Prophet-able Fun or Fact?

You might be a prophet if…

  • You’re combative. A prophet insists on battling bunkum and speaking truth to power with zero regard for honorariums or a Dove Award for being Prophet of the Year.
  • You tell the hard truth in tough love.
  • You weep before you whip.
  • You fight the fog of falsity that envelops us all.
  • You love candor and hate duplicity. You excel at being blunt.
  • You have a well-developed BSDetector when it comes to unbiblical church stuff.
  • You’re more like a Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant than a Mr. Rogers.
  • You’re not so much into predicting the future. Your interest lies in getting people to repent in the present to ward off pending doom.
  • You have a divine knack for seeing problems and correcting them boldly with Holy Ghost unction.
  • You see as God sees and feel what God feels and you carry the burden of the Lord.
  • You tell us the ugly truth about ourselves which radically differs from what we imagine we are when we’re under the delusions of demons and self-deception. 
  • You provoke, rebuke, correct, and exhort folks to righteousness. Yep, your words are like burrs in a saddle, irritating and infuriating, especially if someone refuses to repent.
  • You’re a pain in the butt to the cozy and complacent clique.
  • You will tell folks what they don’t want to hear when it is really inconvenient for them.
  • You throw up at the thought of being determinedly deaf and dumb.
  • You epitomize boldness and heroism.
  • You’re not a Pollyanna regarding the cost of your calling. That’s why you never cry like a baby once you get shunned, imprisoned, or executed.
  • You have no personal vendettas involved in your rebukes. Indeed, you seek no pound of flesh. It’s not about you, but about God.
  • You must speak. God’s word is like a fire shut up in your bones. You cannot hold it in (Jer. 20:9)
  • You cannot turn the prophetic gift off and on. It always stays on unless God says otherwise.
  • You’re hated while alive and lauded once dead.
  • You’re committed to believing and declaring God’s truth and let the chips fall where they may.
  • You stick to God’s principles and won’t budge.
  • You refuse to go along with unbiblical garbage just to get along.
  • You utterly resist religious traditions and political policies if they’re foreign to God, as He is revealed, through the scripture.

Here’s an FYI to folks with a prophetic gift: If a person, or a crowd, or a denomination, or non-denomination, or a political party is denying their transgressions, or they’re covering them up, and protecting their devils, they probably won’t invite you to their soiree because you’ll ruin their potluck dinner. Those organizations will trip over backwards to not have their bullocks pointed out by a prophet. Ergo, my beloved prophetic voice, please note: You’ll pay retail for the price of your calling. Few folks will want to pay that steep of a tab. Here’s a $64,000 question: Will you summon the heroic courage to pay that price? John the Baptist did.

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of