To say that prophets are people of strict obedience is an understatement. When the Lord told Moses to build a tabernacle, Moses fully cooperated with the Lord and carried out every detail of its construction. From the drapes, brazen furniture, types of offerings, and the five- fold combination of the holy anointing oil, Moses executed the order of the Lord in the fullness. When God told Noah to build an ark, the prophet Noah preached and built simultaneously while the people of his day foolishly stood by. David, the prophet and apostle of his time, received God’s heart to build a temple and while he was not permitted to personally construct it, he not only gave his son directions to build but gave him more than enough resources and provisions to see to the job’s completion.
Many of our day proclaim to be prophets but obedience is a characteristic that is lacking in their lives. The Lord has to tell them the same thing over and over, and instead of calling it a stern rebuke, they call it a ‘confirmation.’ In scriptures, the Lord never had to ‘confirm’ His word to them, when the Lord spoke, the holy prophets of God moved. Prophets knew the voice of God and if He had to speak a thing twice, it wasn’t to confirm, it was to establish what He said as law. If He told them to walk naked, they obeyed. If He told them to not grieve over the loss of a loved one, they obeyed. If He told them to preach to a stiff necked generation, they obeyed and if one, such as in the case of Noah, decided to take their own route, they would soon find that the Lord’s will always prevails.
It was Samuel the holy prophet of God who said, “Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fatness of rams.” Who understands obedience to the prophetic voice of God more than the prophet? And if someone calls themselves a prophet and yet lack this most important fruit of prophetic ministry, one has to wonder… Prophet Delisa Lindsey- pdlministries.weebly.com