One of the things that mark God's spirit resting upon someone is their ability to lend their lips to the Lord such that they become His representative releasing His words on earth. Numbers 11:25 reveals what happens when God's spirit rests upon a person.
Then the Lord came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy elders; and it happened, when the Spirit rested upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so again.
The Hebrew word for prophesy in this scripture is "Naba." It means to speak, prophesy or sing under inspiration. To speak or sing under the influence of a spirit; to be a prophet.
You can recognize a mouthpiece for God by observing God's spirit resting upon a person. One of the signs is they prophesy.
Each of these men except for Moses only yielded themselves once. In the New Testament the Holy Spirit does an inward work and there is an outward (Spirit baptism, fully covers, comes and rests upon them) work. There are gifts with Him too enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
The gift of prophecy given by the Holy Spirit is for edification, exhortation and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). The office of prophet was a gift given by Jesus to work with four other gifts (Ephesians 4:7). It functions....
...very similar to the Old Testament prophet as it is governmental gift. It functioned and shared God's thoughts with religious leaders, kings, and the people of a nation. In the New Testament we see the prophet teamed with the apostle and together they addressed civil leaders much like was modeled in the Old Testament (Acts 13, 15:32, 16:19). Ephesians 4:11-16 reveals the primary purpose God gave this gift.
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
Recognize that the gift of prophet works with the other four gifts. Each of these gifts displays an aspect of Christ's love, character, nature and divine abilities. Each one is required for the fullness of God to be displayed. Each one is required for the Church to come to maturity.
I am praying that we'd see the full maturation of all the gifts God gave that He might receive a Church, representing Him, without spot, wrinkle or blemish. How about you? Will you join me in that prayer?
What if God puts His finger on you? Would you be willing to receive His gift and lend your lips to His?