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Today, there is no doubt that God is restoring the prophetic ministry to the church as never seen before. Prophets are springing up from everywhere and people are more than ever aware of the prophetic ministry as never before. Of course this situation, which is quite new to the church in these endtimes, leads to many questions. Both simple church members as well as those called to live a prophetic life have questions.
Some of those questions are:
 
What is life prophetic ministry? 
What is a prophet?
How will God train me?
What are the signs that I should look for?
What does the word prophetic actually means?
How do I know that I am called to live a prophetic life?
Is someone who prophesies every Sunday in church a prophet?
If I am called to a prophetic life how will it be manifested in me?
What is the purpose and function of living a prophetic life in the church today?
What sort of preparation will I have to go through How long does it take to be trained as a prophet or learn to live a prophetic life
As you can see there are many questions and I am sure you have got your own, you can add your own list.
I don’t intend to answer all these questions here;
 
But the prophetic life ministry is actually more than that as said. But I think this is where many people get confused. The confusion comes from the failure to distinguish between three biblical concepts: gifts of the spirit, body ministries and leadership ministries also referred to as the fivefold ministry.
 
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I just want to give you an overview of what the prophetic ministry is all about and what it involves. If the Lord has called you and you would like to be trained, then apply to be a student and you will have the answers to all these questions during your training. The first thing that I what to look at is the word prophetic. Obviously prophetic is an adjective related to two words prophecy and prophet. Here is how strong’s concordance defines the two terms according to the Greek.
 
Prophecy:
a discourse (speech) emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; esp. by foretelling future event
Prophet: 
one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially concerning future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God
 
 
The key thing to remember here is that prophecy involves an utterance or communication through words. In a nutshell, prophecy is speaking ahead of time, what God is planning to do. It can also involve preparing the ground for what God is planning to do. Because prophecy is an utterance it actually covers a lot of what goes as normal preaching.
 
Whenever a person speaks forth under inspiration what God is saying to others at the present time, they are exercising a prophetic life ministry. So prophecy can also fall under inspired preaching. But it is of course a lot more than that. From the above definitions you may be tempted to believe that a prophet is someone who just has a gift of prophecy or who prophesies.