God was the first person to prophesy according to Genesis 1:3, And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Prophecy is calling into existence the non-existent and declaring that what has not been will be. As God’s representatives on earth, prophets call things into existence and declare that what has not been will be. Just as God commanded light and it came, that is how God has empowered His prophets to command His light to come into people’s lives who have been in darkness. They are God’s agents of divine change. They say, Let this happen and it happens. They are destroyers and God’s agents of alteration. They alter and destroy the works of the devil. They are carriers of divine light and the darkness cannot help but flee before them. They bring prophetic restoration, deliverance from satanic wickedness and demonic possession, break evil yokes and ancestral curses and deal with the powers of people’s foundations. They are aggressive and violent, and they take everything by force. They are God’s military men on earth to execute judgement and justice, to liberate people from all oppressions of the devil, to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress (Psalm 10:18).
Adam was the first among men to prophesy. In Genesis 2:7, the Bible tells us that God formed him from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and he became a living being. When God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, some things were impacted to him which include God’s prophetic spirit. Let’s go down. From verses twenty-one to twenty-three, there we are told how God caused him to fall into a deep sleep and how God took one of his ribs and made a woman from it. Then God brought her to the man who said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Adam was in a deep sleep when God was performing His first surgical operation on him. He never saw when God took one of his ribs and made a woman from it. He was unconscious and so he was unaware of what was happening to him, but when God brought the woman he knew that she was taken out of him. That is divine awareness. Nobody ever told him anything, but he divinely knew everything. In the beginning God empowered man with His prophetic spirit to naturally know things around him without being told.
In Genesis 3, the Bible narrates the story of the fall of man. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit, their eyes were opened physically in verse seven but closed spiritually. From that very moment man lost God’s prophetic spirit which was impacted to him because of sin. What is sin? Sin is simply an act against God’s known will as expressed in His Word.
The Bible tells us in 1 John 5:18, We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. Prophets are meant to be untouchable if and only when they keep themselves from sin. If they keep their garments from being stained with sin which is a reproach to any people, that wicked one will never be able to touch them. They become deadly and dangerous, fearful and terrible to Satan and to the enemies. They rebuke the devil and openly disgrace him.
As a breastplate, righteousness protects the hearts of prophets from being wounded by the flaming arrows of the evil one. Holiness puts them in charge and with it they gain control over the powers that be. To be able to cast out demons, they must be holy like God who says, Be ye holy; for I am holy (1 Peter 1:16). Prophets operate like God Himself when they are holy like Him. They command and are obeyed because of their divine nature―God’s holiness in them. They are the touch-them-not treasures of the living God. God keeps them as the apple of His eye and no wizards and witches try to touch them, because God is ready to kill for their sakes as it says in 1 Chronicles 16:21-22 and also in Psalm 105:14-15, He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
In Genesis 4, the Bible tells us how sin continued to prevail in the hearts of men as Cain killed Abel his brother. In the last verse of this chapter lies the dawn of a new hope for mankind: Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. One of such men was Enoch who walked with God. Then he was no more, because God took him away. I believe Enoch was a prophet of God in his time.