God's Truth 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.

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