Intercession and Prophecy
As I was in a heavy spirit of intercession today for church leaders in America, I received an open vision of a house that was infested with all types of termites and rodents. I watched as families would move into the home and attempt to get settled, only to discover these pests and eventually be forced to move out. Inquiring of the Holy Spirit as to what He was showing me, He said:
“Many church leaders in America are experiencing an infestation of pests posing as prophetic people. These pests have come into the house of God and are causing church leaders great irritation, annoyance, destruction, problems, and trouble. Rather than releasing blessing and encouragement as prophetic people to church leaders in critical seasons, these pests are forcing church leaders to abort My plans and purposes because of their negativity and poisonous attitudes. They are stirring up discord and dissension among the saints which I abhor. I am about to exterminate these pests from the assembly. I am giving church leaders permission in this season to cut these pests loose. They do not represent the prophetic people and must be judged accordingly.”
Prophetic People or Pests?
As New Testament believers, the call to walk in the gift of prophecy is perhaps one of the greatest privileges on the face of the earth. Paul did not exhort the saints in Corinth to pursue the gift of prophecy over any other gift of the Spirit because of the destruction and trouble it releases, but because of the encouragement, strengthening, and comfort that it brings to the body of Christ. Church leadership should rejoice and be glad when prophetic people are in their midst, not terrified or on edge!
There are far too many pests in the body of Christ posing as prophetic people who are extremely judgmental, critical, and just plain angry. These individuals have typically never received healthy prophetic training from seasoned prophets in the body of Christ and are collateral damage to many church leaders. The primary issue is that these individuals believe that they can hear the Spirit of God on a higher level than church leadership and their past in cluttered with broken relationships and mistrust.
God is releasing divine judgment upon these pests and giving church leaders permission to expel them from the assembly. If they are not encouraging, strengthening, and comforting the people of God, but rather stirring up trouble, discord, division, and strife, they have got to go or sit down and be quiet! I believe that many churches are currently in critical seasons of revival and divine encounter and these pests have been overtaken by the enemy and are being used to bring destruction. They must be disciplined by church leadership in order that they might repent and seek restoration.
I believe God wants to establish healthy prophetic ministry and protocol in local church communities. It is an absolute tragedy that so many church leaders in America are having to deal with pests posing as prophetic people. It is a sad day when prophetic people who God wants to use to encourage and speak life to vision and church leadership choose to speak death and divorce upon those around them.
May God use this vision and prophetic word to stir up a hunger among church leaders to see the gift of prophecy be restored back to the body of Christ and I pray prophetic people who have become pests repent and seek restoration with those who they have hurt.