“And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 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. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:" (Acts 11:27-29).
The calling of prophet and gift of prophecy did NOT disappear with the apostles at the end of the first century AD. God Almighty (speaking through Peter and Paul) said that people would prophesy (foretell events and reveal His will) through His Holy Spirit until the second coming of Jesus Christ. This is what Peter preached on the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter two. As seen in the above passage from Acts 11, Agabus the prophet was given a warning by the Holy Spirit of a great famine that would take place throughout the entire world. God’s disciples that heeded the warning were able to prepare for that difficult time before it was too late. It was an act of God’s love and mercy to give a prophetic warning through a New Testament prophet.
Today is no different. God has His true prophets scattered throughout the body of Christ all over the world. Warnings have come for many decades from godly men and women. Are there a lot of false and immature prophets? Absolutely! But that does not mean that we should despise prophesying or quench the gifts of the Holy Spirit among us. We have to be wise and discerning, but we need to be open to the true gift of prophecy in the church.
As I have shared before, I am not ashamed to say that God called me to be a prophet even before I was born. He revealed this to me in 1987 and since then He has given me dreams, visions, and words of prophecy that have come to pass. Recently, the Lord Jesus gave me a word of prophecy on December 31, 2013 that 2014 would be a year of UNPRECEDENTED events in warfare, terrorism, government, economy, the environment and in the church (read prophecy here: http://www.deanodle.org/Word-for-2014-Unprecedented.html). Since then, there have been numerous UNPRECENDENTED events in many areas. The Holy Spirit showed me that these events would come on all levels so that is exactly what I shared on Facebook that night and then in an article posted on deanodle.org.
Amazingly, it did not take long to see the first major fulfillment of this word from God. Just two days later, on January 2, 2014, North America experienced an unprecedented polar vortex that pushed its way down and set record low temperatures across the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico. Here are so