Sunday Rest and Reflection:True Prophets!
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ is the Truth and the last Word from God! Jesus is a prophet as well as a priest and our King! He is worthy of all worship and praise and worthy to be listened to because He is a true prophet–He has spoken the eternal word of God and is that Word made flesh! (John 1:14) We come together each week to honor Jesus Christ and listen to His word speak into our lives. Listen to Him and be saved and encouraged today!
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.” (Hebrews 1:1-3a)
God has placed various gifts in the body of Christ and gives manifestations of the Spirit to different members of the church. He does this as He wills for the common good of His church. (1st Corinthians 12:1-7) We don’t choose to use these manifestations or make them happen. We can only cooperate with His Spirit and speak at His direction the words He gives us. Some have a stronger manifestation of this gift and are appointed as “prophets”.
Prophets are gift people to the body to help prepare them for the works of service that God has for each person. They work with pastors, teacher, apostles and evangelists to bring unity and maturity in the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:7-13) The prophets’ messages must be tested by those who hear and they are to speak only two or three at a time. God is a God of order and peace. (1st Corinthians 14:29-33) Their messages must line up with God’s word and agree with the Spirit of God in those who hear.
False prophets will mark the last days! (Matthew 24:24) They will seek to deceive the very elect of God with counterfeit signs and miracles. Jesus warns us to listen closely and use discernment. Ask the Lord for a manifestation of His Spirit to help you when needed: discerning of spirits! (1st Corinthians 12:10)
May the Lord bless and keep you by the Spirit of Truth!
In His Love, Pastor John