WATCHMEN OR DOOMSDAY PROPHETS??
So I have a couple of questions for those who believe that releasing any type of a warning prophecy or word/visions/dream is "doomsday" and fear mongering...👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
What exactly would you have done with the prophecy by Agabus in Acts chapter 11, where he declared that there was a famine coming to the land??
Was he a doomsday prophet?? Was he trying to bring fear among the people??
Just trying to bring some things back to scripture and get some perspective there. Inquiring minds want to know. 😉
What if a man or woman of God received a word/dream/vision from the Lord regarding certain events...let's say 9/11, attack on Pearl Harbor, or even something closer, like what we have walked through since Feb of this year? Let's say they released this publicly or to the body of Christ, for prayer and to prepare as much as possible for that which they feel they have seen coming?
Would they be considered a "doomsday prophet" or fear-mongering? Is it wrong for them to say what they see, because it may cause fear? Is it possible that we simply need to teach God's people to live in trust and not fear but in faith? How would that have changed how we prepared and saw those events?
If they told us last year that this was coming this year, would many within the prophetic have said "they are just a doomsday prophet" or "they are just fear-mongering"??
Why couldn't it be that the Lord is warning, as He did all throughout scripture, because of His grace and mercy, so that His people can pray and be prepared? What if it is His way of helping His people prepare, as He did in the book of Acts when there was a famine and Agabus warned of it? It doesn't say God told them so they could stop it...but so they could prepare and even help others during that time.
Why can't He work the same way now? Why does every word that is given prophetically have to line up with our preconceived ideas of what God is doing or saying? He is God, we are not.
Could it be that we didn't get much of an advanced warning about what has already happened this year, because most in the body, and even in the prophetic, wouldn't listen? What if He wanted to warn us so we could prepare more and not be taken unawares, so we could intercede and get strategies on what we may be able to do, or how to best prepare our churches and families for such times? Do we truly think it would have caused more fear if the church had been warned and prepared for the things that have happened since March? Wouldn't that have been better than the fear and terror that many in the church has been taken over with since all of this began? I honestly think they wouldn't have been afraid, but would have been much more secure when things did hit.
What if we have a paradigm within the current prophetic movement that labels everything that is not "happy or positive" as "doom and gloom", and we don't believe God is going to warn us of anything we perceive as negative, because nothing bad is coming..only good?
What if I told you that myself and many others within the prophetic have seen and released words that many of these things were coming for 2, 5, even 10 years? What if I told you we are the "Watchmen" that the Lord is raising up in the body of Christ to prepare her, so she can be ready to "Arise and Shine" when the "deep darkness" covers the earth (Isaiah 60)?
What if I told you that the Lord is revealing things to an army of watchmen that are not popular or known within the current prophetic movement because they aren't really received there? They don't say what they see to bring fear, but to help God's people pray, be a people of faith, and prepare for what is coming...because they love God's people?
Why are some getting so angry and put out, when people see and warn about certain "deep darkness" that is coming, and even is already here? That doesn't mean the church is going into deep darkness...instead, it is our time to Arise and Shine!
What if I told you that we won't see the Church Arise and Shine until things become very dark? What if this is part of His plan to prepare His Bride to be without spot or blemish? What if she is purified in the fire, and comes forth as pure gold?
Just sayin'...what if?? 🤔😏❓❓❓
Praying for Reformation,
Amanda Shiflett - Prophetic Reformer
3rd question❓❓For those within the prophetic realm...
Was John Paul Jackson a true prophet of God and Watchman??
Was what he received about "The Perfect Storm" that is coming just a part of him being a "doom & gloom prophet", and fear-mongering? 🤔
My answer to that is absolutely not. John Paul Jackson may have been the last true major Watchmen prophet for this nation. I pray the Lord will raise up 100 more!
In prayer for reformation,
Amanda Shiflett - Prophetic Reformer