Shalom saints, Gift of prophecy is the part of the local church, this gift is of the spirit whereby God can anoint any individual.
1 Corinthians 12:4 & 10; “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…….To another the working of miracles; to
another prophecy;to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:”
God may use a person often or seldom in this ministry to testify/foretell about things that are to be,
Prophet is part of the five fold ministry that’s meant to benefit the local assembly,its basically an individual who gets caught up
by the Holy Spirit into a higher spiritual dimension of dreams and visions where he can see beyond the curtain of time and come back
to tell us about the future events.
Acts 11:28;”And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.”
Agabus was a prophet who who made a prophecy which came to pass and the disciples were able to prepare for the famine,this also indicates the important
useful aspects of the prophecy and proves that God does not uses his gift foolishly.
60-0308 Discernment Of Spirit:“E-6 But you know that God doesn’t do things like that; God doesn’t use His power and His gifts for foolishness. It’s going to be, whatever’s President, it’ll be President. And to know now which would be President wouldn’t help us one penny. It wouldn’t do us one bit of good to know who’s going to be President. So therefore, God doesn’t do those things like that.
And then if I made such a prediction as that, and it come to pass, and the newspapers packed it, and the magazines, then it would be to my glory. People’d say, “Look what a great prophet Brother Branham is. He told us long before it happened just who would be President.” And that would be to my glory. But God doesn’t want… He’s not interested in working things to my glory or to–to any other man’s glory. He’s interested to work things to His glory, something that will profit.”