Signs of the Prophetic CallingWhat are the signs of the prophetic calling? How to identify a prophet? Well before the Lord me to prophetic training, I had my own personal idea of what a prophet was and what the prophetic calling should look like. Most of the pictures that I had about a prophet were really based on the Old Testament, because after all it is the part of the bible where you saw most prophets. Maybe you are the same, or maybe you have no clue what prophets do look like. Well if this is the case then I am going to help you a bit.
A prophet is someone who has a desire to set the captives free and to heal the broken hearted. It is something that burns in him/her. You say well, “I thought it was the evangelist who did this.” You are right, I got confused too. But there is a difference between the prophetic calling and the evangelistic calling. The difference is their emphasis. The evangelist burns to set the captives free and heal the broken-hearted among the unbelievers, while the prophet has a great emphasis on the church and the people of God. The prophet longs to rescue the prodigals and the backsliders in the church.