What We Learn From Prophets and Apostles by JOHN ECKHARDT for Charisma News
God has imparted great power and anointing upon His servants. Throughout history, both prophets and apostles have been instrumental in ministering the glory of God in the earth. From prophetic words of favor and warning to miracles of healing and deliverance, they are sought out as holy men and women of God.
During the reign of King Josiah, Israel underwent a great revival. The king had ordered the destruction of all idols and traces of idol worship throughout the land. As the people went out to obey the king, Shaphan the scribe and Hilkiah the priest came upon “a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses” (2 Chron. 34:14b, NASB). Because the people had been so far from God for so long, they didn’t know what to do with the book. When King Josiah became aware of the discovery, he commanded the priest and the scribe to go and inquire of the Lord concerning the book and what it meant (v. 21).
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There was only one person in Judah whom the two men knew to turn to, one they knew could hear from God and interpret the words in the book—Huldah, the prophetess:
“And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect. And she answered them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel” (2 Chron. 34:22-23, KJV).
This account is repeated in 2 Kings 22, but within this story is the only time we see Huldah mentioned. She was sought out at a critical time in Israel’s history, and she had the ears to hear God. Israel experienced a great turnaround under Josiah’s leadership, and it was because the glory and favor of God rested on this woman prophet who could deliver the word of the Lord in a critical hour.
Joseph was sought out to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. He went from prison to the palace. His gift made room for him. He was promoted in the kingdom as a result.