God's Truth 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.

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