God's Truth 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.

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