TO THOSE CALLED TO BE SAINTS:
The Word of the Lord to the Prophet Amos:
Amos 8:11 "The time is coming when I will send famine on the land. People will be hungry, but not for bread; they will be thirsty, but not for water. They will hunger and thirst for A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken.
Amos 8:12 People will wander from the Dead Sea to the
Mediterranean and then on around from the north to the east. They will look everywhere for A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD, but they WILL NOT find it.
The Lord has caused a great famine to come upon
. The famine IS NOT of food or water, but a famine in there being an extreme shortage of the TRUE PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD coming forth the Lord Himself. Many may say, "How can you say that there is a famine of the prophetic Word of the Lord in America ? My e-mail box is filled with several Words from the Lord every day. We have preaching and teaching ministries being seen and heard over the TV and radio airwaves throughout this land, twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week." True! But are these truly the Word of the Lord? America
Speaking of His Second Coming, the Lord said, "When I return, will I find FAITH upon the earth?" True FAITH comes from hearing the true WORD of the Lord being proclaimed within the earth today. (Romans 10:17) The Prophet Jeremiah wrote about what a true WORD of the Lord would be like. "Are My Words not like a HAMMER? Are they not like FIRE?" Most of the messages sent out over the airwaves and the Internet today CLAIMING to be from the Lord ARE NOT! They preach and teach what is popular in the "church" today and NOT the true heart of God.
The Prophet Jeremiah spoke of these types of ministers that fill
Jer 23:11 The LORD says, "The PROPHETS and the PREISTS are GODLESS; I have caught them doing evil in the
Jer 23:12 the paths they follow will be slippery and dark; I will make them stumble and fall. I am going to bring disaster on them; the time of their punishment is coming. I, the LORD, have spoken.
Jer 23:13 I have seen the sin of
Samaria's PROPHETS: they have spoken in the name of Baal and have led my people astray.
Jer 23:14 But I have seen the PROPHETS in Jerusalem do even worse: they COMMIT ADULTERY and TELL LIES; they help people to do wrong, so that no one stops doing what is evil. To me they are all as bad as the people of
Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jer 23:15 "So then, this is what I, the LORD Almighty, say about the PROPHETS of Jerusalem: I will give them bitter plants to eat and poison to drink, because THEY HAVE SPREAD UNGODLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND.
I firmly believe that only one person in a hundred are truly a Prophet of the Lord; and the rest of them are self proclaimed prophets not recognized by God as a son or daughter of the King. Of these He will tell them on that day, "Depart from Me you workers of iniquity! I NEVER knew YOU!"
I firmly believe that the Words of these FEW prophets will be radically different from the mainstream prophets that flood the airwaves and Internet with "their messages" on a daily basis. Their messages will be "like a hammer and fire" saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" Looking at the condition of mainstream America and the true condition of the "church", these FEW prophets will be boldly urging people to REPENT and turn from their wicked ways, proclaiming this Word to America:
"If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place." II Chronicles 7:14-15
I firmly believe that these FEW prophets will be men and women of true virtue, integrity and honor before God and man. They will be living examples of what it means to be a servant of the Most High God in these last days. They know that the eyes of God are upon them and they will walk in the fear and admonition of the Lord for all to see. They will be transparent as glass and "by their fruit (everyone) shall know them".
I firmly believe what will mark and separate the true prophets of God in these last days will be that they WILL NOT divorce their spouse and remarry another for any other reason other than their spouse having committed adultery and then refusing to repent and be reconciled back to them.
Mat 5:31 "It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
Mat 5:32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
There is no other reason that the Lord will allow a man or woman to divorce their spouse and marry another while both partners remain alive.
I firmly believe that these FEW prophets WILL NOT be motivated by greed and financial gain by fleecing the flock! They will refuse to follow suite in proliferating the "Name it and claim it" or "Blab it and grab it" messages of today's false prophets. They WILL NOT preach that people's needs will be met by God by their making a thousand dollar vow to their ministry, but that people's needs will be met only when they "Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things shall be added unto (them)." Matthew 6:33
I firmly believe that these few prophets will NOT flood the airwaves or the Internet with a DAILY prophetic word from the Lord! From my reading of the Scriptures, I DO NOT see the prophets of old giving a "daily prophetic Word" to their audience, neither do I see the New Testament prophets giving a "daily prophetic Word" to theirs. It is one thing to present a daily teaching which is meant to "exhort, comfort and edify", it is an entirely different matter to tell your readers that God is giving you a daily prophetic Word for them. The Body of Christ needs to be feeding themselves on the Word of God, the Bible, DAILY, rather than seeking a DAILY prophetic Word from any prophet! Most often, God will ONLY choose to speak to us through the use of a prophet when He cannot get our attention otherwise.
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