Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
“Without a prophetic vision, the people throw off all restraint;.
but he who keeps Torah is happy.” (Prov 29:18)
In the old days, the Seer is revered by the people as one who is given a special anointing by GOD to speak on His behalf. GOD speaks to the Seer through dreams and visions and in exceptional cases, as a friend like Abraham and Moses. The Seer is GOD's mouthpiece and he must speak only what GOD directs him to speak, no more, no less. Certainly the sovereign LORD does nothing without first revealing his plan to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).
Today, many Christians do not regard prophesy as relevant. Many do not think GOD still speaks to people like He spoke to the prophets of old. What do you think?
It does not matter what you or I may think. Our opinion does not matter; for ADONAI says, “I, ADONAI, do not change” (Mal 3:6). The Scriptures declare that YESHUA gave us apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to equip GOD's people for the work of service that builds the body of CHRIST (the Church) until we attain unity through trusting and knowing the SON of GOD, to the full standard of maturity set by the Messiah's perfection (Eph 4:11-13). We are given direction through the operation of the major spiritual gifts given to certain individuals in the Church so that we may grow to the full stature of YESHUA. The major gifts are provided so that GOD's people may be properly guided. Just as Daniel examined the writings of Jeremiah and other prophets so that he may serve the people well, GOD's gifts also interpret the Scriptures by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT to direct the Church to the right path. Individually, we too, must become intimate with GOD so that the Scriptures may become rhema (living word) to us.
The Word of GOD gives us a general guideline on the way of life of YESHUA. But the HOLY SPIRIT who indwells each believer gives specific directions on how to live a godly life according to the Word of GOD. The prophet Joel prophesied, “I will pour out My SPIRIT on all humanity. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions...”(Joel 3:1). In the last days, the life of a true believer is nothing short of supernatural. Never before has the Scriptures been written and made available like it is today. To the true believer, the Word is indeed in his heart and on his tongue since he is in union with YESHUA the Messiah who is in union with the FATHER.
About three years ago, the HOLY SPIRIT reminded me of a memory long buried deep in my psyche. I was about four years old and I was lying in bed dying. Beside my bed, I saw my mother kneeling. She was praying ang begging for mercy...”Father, if you let my son live, I will see to it that he will serve you all the days of his life...” I have always wondered why I was always searching for the Truth. Early in life, I was reading books about GOD and asking priests and nuns about Him. The SPIRIT taught me that day the very reason why I am not my own and the purpose of my life. Truly, the LORD has led me all these years so I may know Him for who He really is and who I am in Him.
FATHER, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
I also know that whatever God does will endure forever;
nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken away from it.
God has made it this way, so that men will fear him.
“nothing is hidden that will not be revealed,
nothing is secret that will not be made known.”
- Matt 10:26