THEME: SIGNS OF A PROPHET
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.”
-At Jacobs well Jesus spoke the the Samaritan woman and revealed to her that she had five husbands and the one she presently had did not belong to her. At this the woman marvelled and proclaimed that Jesus was a prophet. This gave her confidence in Him and when Jesus asked her to receive living water, she did not protest but freely received the river of water that yield salvation. Jesus proved that He was not only a prophet but God. After receiving the gift of salvation, the Samaritan woman went and called many others who also partook of the living water. From Revelation 1:1-3, we also see that the revelation from Jesus Christ is the word of prophecy and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. The word of God is the revelation of Jesus Christ and those who hear His voice are His sheep and they follow Him, and He gives them eternal life.
There are various prophets in both the Old and the New Testament. Prophets have special and distinct characteristics as revealed from the reviewed Biblical references. The book of Jeremiah reveals that Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to the nations before he was formed in his mother’s womb. A prophet therefore is chosen and called by God before inception. Like Daniel and Joseph, a prophet should be able to see dreams and visions and accurately interpret them. These qualities gives prophets and prophetesses an edge as they and considered leaders, led by the Holy Spirit and not just followers. John the Baptist proclaimed the message of repentance as he prepared the way for the coming of Jesus Christ. Other prophets including; Jeremiah, Hosea, Isaiah, Nehemiah, Jonah, Joel, Zachariah, Daniel and many others spoke the message of repentance which brought many back to God. A prophet should then speak the message of repentance and lead fellow men to Jesus Christ. John the Baptist baptized with water and spoke clearly that one who is more powerful than him, that is Jesus Christ would baptize the people with the Holy Spirit and fire. Jesus is our greatest prophet. He is the word of God and blessed are those who hear and follow His word. A true prophet should base his/her message on these facts, and proclaim the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If a prophet does not acknowledge that Jesus has come in the flesh from the Father, he/ she is not a true prophet but bears the spirit of antichrist. Paul and Silas realized that the slave girl witnessed through the spirit of divination and her masters deceived many for a profit. We are then called to test every spirit through the gift of discernment, and the Holy Spirit who dwells in us and with us will lead us in all truth.
We praise You Holy Spirit for Your presence in our lives. Baptize us with Your holy fire and lead us in all truth. All we need is You in our lives, comfort us, heal our wounds, help us, lead us, direct us, surround us with Your hedge of fire, bless us, grant us Your favor and lead us to life everlasting. Lead all Your people to life everlasting loving Jesus. Help us to realize that the time is short and You are coming. Prepare us Jesus for Your second coming. We humbly ask You to heal all those who have been affected with COVID-19. Protect all the young ones from contracting COVID-19. Protect us all Jesus from COVID-19 and other illnesses that may cause us pain. Protect us Lord with Your righteous hand. Deliver our nation and all the other nations of the world from the tide of COVID-19 we humbly implore You. Deliver us merciful Father from false prophecies and lead us in Your way of truth. Fill us with Your gift of prophecy, discernment, faith, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, excellence and many other gifts as You please Holy Spirit. Fill our hearts with Your fruit of love and help us love You and our neighbors as ourselves. Help us to see You and know You as You are Holy Spirit. Help us to draw near to You as You draw near to us. Help us to abide in You fully as You abide in us. Our faith and hope of salvation is in You Jesus, all we need is You in our lives, families and nation. Heal our nation from corrupt, poor governance, selfishness and mismanagement of resources. Heal our hearts from fear, anxiety, pain, pride, unforgiveness and every other thing that is not of Your kingdom. Heal all our wounds loving Jesus, we surrender all to You. Amen
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