Direction in an Age of Confusion
20 Years of Prophecy Fulfilled
Chapter 1 (D) Revelations
The Bible predicted signs and events which were to herald a ‘doomsday’ engineered by Satan and his appearance as the Antichrist. Judgement before Repentance is one of the signs and events. It allows for a period of time in which God can maneuver and orchestrate a gathering of the remnant, the faithful who will stand against Satan and hold on with everything they’ve got, until Jesus comes again.
These believers need to be given the spiritual gifts and abilities, the anointing of the Holy Spirit to bring as many other believers and non-believers into an acknowledgement of God, repentance, and preparedness for tough, tough times. Prophets are used for His Purpose, ‘Modern Day and Past’.
The gift of Prophecy is not telling the future, or “fortunetelling”. It is more like “God is speaking, are we listening?”
Such as Noah being told to build the Ark. Paul highly rated the gift of prophecy. Follow the way of love and eagerly desire the gift of prophecy. (I Corinthians 14:1).
We are reminded in Acts 2:18, that the Church of Pentecost fulfilled for the whole Church, the promise of Joel, “they will prophesy”. Young and old, sons and daughters, social and racial barriers will cease when the Holy Spirit emerges through them to us. Prophet-hood is for today –if you believe that God still speaks through ‘true divine inspiration’.
Prophets mostly call the people of the world to repentance and faith. It is not political and has no agenda other than to follow God’s voice and direction, serving in the belief that while they serve him, they help mankind. Historically, prophecy has always been one of the main ways God communicates with his people. With the coming of Christ, the ‘style’ of prophecy changed from Joh the Baptist, who lived separately and aloof, to going to a ‘special place’ to hear Him, and apart from Jeremiah, Old Testament prophets seldom appeared in public society.
Jesus prophesied from within society. Government put all three of the prophets to death, to silence them. (Strongly suggesting that prophets desist from all such activity.)
In Acts 13:2, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me, Barnabas and Saul (Paul) for the work to which I have called them.” Here is where the prophetic gifts play a crucial part in the direction of the Church’s outreach.