Women who have been licensed and or ordained in Christian ministry deal with issues that male preachers do not. This is especially true of women in prophetic ministry. In the bible, Hulda was sought out and recognized as a Prophetess,because her gift was valued. This is not always the case.
Joan of Arc , had a prophetic gift that helped her lead France to victory in war. She however was not appreciated. She was called a witch, and burned at the stake, by men who did not understand nor appreciate her gift.
Most people have heard of women’s intuition and a mothers instinct, where women and or mothers seem to know things before they happen. Often mothers can sense when their children are in danger. There are also women in the Christian church who operate in the spiritual gifts of wisdom and knowledge.
Amos 3:7 says God will not do anything in the earth, without first revealing it to a prophet. Sometimes revelations come in direct ways so that you know without a doubt what is coming.
Twice the Lord spoke directly to me regarding my mother; Once saying “Grandma is going to outlive mom.” And on another occasion as I looked at my mother; “She’s going to die before her mother.” My mother passed away in 2003, and my grandmother in 2010.
Prophets are not acknowledged in many church denominations. In those where they are, it is always a male pastor/bishop who proclaims money and good fortune from the pulpit. Because of the name it claim it, speak good things into existence, message that came from the word of faith churches, many believers in Christ forget that sometimes bad things in life happen, and consider a prophetic warning as negative.
I have a friend in prophetic ministry, on the west coast, who says her pastor called her a witch because and she believes he was intimidated because she could see what he could not. Rather than listen to her wise counsel, he tried to silence her.
The bible says in I Corinthians chapter 12, that God gave Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Teachers, and Pastors. The modern church however is set up only with a pastor in control. I was in a church where a pastor said he did not want to hear “negative” prophecy. He said to keep it to yourself and pray only.
One day my bible opened randomly to Ezekiel chapter 34, where verses 1-10 state that God was going to strike the shepherd. Two days later I received a call from Prophet Gary Kasey, a former church member. He informed me that God told him judgement was coming on our church, beginning with the pastor. Because of the church rules, neither of us had the authority to share this with our spiritual leader.
A few months later he died. Later I encountered 3 prophetess, who told me they been able to get close to this pastor, and given him warnings from the Lord. One was ignored because she was a senior citizen. The other two were not church members.
Both said when they returned to the church, the ushers were on the lookout for them, sat them in the back and would not let them get near the pastor after service. If you are a female prophet, there are 3 things that I believe you will deal with, that are truly sad regarding your ministry.
1. Having a true gift that is biblically based, and being told you are out of order, or using witchcraft.
2. Being gifted with a seeing eye, hearing ear, discerning truth, perceiving what is coming and being prevented by those who would benefit from using it.
3. Watching tragedy or even death happen, and knowing if someone took you seriously, it may have been prevented. The way I get through this is thanking God for the situations where my gift has made a difference.
If you are a prophetic woman, more than likely you, like myself and others who have shared their tories with me, have something in common. You have already have lived a life of being different, isolated, misunderstood, bullied and not one of the crowd.
Therefore when someone would rather listen to a lie from a man in a pulpit because it sounds good, rather than heed the truth of God through a woman. Also remember Joel 2:28 which says, “Your sons and daughters will prophesy.