Bible scholars point to the relationship between Elijah and Elisha, as one of the best-known examples of prophetic mentorship in the Bible.
For Christians called in the prophetic ministry today, is mentorship a necessity? Appearing on Urban TV recently, Prophet Brian Kagyezi, the founder and vision bearer of Pneuma Word Ministries International said individuals with the prophetic gift are prone to error if they do not cultivate mentorship relationships.
“There is nothing as ‘fake’ in scripture if they are in God – what makes them fake is what they say that does not come to pass – The bible says if a man shall speak a thing and it shall not come to pass, you will not fear such a man, for the thing he has spoken, he has spoken it presumptuously (Deuteronomy 18:22),” Prophet Brian Kagyezi said.
“Let us try understand why they say something and it does not come to pass. First, there are two kinds of prophets: There are those born prophets – The bible says in Jeremiah 1:5; Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
“There are those made prophets – The bible says in 1st Corinthians 14:5; I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. This means that the bible validates anyone to desire to prophecy. But the issue is this, when you desire to prophecy, and start doing it without being mentored, you are going to make mistakes, because the line between prophecy and imagination is very thin,” he said.
Christian apologetics says more than a quarter of the Bible is prophecy — much of it yet to be fulfilled.
Eric Barger, an author who also served in full-time apologetics and discernment ministry says teachings on Prophecy in today’s Church are rare as many find offense in this gift.
“Seeing prophecy fulfilled in our time, reminds us that the end will come, and may be coming soon. A reminder of His soon coming is a reminder to invest in eternity, and stop trying to build on that which will pass away. (Matthew 6:19-21)” he says.
Prophet Brian Kagyezi stated, “I have prophesied many things to individuals who come to church, and I would tell them three (3) full names, including those they forgot. I usually use something they cannot quickly figure out. Why? Because prophecy should happen on this wise (1 Corinthians 14:24-25).
“There is no way you can tell such a person God does not exist, after telling them of something that no one can know. That is why in John 1:46-50, when Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!”
“Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
“That is why we reveal details. Now, when someone reveals a detail that does not exist, it is because they have not been mentored. The bible says he has given us the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers for the edification of the church, for the PERFECTING of the saints (Ephesians 4:11-16),” he added.
By Staff Writer.