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The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 7

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Throughout this series if the solitary word prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

God will often use the prophet’s life experiences to help the prophet share pathos with the Divine and thus understand the heart of God in a greater way. An example of this would be Hosea the prophet’s marriage to Gomer, the lady, let us just say, of less than a stellar reputation who caused Hosea much grief during their marriage. God is not beyond placing the prophet in difficult relationships and circumstances.

The prophet however, is also difficult to live with at times. The prophet’s standards are extremely high, his or her spiritual stature can be too much for people sometimes, and their concerns too intense for people to understand. This makes life difficult for the family, friends, and associates of the prophet, just as it makes life equally difficult for the prophet himself, or the prophetess herself, at various times in life. For the prophet this can lead to aloneness, even in a crowd, and if that aloneness is not managed properly, it can lead to loneliness. It takes a special, divinely selected person to be married to, or the friend of, a prophet.

A reader pointed out something that I wrote in part four of this series, which prompted me to bring some added clarity to my remarks. What I wrote was, "The predications of the prophet can always be proven wrong by a change brought about in man conduct."

The reader went on to state in their comments, “This hadn’t really occurred to me. I thought that prophecy had to come true. I didn’t think about the purpose behind the message – leading people to change.”

I would like to add a bit more clarity to my previous statement. In so doing, it is important to remember that my various comments throughout this series are merely that, various aspects of a huge topic; they are not meant to be an exhaustive explanation of prophets and prophecy. You would have to understand a good bit about prophecy and how it works to understand my previous remark but I will try to give a basic explanation that should help readers understand in a greater capacity.

You have to consider the context of a prophecy and the form of the prophecy being given. There are some prophecies that will come to pass regardless and there are some that do not have to, or cannot come to pass based on how the people respond to the Word of God.

In the Bible, you will often hear God say to His people, if you do this then this will happen, if you will go or do this or that then I will do this for you or I will make this happen. God’s promises, found in the Word of God are much the same way in that they often are contingent upon an “if” that God has put into place. Those ifs are our invitation from Almighty God to subject our freewill to His Will. God communicates with His people in a similar fashion in some forms of prophecy.

If the prophecy is a conditional prophecy where God is commanding change, if the people will respond and change their course of action or behavior a prophecy regarding what will happen if they do not does not have to come to pass.

If it is a prophecy of God’s Will for the person or group, if people choose to respond to God and act then a prophecy can come to pass but if they choose not to act then a prophecy cannot come to pass.

I do hope this helps to bring more clarity to my previous statement about the ability for a prophet’s prophecies to be proven wrong, (adverted or missed out on) based on the conduct of the people. My statement was primarily meant to help people understand that what they perceive as a prophet being proven wrong or their prophecies failing is often the result of God’s actions due to the response of the people, or lack of response from the people, to the prophecy.

I wish to remind the readers that these are not simply my own beliefs this series is a collection of agreed upon beliefs by many respected servants of God, highly versed in this topic.

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.

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The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 6

In Agape Love, Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Christian Living, Encouragement, End Times, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Godly Counsel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on July 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Throughout this series if the solitary word prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

The prophet or prophetess is often viewed as some impersonal reproducer of the God inspired message but in actuality, they participate in the act and personally respond to the message that is being communicated by God. Prophets are not mere mouthpieces they are people. They are not just instruments, but vessels used of God, vessels with a hearts and emotions both of which are effected by what they hear and see.

For the prophet the overwhelming impact of the Divine Pathos upon their mind and heart can grip their personality in such depth that it seems at times to almost completely absorb them. There is an unrelieved distress to some degree that comes from involvement with conveying the Word of God. Therefore, the prophet should not be thought of as someone who must be dispassionate in order to be effective.

For the prophet the focal point for their understanding of God is God’s Word and their experience with God. The prophet or prophetess not only lives his or her personal life, they also live God’s life insomuch as they hear God’s voice and feel His heart. The prophet tries to impart the Pathos and Rhema Word of God together with the Logos Word of God. At times the prophet’s soul overflows, thus he or she speaks as they do out of the richness of their sympathy with God and the people.

