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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-25

   Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? (Habakkuk 1:3)

   The prophetic function is brought into operation at a time when things are not well with the people and work of God, when declension has set in; when things have lost their distinctive Divine character; when there is a falling short or an accretion of features which were never intended by God. The Prophet in principle is one who represents – in himself and his vision – God?s reaction to either a dangerous tendency or a positive deviation. He stands on God?s full ground and the trend breaks on him. That which constitutes this prophetic function is spiritual perception, discernment, and insight. The Prophet sees, and he sees what others are not seeing. It is vision, and this vision is not just of an enterprise, a “work,” a venture; it is a state, a condition. It is not for the work as such that he is concerned, but for the spiritual state that dishonors and grieves the Lord. This faculty of spiritual discernment makes the Prophet a very lonely man, and brings upon him all the charges of being singular, extreme, idealistic, unbalanced, spiritually proud, and even schismatic. He makes many enemies for himself. Sometimes he is not vindicated until after he has left the earthly scene of his testimony. Nevertheless, the Prophet is the instrument of keeping the Lord?s full thought alive, and of maintaining vision without which the people are doomed to disintegration.... The Lord needs that which really does represent His fullest possible thought, and not those who are just doing a good work. But it costs; and this is the “burden of the valley of vision.”

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Oct-25

PAULFROMNYS said:

   The prophetic function is brought into operation at a time when things are not well with the people and work of God, when declension has set in; when things have lost their distinctive Divine character; when there is a falling short or an accretion of features which were never intended by God.

God's desire is that all His people were prophets. To prophecy is mainly not to predict the future, but to speak for the Lord, to speak forth the Lord, and to speak the Lord into others for their salvation and growth in life. Moses prophesied concerning this and Paul promoted this in 1 Corinthians 14.

Numbers 11:29  But Moses said to him, Are you jealous for my sake? Oh that all Jehovah’s people were prophets, that Jehovah would put His Spirit upon them!

1 Corinthians 14:24  But if all prophesy and some unbeliever or unlearned person enters, he is convicted by all, he is examined by all;

1 Corinthians 14:31  For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

Verse 24 speaks of our obligation to prophecy and verse 24 of our ability to prophecy. To prophecy is to take in, be filled with, and speak forth the Word of God with boldness. We all must learn to do this.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.

PAULFROMNYS

From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-26

   yes, where darkness is the reality, GOD brings light to draw whosoever will from the reality of darkness into His glorious light.

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