The Heart of A Prophet
                                                                        by Jerry Rose

God’s called, chosen and anointed prophets have the same heart. The heart of the Heavenly Father will be in any
prophet of God. Jesus the prophet said in John 5:19, ”The Son can do nothing of himself but what he seeth the
Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”

The word prophet means “one who speaks forth.” A prophet is a Christian whom God calls to speak out for him. The
only way a prophet can speak out for God is to have the heart of the Father God. What does it mean to have the
heart of the Father? First to be a father one must have a child. Having a child causes one to be a parent. Parenting
brings about most if not all of the emotional experiences one can experience. Just a few are pride, happiness,
excitement, frustration, disappointment, anger, etc.

God’s prophets will manifest different aspects of the Father’s heart. God measures out certain attributes of his heart
through his anointing in the prophet. Often the prophet is called upon by God for a specific task. John the Baptist
was sent to prepare the way for the Lord. Nehemiah led the Jews to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. When we
read the books of the prophets in the Bible, we see that “the word of the Lord” or a vision came to each of them and
then they were required to proclaim that message.

Depending upon the message, the Father gives a special anointing of his heart that is required to accomplish the
task. The hearts of prophets are directed, intense, burdened, tender, and sometimes frustrated. Their hearts are
focused on the specific tasks God has given them. Their emotions are linked to the results they perceive in
relationship to their calling. Just as parents experience many emotions raising a child, so do prophets. They are
often in tears when they do not see change. Luke 19:41, “And when he [Jesus] was come near, he beheld the city
[Jerusalem], and wept over it.”  A prophet can have a tender heart that is easily broken at the sight of sin. Yet, it is
common for prophets to be frustrated, even angry at times, when they see that what is written in the Bible is not real
in the church. Luke:19:45, “And he [Jesus] went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and
them that bought.” A prophet is joyful when correction is received. In prophets we see many sides to God’s heart.

Today God is asking you as parents to recall your heart’s emotions in raising your child; the highs and the lows.
Now use these emotional heart-felt experiences as a bridge to connect with the heart of a prophet [the Father’s
heart]. Now imagine your relationships personally to the heavenly Father’s heart. Ask yourself truthfully has your
personal relationship with your heavenly Father caused his heart to rejoice more than cry over you?

The heart of a prophet of God will have the same emotional feelings as parents experience with children. A heart of
a prophet will always be reaching out to those in contact with him, always pointing the way to a more personal
relationship with your Heavenly Father. God is moving again in his prophets to reveal his heart to you. The quicker
the body of Christ recognizes, accepts, and understands God’s prophets, the sooner the members in the body will
understand the heart of the body; God himself.