Friday, May 13, 2022

Prophet Unheard

 

Kindred,


Because of free will and the tragedies in life, some believe that the Lord has a laissez faire attitude towards humanity, but this belief is not entirely accurate.  


Yes, we are given free will, but it does not mean we are free from the laws and commandments of the Lord.


And though we question how the Lord can let tragedies befall us, most tragedies are caused by man in crimes against humanity.  


Tragedies, much like death, are a part of life.  


No one lives forever and no one lives without tragedy.  


However, not all tragedies need to happen.  


It is in disobedience that the sinners, the haters cause harm and set forth the dominoes of tragedies in motion.  


This happens when people do not recognize the Holy Spirit in our lives, then try to make the world into our own image, the perfect way of man, instead of the holy Way of the Lord.


Our desire for perfection is not the messy reality of life and is not the same as the purpose and service for the Lord.


At no time, is the Lord ambivalent to humanity.  


".…Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 


Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 


Are you not of more value than the birds?"

                                    - Matthew 6: 25-26


The Lord cares for humanity.

                                         

Just because some are ambivalent to the Lord and do not recognize the Holy Spirit in their daily life or within our persons, does not mean the Lord is the same.


Some act like when there is no one around, there is no one around, including the Holy Spirit.


Is the Holy Spirit around when no one is around?  


"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? 


You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 


Therefore honor God with your bodies."

                             - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20


It means if you let go of hate and misconceptions, and receive the Holy Spirit and let the Spirit inspire you, you will know the Lord's love and purpose for you. 


Furthermore, the Lord speaks directly to us through the prophets.  


“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.”

                                               - Amos 3:7


Therefore, the Lord is proactive in the lives of people and humanity and reveals what will happen to his servants, the prophets.  


The only problem is that we no longer recognize the prophets, true prophets, servants of the Lord and theTruth and revealers of the Holy Way.


“Yet He sent prophets to them, to bring them back to the LORD; and they testified against them, but they would not listen.”   

                            - 2 Chronicles 24:19


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