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Demontae Edmonds: "A Word to the Five Fold & Governmental Churches"

Demontae Edmonds, Atlanta, GA
Mar 29, 2024


[Editor's Note: Below are the two prophetic words Demontae shared during his recent interview on ElijahStreams. We encourage you to read through them and watch the episode here.]

The following prophetic word was released on March 19, 2024:

A Word to the Five Fold

Dear Believers,

God had me pray recently for the strengthening of the Body of Christ and elevation of the five-fold ministry gifts. God began to download prophetic words and decrees to release over each of the ministry offices.

As God moves us closer to the promised and prophesied next wave of great outpouring and the apostolic move of God in the earth, the alignment of the ascension gifts – with the plans and purposes of God – is of great necessity.

"And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11–12)

The Apostle

The Lord says, "I will grant unto My servants the tools to build. I call these ones My builders. I will teach them how to build not from a place of domination, control, and intimidation, but from humility and servanthood."

The Lord says, "I will take them by the rough path and the rough way. Many will throw up their hands and say, 'God, why me? Why did You call me to such a ministry?'"

The Lord says, "Because I'm teaching you how to build – sometimes with little help, little resources, and little support. You will learn to build by My supernatural wisdom and My supernatural faith.

"I'm sending you sons and daughters who have been wounded, disappointed, and broken. Taking you by the rough way will allow My Spirit to create a deep well of compassion for those that are broken. You will comfort these leaders that I send your way with the same comfort that I have given you (2 Corinthians 1:4).

"As I enlarge your wisdom and faith, resources [and] support will be released to you at the appointed time. Apostolic finances will be released to you at the appointed time. As you are led by My Spirit, you will mobilize the army of God."

God says, "I'm giving My apostles a greater revelation of Me through open visions and heavenly encounters that will cause them to see and hear into My plans and purposes from a higher realm. I will show you how to not only build but to mobilize and equip the end time army of God.

"Those that align with My heart and vision for mankind will receive an increased supernatural grace for signs and wonders. They will not only give proof of My Son's resurrection, they will lend credence to the divine mandate that I have placed upon their lives to equip, unite, and mobilize the Body of Christ.

"I call you to delegate authority. I call you to delegate who will stand in positions of influence within the world systems. I call you to delegate for My vision of a great harvest of souls."

The Prophet

The Lord says, "These are My precious jewels and precious gems. I have seen the plots and schemes of the enemy to weaken and corrupt this ministry office. I shall raise up a new standard in the prophetic office and prophetic role, those who have stayed in the wilderness and stayed in the time of being processed by My Spirit until the time of their unveiling.

"Many have allowed their gifts to take them where their character could not sustain them. Even as John the Baptist was in the desert places until the time of his revealing (Luke 1:80), I will reserve unto Myself those who will humbly submit to My inner workings in them before they allow man or ambition to put them in the forefront.

"They will be My prophetic people who will not only have a great display of gifting and accuracy, but walk in humility and love. They will speak the truth in love to powers, systems, and seats of authority. It will be the love and fear of the Lord that will turn the hearts of men and leaders to repent.

"I'm raising up prophets who will live a lifestyle of holiness to call My people back into a place of consecration and seeking My face. The prophets shall be the ones that do not draw men unto themselves, but teach them to hear from God for their own lives, their own families, and their own ministries. (Photo via Wallpaper Flare)

"Unusual accuracy will begin to flow through the mantles of many prophets that will even baffle the psychics and soothsayers. Things hidden from the kingdom of darkness and occult realm will be made known to the eagle-eyed prophets and strong seers. This will grab the attention of those even in the secular arena, who will know that the God of Heaven has the answers they need."

God says, "Many of My prophets desire to soar like eagles, but their wings have been clipped. Many have been rejected, misunderstood, and unfathered. By divine revelation, I'm making known to you the apostolic leaders and spiritual fathers/mothers that you are to align with in this hour that will not only help sharpen your divine abilities, but bring healing to your wounded hearts. They will speak life into you that will cause you to soar again and see beyond your present circumstances and frustrations."

The Lord says, "I'm placing prophets in the marketplace, in the business arenas, in the government, in the school systems, in the courtrooms, and in the media. They will be My secret and strategic weapons to bring change into places where My name is not named."

The Evangelist

The Lord says, "There was a day when the evangelist was My bread and butter. Many people have neglected this calling on their lives and stepped falsely into other offices. I'm RECALLING many of My servants, who are trying to operate as prophets and pastors, to their true and original calling. I will begin to make them feel uncomfortable and uneasy in their roles until they embrace the true calling upon their lives.

"I will speak to them through dreams and visions about going outside of the four walls of the church. I will speak to them about reaching the unchurched, lost, and dying. As they realign themselves with My true heart's intent for them, they will begin to reap fruit and a harvest they have never experienced before."

