Devotion Number : 345

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Prophets Don't Know

(#345 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)

The prophets of old share a common distinction. They were all spokesmen of Yahweh, called for specific works. Yahweh, who knows the end from the beginning, inspired the prophets to speak specific words, the words of His heart. Some prophets were inside, calling the people to go out with them; some were already outside, calling the people to come out. The common distinction was that they all had a word from Yahweh with specific intent; it was to take the chosen people away from where they were to where they were supposed to be. Very often they were words of warning, exhorting the people to repentance. In other words, they called the people to move away from sin and toward righteousness, to go back to Yahweh. Prophets warn the people and later remind the people that they were warned. This leaves no room for excuses!

The personification of the exemplary prophetic calling is found in the life of Yahshua the Messiah. He was perfected through suffering (Hebrews 5:8) and became obedient unto death (Philippians 2:8). He stayed in perfect alignment with the will of the Father by always forsaking His own. He would only do what He saw His Father do (John 5:19) and only speak what He heard His Father say (John 12:49). This brought perfect clarity to every word and absolute reassurance that every word He spoke would produce exactly what His Father desired.

“Do you think I cannot call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of Malakim? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” (Matthew 26:53-54) This would have certainly been easier for Yahshua. However, the perfect prophet's call is the antithesis of self-actualization, the opposite of the desire for self-fulfillment. He did not call down protection because He would not speak or do anything but the will of His Father. This is the recipe for sinlessness, the perfect prophet!

Today, a key is handed to you. Yahshua the Messiah is the model of a prophet in His completeness. All others have something in common; they were incomplete. And they would never claim to be prophets loved one. They would be extremely nervous about the task, always measured, and never self-assured. They would never feel adequate unto themselves, oh so very humble. A quiet, humble spirit in them would prevail. "How could I possibly be capable of delivering His words?" Humility is the key. It activates the power of Yahweh. Never let it go.

What prophets do we have with us today? Are you a prophet? How many self-proclaimed prophets actually lead the sheep away from the Father’s will, teach against His commandments? How many would prefer you hear their voices over His? A word of Yahweh to these false prophets; “They shall be put out of your midst.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-5)

But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. (Matthew 13:16-17)

Listen closely loved one. We are in the last season of earth as we know it. Rest assured that the very ones who fall under the title "false prophet" will be loud, boisterous, and certainly "self" assured. They will have no problem declaring, "I am a prophet of God!" This, itself, is your internal red flag, and your inner assurance that they are not to be heeded. True prophets never need to declare that they are prophets. Be blessed, for your eyes see and your ears hear.