'Knowing  a true prophet in our days' is the title of today's message by  Jones Ofori-Attah.

Most people think that anyone who makes a prediction that manifests is a prophet, but this is not true. There are many magicians, astrologians, witchdoctors, occultists, shamans and African traditional healers who can accurately predict an event (Act16:16).

There are certain qualities that are supposed to be seen in the life of a true prophet of God. Today, I will look at 'calling' and 'training' having to do with prophets.  

The call & Training:

A prophet must receive his call and gifts from God, mostly not anointed by another prophet or receive his gift by other spiritual means (Ephesians4:11).  

Training:  A prophet must be properly trained, experienced and mature in the word of God (1Timothy3:6)  
Evidence of the Fruits of the Spirit: Despite the accuracy of one’s prophecies or predictions, if that person does not have the character of Christ,  if he is not bearing the fruits of the Holy Spirit which are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control  etc (Galatians5: 22).

That person is not a true prophet of God (Mathew7:16, 20). Take note.


Holy Spirit empowered ambassador for Christ, a prophet by calling, a preacher by Grace. BA Communication, Dip. Divinity.
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Dr. Yaw Ansong Jnr about 2 years ago
Anyway; want to add this: If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed. Deuteronomy 18:22
Jones Ofori-Attah about 2 years ago
You are very right my brother.
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Simons Cobbinah over 1 year ago
You are perfectly right. The fact that what ever somebody says come to pass makes him a prophet. Because the Devil also speaks.
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Simons Cobbinah over 1 year ago
That's why the Bible says we should test all the spirits. 1John 4;1-3
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Dr. Yaw Ansong Jnr over 1 year ago
Simons Cobbinah.. agree with you