Thursday, December 17, 2009

Prophetic Remodeling

If a person receives a genuine word from a genuine prophet of God and does nothing with it, not even to judge it, pray about it, ponder in heart or self examination then they have closed their ears. They might decide that the person who God used to bring the word was not a Prophet. They might decide they know better. They might decide that they can hear from God for themselves. That was the error of Solomon. That was the Error of David. That was the Error of Saul. All of them did and could hear from God for themselves. They then no longer would hear from anyone else. It's a fatal earror. Paul the apostle could and did hear from God for himself. Yet he was prophesied to often. And he made decisions based on those prophetic utterances. To hear from God and do NOTHING is rebellion.

Not every word requires change. It does require re-thinking. It might offer an encouragement NOT to give up. It might mean that the encouragement is to stay the course or consider a course change. But it does point to an area in need of rennovation, restoration, recognition and maybe remodling.

There should be some remodeling...some tearing down of strongholds, some building up.

The prophetic mandate is Jeremiah 1:10
"See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."
As a prophet you don't have to hear from the word of the Lord thru me, or anyone else. You can decide to be dull of hearing. To close your ears so that you are intentionnally deaf, without ears to hear. If that's the case, you don't answer to me or any prophet who brings you the word any more than you are accountable to the newspaper delivery boy for the news you get by his hand.

You are responsible for the news you recieve - to the Holy Ghost information and exhortation stream.

In the case of prophecy, the media isn't the message with apologies to Marshall McLuhan.
In fact if the medium is too sophisticated, too smooth, too good, too anything that adds "credence" by externals to the message it should cause you to question IF that message comes from the King or the person's krainium. Paul described it pretty well:

I Corinthians 1: 25-30; 25 “the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. 26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him."

Or, if a prophet is qualified in worldly eyes, he or she probably isn't.

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