I have made a few comments in this blog but I have looked for others as well. Nothing of consequence.
What is interesting is how dependent we have become on Talk Radio, TV News and the Internet for our clarity. Not on the prophetic word from Christian leadership.
Years ago in Fargo, Pastor Dan would stand on a Sunday and offer a view from the pulpit when something dramatic happened. He wouldn't use the whole sermon time, but a few minutes of the word on these things is what we wanted and he provided that. Too many sermons are so far in advanced planned that any deviation to bring a prophetic word will mess up "the plan". We have lost something when the Watchmen are preprogrammed.
Today's Christian Leaders are hesitant to take a stand. Wanting not to offend. Waiting to see which way the wind blows before they speak up. Hoping that someone else will go first. Not wanting to see tithes walk out the door because they took a position.
I am sad about this. We need strong prophetic voices in our culture. The voice of Christian leadership. Many evangelicals equate preaching with prophecy. In this case I may not disagree. There are a few, but far too few. We have mostly unprophetic preaching however. It's all smooth tickling words.
I have considered this, and have come to the conclusion that the Spirit of Jezebel has silenced the prophetic in our churches. No one speaks up because they are intimidated by Jezze.
Who will speak up?
Where are the prophetic voices in the faith community?
Romans 10:14I don't think anyone is telling anyone anymore, "This is the way, walk ye in it."
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?