God's Truth In Love

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 10

In Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Christianity, Exhortation, Fruits of the Holy Spirit, 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 August 9, 2014 at 11:48 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.

Righteousness and peace are interdependent Ps. 85:10. “The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.” Isaiah 32:17 (NKJV)

Prophets are adamant about the need for mankind’s redemption. Without redemption, there is no hope for mankind. People need redemption both in this life and redemption in the next, when all people shall stand before God’s throne of judgment.

We find with the prophets that despite their inner identification with God they are not always ready to accept Divine judgment as final. They often attempt to plead and intercede before God for the people. They might even complain about God’s way of doing things in a particular circumstance. However, once God acts and the affliction, scourge, or punishment begins the prophets are neither crushed nor aggrieved.

The state of feeling perplexed is not foreign to the prophets. Their experience and observation has brought them to a rather haunting awareness; the Truths of what they are called to proclaim they often find difficult to sustain.

The prophets are also perplexed at the power, impact, and work of God; the voice of God is so clear to them yet, seems to remain unnoticed by most people. The prophets are set on fire by the Word of God yet the people are not. For the prophets human situations and circumstances can only be understood in combination with God and what God is doing yet not so for the people. To the prophets God and/or His Truths can be seen in everything yet not true for the people. The prophets view, experience, and interact with life differently than most people, which leads to both a closeness to God and a barrier with their fellow mankind.

There are two absolute facts about the life of a true prophet. 1 – God sought them, they are chosen by God and God’s Word is so clear to them. 2 – People will reject and to some degree fear the prophet because God’s Word through them is incomprehensible to them.

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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