By: Derrick P. Rodgers

Let me get straight to the point; America needs biblical prophets who are willing to dedicate their head to heaven, preach repentance and be willing to suffer persecution for the sake of His [Jesus] name. Prophets that are willing to yield to the process of martyrization.

To produce genuine revival and breakthrough for America some prophets must suffer persecution, rejection and martyrdom. The sacrifice of martyrization is essential to restoring a nation that has turned its back on God and given its-self over to a spirit of Baal. The fallacy of ‘prosperity Christianity’ produces nothing but a landscape of continual deception that impacts future generations. Nonetheless, martyrdom is required for certain assignments to produce a change in a gross miss-guided movement and/or way of life.

While many believe that electing the right person for president will be the answer, their belief solely in this constitutional right has proven to come up short on desired results. However, important electing the right people to public office is, we must understand that merely electing the right people will only buy us time, yet, not tap the core need of this country, which is, biblical prophets such as ‘John the Baptist types.’

John the Baptist was considered by Jesus to be the greatest prophet born among men. John had to deal with a nation very similar to our nation today. The challenges of immorality, greed, and rebellion against righteousness stalk the US just as they did in John the Baptist’s day and other biblical prophets. The “John the Baptist type” was God’s core solution to a rebellious and immoral nation. [Matthew 11:18-24]

When talking about prophets being the answer to America’s problem, it’s important to understand that God is not talking about the type of prophets that we see today far too often. The need to be clear about the distinction between the true and false is imperative to Identifying the God-ordained solutionary men and women of God.

God is NOT referring to the following:

1. People who are solely obsessed with hosting multiple “prophetic conferences (schools)” throughout the year teaching people how to prophesy one to another.

2. People who go by the title of prophet or apostle and have consciously and actively conformed to the “hybrid church model,” which is the church and the world fusing as one.

3. Modern day prophets who despise cross type sacrifices and are completely enamored with their personal success.

4. “Prophets” who continually preach success, empowerment, and prosperity to a defiant and rebellious people who reject the God of the Bible, all while hoping to become rich.

5. People who go by the title pastor, prophet, apostle, bishop, etc., but they are clearly committed to being a motivational speaker.

6. Christian leaders who are obsessed with building a ministry and name for themselves to become affluent at the expense of God’s people.

7. Christian leaders who act as dual agents torn between two kingdoms. One day they are for truth, and the next day they are promoting the false.

8. Christian leaders who compromise and fudge the truth of God’s word, all while fleecing God’s people for resources, primarily finances.

9. Christian leaders who embrace the “seeker friendly model” of church with the hopes of becoming relevant and popular among men.

10. Christian leaders who operate on the frequency of political correctness that seeks to appease an inclusionist religious mindset.

God’s types of prophets are:

1. Men and women who have dedicated themselves to the heart of God regardless of the persecution and rejection.

2. They have forfeited their own reputation, and they understand that they have been bought with a price, and they no longer belong to themselves.

3. They understand the big picture of God, and they are willing to execute His purpose within the context of His will.

4. They carry and project the law of God that has the ability to change hearts, which will change nations.

5. Men and women who honors God’s Holy Word, and refuse to compromise sound biblical doctrine.

To only espouse man-made laws without the law of God only temporarily affects men’s behavior and solicits compliance absent of heart conversion. God’s prophets are needed to stand firm in today’s society and herald a message of repentance to both the church and the world. John the Baptist was charged to do just that. He challenged the hypocrisy in the church and confronted the immoral structures of the world.

Sin cannot continue to blossom and then we expect God to bless America. Let the true prophets arise and be a voice for our nation.


Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. [Matthew 11:11]

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. [Matthew 3:1-3]