Kim's prophetic ministry reaches countless people as he travels around the world to reveal the heartbeat of God in tragedy and triumph, good times and bad, war and peace, in democratic or theocratic circles, crossing all cultural barriers by communicating God’s feelings for them.
“Prophets were called to watch, which sometimes demanded unusual and difficult journeys. Isaiah was privy to the conversation of God, and heard them discussing the future of Israel. However, Elisha heard the plans of the enemy and revealed them to the King, placing himself in a very difficult position. I myself must also mount the watchtower." (Kim Clement)
While Kim's ministry is unorthodox by "institutional standards," it is firmly grounded in both the Old and New Testament scriptures. The foundations of the prophetic office are detailed extensively in Corinthians, Samuel, and Kings.
The prophet is one who sees beyond present circumstances, giving access to future events. He refuses to be controlled by fear, error, or mistake; but rather, the prophet makes a courageous demand on the ability to progress. This cannot be done without a glimpse into the future, which is the purpose of the prophet.
“I believe that Jesus intended His teachings to guide us into an abundant life, while at the same time warning us of present dangers, and giving us principles to apply so we could build upon a sure foundation.” (Kim Clement)
Christ did not wish to exercise religious control through the charging of oaths, which if "violated," result in a curse. Part of Christ’s ongoing instruction to individuals is revealed through personal encounters and the hearing of His voice. Saul, the persecutor of the Church, was spoken to by Christ and directed to a city in which he discovered his destiny – An Apostle of Christ.
Annanias, a disciple in Damascus, was instructed by God’s voice to go and meet the acclaimed Saul of Tarsus at the House of Judas on Straight Street.
Prophecy, which includes direction as well as affirmation, has the potential (once acted upon) to ultimately become that individual’s collection of heroic and historical acts, which would also become their children’s divine inheritance. Jacob acted upon God’s voice and instruction and this act birthed Israel. We still feel the effects of his obedience today.
The prophet is an instrument of God. His words always bring hope and enrichment to the individual and community. Through his connection with the Lord, the prophet offers the individual a connection "in the moment" to God and Christ. The experience for the listener is an opportunity to let go of their past, their pain, and their cynicism, to accept the grace and love of God. The listener is made aware that empowerment and life-long enrichment is a gift offered and that their opportunity is acceptance.
IMAGINATIVE RECREATION – PROPHETIC RE-EDUCATION
Kim feels that much of the irrelevancy in the church is a result of misguided gifts that ultimately dictate a class of behavior that misrepresents true Christianity.
Kim believes that the re-education of the church is vital. However, his strategy of re-education is bold and appealing. He has sought to break the power of religious control by recreating instead of re-educating.
This is done by presenting something more appealing to the audience than the accepted sermon format of solemn charging of oaths, which places the hearer under the constant reminder of his weaknesses and failures. DESTINY becomes the JOY that is set before them, rather than the curse that oftentimes becomes the focus of attention. Hebrews says that Christ endured because of the joy that was set before Him, even though he was aware of the fact of crucifixion and pain. The prophet has the ability to “set destiny before you” in the face of present pain and despair. The imagination plays a vital part in this and once awakened to good and not evil, it could guide you with joy to your place of destiny.
The prophet carries certain aspects of future events as determined by God. He is a contradiction to present circumstances because of the foreknowledge/foresight that inspires him. He is merely a channel and is often unaware of the implications of the impression, but carries a certain burden until this is released, hence, the intense disposition that often surrounds him. His words always bring hope and enrichment to an individual, community, and people.