Monday, May 9, 2016

Prophets of God

Something has been bothering me lately. I've been reading a little in  the minor prophets and noticing a distinct difference between that time and now.

There have been no definitive prophetic voices lately; at least any that I have heard.

I remember reading David Wilkerson's "The Vision" many years ago. The things he described seemed so impossible that they would take a very long time to come to pass, but now... most of them have come to pass.

It can easily been seen in our society and it's disturbing. God gave us a word that we don't seem to have been impressed with.

If you haven't read "The Vision," or if it's been a long time, read it. It's out of print, but it's still easy to find second hand copies on Amazon.com and other places.

God doesn't do anything without telling his prophets first, so I wonder where they are and why I am not hearing them.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Making Disciples

Jesus said to go and make disciples. Why, then, do evangelists preach people to repentance, then leave?

Evangelists are bearers of the Good News, but that doesn't mean their responsibilities stop there.

Jesus never once said, "Make saints out of sinners." He said, "Go and make disciples."

Maybe we have forgotten what a disciple is. "Discipline" comes from the word "disciple." It means to teach. A disciple is one who learns, in this case, learns about God and what He expects of those who follow Him.

Have you made many disciples?