God's Truth In Love

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 1

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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.

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.

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