I. What is the Prophetic Realm?
The Prophetic Realm is a dimension of God given to us by Him, to help us get to know Him personally, and to help us mature into being all that we’re supposed to be in Christ.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
So right there the Scriptures tell us that every one of the FiveFold Ministry Gifts of God(Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers) is designed to:
- Equip us for the Work of the Ministry
- Edify us as the Body of Christ
- Bring us into the Unity of the Faith
- Bring us into the Knowledge of the Son of God
- Make us Perfect
- Grow us up into the fulness of Christ
- Take us out of immaturity and instability and bad doctrine
- Teach us to speak the Truth in Love
- Help us grow up in all things
- Make sure every part of the body does its share
- Make sure the body is feeding itself properly and growing in love
WOW. That’s a lot. So that tells us why God gave us these FiveFold dimensions of Himself. So those unfortunate misconceptions about it being “spooky,” or “ethereal” or “dangerous” or “unBiblical” are clearly just that: misconceptions. Rather the Prophetic Realm is an integral part of our growth process as Christians, as are the other four dimensions. The scriptures also implies that we can’t become all that God wants us to be in Christ without the ministry of all five. So with that in mind, I say:
You cannot get all that God has for you in this life if you don’t receive the ministry of all five dimensions of God.