I guess if I had to give some sort of purpose for what I do in anything regarding the prophetic ministry, then I would say that it is to restore hope in the heart of the believer through a Scripture-honouring approach to authentic prophetic ministry in the local church.
That would also embraces a deep desire and commitment to proclaim the life and truth in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help the church grow Bible-centered and Holy Spirit-filled disciples.
I want to honour, through prophetic ministry, a vision and commitment to serve churches and individuals with inspiration, insight and information in ways that bring unbelievers to biblical faith in Christ, believers to growth and stability as Spirit-filled disciples of Christ, and leaders to increased effectiveness as spiritually equipped servants of Christ, His Church and the world He died to redeem.
I am particularly committed to helping those who are expressing an interest in serving God in the local Church with the gift or ministry of prophecy. All prophets, regardless of their stature, belong in Church!
These values are not a Nicean creed, but do give a working picture of what I feel is important for the prophetic ministry to speak into, and work alongside;
1. Worship as Priority
The Worship of God is our primary ministry, pursued with biblically motivated zeal and offered in reverence with humility, child-likeness, and joyfulness.
2. God’s Word as Authority
The Word of God is our final authority and source of life-guidance, calling us to a faith-filled, obedient, Godly lifestyle.
3. An emphasis on God’s Love Brings Wholeness
A Holy Spirit-begotten climate of God’s love is that atmosphere which most readily begets living hope, fosters true health, and produces practical holiness, as Jesus’ Cross points us to a path of discipleship and a life free of condemnation, at rest in God’s grace.
4. Encouraging Ministry to the Family
The biblically modelled family is God’s foundational social and governmental unit and is to be nourished, served, and preserved as such. Fundamental to this value is the sanctity of marriage, biblical sexuality, and human life.
5. A call for Racial Harmony and God’s Kingdom
Under God our Creator, ethnic diversity is respected; and under Christ our Redeemer, all humanity is invited to answer the Bible’s call to the values and virtues of the Kingdom of God.
6. Discovering the value of the Unity of Christ’s Body
The unity of the Church—Christ’s global, many-faceted Body—is to be earnestly sought and unselfishly served, that this value for which Jesus prayed may find its answer in our attitudes and commitments.
7. Constant Prayer Unto Fruitfulness
Steadfast prayer and faithful intercession allow us to enter a partnership with God, and they are the foundational means of personal and corporate fruitfulness in life, service, and ministry.
8. Spirit-Filled Witness and Service
The ministry of the Church is to be conveyed through the means of maturing believers at every age level, social status, and marital state: baptized in the Holy Spirit for empowered witness and equipped in the Word and His gifts for faithful service.
9. The vitality of Spiritual Language, the gifts of the Spirit
The biblical exercise of Holy Spirit enabled supernatural utterance is vital for prayer, praise, intercession, and edification, and is a desirable and an available resource for every believer.
10. Committed to Spiritual Warfare
The reality of the invisible realm of spiritual conflict demands biblical confrontation through prayer and ministry with discernment and love; that the triumph of Calvary is not minimised, but applied by such means.
A long list, but I mean all of them!