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In today’s day and age, the word judge or judging typically gets a bad rap. Many associate it with being judgmental and all around negativity. Yet if one were to turn to Scripture, the word judging has a very different connotation. The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:15 that “he who is spiritual judges all things,” and in Philippians 1:9, “that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment...” (KJV). While many are quick to run to “Judge not, that you be not judged” as stated in Matthew 7, meanwhile happily ignoring the rest of the chapter, Scripture holds righteous, godly judgment in an extremely high regard. When we use the synonym discernment, however, our guards are let down and we admit how often we do (or should) utilize this God-given muscle.
The gift of discernment which is available to all believers is often scripturally utilized the the context of prophetic ministry and Lord knows it is sorely lacking in our modern Church Age! In 1 Corinthians 14:29 Paul writes, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge,” and we all know the King James Version of 1 John 4:1 which states, “try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” The Apostle Peter taught us that no prophecy is for private interpretation, and yet that is a problem we see all too often today. Prophecy is not for private interpretation. It is not for unscriptural interpretation, spiritual abuse, feel-good words, or warm fuzzies. It is an utterance available to all believers, a gift to many, and an office for the governing of the Church to some. It is for the edification of the Body. In this day and age of of flimsy, inaccurate, soulish, and psychic attempts; of aversion and perversion; we must restore order to this most valuable gift in the Body of Christ. We must become students of judging the prophetic.
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“Order! Order!” That’s one of my heart’s cries in the prophetic in this hour. The Lord encountered my heart in a profound way about the state of the prophetic ministry in November 2015. Despite the authentic voices that are pure and accurate, there are rising those who are compromising the true word of the Lord for opportunity or greedy gain. I launched the Ignite Network, in part, to do what I can to help raise up a generation of prophetic voices that won’t bow a knee to Baal or Jezebel. Books like Judging the Prophetic are vital in this hour as we contend for accuracy and accountability in prophetic ministry. If you want the truth, this book will bless you!
- Jennifer LeClaire, Senior Editor, Charisma; Founder, Ignite Prophetic Network Author, The Making of a Prophet
Desiree is a part of a company of emerging prophetic voices that God has raised up to speak to current issues from a timeless perspective. During David's day in the Old Testament, there was a tribe that understood their times and knew what God's people needed to step into. They were the Sons of Issachar. I'm sure that Desiree would have found her tribe had she been around in that time. Her book Judging the Prophetic offers a fresh revelation on bringing order and clarity to the prophetic stream and practice. Anyone who reads this book will not only grow in the prophetic, but also release healthy impartations to the Body of Christ as they are released. This is a great read for those who want more. Get ready for a new generation of prophetic vessels to release revival and reformation in the Earth!
- Rev. Sean Smith Founder, Sean Smith Ministries/Pointblank International; Author, I Am Your Sign and Prophetic Evangelism
Judging the Prophetic is a book that will set you free! Even after a lifetime of being a Christian and years of ministry, I learned so much valuable information in this easy-to-read mini-book. I had felt some things in my spirit, and this book not only confirmed what I felt, but it gave me insight on how to judge the prophetic, and ultimately encouraged me! Definitely a handy book for any Christian's library!
- Niki Winston Co-Pastor, Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry Author, How to Win Him & Keep Him Happy
I am so proud of my good friend Desiree M. Mondesir for releasing this amazing tool, Judging the Prophetic, into the hands of people like you and me. We are emphatically a chosen generation, living in some of the most significant moments of human history. In perilous times like these, we need to understand the offices and gifts that God has set within the Church so that we can function rightly in them. Desiree gives us a scriptural perspective of the differences between the spirit, the gift, and the office of prophecy; which in my opinion is invaluable to anyone reading. Whether this resource comes as a refresher on the prophetic, or a look into the subject for the very first time, may you be blessed to receive the prophet’s reward of this narrative - the revelation that is revealed within its pages.
- Dexter Sullivan, Founder, Prayer Power, Inc.
Desiree M. Mondesir is a young passionate prophetic voice who is called as a standard bearer in this generation! In her new book Judging the Prophetic Desiree prophetically ministers, precisely pens, and excellently articulates the heart of the Father concerning prophetic ministry in the Church today, and provides an excellent road map for those who have a “desire to prophesy” (1 Cor. 14:1) and develop accurately in the prophetic. With a straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is style that is uniquely her own, Desiree speaks unapologetically to all who have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church! Judging the Prophetic is laced with Scripture, and is sure to resonate with any person within whom the Spirit of Truth dwells. Birthed out of a burden to preserve the purity, authenticity, and foundation of the prophetic office in this generation, Judging the Prophetic definitely hits the mark!
- Pastor Angela Miles, Co-Pastor, Tucson Church International
The climate of today's church world is laced with the desire to “speak a word,” reveal the "mysteries" of God and yes, to “prophesy.” Religion and tradition have accelerated the rise of those seeking gifts without submitting to the process of preparation we see evident in every person used by God in the Bible, including our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also seen the pressure placed upon prophetic ministers to “pull a Word out of their hats” in order to fill seats and produce profit. We have contaminated the authentic voice of God for personal gain. Many want the platform, yet reject the process, giving way to seducing spirits and ungodly motives.
In her new book, Judging the Prophetic, Desiree M. Mondesir has beautifully discerned and articulated the heart of God for prophetic dissemination. We don't have to be “deep” to see and hear what is of God and what is not of God. He lays out clearly in Scripture how we can “test the spirits” to see if they are of Him, or not. This manual reveals how the Believer can discern between authentic prophetic ministry and the counterfeit. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit of God is speaking in this hour.
- Deborah G. Hunter Owner, Hunter Heart Publishing/Hunter Entertainment Network Author of The Wilderness: A Place of Preparation, The Making of Sons
Desiree’s knowledge of the prophetic office is outstanding. The introduction alone gives the reader a wealth of insight into this powerful and much needed office within the Body of Christ. I highly recommend this book for everyone who feels the call to the office of the prophet, but I also feel that the knowledge that Desiree has and the information in the book is vital to everyone in Body of Christ. Two thumbs up.
- Dr. Charlie “CJ” Jordan Music Director, Kim Clement Center