If there is a disagreement between God or God’s Truth and man the prophet will always take God’s side, thus the results at times can be little understanding from the prophet for the weakness of man. The prophet shares an emotional solidarity with God.

The prophet shares God’s heart in reconciling the tenderness of Divine love with Divine punishment or justice. Love does not ignore evil, sin, and wickedness. The Lord Jesus loves His people but He also has a passionate love for right, justice, and holiness and a burning hatred for wrong, injustice and ungodliness. Hence, we see the prophet exhibit similar feelings that must be controlled and regulated according to Christian agape love and in balance with the Will of God.

I wish to remind the readers that these are not simply my own beliefs this series is a collection of agreed upon beliefs by many respected servants of God, highly versed in this topic.

 

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 5

In Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, End Times, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Godly Counsel, Holy Spirit, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on July 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

Throughout this series if the solitary word prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

I have had a couple of inquires about the boldness of prophets, their actions, and reactions, therefore, I have woven my responses throughout this piece.

People may choose not to listen to or respond favorably to a prophet’s admonitions, yet, they cannot remain indifferent to the prophet’s existence because God has provided them with the understanding that a prophet has been among them, Ezek. 3:27. People respond when the Spirit of God speaks the Will of God through the Prophet of God and the power of God is thus present therefore one way or another people cannot help but respond to Him, meaning God through the prophet.

The prophet is considered a servant, a watchman, a messenger of God, one who warns the people, as well as an assayer (one who analyzes, discerns or judges) and tester of people’s ways. The prophet’s words and actions continually reflect his or her calling and the gifts that accompany that calling. Prophets judge people or discern their actions from God’s point of view not their own. The prophet’s is endowed with the insight to say not that they approve or disapprove of a person’s actions but that God approves or disapproves of a person’s actions.

Prophets are bold and strong, even forceful most of the time but their hearts are never cruel toward the people. Their forcefulness is born out of compassion for the person’s wellbeing. Meekness is a trait that a prophet will have in some measure as it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit but the meekness is often not external but instead internal and is manifest by inner feelings of humility. The prophet’s meekness is an inner meekness not an outward display.

Society and societies conduct is the prophets main topic, followed by the church and the church’s conduct and relationship with the society that surrounds them. A prophet is a person struck by the Glory and Presence of God in both environments. The greatest ability of the prophet is his or her ability to hold God and mankind in a single thought.

Regarding apparent contradictions by prophets. Prophets deals with relations between God and man, where contradiction is inevitable. Conformity to earthly logical standards is not characteristic of a prophet’s conduct, thus the reason for apparent contradictions. Jesus often appeared to contradict Himself to those around Him, yet, His goal was to help people find their Divine balance based upon Divine perspective, which is the source of ALL TRUTH. The prophet’s main goal is to bring the world around to Divine focus.

I wish to remind the readers that these are not simply my own beliefs this series is a collection of agreed upon beliefs by many respected servants of God, highly versed in this topic.

 

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 4

In Apostasy, Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Christian Living, End Times, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Godly Counsel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on July 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Throughout this series if the solitary word prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

Continuing in this piece will be the exploration and attempted understanding of the prophet and how the prophet or prophetess’s mind, heart, and spirit functions. Through understanding the messengers, we see through the windowpanes of the temporal into the eternal.

Those endowed with prophetic sight and prophetic insight looks around at a world filled with people who appear blind to them. For someone who perceives the voice of God most of the world seems deaf.

The prophets come across as possessing the opinion that no amount of knowing is strong enough, no person is just, and no trust is complete because for them there is no middle of the road. There is no form of half way or approximate that works for the prophet. Therefore, to most individuals the prophet is strange and one-sided an unbearable extremist. Their continual challenge of mankind to straighten out their ways makes them appear to be extremist; yet, to them they are simply voicing the heart of God, which has existed since the fall in the Garden of Eden.

Interesting enough some will tell you a prophet should never be wrong. Simply not, true. The predications of the prophet can always be proven wrong by a change brought about in man conduct. If this were not so then there would be no need for the prophet to begin with. The very nature of their assignment is to provoke change in order that man will not suffer the consequences of his or her own actions.

