The great learning curves …
When you turn your attention to the prophetic ministry you have to admit there have been significant changes in recent years. Bob Jones, John Paul Jackson and my close friend Paul Cain were a different generation of prophetic voices to those heard today.
We’ve moved on, but have we moved on for the better?
God uses us in his timing and His sovereign and providential purposes
Intimately or not, God wants us to understand, comprehend and know Him and His goodness and holiness
Life is a huge learning curve. The prophetic ministry has a huge responsibility to present itself in humility, with transparency and with unquestionable integrity. Isn’t that what prophets are meant to be like? The prophetic ministry reaffirms, asserts not so much fresh revelations, but at the heart of its outreach to the heart of the Church is the overwhelming, continued assertion of the message of the gospel and the grace of God. Sooner or later our learning curve brings us to fresh consideration of the Cross and all the wonders of grace that has been extended to us.
Genuine words of knowledge and prophetic utterances can stir the heart of the Church, but the gospel gives you a rock to stand on when the storms of life suddenly rage around and underneath you. Authentic prophetic ministry always stirs you to go after God with all your heart, as Paul Cain used to say, to make Jesus the magnificent obsession of your heart.
In Christ, guilt is gone, shame is removed and the righteousness of Christ has been imputed to us.
A few questions
The learning curve for all of this is immense. What shall separate us from the love of God? How far is the East from the West? How new is a new creation? If you are seated with Christ in heavenly places what does the world look like? There is so much to learn, but look at what you have already learned – it is an immense learning curve!
God is at work in your heart and life, and you probably have no idea of the incredible work that has happened in your heart and life until you review it on the final day.