This principle is clearly taught in the Bible. The widow of Zarephath received Elijah as a prophet, because he was a prophet; otherwise she would likely have refused to extend to him the hospitality he requested of her (1 Kings 17:9–16). And as a reward for her kindness to him, she received from God an ample supply of food during a drought. And later on, Elijah revived her son from the dead and restored him to life (1 Kings 17:16-23).
The same was true of the Shunammite woman who received Elisha into her home. For she said to her husband, “Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly. Please, let us make a small upper room on the wall; and let us put a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; so it will be, whenever he comes to us, he can turn in there” (2 Kings 4:8–10). For her kindness, God rewarded her by giving her a son for she was barren. And that son was also raised back to life after he got sick and died (2 Kings 4:16, 17, 34–37).
We see in this critical verse of scripture given by our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus that there is a reward associated with the office of the Prophet of God and in the case of both Elijah and Elisha when the widow of Zarephath received Elijah and the Shunammite women received Elisha both women received their sons back from the dead. Jesus, the great Prophet of God brings us back to life in our Spirit which He joins with His Holy Spirit when we are born again, and Jesus will raise our physical bodies back to life on His second coming to planet earth.
Apostle Jane teaches us that we have several examples of people being blessed, rewarded and advanced because they received a prophet or a prophetic message. In all examples in the Bible the receiving was not a passive response of hearing a word and hoping something good would happen, but rather one that required active alignment, an expectant attitude and corresponding action. The Prophet’s Reward released rapid fulfillment of the things God had promised. In most cases, the prophecy was fulfilled almost instantly, without delay. The Prophet’s Reward brings an acceleration of the process of divine fulfillment.