Prophetic characteristics and personalities…..
For the longest time, I have found myself extremely emotional. For the life of me, I could not understand why my emotions were so out of whack. Truthfully I assumed that there was something wrong with me. I did not find my answers until I began my deep journey into studying Prophetic Personalities.
The Bible tells us that in the last days, God himself will pour out his Holy Spirit on all flesh. This is found in Acts 2:17-21, which reads:
“‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20The sun will become dark,
and the moon will turn blood red before that great
and glorious day of the Lord arrives.
21 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved.’
This scripture is telling us that in the last days there will be a release of the PROPHETIC.
Every single Christian has the ability to prophesy since it is the Holy Spirit that gives us the power to use this gift. What others do not know is that if you have the gift of prophecy, you also have a PROPHETIC PERSONALITY TYPE. During this post, you may be able to identify with one of these and understand why you are the way you are in certain situations.
These personality types have been made to help you understand more into your gift of prophecy.
- THE KNOWER- If you are a “knower”, you seem to just know something and it feels right, but you can not explain exactly how you know. It is as if you have a built-in radar of knowledge about certain situations and once you come in contact with the situation you find out that what you thought you knew was the truth.
2. THE SEER-If you are a “seer” you will see pictures in your mind, visions, and dreams. When you give a prophetic word, you will see these pictures in your head and let them lead and guide you through your prophetic word. It is the same with dreams and visions also.
3. THE FEELER-If you are a “feeler”, you feel so deeply other people’s emotions. A feeler discerns the things of God by “feeling” with their inner man if someone is dealing with a spirit of fear, love, peace, joy, etc..Feelers are not able to just feel things of the spirit, but God will impart his feelings to them to know God’s thoughts by understanding how he feels.
4. THE HEARER-If you are a “hearer”, you will “hear” what the Holy Spirit says. Now, of course, God does not yell down from heaven in an audible voice and tell you what you need to hear. Normally you just hear something and then share what God is saying through what you heard in order to explain it to the individual.
After much studying, I knew right off the bat that I was a FEELER/KNOWER. For several months God has been shifting me in a new direction. He has allowed me in several situations to use my gift of speaking in tongues and also in the prophetic gift of knowledge. I am not going to lie that it kind of frightened me the first time God gave a prophetic word of knowledge and told me to speak it over someone else.
I just knew that something was going on with this person, but I did not know exactly how I knew. But after I was obedient and spoke what God had said, I, in turn, found out that every single thing I had spoken lined up with what the person was dealing with. It was amazing and I was filled with overwhelming joy that God used me!!
In my obedience, God began using me and as I stepped out more, he allowed other gifts I have been given to be used as well. I am truly in awe of God’s goodness.
That is why I decided to start studying more into prophecy and I found that I am a “knower/feeler”. I am not posting this to boast by any means!
I am simply trying to help those of us use our gifts that God has given us and understand why things happen the way they do. I have been a “feeler” for as long as I can remember. But I did not understand my emotions until I began to study more deeply. There have been so many times that I can discern what someone else is feeling. It is impressed upon me so very hard. I tend to ask people all the time if they are “ok”, just because I can feel in my spirit that they are not. I can walk into a room very happy and walk out 5 minutes later feeling all kinds of emotions. It is because I literally take on others people’s emotions and pain. IT IS EXHAUSTING at times and very frustrating. But now I understand why….
I use to look at myself like I was a crazy emotional basket case lol. Like seriously though, I can sense even pain! Yes, I said pain. I can sense when someone else is in pain even. Things just impact me so deeply! Now that I know I am a prophetic knower/feeler, my life makes perfect sense. It is so refreshing to know that I was made this way for a purpose and better yet a purpose that is bigger than myself.
I also have realized that after being woken up almost every night with a very heavy heart and being urged to pray for burdens that I am not aware of yet, that I too have the gift of intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer is when you pray on the behalf of others and when it is teamed up with a prophetic gift it can be POWERFUL!!!
If you are called to the ministry of a prophetic intercessor, you will find that you may relate to a few of these additional things:
You tend to pray more at times when you feel urged by the Holy Spirit. (Like a “burden” prayer)
Prayer is easy for you when you feel that the Holy Spirit has given you a specific burden or situation to pray about.
You believe God has called you to pray.
You place a high value on prayer.
You have seen how God answers prayers.
You receive revelation from the Holy Spirit concerning what to pray and how to pray.
You experience a deep satisfaction from prayer.
Intercessory prayer is very biblical and one of the earliest examples of this type of prayer is found in Genesis 18 when Abraham pleaded with God for the well being of Sodom. Instead of being overcome with his own needs, Abraham prayed for those around him.
I hope that this post was helpful for each of you!! Pray and seek God’s answers about your gifts. I know I am very happy that I did a little more digging.
Step out and use your gifts today!