The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Prophetic calling on your life
In the past few days there have been more than the usual numbers of people unsubscribing from The Daily Jot. Its not alarming, but after almost a decade of writing this column each day, I can tell what really gets to people--its usually the truth. And herein lies part of the problem. Many Christians have been filled so full of themselves by their pastors and spiritual leaders that there is no room in them for the truth of Christ and their individual prophetic destinies. Therefore, when someone says that you are not getting the job done, that you are too busy with yourself to see that your community and your nation are falling apart, there is a vitriolic reaction that takes place against that type of accountability.
Many have written asking what to do. Traditionally, I have taken the position that the Lord will tell you. But that does not seem to be enough for some people who want more specifics. Others are doing everything they know, but its not working. Again, the answer is found in the Lord. Others will say that prayer is the only answer. If prayer was the only answer, then why are there numerous accounts in the Bible where prayer started the movement and action finished it? Still others say that by exhorting the saints to action, I am getting in the way of God's judgement on this nation for turning its back on him. Far be it from me, a mere human, to stand in the way of God and his righteous judgment.
But if God is judging this nation, who in particular is under judgment? If we are to believe the Holy Scriptures, and I do, and 1 Peter 4:17 says, "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"...then it is those who follow the Lord who first come under judgment. You see, if our nation is being judged because we have turned our backs on the Lord, who is it that did the turning? The unbelievers? No. It is the believers. By our self indulgence in the strange doctrines of man and buying into the secular humanism of the world around us, we collectively have been instrumental in the decline of our society.
It is your responsibility. It is my responsibility. Jesus said, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." He said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." You have a prophetic calling on your life. Jesus says so. And it is not to become self indulged with feel good stuff. It is to be salt and light. And when the wall around Jerusalem needed rebuilt, the remnant dropped what it was doing and rebuilt it. Our nation has crumbled around us. It is our responsibility as Christians to repent, regroup and rebuild.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!