Prophets Needed

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Who will stand up for those who have no power or voice?

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Listen to my song “Salvation” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Mark 6:4

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.”

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A prophet calls people out for behavior that is opposed to the ways of God.

This will not win the favor of the movers and shakers.

Nor will it win the favor of those who grew up with that prophet.

They will likely look down upon him or her and say in derision, “Who do they think they are?”

This is not a calling for the faint of heart!

Prophets must be people of prayer and humility.

This cannot be about their egos or desires to be proven right.

So, just how does a prophet know the ways of God?

Jesus put it this way: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:36-36).

And then he said, “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

He also said that blessed are the peacemakers, the merciful and those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness (Matthew 5, The Beatitudes).

Who are those speaking out today for the poor and the imprisoned?

Who are the peacemakers and the merciful?

Who will God send?

Why not you?

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Listen to the song of the day “Salvation” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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