In a vision, I saw a man with a cluster of grapes in his hand. He looked at it and was amazed. Then the Lord said, "Many of My servants, when they embrace their calling, will reap so much fruit it will amaze them. They will know that My hand is upon them to plunder Hell."

God says, "I have a treasure chest reserved for My soul winners. It is filled with creative ideas and strategies to win souls, to win backsliders, to convince the atheist of My love, and to melt hard hearts with My goodness. I will download dramas, skits, movies, blogs, messages, campaigns, and other such creative ideas that will be anointed by My Spirit as evangelistic tools."

God says, "Great miracles will happen in the streets and marketplace through My soul winners. I will give them a fire not only to win souls, but to stir up that same passion and zeal within the churches. No longer will I allow My soul winners to be boxed in, stagnate, and placed on the sidelines. I'm sending a fresh wind to many of the God-called evangelists in this season. They shall learn how to work with the pastors and churches to bring in the harvest together."

The Pastor

The Lord says, "Many of My pastors are wounded warriors who continue to serve on the front lines. I have seen your labor of love, I have seen your sacrifices, I have seen your faithfulness, and I have seen your brokenness. There is healing balm extending from My hand to bring healing to your hearts and restoration to your souls. Even as you experience My healing power, it will free you from bondages that have held you captive.

"You will no longer preach liberty to the people and be bound yourself. I decree, even as you are made whole, a new liberty and freedom shall flow to your congregations, releasing a new joy, peace, and unity."

The Lord says, "I shall teach you how to pastor – just not out of your own ability and compassion but My divine grace. Remember that I have spoken, '...My yoke is easy and My burden is light' (Matthew 11:30)."

The Lord says, "I'm releasing a revelation of community to pastors. They will grab hold of the vision to work with other pastors and leaders to bring change into their local communities. There will be a stronger teaching on this grace and anointing to shepherd that will unlock many pastors who have been taught to wait for a pulpit or pastor vacancy to open up. (Photo via Unsplash)

"The pastoral grace will flow through the lives of those who disciple cell groups, pastors in schools, pastors in the prison systems, and pastors in the military. No longer will one wait ten to twenty years for a pastoral job to open up, but they will begin to shepherd those that are broken and in need of direction and counsel right in their communities. For many people, the revelation of who a pastor is won't be about title, but deed."

There is a special grace being released to many people to shepherd the next generation – a grace for youths who have come from fractured homes and families, and will feel free to be transparent and vulnerable with those who have that special grace.

For some of these people, being a pastor to youths is not about age or youthfulness, but about the supernatural grace upon their lives. Even into their older years, this grace will still be present to reach the next generation. And do not view being a youth pastor as just a stepping stone into being a senior pastor; for some of you, it is where your grace will function the strongest and bear the most fruit.

The Teacher

The Lord says, "These are those people that have the Word of God hidden deeply in their hearts. I will cause My teachers to not only be able to rightly divide the Word through careful study and prayer, but to teach under a spirit of revelation."

The Lord says, "I will raise up those teachers who shall be so anointed with the spirit of revelation that they will excavate Scriptures and pull out nuggets hidden for such a time as this. Many people will say, 'It's been there the whole time in the Word of God and I have never seen it that way before!'

"These will be supernatural keys needed to appropriate the wealth of Heaven. As the prophets are being used to prophesy the 'next' and the unfolding plan of God, My teachers will be those who build up Believers through the Word of God to be able to walk into the fullness of God.

"There will be those teachers who will be gifted to teach heavily in one or two special areas of the Kingdom of God. Some will be gifted specifically to teach on the plan of salvation. Some will be gifted to teach on finances. Some will be gifted to teach on matters of the heart. I will give these teachers special signs and grace to accompany the teaching of the Word.

"Have I not said in My Word that My Word shall not return void (Isaiah 55:11)? My Body will not be weak in one area and strong in another. I'm raising up teachers who shall expound upon the full counsel of God so that healing, prosperity, and maturity would be within My Body.

"Search it out," says the Spirit of the Lord. "For I shall bring dreams in the night and visions in symbolic language of those things that I would have My teachers teach. As you search out the symbols and metaphors in these dreams and visions, they will align perfectly with My Word.

"These teachings will be exactly what My Body needs at the time that I give these divine revelations. You will no longer teach only from the Logos of the Word, but behold, open your heart unto Me and I will give you a living word – a rhema word – to teach from," says the Lord.

"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little." (Isaiah 28:10)


Lord, lead Your leaders into Your perfect truth. God, give us a new love for Jesus Christ that will cause us to walk in a greater degree of our God-given identity. Father, touch our hearts so that we hunger and thirst to walk in the fullness of what You have designed for Your Believers. Lord, strengthen Your leadership, that they will do ten times more for You in this season.

