Leadership

People in leadership can sometimes speak with great prophetic insight. When Jesus was facing accusations and about to be crucified, a religious leader by the name of Caiaphas prophesied a true prophetic word that eventually came to pass. Caiaphas was religious in his position as a High Priest, but he prophesied. He did not have to be a prophet in order to prophesy; he just prophesied and it later came to pass.

In John 11:49-50 the Bibles says, “And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not” (‭KJV). Caiaphas did not speak this of himself. He did it because of his position as a high priest that year. He prophesied by the leading of the Holy Spirit because no one can prophesy, but by the Spirit of God.

In John 11:51 the Bible continues and says, “And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation” (‭KJV). Caiaphas prophesied about the death of Christ by the Holy Spirit and it came to pass. It is well known for religious leaders to speak of themselves, but when they are in a place of authority they can so easily prophesy. They may not even know that they are prophesying, but they do prophesy sometimes.

At the United Nations, the Israeli Prime Minister quoted a prophetic word from Isaiah the prophet which gives a powerful warning that demands action. We have to remember that the true test of a prophet is that, what he prophesies always comes to pass. Isaiah was a prophet of God and that word that the Prime Minister shared at the United Nations General Assembly is a prophetic word full of wisdom and it demands action.

Are you a leader? God can use you anytime. If you care for the people then you posses something leadership demands for you to lead. The ability to care for other people is one of the needed essentials for leadership. In John 10:13 the Bible says, “The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep” (KJV). When a leader cares, he sticks to the task and makes sure the people he leads are safe.

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