Spiritual Gift Definition – what makes a prophet?

‘In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;  if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12v5-8

Today we consider those whose primary spiritual gift is Prophet. Often, these people act as God’s conduits  to the Church. Receiving a word or revelation from God, the person is often burdened with it until such time as they are released to to tell others. Although this may be in a verbal way it can also involve some sort of living metaphor (see Hosea 1). Hallmark of a prophet? Answer – Dedicated to prayer.

NB. please note that a distinction exists between those who exercise a prophetic gift (1 Corinthians 12) and the rare few who have a prophetic role (Ephesians 4:11).

Although the following descriptors may act as a guide, please  consider getting the spiritual gift app or doing the test in the book or ebook to elicit which one of the spiritual gifts is primary to you. Find more information and resources at the primary spiritual gift website.


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