If you’re called as a prophet, you need godly counsel and wise influence. Just like anyone else, you need to learn from the learned. You need fathers and mothers in the faith who have gone before you. You need relationships with people who will keep you grounded and accountable for what you say and do, which causes growth. You need people around you that make you want to be greater and more loving.
But make no mistake about it… God WILL take you to the wilderness alone. God WILL isolate you from every voice but His. God will put you in a hidden place. God will make sure that you never fully trust any man over the personal counsel of God. You will learn to know His voice through the static, the stress, and the noise. And He will teach you more than once if He has to.
You will learn to be alone with God in a crowd or in a cave. You’ll find His voice speaking through creation around you. You’ll see His burning heart through the broken. You’ll feel at home in His presence while surrounded by the homeless and the destitute.
God will bring every thing in due season. But first, He will bring you to Himself.
Jeremy Caris is the founder and president of Caris Ministries. Since he is called as a prophet and gifted as a teacher, much of his focus involves equipping believers to hear, know, and follow God in their own daily experience. He teaches the foundational truth of the Word with simple clarity, while revealing deep things of the spirit in practical ways. He has the unique ability to demystify the supernatural side of real relationship with a living God and make it an embraceable and accessible reality for all believers. Jeremy has been married to his best friend, Mandy Caris, for eighteen years, and is the proud father of two boys.