It is an insult and mortification to real prophets that so many pretenders run about predicting prosperity, peace, offering cheerful words, shoring up self-reliance, all in the mist of sin, while the true prophet predicts the agony, destruction and disaster that sin inevitability generates.

What many people do not understand mainly because of the pretenders, the false prophets, who make being a prophet look so grand, is that being a true godly prophet is both a distinction and an affliction. For the true godly prophet his mission is both unpleasant to him and obnoxious to others. The prophets bear both reproach and scorn from the world and the religious church. In a most modern secular society, prophets can even be viewed as madmen and abnormal. Yes, they are abnormal if the measuring stick for normal is a sinful secular society. They face misery, being mocked, being persecuted, facing reproach, and dealing with loneliness. Yet, God has promised them protection in many ways.

Jeremiah 15:20–21 (NKJV)

20 And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall;

And they will fight against you,

But they shall not prevail against you;

For I am with you to save you

And deliver you,” says the LORD.

21 “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked,

And I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.”

Yes, the prophet may be a lonely person because he or she alienates the wicked, pious detractors, carnal believers, worldly and religious judges, and false prophets but that is what it means to be a prophet, one must challenge, defy, and cast out fear.

I wish to remind the readers that these are not simply my own beliefs this series is a collection of agreed upon beliefs by many respected servants of God, highly versed in this topic.

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 3

In Bible, Biblical Principles, Christian Living, Encouragement, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godly Counsel, Holy Spirit, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on July 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

Throughout this series if the solitary word prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

The prophet views injustice differently from most people. To the majority the solitary act of injustice is a slight injustice, this is not so for the prophet. For the prophet injustice, any injustice, is considered a threat to world as a whole and is a catastrophe. When injustice is manifest in falsehood, misery, hypocrisy, or outrage the impatience of the prophet becomes apparent to all who sees or hears him or her because the individual feels fiercely the wrath of God against ungodliness and sin. God hates injustice and the prophet hates injustice – intensely.

For the prophet he or she takes what they say so seriously that from their perspective, their life and soul are at stake due to what is going to happen with what he or she says. Those prophetic utterances are both urging and alarming, they are forcing people onward, and they carry a summons. The prophet’s language is often explosive, glowing, firm, harsh, compassionate, and fused with contradictions. Their apparent contradictions are more paradoxes than actual literal contradictions.

The prophet loves people but with a much deeper love than is common, a form of holy love. Therefore, the prophet is intent on intensifying responsibility, contemptuous of pretense and self-pity, along with being impatient with excuses. Their tone of voice is rarely sweet and caressing but instead it is often both consoling and disturbing. Their words can cut at the heart, sometimes horrify, and often are shocking to people when they expect to be edify through a kinder gentler means. Their mouths are a “sharp sword” they are a “polished arrow” from God (Isaiah 49:2) as they are an agent of Christ.

You may see life as tranquil but the prophet’s eyes see the world reeling in confusion. You may see the here and now the prophet sees a vision of an end. The prophet is human yet hears things others do not hear (the voice of God) and experiences things that defy understanding. The prophet’s words begin to prick where people’s conscience ends and thus they are viewed as someone who assaults the minds of people. The prophet destroys the false images people have erected in their minds. They challenge the religiously holy and religiously revered, exposing pretensions in religion. In so doing their words come across as stern, sour, and stinging yet, behind them is compassion and love for mankind. Why do they do this?

Exhortation is a prophet and prophetess’s prominent theme not mere prediction. Their ability to foretell is a sign of authority, yet his or her essential task is to declare the Word of God in the here and now. Prophets see the world from God’s point of view as transcendent not immanent truth. Their apparent exaggerations are simply a deeper penetration of truth – truth again, from God’s point of view, not the prophet’s. A prophet’s accusations are more easily understood when you evaluate them not through what man views as good but instead through what God views as holy.

I wish to remind the readers that these are not simply my own beliefs this series is a collection of agreed upon beliefs by many respected servants of God, highly versed in this topic.

 

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 2

In Apostasy, Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Christian Living, End Times, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Godly Counsel, Jesus, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on July 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Throughout this series if the solitary word Prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

For some people discussions can be indifferent intellectual arguments but not for the prophet. This type of attitude actually frightens the prophet because he or she realizes that people may be dying spiritually, mentally, emotionally, or even physically and not even be aware they are dying or at best they are surviving yet refuse to use their god given abilities to the fullest.

