This article critically addressed various aspects of prophetic ministry and its impact on public
life, especially within the context of the global village. Prophetic ministry was shaped by Jesus’
prophetic role in his own ministry, which was portrayed in language by Luke, who wrote that
Jesus began his ministry by saying: ‘The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed
me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to captives, and
recovery of sight to blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed’ (Lk 4:18). These words open up a way of challenging ministers in engaging in prophetic ministry in the public arena. Prophets always address injustices that isolate and destroy God’s image in others. In other words, the role of prophetic ministry becomes an important element that needs to be addressed, especially with regard to the economic structures that oppress the poor in the global village of today. This kind of ministry also focuses on the often unheard voice of the oppressed. Finally, the main question that this article posed was whether prophets can play an important role in today’s community.