Do Prophets Speak Words From God Or They Utter Their Own Thoughts – Spiritual Reading

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Do Prophets Speak Words From God Or They Utter Their Own Thoughts – Spiritual Reading.



The thing that the Bible makes perfectly clear is, that not one single prophetic utterance was of the prophet’s own will (i.e., it was not in any sense merely what he wished to say), but in every instance the Prophet spoke from God, and the Prophet was carried along in the prophetic utterance by the Holy Spirit, regardless of his own will or thought.


We find this stated practically in so many words in 2 Pet. 1:21 where we read: “For no prophecy (literally, not a prophecy) ever came (literally, was brought) by the will of man; but men spake from God being moved (literally, carried along, or borne) by the Holy Spirit.” 


And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:19-21

There can be no honest mistaking of the meaning of this language. The Prophet never thought that there was something that needed to be said and therefore said it, but God took possession of the prophet, carried him along in his utterance, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and he spake, not from his own consciousness, and not from his own reasoning, nor from his own intuition, but “from God.” As God’s messenger he spoke what God told him to say.


Excerpt From – The Fundamental Doctrines Of The Christian Faith By Reuben Archer Torrey.



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Were The Revelations Made To The Prophets By The Holy Spirit Independent Of Their Thinking – Spiritual Reading.



The third thing that the Bible makes perfectly clear as to the inspiration of the Prophets and Apostles is, that the revelation made by God through His Holy Spirit to the Prophets was independent of the Prophets’ own thinking, that it was made to them by the Spirit of Christ which was in them, and that they themselves oftentimes did not thoroughly understand the full meaning of what the Spirit was saying through them, and that what they said was a subject of diligent search and inquiry to their own mind as to its meaning.


This comes out very plainly in 1 Pet. 1:10-12, “Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you; searching what time, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did point unto, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that should follow them. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the Gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from Heaven; which things angels desire to look into.” 


Here again the meaning is as clear as day and inescapable. We are told that the prophets had a revelation made to them by the Holy Spirit, the meaning of which they did not thoroughly comprehend, and that they themselves “sought and searched diligently” as to the meaning of this revelation which was made to them and which they recorded.


The Spirit, through them testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ (e.g. in Isa. 53:3, Ps. 22) and the glories that should follow them. They recorded what the Spirit testified, but what it meant they did not thoroughly understand. It was not merely that their minds were made keen to see things which they would not otherwise see, and which they therefore more or less accurately recorded.


No, there was a very definite revelation, arising not from their own minds at all, but from the Spirit of God Who made the revelation to them and this they recorded, but it was not of themselves to that extent that they themselves wondered as to what its meaning might be. What they recorded was not at all their own thought, it was the thought of the Holy Spirit who spoke through them.


How utterly different this conception is from that which is so persistently taught in many of our colleges and theological seminaries and pulpits,—how utterly different it is from the conception that was taught a week ago to-day in one of the pulpits of our own city.


Excerpt From – The Fundamental Doctrines Of The Christian Faith By Reuben Archer Torrey.



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Why Democrats And Liberals Should Stop Insulting, Abusing And Calling Donald Trump Derogatory Names

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Why Democrats And Liberals Should Stop Insulting, Abusing And Calling Donald Trump Derogatory Names.


For several months now, every time I log onto the internet and social media, I’m greeted with very disturbing comments, posts, articles, status updates, posts, meme’s, GIFs, Images, videos etc showing people who are insulting Donald Trump (The President Of the United States), Melania Trump (His beautiful wife) and the rest of his family.


While many people assume that it is okay for them to insult and abuse Donald Trump because he is a Public figure and the President of the United States Of America, I think these people should re-think their ideology, politics, philosophy, stand and views.


There is no way to justify the insults and abuse. There is no way to excuse the derogatory and obscene terms while talking to or about another person. Before being a president, Donald Trump is first and foremost a human being with rights.