To these types of people view, a prophet’s words as onslaughts that dash illusions of false security. The prophet questions their prudence and impartiality. Continually the prophet seems to be a source of challenging evasions upon the life they wish to remain in and enjoy. The prophet seeks to call faith to account.

You cannot understand a prophet unless you attempt to think with a prophet’s mind – with their concerns and their heart. If the prophet’s concerns do not pain us, exalt us, or strike at us, we do not really sense what they are sensing. The prophet starts a message with doom but ends with hope showing the path to redemption.

Prophecy is a construal of a moment in time; it is a divine understanding of a human condition or situation. Prophecy is an explanation, interpretation, or exegesis from the Divine perspective. Prophecy is not only a way of thinking it is a way of living. The prophet has said no to his or her society, condemning its syncretism, postulations, complacency, rebelliousness, and habits.

The prophet is often compelled to proclaim the opposite of what his or her heart expected. The prophet’s basic purpose is to assist reconciliation between man and God. Man needs that reconciliation when man’s false sense of sovereignty, aggressive and extensive pride, along with his abuse of freedom has led him away from God.

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 1

In Apostasy, Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Christian, Christian Living, Christianity, End Times, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on July 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Throughout this series if the solitary word Prophet is used it is meant to include both the male prophet and the female prophetess whose roles as mouthpieces for God are interchangeable.

Prophets/Prophetesses have been referred to as “the most disturbing people who ever lived.”

They challenge people’s thinking, their ideas, their beliefs, and especially their morality, which makes people extremely uncomfortable. Their boldness, under the power of the Spirit of God, scares people at worst and intimidates them at best. These are the people whose image is our refuse in distress and the people whose voices and visions sustain our faith as God shows through them. They constantly call into question whether or not God’s Standard is being upheld. These qualities disturb people and thus cause people to view them as “the most disturbing people who ever lived.”

The Prophet/Prophetess lives with a form of awareness that he or she possesses facts that have not derived from their own mind. Facts that have come from God Himself through Divine revelation, a means of direct communication from God, which can include but is not limited to Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom.

A prophet’s explanation for a situation defies pan-theology and pan-psychology. Their explanation calls upon God-theology and God-psychology to deal with the circumstances in a godly manner based upon the Word of God, whether Logos or Rhema, nothing more and nothing less will do for the prophet.

Prophets are not just prophets they might also be a statesman (political leader), an activist, a poet, a preachers, the social critic, the patriot, or the moralist.

The following are very basic definitions of what a “prophet” and “prophetess” are as found in the Hebrew Language of the Old Testament and the Greek Language of the New Testament.

Prophet –

5030. נָבִיא nâbı̂y˒, naw-bee’; from 5012; a prophet or (gen.) inspired man:— prophecy, that prophesy, prophet.

5012. נָבָא nâbâ˒, naw-baw’; a prim. root; to prophesy, i.e. speak (or sing) by inspiration (in prediction or simple discourse):— prophesy (-ing), make self a prophet.

Prophetess –

4398. προφῆτις prŏphētis, prof-ay´-tis; fem. of 4396; a female foreteller or an inspired woman:— prophetess.

4396. προφήτης prŏphētēs, prof-ay´-tace; from a compound of 4253 and 5346; a foreteller (“prophet”); by anal. an inspired speaker; by extens. a poet:— prophet.

4253. πρό prŏ, prŏ; a primary prep.; “fore”, i.e. in front of, prior (fig. superior) to:— above, ago, before, or ever. In composition it retains the same significations.

5346. φημί phēmi, fay-mee´; prop. the same as the base of 5457 and 5316; to show or make known one’s thoughts, i.e. speak or say:— affirm, say. comp. 3004.

The prophet’s or prophetess’s awareness of God, God’s Will, the mind of God, and the heart of God cannot be fully explained or their consciousness fully comprehended but we can attempt to understand it to some degree. Therefore, the goal through this series will be to try to grasp to some degree what it is like to feel, think, act, and respond as a prophet/prophetess.

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till 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; 14that 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, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from 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.