Prophet Shepherd Bushiri says, being attacked and fought is normal in the prophetic ministry but saints should never doubt the authenticity of the prophetic.
The ECG leader delivered the sermon on Monday during the Online Diplomatic Service.
In a powerful one hour sermon, the Prophet said the world has always rejected the prophetic.
“If someone, today, begins his ministry and attains the title of a Bishop, no one will question him. But if he/she attains a title of a Prophet, people will start name calling and attacking from every direction,” he said.
He added that the prophetic, since the Old Testament days, has gone through numerous attacks that saw prophets hiding in the deserts, fleeing persecution.
However, Prophet Bushiri warned followers of the prophetic ministry against doubting the prophetic even amidst attacks and persecution.
He preached: “Look at John. He was the person who, when he saw Jesus coming for baptism, prophesized of His greatness.
“Strangely, while in prison, frustrated with attacks and persecution, John doubted the prophetic when he said: ‘Is He [Jesus] the one we have been waiting for, or we should wait for another?’
“God is never happy when, after experiencing the prophetic, you begin to doubt it. Trials and attacks are the twins that form in the womb of the prophetic ministry.
It is this ministry, that stands as the Voice of God to the nations, the enemy, therefore, who is the accuser of brethren, will never stand back and allow us to move without placing hurdles in our way.”
Prophet Bushiri, hence, took time to encourage saints to stand strong in attacks and adversities because such things are only to be expected.