There is a certain type of false humility that exists in the body of Christ where people disregard men of God and fail to honour them believing that it is not important to do so. They believe that it is enough to honour God. But as much as we honour God, God himself honours His prophets and expects His people to do the same. We cannot honour God without honouring the people God has placed over our lives.
Reasons why you must honour your prophet:
1. He places a high level of honour on His prophets and they are of high value to Him.
Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
2. You will be blessed and you will proposer when you receive, honour and believe in your prophet.
He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward (Matthew 10:41)
Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” (2 Chronicles 20:20)
3. It is important to identify the prophet in your life!
You don’t need just prophecies, you need a prophet in your life!
By a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was preserved (Hosea 12:13)
Who is the prophet in your life? How do you identify one in your life?
A. Identify the person who speaks into your life,
B. someone who speaks with a prophetic agenda to bring you to the next level!
C. Someone with a burden for your spiritual, emotional, financial growth!
D. Someone who prays for you.
E. And most importantly someone who brings the word of the Lord that uplifts , delivers and brings you out of Egypt and into your promise land!
When you have identified your prophet, honour them, value them, respect them! And most importantly submit to them and tithe and sow into their lives as the Lord leads!
The church itself is built on the foundations of Apostles and Prophets! No spiritual movement , church or anything that God builds in His kingdom is ever started without the Apostolic and Prophetic mandate!
If you don’t have someone who speaks with a prophetic mandate over your life, begin praying, position yourself spiritually and discern as the Lord begins to bring someone into your life!
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, (Ephesians 2:20)
Remember the five fold ministry is a gift to the body of Christ and you will be greatly blessed when you learn to honour the men and women of God in your life. Live a life of honour.