“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.” (2 Peter 1:10)
What does it mean to be called? In this case, it’s a divine summons from God regarding a spiritual vocation, profession or job assignment for His’ Kingdom. It’s a strong inner urge, prompting or conviction of an inner summoning to do a work for God. The prophetic calling is a divine invitation to become a partner with God in helping fulfill His plans and purpose on Earth. In Greek, the word call is metakaleo, which implies change. Expect change to come into your life and expect to bring change to others. Calling also means to be summoned for a mission, profession, commission, task and assignment. It’s also a strong impulse or inclination to respond to an inner calling. Once called, the prophet has the ability to operate between two worlds – Heaven and Earth. Prophets are the mouthpieces of God. As a prophet you have a professional position in the house of God. You’re employed by God, given a specific job assignment or duties to perform for His Kingdom. The Office of a prophet is a divine position, ministry calling and/or summon from God. Functions of the prophetic office include: prophesying; bringing edification, (1 Cor. 14:3) exhortation (1 Cor. 14:3) and comfort to people; (1 Cor. 14:3) and also communicating God’s correction, (1 Tim. 4:14) warning, confirmation (Acts 15:32), direction and judgment (1 Cor. 14:3,4, Hos. 6:5), impartation (Deuteronomy 34:9). The prophet’s main function is to bridge gaps between man and God and to bring people to repentance.
The prophet’s purpose includes perfecting the saints for the work of ministry, edifying, building up and teaching the Body of Christ to become mature in the faith. “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:” (Eph.4:11-13).
When a prophet imparts they deposit anointing and gifts. Prophetic anointing releases impartation that causes things to be established, made strong and firm within a person life and ministry. Through the impartation of laying on of Moses’ hand Joshua received an impartation of wisdom to complete His assignment.