Prophet Loss

Chilly —  May 21, 2014 — 7 Comments

speak-the-truthJohn the Baptist was a stud! So was Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Paul and, of course, our Lord!  They were given a Word to speak and an audience to speak it to – and, they stepped up and fearlessly spoke (and lived) it clearly. No, not as some religious salesman or angry mega-phoned hater – they were NEVER jerks. But, they were also, NEVER wimps. They refused to hide behind words like: relevant, seeker-sensitive or even, missional. They didn’t care about fitting in with all the other cool dudes trying to make Jesus organically & authentically hip. They lived loud. They completed their mission. No apologies, No compromise, No excuses, No regrets.

So, Where You At Prophets?!

I’ve been asking God to broaden my vision and increase my boldness. I know… it probably sounds like a bunch of spiritual-sounding crap.  But, I’m not talking about some ‘prayer of Jabez’ deal – there’s not a simple phrase or mantra that we recite once a day and then magically we’re bolder, richer or happier!

I don’t think we should ask God for greater insight and awareness to His Spirit’s leading IF we are not willing to act upon such knowledge. Risky? Yes. For true prophets are not only those who have a grasp of the future but also, and more importantly, those that see the NOW. Many Christians today run from church to church looking for a “word” – something sweet & promising.  Yet, most are not looking for the truth about their hearts & minds – they don’t want rebuke for their current condition. But what is more needed? Back in the OT, they didn’t a smile when a prophet came to town… they knew a hard Word was coming – but, IF followed, it could bring healing, rescue and lots of hope! 

This generation needs to hear and obey the voice of God.

Who will step up and speak it?

 

“We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist — Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy.”  A.W. Tozer

opening my eyes, ears & heart… and then, lettin’ it out my mouth, chilly

Chilly

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Chilly is a follower of Christ, husband of a queen and father of avengers. Executive Director of RevolutionYouth.co Instagram: @thechillychilton Twitter: @iChilly "I LOVE: my wife Netta, our 5 amazing kids, Buckeyes, good coffee, U2, Nike shoes, anything Apple, sushi, my dog Jack, beach vacations, sports, books & YOU!"

7 responses to Prophet Loss

  1. groundworksmp@gmail.com May 21, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Amen. Love this encouraging, sobering post.

  2. But how loud can we yell, till our voices are horse, till it becomes a whisper. The Pastors, leaders must want to hear it.
    Who is crying with the watchman.
    Where is the church that will ask the watchman what they see?
    Have you ask Church?

  3. Oh, Chilly, for such a time as this. As what seemed so right before can’t even be talked about. We need boldness.
    My friend, in her prayer time, has been given a word, “Pioneer.” We pray for revival. For even the Church is stuck in some mire.
    We pray for men like you to rise up, after seeking the Spirit’s voice.

    • Thank you for believing and praying for this! I’m desiring God to work in and through me in new dimensions! I desire this for ALL believers!

  4. The Apostolic and Prophetic are joining forces! Gods Spirit its about to unleash the Sons of God who will walk out this very desire of your heart, because it beats in-tune with His. Gods remnant will rise up through the out pouring of this latter rain! The revelation to know and the power to do has a set time, that only He can impart, which is now at hand! RAK CHAZASK!

    • Yes, I agree! I know that my spiritual DNA is very apostolic and yet the prophetic is also rising. There’s a 1-2 punch when these 2 parts of the 5-Fold Ministry are affirmed and released within the church. Too long the church has only focused on the other 3 parts (Shepherd, Teacher & Evangelist) – these are essential too but WE NEED ALL FIVE!

      And to others reading, RAK CHAZASK = The ancient war cry of the nation of Israel: “Be strong and courageous! Take the land!”

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