The Need For The Prophetic-Part 2
Posted Byon Sunday, June 26, 2016
There is a “gathering” of those who are of like spirit; those who are no longer satisfied with their present spiritual attainments, and are seeking to go further. This is not necessarily a call for us to leave our churches, but rather to “come apart” into the presence of the Lord, to be trained to recognize the voice of the Lord. These are being prepared to speak the “present word” that the Lord is placing within them.
If you are hearing and responding to this call, first settle the issue that you will be given a message to speak that will not accord with the popular messages of our day. This calling cost John his head.
For us to become this “end-time prophetic voice,” we must abide in the presence of the Lord, and intently listen for and respond to His voice. This requires a separation from other voices, many of which are loud and demanding. There is an acceleration of activity that affects us in every aspect of our lives. The words of Jesus telling us that we are to go into our “closets” and shut the door, so we can pray in secret, has purpose and meaning today as never before (Matthew 6:6).
John the Baptist was called apart, into a time of preparation. Here in the wilderness, he became “prophetic.” When asked who he was,
“He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.” John 1:23
In effect, John said, “I am the voice of another, crying.” He was saying, “I have become so at-one with the Lord, that I can express not only His words, but also His emotional feelings.”