The prophetic voice is rising in this hour. The Father is purifying and restoring honor to the prophetic. It will once again be honored, respected, and heard. Over the years it has become tainted, and turned into a spectacle for all the wrong reasons.
God is raising up and emerging a new company of prophets. They carry the heart of the Father, and carry the true Word of the Lord. Reverence and creditibily will follow them.
Prophets, as God begins to raise you up, set in your heart from the beginning that your anointing is not for sale. Many will be attracted to the gifting and anointing on your life. There will be a battle, and a test to see if your heart and motives will remain pure. The enemy will bring people into your life that can give you greater influence, a platform, and access than you currently have. Invites and money will begin to come from many places. Don't be so quick to accept every offer, or check. What you accept, you become aligned to. Not every minister or ministry has the best of intentions, or is godly. Many are looking to see who's anointing they can buy, to profit off of.
In this season it's important to examine your connections and alignments. Greater access and platform, doesn't always equal the right connection. There has been too much mixture in the prophetic. God is bringing down those who've exalted their kingdom above His Kingdom. Resist the urge to self-promote. When we know whose Kingdom we're operating in and where our source comes from, we won't give other offers a second glance.
The reality is as God begins to promote you, the enemy will come with a counterfeit. Before Jesus was fully emerged in his ministry, in the wilderness Satan offered him the world (Matthew 4). The enemy's offer will always be easier to accept, but there will be strings attached. You become a puppet in his pocket. The reason God processes us, is to enable our character to handle where our gift can take us. At every level of promotion there will be a test to see if your heart/anointing is for sale.
As the prophetic rises, so will the spirit of divination. People who operate in divination tap into other sources other than God to reveal the hidden things. The enemy uses it as a counterfeit to the prophetic. Many are prophelying or doing things in the name of God, but are far from it. Discernment is key and necessary in this hour, because divination is operating in the church. Not everything coming forth in this hour is from God.
We can tap into divination when our desire to find hidden secrets, information, and position is greater than our desire for relationship with the Father. We see an example of this in the Garden of Eden. The serpent was able to deceive Eve, because her thirst/lust for knowledge was greater than her desire for relationship. Deuteronomy 29:29 says, "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this." God will reveal secrets to those He can trust.
Prophet stay pure and true. Set out in the beginning that you wont allow your heart/anointing to be for sale. If you've allowed your anointing to be for sale, repent. Repent and allow the Lord to restore you. God is raising up those who He can trust, and whose hearts will remain pure.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.