God's Truth In Love

The Pesty Moralist – The Prophet / Part 14

In Bible, Biblical Principles, Chrisitan Lifestyle, Exhortation, God, God's Voice, Godliness, Godly Counsel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Prayer, Prophecy, Prophet, Prophetess, Remnant, Revival, Rhema Words, Spiritual Activism, Spiritual Activists, Spiritual Remnant, Truth, Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 at 4:03 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.

It should be noted that in prophets the gift of prophecy and the gift of exhortation are typically present, along with Words of Knowledge, which is a form or aspect of prophecy and Words of Wisdom, which is a form or aspect of exhortation. In addition, keep in mind the gift of prophecy is not merely about foretelling the future. Today it operates most often in different areas; say approximately, 80% in various means of operation and perhaps 20% in foretelling. We must always keep in mind that prophets today are not exactly the same as the ancient biblical prophets.

When the prophet is prophesying or exhorting, to those listening the words of the prophet can sound like a roar in the ears of the hearers. In some cases, the prophet may appear in somewhat of a state of frenzy, given to excessive emotionalism but for the prophet in these moments, in their mind and heart, he or she seems to be showing restraint in their view as they are trying to communicate the emotions of the Almighty in the meager idiom of man.

The words of the prophet are not meant to be bitter, though often mistaken as such, nor is the prophet attempting to make the people fearful or excessively alarmed. The prophet is reaching inward, to the spirit and soul, when communicating with the people, attempting to make an inner impact on the hearer. The prophet is merely doing what is necessarily to honor God’s purpose for them. One must never forget that the prophet’s purpose is to be used of God as a voice that moves people to repent, to convert or renew the inner man, to revive devotion to Christ, to love God, self, and/or each other, and to bring reconciliation between Jesus and the hearer.

When examining the intensity and emotions of the prophet, one must keep in mind that the prophet has contained within his or her spirit the love of God and the anger of God, both there, enraptured or en-fevered. The prophet lives in that divine space between divine patience and divine indignation. The infilling of God’s thoughts, emotions, and words creates intense emotion[s] for the prophet especially during the receiving of a Word and/or vision, for they are being moved by God Himself to understand how God views a situation. This causes the excessive passion, perhaps what appears to be nervous energy, superior vigor, amplified strength, increased expression or motor activity, et cetera that one witnesses.

Man often views the anger of God in such a way that it incites fear of pain. However, to God the anger is the pain. Prophets try to express what that anger means but doing so is very difficult – the sorrow, the disillusionment, and the disappointment caused to God by His creation’s (people’s) disloyalty.

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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