Every human being deserves respect, decency and dignity regards of their situation and station in life. It is right to be kind to others. It is good to be compassionate to others. It is acceptable to be loving. We need to be kind. Even to those who are different from us or hold opposing views. You can disagree with someone else without disrespecting and almost undressing them with your words and actions.


Democrats and Liberals have double standards where they wrongly assume it is alright to pick on Donald Trump for his policies, beliefs and leadership style while everyone else should be warm, nice to them and show them respect.


Liberals and Democrats need to realize that they are sowing the wrong seeds when they abuse and insult Donald Trump, Melania Trump and their family. And when it is harvest time, they will be reaping really bad fruit if they don’t stop.


See, for every action there are consequences and according to universal laws of nature, there will be consequences for the insults and abuses that liberals keep pelting Trump with. 


For the sake of this world and humanity, liberals should repent and stop with the insults and abuses. They can disagree with Donald Trump, his policies, his leadership style etc without calling him derogatory terms.


Donald Trump is not only a Human being deserving respect and dignity, he is also a Father, Husband, Father In Law, Uncle, Grandfather and a Friend with a family and millions of Americans and people who love and cherish him. 


He was elected to be president of the United States by millions of Americans in a free and fair election. He just didn’t get to the presidency through a monarchial system of inheritance. I can only pray that liberals and democrats repent and change their ways. That instead of sowing seeds of insults, abuse, hate, darkness, wickedness, they will choose light, goodness, kindness, love, good, decency, respect, integrity and compassion


Words are very powerful. Words have the power of life and death.


A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:20-21

I pray that Jesus who put Donald Trump into this very challenging leadership position will keep giving him the life, health, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, anointing, health, power, grace, fortitude, strength and bravery to keep leading the great nation of the United States Of America. 


Donald Trump, Melania Trump and the rest of your family, I love you and I think you are doing a great and awesome job considering all the dark forces and all the challenges you have to deal with everyday. Jesus and his army have you covered.


Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

1 Peter 2:13-17


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Various Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions In A Space Of Days – Harbingers Of The End Times

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In a space of less than a week, various places in the world have experienced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  As the days go on, it feels like Cosmology keeps going through a sort of metarmophosis daily. 

A few days back, I did write an article speaking on hurricanes, fires, winter storms, earth quakes, epidemics as being signs of the end times and various Bible verses to accompany the article.

Well, the latest Earthquakes and Volcanoes are just more Harbingers signaling the times.

As we watch these often disturbing events, I hope we can take comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is in control and we need not fear.

The Bible does talk about the last days and what will happen;

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

And they shall prophesy.

19 I will show wonders in heaven above

And signs in the earth beneath:

Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

21 And it shall come to pass

That whoever calls on the name of the Lord

Shall be saved.’

Acts 2:17-21

Below, I have collected some of the latest cosmological occurrences and what the major news outlets are saying about the events. 

Indonesia earthquake: Powerful 6.0 magnitude quake strikes off coast of Java.”

“According to the US Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude quake was centered offshore western Java at a depth of about 43 kilometres (27 miles). The epicentre was about 153 kilometres (95 miles) southwest of Jakarta.”

Independent

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Indonesia as buildings in Jakarta shake.”

“Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and people have taken to social media describing the earthquake as terrifying. 

‘This is the second time I felt an earthquake in Jakarta, so shocking, so scary, so traumatic,’ one person wrote.”   Daily Mail

Strong earthquake sets buildings swaying in Indonesia.”

“Zainal, who heads Banten province’s search and rescue agency, said the quake damaged houses and other buildings in Lebak district, including a high school and hospital, and a mosque in Pandeglang district collapsed.

Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets.”

CBS News

Strong Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Watch For Entire U.S. West Coast.”

“A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America.

Emergency sirens sounded in Kodiak, a town of 6,100 people on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, one of the closest settlements to the epicenter.

“This is a tsunami warning. This is not a drill. Please get out to higher ground,” said the announcer on local public radio station KMXT.”

Huffington Post

Entire West Coast On Tsunami Watch After Earthquake Rocks

“The entire West Coast of the U.S. has been placed on tsunami watch after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Gulf of Alaska. 

