A few months ago, I was invited to read and give my opinion on a post written at a web site. The subject of the post was prophets and prophecy.
It was a well-written article…except one sentence disturbed me:
“God does not send lone-wolf prophets into cities anymore, but rather, He dispatches prophetic teams to work with the churches of that city.”
Not being the timid sort, I pointed out the sentence and stated that it was not scriptural. (Keep in mind, this was a long, long article, and I disagreed with one sentence. And actually, I only disagreed with the phrase – God does not send lone-wolf prophets anymore.
Now, one would have thought I had blasphemed the name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit with the reactions my comment received. A major author and other writers joined in the discussion, pointing out the error of my thinking.
“God is a team player. He works with churches and not outside of their areas of authority. The only exception would be if the churches of the city are rebellious and disobedient,” they declared in comment after comment.
I disagreed with their conclusions. There were no scriptures to back up their statements. None. Zilch. Zero. My personal belief is that God is Boss! Period.
And if God decides to send one person – or a herd of people – to proclaim His words to the citizens of a city, it’s His choice, not ours. He’s the Big Guy. The Boss. The Lord God Almighty.
God does not have to work within our religious rules or systems, but we need to work within His agenda if we want see changes in our nation.
But if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it – lest you even be found to fight against God. (Acts 5:39)
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