appointed time.
Ministry work prospers in our hands in Jesus’ Precious Name.