California is included in the alert, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Tsunami Warning System. The quake has also triggered warnings for Alaska and the coasts of British Columbia in Canada. 

Authorities have urged residents in Alaska to evacuate low-lying coastal areas, with the NWS sending out an emergency alert to mobile phones warning: “Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.”

 Newsweek 

U.S. West Coast under tsunami warning, watch after 7.9 earthquake off Alaska coast

“The earthquake woke Putney up out of a dead sleep, and he estimates it shook for at least 30 seconds.

“I’ve been Kodiak for 19 years that was the strongest, longest lasting one I’ve ever felt,” he said by telephone.”

ABC News

Fiery Philippine Volcano Mount Mayon Forces 56,000 People to Evacuate

“The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers.

Lava fountains gushed 700 meters, or about 2,300 feet, above Mount Mayon’s crater and ash plumes rose up to 3 kilometers at night and at least twice Tuesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. An explosive eruption Monday was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago.”

The Wall Street Journal

Mayon Volcano Alert Raised to Level Four: ‘Intense Unrest’

“Mayon sits about 500 kilometres southwest from the capital of Manila. It’s the most active volcano in the Philippines, although it’s been relatively calm since its last major eruption in 2009. In 2013, a freak explosion at the summit killed five climbers, including three Germans, one Spaniard and a Filipino tour guide. Despite the tragedy, the alert level remained at 0.

On January 13 this year the cone began releasing clouds of ash, prompting the evacuation of surrounding areas. More than 24,000 people have since been relocated.”

Vice

Skiers Injured by Flying Rocks on Japanese Volcano

Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died.

The eight soldiers were in a group of 30 who were undergoing ski training when they were hit by the volcanic rocks, defense officials said. 

USNews

Hannah

Followers Of Jesus Being Persecuted On Social Media Like Facebook And Twitter – Harbingers Of The End Times

Followers Of Jesus Being Persecuted On Social Media Like Facebook & Twitter - Harbingers Of The End Times

Followers Of Jesus Being Persecuted On Social Media Like Facebook And Twitter – Harbingers Of The End Times.

Can sharing your Christian Faith on Social Media Like Facebook and Twitter Get You Harassed and persecuted?

The Answer is a resounding YES! And it’s even harder to imagine that this is happening in America and not some Middle East Muslim nation.

Everyday our world grows darker and very interesting things keep happening. As many Christians wake up from slumber, the number of Non-believers and Atheists also grows in strength.

 

The first time I watched God is Not Dead 1, I silently wondered whether the situation depicted in the Movie, with Education systems trying to shut Christians up was truly as dire as predicted.

And when God is Not Dead 2 was released with parts of the story line based on how Atheists were using the Law and Judicial systems to overpower Christianity, a small part of me still wanted to keep believe that our world wasn’t growing more wicked.

 

However reading stories where Atheists groups like the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) group are writing inflammatory letters to Leaders, In this case the Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas being targeted and his religious activities being policed because he likes to post Bible based Scripture on his Facebook and Twitter makes me realize just how pressing the situation is.

I still have no idea how this story ties in with the recently repealed Net Neutrality Regulations by The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) but I’m certain there is a connection and I’m just watching and waiting to see what that connection will be.

These Atheist Groups seem to have conveniently forgotten that President Abraham Lincoln called for a National Fast Day (A fast is  a religious activity) in 1863 and is quoted saying:

It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord,

It seems like the devil is really scared that his time is up and so he is seriously charging at believers and fighting the body of Christ. This simply means that we have to pray even harder and grow closer to the Lord. Apostle Peter cautions us saying:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:8-9

I also found it quite interesting that the Atheist Attorney Andrew Seidel who wrote the Letter used Bible Scripture to try to get his point across.

“If the law and your oath to uphold the Constitution are not sufficient to convince you to stop, perhaps you might consider reading Matthew 6:5-6, in which Jesus condemns public prayer as hypocrisy in his Sermon on the Mount,” 
Andrew Seidel

This scenario reminds me of the Devil using Scripture to try and Tempt Jesus in the desert.

