The Prophetic is growing so much in the ecclesiastic world today.
I remember 30 some years ago when the gift was limited to mostly Prophets or Ministers. It was pretty rare and not to be taken lightly. Prophecy was very special and Prophets were often honored (but quite often disrespected). Genuine Prophets (mature Prophet) and even the ones that were going through the process were very misunderstood and looked upon as crazy, odd, outside of the order of the norm. They experienced unusual trials and oftentimes were loners (Not always by choice) For they are the mouth pieces of God, not fortune tellers. They are not to be manipulated by the cunning craftiness of the world for they are taught by God to fear him. But Woe unto them if they didn't speak the truth. They couldn't say what they wanted to say but they gave a word that was needed sometimes correction because God loves us. When they had a word it was a burden to them especially if they din't give it. Like Jerimiah, Like Eziekial, Isaiah. Turning their gift on an off when convenient they knew is wrong. They were spirit (pnuema) led not soul (or psyche led. They feared God not man! They couldn't get away with stuff without eventually being exposed. Even the world knew when they are holding back, like Jonah when they had to throw him over board, and Micaiah rebuked by the King...
1 kIngs 22:15
So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. 16And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD? 17And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. 18And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? 19And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. 20And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. 21And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. 22And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. 23Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
Yet now a days anyone that is available can prophesy. It is fulfillment of the Word of God:
God is still requiring the Prophets and those that are anointed to tell the truth, and not to compromise because of money and power and gain. Tell the truth even if no-one gives you a dime. For what profit is there to gain the whole world and loose their soul. Be a witness for Christ don't sell out because of a gift. Hell is not worth it just for monetary pleasure that only lasts for a moment or a season. These are spiritual bribes that come from the devil. I am not saying that God doesn't bless the Prophets financially. What I am saying is that don't change the message to cater to man because of money that may be offered to you for doing it.
Being Anointed does not mean that one has e secured a place in heaven (One still has to repent of their sins). It is God who chooses to place anointing's on individuals lives it is not because they have it all together but God is sovereign and he does what He wants!
Remember the scripture depart from me all ye that work iniquity. Who was he speaking to when they replied did we not prophecy in your name, cast out devils in your name?
In the last day many shall prophecy but not all will be prophets.
Acts 2 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy
Surrender your life your gifts whether it is prophecy, healing, signs and wonder, money, talents whatever it is to God! Don't sell out and accept spiritual Bribes!