God's Truth In Love

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 13

In Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Christianity, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Godly Counsel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Persecution, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Fruit, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on August 20, 2014 at 11:59 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 present and represent a Holy God, a God who put in place and defined all the virtues we would like to see in people. Holiness originated with God, comes from God, and is imparted to mankind by God through the surrender of self-will.

Despite all the fear the wrath of God brings to people, the prophet is not crushed or shaken in his or her understanding of God and trust in God. To the prophet what is Divine is never strange, odd, or weird. Amazingly, the prophet can convert fear, shock, or terror into a song of praise, for the prophet sees that when the Lord smites He is often both smiting and healing (Isa. 19:22 and Hos.6:1). People look at their lives, the problems they are in, and rail against or complain to God, the prophet looks at the problems and recognizes that God is disciplining because someone refuses to change, to obey, to surrender their self-will.

Hosea 6:1 (AV – KJV)

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

Isaiah 19:22 (AV – KJV)

And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.

When it comes to injustice or sin done against a person the prophet internally suffers those harms done to another in their own self, they so identify and empathize with the injured that it seems to them that they too are the injured party or prey. This is an aspect of the ‘anger of God’ that they carry in their spirits – the end to indifference.

Exodus 22:21 (NKJV)

“You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

“The man who is angry at the right things and with the right people and further, as he ought, when he ought, and as long as he ought, is praised.” – Nicomachean Ethics – This is not someone or something I would read or recommend, as philosophy cannot be reconciled with Scripture but this particular quote is fitting as it support Scripture’s views on righteous anger or righteous indignation.

“Severity must tame whom love cannot win.” – Abraham Heschel

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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