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Prophet / Perceiver

The God-given ability to communicate God's message in relation to the truth already revealed (Jude 3).  It is not necessarily or even primarily a prediction.  Rather, it is done for the purposes of encouraging, strengthening and comforting (1 Cor. 14:3).  These have the ability to perceive the spiritual needs of others and meet those needs through Scripture.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A PROPHET / PERCEIVER:

  • Able to recognize good and bad and hates what is bad

  • Sees everything clearly not dimly; no foggy or indefinite areas

  • Recognizes character in people, whether good or bad

  • Encourages repentance for the glory of God

  • Is an introvert rather than an extravert?

  • Sees the Bible as the foundation for truth

  • Courageously holds to spiritual truths

  • Outspoken

  • Powerful and persuasive speaker

  • Distraught over the sins of others

  • Sees their own shortcomings and those of others

  • Desires to see God's plans take place

  • Promotes spiritual growth in others

  • Fanatical about integrity

  • Strongly communicates what they perceive

  • Self-examiner

  • Opinionated and holds to convictions

  • Holds to a high standard

  • Desperately desires to obey God

CHALLENGES OF THE PROPHET / PERCEIVER:

  • May be judgmental and upfront

  • Delights in goal accomplishent not forward progress

  • Forcefully pushes others toward spiritual growth

  • Intolerant of other views

  • Struggles with self-image

PLACES WHERE THIS GIFT CAN BE UTILIZED:

  • Small group leader

  • Any type of lay counseling

  • Security at any church function

  • Providing oversight of any ministry function

  • Great mentors and peacemakers

MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH BODY WHERE THIS GIFT CAN BE UTILIZED: