“And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:20
Yesterday, I challenged you to believe the Word of God. But our scriptural reference takes believing in two levels: believe in the Lord your God and believe in His prophets. Yesterday, I took time to challenge you to dare to believe God. But today, we are looking at believing in His prophets.
Read 2 Chr. 20:20 again. When you believe God, you are established but when you believe His prophets, then you prosper. Why will God put so much weight in your faith in His servants? The answer is simple: He has positioned prophets over your life for a purpose. They are not decorations in the Kingdom, they are the servants of God, called by God to fulfill a purpose and they cannot fulfill it if you do not believe in them.
1 Cor. 14:40 says ‘let all things be done decently and in order”. While we are all kings and priests unto our God, we are not all called into the 5-fold ministry. We are all called as His representatives, but some have the divine assignment to help you become all that He has ordained you to be. Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4 makes it very clear. Thank God we all have the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, but despite that, God has still carefully planted the 5-fold for the work of the Ministry. Question: What is the work of ministry? Is it to win souls? The answer is NO. Soul winning is the assignment of every believer. The assignment of the 5-fold is for perfecting you for the work of the Ministry. God has put these men and women in the Body to help build you up and equip you to take your world for the Kingdom. That is why He said believe in them and you will prosper.
Further Reading: Eph. 4:1-13
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezra 9-10; Evening- Acts 1