He Speaks Through Men
The Spirit Of The Lord
35: He Speaks Through Men
The spirit of the Lord speaks through me; his message is on my lips. 2 Samuel 23:2
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 2:29
The Holy Spirit speaks through men. He calls men as prophets and speaks His messages to them for the good of the church and the world. The wise people are able to recognize true prophets and benefit from the messages, while the not so wise ones scorn and hate the prophets and make mockery of them. Jesus was a prophet and He was mocked and killed. John the Baptist was a prophet and because of his message, he was beheaded.
The Apostles were prophets and most of them were killed and became martyrs. The world could not tolerate the truth in their message because the world loves lies and darkness. The world also listens to prophets who dilute and water down the truth. They world loves prophets who masquerade as messengers of light. That is why the world is not seeing great prophets like those in the Bible.
The great prophets are those who will not sell or compromise the truth, light, message or word of God because of fear of death or their belly – bread and butter. They will not exchange Jesus, who is truth and the word of God for money, silver or gold.
God is not as far away as men think. He dwells in every believer and every believer can hear His voice for specific personal guidance, counsel and comfort. He also delivers His messages through anointed prophets. God is not far away, He only needs dedicated vessels of light. The devil has so many dedicated vessels of darkness but men are not willing to pay the price required to be real prophets.
Throughout the Old Testament God spoke through prophets. In the New Testament there were also prophets. Paul as an Apostle was also a prophet because an Apostle has the fivefold ministry of Apostle, Evangelist, Prophet, Teacher and Pastor. John the Apostle was also a Prophet. God shows Prophets deep events and mysteries relating to the past, present and future. He does not show them these things as entertainment but for the edification, sanctification and preparation of the Church.
In the book of Revelations, John, the author kept saying, “He who has ears let Him hear what the Spirt says to the Churches.” The Holy Spirit was the one talking through John. We are told that those who hear and keep the words of the prophesies and messages are blessed.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3
May we always hear the messages of the Holy Spirit spoken and still speaking through prophets in Jesus name.