Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review: The Making of a Prophet by Jennifer Leclaire

The Making of a Prophet is a short, but very deep book (174 pages). It helps awaken a potential prophet no matter where they find themselves, such as within performance-driven ministries or in the midst of their wilderness experiences. It teaches about what is likely to happen during the making process of a prophet….from waiting periods between the calling and the anointing, to the potter’s wheel process, to training experiences, to walking out the prophetic anointing in love to make Jesus (Yeshua) and God’s Kingdom purposes bigger and the prophet smaller.

There are warnings to readers to be sure people are being called into the prophecy vocation and teaches about different kinds of prophets. Most people who have accepted Jesus (Yeshua) into their hearts are probably prophets in some kind of way(s) but some people move into a prophetic vocation. These people really need to count the cost because the cost will be high…possibly leaving what they are used to and people they are used to being with, enduring spiritual warfare, and the cost of not delivering messages from God to people He wants them spoken to.

Learning that being a prophet will bring much spiritual warfare was something I hadn’t really taken in before and I’m glad it was emphasized in this book. It also showed me how to notice false or immature prophets better; sometimes they want special titles and want a lot of credit when a prophecy comes true. Also, it made me more aware of some of the different prophetic callings and that competition in the prophetic vocation is a sign of immaturity. And, when I feel like holding onto a ministry assignment that I understand and have to let go of and possibly leave the place where I am involved with that assignment at I should “…Remember, the old thing serves as a foundation for the new thing God is calling you to do-and you cannot usually do both at the same time.” Page 144

Most importantly, the following quote helped me to understand better that if prophets do not prophecy out of love their message probably will not have much meaning to the people it is delivered to. “Without intimacy with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you cannot prophesy what is on His heart with consistent accuracy. And if prophesy is not coming from the heart of our loving God-and if it is not delivered in that spirit of love, even when giving a call to repentance –then it is best left unspoken because it is not truly representing God. We are always supposed to speak the truth in love (see Ephesians 4:15).” Pg 45

My Review= 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary book from Chosen Books  for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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