Prophets & Pastors, Priests, and Kings

I feel like I finally have a release in my Spirit to use Obadiah’s Cave in the manner I have always envisioned it. This is not just a place for prophets or the prophetic but for the rejected and wounded. I’ll be posting on the journey and making of prophets and using scripture to explain the calling. If you don’t know who Obadiah was, he was a man who hid the prophets in caves and fed them bread and water during the reign of Ahab and wicked Jezebel. These corrupt rulers were slaughtering the prophets of Yahweh. Obadiah was raised up and given a position INSIDE the court of the king to help save the prophets. This is what needs to happen today. It’s time for the voice of the prophet to come forth out of the caves.
Are there prophets today? Yes. Are there false prophets today? Yes. Are there prophetic people who at times prophesy false words? Yes. 1st John 4:1 says many false prophets are in the world. “Matthew 24:24 says, “For false Christ’s and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Yes, we have both on the scene, but fear of having a false one come to an assembly has caused pastors to control the pulpit area in fear.
If someone gives you a prophetic word or you give someone a word and it doesn’t come to pass, does that make you or the person a false prophet or just a prophet who got it wrong?
“If the prophet speaks in the LORD’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and needs not be feared.” Deut. 18:22.
Don’t be afraid, HaShem says. He is saying that the words came out of the man’s heart and that the man did not get the prophecy from Him. Labeling men and women with titles of condemnation or isolating them from the Body due to what we agree or disagree with is often the cause of division. Moses yelled “Heal her!” concerning his sister who had spoken against him. He still had love and compassion for her. I had some friend stop by one day and they mentioned a teacher and said, “I am through with him!” They proceeded to explain what he had taught and how when they heard it they were done! I said, “Well, I agree with him and let me show you why.” I began to open scripture after scripture to them and soon they too saw what was being taught. The problem comes with us not even taking the time to listen because we think we know more than another person.
I was at a church one night and the pastor there asked me if I had something to share. I began talking about the Body and my autoimmune disorders and how our bodies attack themselves. I explained how I had bad neurogenic bladder issues and at times would have to get up two or three times to go to the bathroom during a service, but the pastor thought I was leaving as a statement that I did not agree with his sermons. This was not the case. I was in so much pain and grimacing due to neurological issues associated with MS or Fibromyalgia. In fact, the pain level was so intense I didn’t even know what he was preaching on at times.  The problem is I looked fine. No one saw my sickness until I ended up in the hospital on I.V’ steroids. This is  an example of ways the adversary gets involved causing division. How does it happen? Pride is the number one factor.
Prophets and Pastors rarely get along. If you find two that can minister together they are rare,  mature, and have spent a great deal of time studying each other’s callings and gifts. There is honor in that place of worship. If you have a family member suffering with a disease and you have not taken the time to study it, those folks are probably not very important to you. If your child is diagnosed with a disease or a disability you’ll more than likely do the research. If your wife gets bone Cancer, you’ll more than likely look it up. The Body of Messiah Yeshua is sick. The whole head is sick. Those physically and spiritually sick need prayer.  I am talking about empathy in the Body, not pity or judging. Sometimes people are labeled as church wreckers. Most don’t realize when the prophet Moses showed up in Egypt things got worse not better and the people were angry. Not every wrecker is a Jezebel, sometimes they are sent from Yahweh.
There have been circumstances where I prophesied something and it looked like I was a false prophet. Let me explain. I prophesied over a woman at a church and told her she was going to have a daughter and that her daughter would have a special call on her life. The young lady, whose mother was involved in the church, went to the doctor with her daughter several weeks later and the young lady had an ultrasound and was told she had a boy in the oven, not a girl. This was very confusing for me. I pondered, meditated, asked the Father why and tried to repent for my flesh getting in the way. A few months later something happened and they had another doctor’s appointment and discovered after another scan that they were wrong and it was indeed a girl.
The second example is a couple I felt would get married. Instead, they did not and broke up. Later they got back together and I thought, okay, I did hear the Father but eventually they parted and started seeing other people. I was a bit upset about this word I had given and pondered it deeply. One night while on the computer I found a registry and a wedding date that had been set for this couple. They had not told anyone in our circle that they were engaged. Perhaps they did marry in secret or they may have become one in other ways. The problem with prophecy is it may not come forth for years. It may take ages before what you saw or what you heard is actually manifested before your eyes or it may happen in secret.  But a prophet can get it wrong. A prophet doesn’t always see the whole picture. They see partially at times. Allow me to show you an example from the Bible.
“Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies, that the king said to Nathan the prophet, ‘See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains.’ And Nathan said to the king, ‘Go, do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you.'” (2 Samuel 7:1-3). Now, this man Nathan is a prophet and one who was used mightily to point to David during his sin and rebellion and say, “You are the man!” Nathan goes home after telling David it was a good word and this happens. . . “But it came about in the same night that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, ‘Go and say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord,” Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the sons of Israel from Egypt, even to this day; but I have been moving about in a tent, even in a tabernacle.” He goes on to tell him that David has too much blood on his hands and that his son Solomon would build the house.
Now, when we get to the New Testament or Brit Chadasha in Hebrew, we see even more examples of prophets. I hear people say we don’t need prophets today. They are finished up and were only needed until the gospel went forth, but I beg to differ and here is an example of why.
“Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.  One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. Acts 11:27-28.
The Navi was a man or woman called to give warnings and to disrupt the flow of things. They were usually shown the Father’s broken heart and then killed or imprisoned for speaking the truth. The Greek way of doing things and Hellenism crept into the church and caused people to want more of a horoscope reading. Yes, personal prophecies are needed at times to encourage and bring confirmation but not to the extent as we have seen in the Body and further it has been used as a way of gathering for filthy gain sake.
Prophets are not perfect men and women. Abraham lies. His wife is taken into the king’s palace and the Father shuts all the wombs in the land. Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married.” Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless? “Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. “Now, therefore, restore the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.” Genesis 20 :2-7.
Miriam is a prophet and we see her in one chapter prophesying and making music unto the Lord Adonai and leading a people, but in another one, she is covered in leprosy for slander and gossip and placed outside the camp in isolation. These prophets and prophetesses are just flesh– Just men and women called out to expose the sin of a nation and to pray. The Bible says the testimony of Jesus/ Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy. Oh, how it is! Every word spoken came forth.
I hope you have enjoyed this teaching and if you have any questions about prophecy or prophets please leave me a message in the comments or in private.
Blessings!

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