The Emerging Prophetic Voices
By: Apostle Skhumbuzo Sangweni
A new type of Christian is beginning to emerge. They are prophetic and devoted to an uncommon depth of knowledge and understanding. They are not unique in history, but because there could be so many, they are. They are also practical and want to apply their revelation and understanding to the times. These prophetic thinkers, who are also hard-working builders, are cause for great hope. We are obviously getting close to when the gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world, as the Lord said it must be before the end of this age can come (see Matthew 24:14).
A generation must arise that will prepare the way for the Lord by building the highway described in Isaiah 40. This highway is God’s higher-way. These will be like Daniel and his friends, about whom it was said, “And as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams” (Daniel 1:17). Such a generation must arise to fulfill the Great Commission, which is making disciples, not just converts, nations, or individuals.
The Lord called for us to renew our minds for a reason—He wants to use them. A basic difference between the major and minor prophets in Scripture is the breadth of their knowledge and depth of their understanding. The great prophetic voices of each age likewise had a vast and deep knowledge of their times, and then God would add to them “all kinds of visions and dreams.” Just as the Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God, Spirit-filled people will not be shallow.