Friday, May 13, 2022

Prophet

 

Kindred, 


A prophet is an inspired teacher that speaks the will of the Lord and foretells the Truth - no matter how painful.


Even though the truth transcends boundaries (politics, race, gender, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation), many are not prepared to hear it from the seers and definitely not the Truth from the prophets.


"They say to the seers, 'See no more visions!' and to the prophets, 'Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.'"

                                        - Isaiah 30:10 


Unfortunately, because people do not want to hear anything contrary to their wishes, many do not hear or recognize true seers and prophets, only the false ones seeing grandiose illusions; telling them what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.  


Moreover, most do not recognize any prophets after Jesus Christ in Christianity and the prophet Muhammad in Islam; not even the minor ones, though scripture presumes that there will be seers and prophets throughout time.  


“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.”                   

                                                - Joel 2:28


What is worse, many around the world will not hear our daughter prophets, because girls are rarely heard and seen for who they truly are.


To preempt the problems of prophecy illusions after Jesus Christ, Saint Matthew stated, 


“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”

                                    - Matthew 24:24



But he never imagined that Christians would not recognize any prophets after Christ, only seers not speaking the Word.  


Today, we are so rooted in the politics of Caesar, the realities of power that we fail to root ourselves first in the Holy Spirit;


We fail to recognize the inspired teacher that speaks the will of the Lord and foretells the Truth - no matter how painful.  





Note: The purpose of a prophet is to inspire deeper connections to the Lord and bring the lost back to the Lord*.



* “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



  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...