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The Call of the Prophet pt 1 | Joel’s Promise

We are living in the golden age of technology. Every year we are seeing advances that takes us further by leaps and bounds. Many things envisioned decades ago that were science fiction are now a reality. Even as I am writing this there is a push to radically improve wireless technology to push us to 5G. Communication can now occur at the speed of light without restriction on the medium used. Videos delivered in real-time at far higher qualities. Merging virtual reality with reality will be far easier.

All these various aspects of communication seek to bridge the gap between man. To allow him to interact quickly with someone elsewhere. So that better services will be provided. The dreamers behind the technology hopes that it will improve human life. After all even medical procedures may be performed immediately remotely.

As we do these things to better our life. The gap between us and the Creator is widening. Mankind is returning to the days of the tower of Babel. What we conceive we are building. So that we may build a tower that reaches to heaven (Genesis 6). 

God does not want us to be lost in our pursuits and is every reaching out his hand to us. So he searches for a man to whom He may show himself mighty and use to speak to humanity on his behalf (Ezekiel 22:30). That person is a prophet.

God begins this process by inviting you to co-labor with Him in His vineyard. The primary task has and always will remain the winning souls for the Kingdom of God. It does not matter how unique your calling may be. At the very heart of everything is God’s desire to save lives. So the Prophet is called to be a soul winner.

As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him. – Mark 1:16-22, NASB

You may not be required to dress strangely like Elijah or John the Baptist. You may call down fire from heaven and part the Red Sea. Your shadow may heal people and drive demons out of people. What you do may lack flare and pizzaz but it remains the same. God’s call is to the prophet is to labor for souls to be won to Him.

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and every weakness and infirmity. When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest. – Matthew 9:35-38, AMPC

Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the greatest Prophet to have ever walked this earth. The son of God, spent all of His ministry teaching, preaching and declaring the good news so that souls may be won for the Kingdom.

He is our pattern. Moses did amazing things. Joshua was a skilled warrior. Powerful in miraculous deeds, a man of vision, a skilled military strategist and a great and compassionate leader. Deborah displayed an regal example of holiness and bravery. But all of these prophets, like those that were before and after them were mere shadows of the one we should strive to be like. Jesus lived to do the will of the Father. So should we. 

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. – John 3:16

God’s call to you is an invitation to use you in this very same manner. He wants to give you to the world. So that you may deliver his message of hope and peace to a world that so desperately needs it.

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