If you are like me, you read the Old Testament and are amazed at the prophets’ exploits.
Moses parted the Red Sea, produced water from a rock, and spoke words which opened up the earth to swallow Korah and his family. Joshua prayed that the sun would stand still and it obeyed him for a whole day.
King David, along with three men, stood in the middle of a field and defeated a whole army of Philistines. Elijah prophesied so it did not rain for three years; the prophet prayed fire down from heaven for a sacrifice and slew four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal; he killed two fifty-men groups of soldiers with fire from heaven; and he was taken up into heaven in a chariot of fire.
Yet, Jesus said that John was greater than all of these prophets, but then He added:
“…but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than John.” (Luke 7:28-b)
You see, unlike the Old Testament where the Holy Spirit came upon the prophets so they could do exploits and speak anointed words, the Holy Spirit lives in believers 100% of the time. The Helper never takes a vacation and is always ready to assist us. And unlike the Old Testament where the prophets had to obey the Law as subjects living in a theocracy ruled by God, we are born again as sons and daughters of the King who rules over the Kingdom of God.
As royal sons and daughters, we have all of the privileges of our King. In fact, the things He did, we can do, and even greater things than He did while He walked here on earth.
Jesus said that the least person in the kingdom of heaven has more royal privileges and power than all of the prophets in the Old Testament. What a powerful statement for us to believe and walk in today.
(Continued in Part 7…if you’re interested the full series to date can be seen here.)