We ask You, in Jesus Christ's name, for a fresh revelation and fresh anointing, that we may fulfill Your will in this hour.

The following prophetic word was released on March 18, 2024:

Governmental Churches, Arise and Conquer!

During a prayer time with my wife, God had us pray for "governmental churches" in different regions.

A governmental church is one that God raises up with a certain level of influence – spiritually, culturally, and socially – within a region or territory. The word governmental does not denote involvement in politics, but rather the capability of a church body to bring influence and transformation into a region. A small city may only have one of these types of ministries present. A larger region may have multiple of these types of ministries; each has a distinct assignment, anointing, and grace.

I took out my notebook and began to analyze several regions in different states and the "governmental churches" that God has raised up in those territories. I wrote down things about each of these churches and noticed they all had characteristics that were similar, which I will share, as well as one thing that the Lord actually gave me in prayer:

Ten Common Attributes of Governmental Churches

1. They have strong apostolic leadership with a regional mantle, OR a strong plurality of elders whose graces working together are apostolic in function. (Photo via Creative Commons)

2. God sends an unusual number of individuals, who are called to the five-fold ministry, to these types of ministries. Governmental churches are implicitly or by de facto training centers.

3. They operate with a spirit of excellence and a spirit of honor that gains them respect within their communities.

4. Due to their tangible fruitfulness and honor, they have influence upon at least ten other ministries within their regions. They either cover these ministries directly or indirectly. These ministries look up to them for guidance, revelation, or mentorship. Often, these other ministries may actually be branches or plants from a mother church body.

5. The membership or partnership of these local assemblies usually exceed at least 500 members. More people allow any institution to exercise more influence. This is a reason why accumulating more names on a petition matter, more votes matter, and the ability to gather large groups for a protest matter. More people allow for more influence in the natural realm.

6. The local assembly has strong ties that reach into the local community. Often, they have inroads with the City Council and/or other institutions such as the Board of Education, Office of Public Safety, etc.

7. These assemblies, over time, help to influence and create the culture of the Church, or rather the expression of the Kingdom within a territory. In many regions, you can point to one church that has been primarily responsible for shifting the spiritual climate, understanding, and operation within that region. These ministries have longevity (fifteen plus years), which allows them to see progressive and sustainable change within a region.

8. They are often "sending churches," meaning there are often many pastors or senior leaders produced from these houses that are commissioned to start their own works, churches, or para-church ministries.

9. Apostolic resources and finances flow into these ministries, which allow them to accomplish great projects, initiatives, and outreaches.

10. The Lord said to me in prayer, "Governmental churches are more susceptible to scandal because the enemy knows they are on the frontlines!" WOW! I thought about major scandals that had impacted regions negatively. The most well-known and memorable ones sadly have happened at these types of ministries. The enemy sees these ministries as threats! He sends his regional powers against them. A scandal that breaks here has more widespread impact. We must pray for these regional "pillar" churches.

One pitfall of governmental churches is that once they have achieved a certain level of success, they often diminish in prayer and become overly dependent upon "systems." This is an ERROR. Systems are needed, but God did not say that His house should be called a "house of systems," but rather a "house of prayer" (Mark 11:17; Isaiah 56:7).

Five Powerful Prayers for Governmental Churches

Please pray these five powerful prayers for governmental churches across the USA and around the world:

1. Father, in Jesus' name we pray that You would anoint apostolic vessels who have a heart for reformation and transformation within their communities to build governmental ministry centers of excellence.

2. Father, in Jesus' name we pray that governmental churches would understand their specific regional assignments and have supernatural grace from Heaven to carry out their mission.

3. Father, in Jesus' name we ask that You would send gifted destiny helpers and strong intercessors to help the leadership of these governmental houses to fulfill the vision of God and enlarge godly influence within the nation.

4. Father, in Jesus' name we pray that the fear of the Lord and the Spirit of holiness would pervade these ministries and protect them from scandal and demonic infiltration.

5. Father, in Jesus' name we pray that apostolic resources, finances, and wisdom would be released to give provision for the vision.



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Demontae Edmonds
Freedom 4 the Nations


Demontae Edmonds is the founder of Freedom 4 the Nations, host of "This is Freedom" podcast on Charisma Podcast Network, and host of Atlanta's "Highways" TV program. He travels the nations preaching the Gospel with notable signs, wonders, and miracles. His heart is to share the reality of Jesus Christ with the world through demonstrations of the Holy Spirit's power and presence. He has authored the books "Grab Hold of Your Miracle," "Discerning of Spirits: 7 Dimensions of Revelation," and "The Supernatural Gift of Faith."


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