“And the Word of the Lord came to me….”
Throughout the prophets in the Old Testament, we find those words. The Lord spoke to man through specially appointed people we call prophets. Sometimes I wish I was one of them.
Wouldn’t it be cool to hear from the Lord? Knowing what we should do at all times. Knowing the future, and having the opportunity to help others do the right thing?
Then I really considered it. If I was a prophet, I would have the challenge to not just tell God’s Word, but to influence others, a feat that truly is not that easy.
After all, look at all the great prophets in the Bible, when they went to their leaders, it seems the rulers rarely obeyed. And what happened?
Generally, their nation or empire fell, and then at times the prophet was scorned because of his foreknowledge.
Then, I considered it again. Aren’t we all prophets in a way? It’s true that in old days the Lord spoke through prophets, but today (because of Jesus), we can have a direct relationship with God. Jesus broke down barriers so that now we can hear from God.
Maybe we don’t hear audibly. Maybe we don’t see signs. But if you really stop to think about it, isn’t God really working through others to help us?
Need advice on life and job decisions? Have you asked your spouse? Have you asked your Christian co-workers for advice? Have you ever considered that your Pastor, your friend, and other Christians that know God may be speaking on behalf of God without knowing it?
It seems that as I go through life I realize that “the Word of the Lord” comes to me in a variety of methods. I just have to be attentive to realize when it’s Him and not satan.