5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
Matthew 4:5-7

I must add that I’m motivated by Governor Asa, and his posting of Bible scripture on social Media. I will certainly be posting more Bible verses myself.

There is indeed power in the Word of God. For those facing persecution or are being targeted please don’t give up sharing the word of God.  Let’s keep pushing the word of God out there. The devil can be overcome.

The Bible clearly says this:

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12:10-11

My question to you as a believer is: What are you using your social media spaces for? If Atheists and other non-believers looked at your social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter, would you get a warning letter for your beliefs in Jesus’s Christ?

Jules

California Thomas Fire, It’s Prophetic And Biblical Significance – The Book Of Amos – Harbingers Of The End Times

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First, I should comment on the Name of the fire, “Thomas Fire”. It reminds me of Biblical Thomas who doubted the resurrection of Jesus Christ and had to first see before he believed.

I don’t know why the Authorities chose to call the fire Thomas but could it be a spiritual hint telling us something about the doubting attitude of people these days concerning Prophesy, the Word of God and Jesus Christ?

27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 20:27-29

Just after reading news of the fires, the spirit of the Lord led me to the Biblical book of Amos: Reading the Passage made me feel chilled.

Could what the Prophet Amos wrote decades ago be what is happening in California today I questioned myself. After all it’s winter and yet the fires keep raging like it was the heat of summer.

It’s not that California doesn’t get fires. It does get fires. What makes Thomas fire different is it’s intensity, magnitude and how long it has persisted. For one reason or another, it’s relentless.

CNN calls the Thomas Fire, the Largest wildfire in California’s Modern History.

“Strong wind blows embers from smoldering trees at the Thomas Fire last week in Montecito, California. (CNN)The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California’s modern history after torching 273,400 acres. The blaze has surpassed the size of the Cedar Fire near San Diego, which destroyed 273,246 acres”

Anyhow, let’s take a look at the scripture in Amos:

12 Thus says the Lord:
“As a shepherd takes from the mouth of a lion
Two legs or a piece of an ear,
So shall the children of Israel be taken out
Who dwell in Samaria—
In the corner of a bed and on the edge of a couch!
13 Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,”
Says the Lord God, the God of hosts,
14 “That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions,
I will also visit destruction on the altars of Bethel;
And the horns of the altar shall be cut off
And fall to the ground.
15 I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house;
The houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end,”
Says the Lord.

Amos 3:12-15

As I contemplated Amos’s words further, I was reminded of a Prophet that Gitardood Weblog recently recommended. She is called Lois Vogel Sharp and she is a deeply spiritual woman with profound insights. I remember her saying somethings about the devastation that is going to come to California. You can watch her Video here to better understand what she predicted could happen in days to come.

LA times reports about how much devastation the Fire has caused in the lives of people living in places where it has raged and roared like a Lion.

“Large stretches of southern California now lie in ruins. In some cases, the fire spread so fast that terrified residents were forced to evacuate without their possessions in the dead of night as smoke surrounded their homes.

“I feel like I’m spinning,” local resident Jeff Jacobson, whose house was mostly burned, told the L.A. Times. “I’m overwhelmed and stressed, which is hard because I need to be clear-minded.”

And Amos Continues to say:

4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey?
Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?
5 Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it?
Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all?
6 If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid?
If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?

Amos 3:4-6

 I know reading some of these news stories and then tying it in with the Bible can be difficult sometimes.

I know that sometimes it’s easier to be a Thomas and to doubt unless the evidence is presented.

I know to many people the coming back of Jesus seems like a far fetched idea and many are blind to the signs of the end times.

But, could God be telling us something through his Prophets?

Could the News by these Media Houses be just the Evidence that will turn many a doubting Thomas into a believing Thomas?

Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
8 A lion has roared!
Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken!
Who can but prophesy?

Amos 3:7-8

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