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.
I believe that the LORD, in His greatness and complexity, knows how to use good, of each of us, with our innumerable differences, and knows how to make us useful in His work of SALVATION for everyone.
Thank you Carlos, for the insightful response. The good Lord certainly knows how to use the good, in each of us to glorify Himself in His work of salvation.
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Thank you for sharing this. To be brutally honest, I sometimes wrestle with feelings of angst about the number of “prophets” there are out there. If I call myself a prophet, does that make me one? I don’t think so, not to say that God can’t use me to speak prophetically through the working of the Holy Spirit. And what exactly is the criteria for “being a Prophet”? How do you recognize who has an anointing for prophecy from someone who simply wants to be a Prophet? Something to think and pray about, for sure.
Thank you so much for the insightful contribution. For sure we really need to pray in order to know who is a real Prophet. By their fruits we will also know them. True prophets will always exalt the word of God above self and other material things. Blessings ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for the blessings of your post. I thought it might be helpful to look to the Bible for some further guidance. There are two Scripture verses giving criteria by which a false prophet can be detected.
First is if their prophecies do not come to pass:
And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:21,22
Second is even if their prophecy does come to pass, they then try to lead you after other ‘gods’ to ‘serve them,’ because this is a testing from God:
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 13:1-3
Of course we must pray for discernment and wisdom to see the true from the false prophet. A true prophet will never contradict the teachings of God’s Word with whatever prophetic message they might speak.
Blessings always to you and yours,
Thank you so much D.T Osborn for the very informative and insightful contribution. I really appreciate the response and the clarity of your words. Those Scriptures are very helpful and throw more light to the discussion. God bless you always❤️❤️❤️
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These post are very important to me. I print them out and read them daily. thank you.
Thank you so much for the beautiful and encouraging words. I really appreciate your response. Grace and blessings to you always. ❤️❤️❤️
May we always hear the messages of the Holy Spirit spoken and still speaking through prophets in Jesus name. AMEN and how true. Thank you
Thank you so much for the response. ❤️🙏
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Thank you for the inspiring words.
He definitely speaks through you! Blessings!
Thanks a lot for the thoughtful and inspiring response. Grace and blessings to you always. ❤️❤️❤️
You’re welcome much! Thank you my sister in Christ! <4