Prophet's Journal - Holy Nation

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Psalm 132:13-14 says, “For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. ‘This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.’” Zechariah 2:10-13 says, “Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst…and many nations will join themselves to the Lord in that day and will become My people. Then I will dwell in your midst...And the...

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Prophet's Journal - My Beloved Is...

Posted Mar 27th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
The Song of Solomon is packed full of expressions of love between the Shulammite Bride (representing us as the Bride of Christ) and the king (representing Christ our Bridegroom). It takes the Shulammite Bride a while to fully respond to the king’s love, but once she does she becomes “lovesick” (5:8) and “held on to him and would not let him go.” (3:4).The daughters of Jerusalem (representing those who don’t have an intimate relationship with the Lord) saw her passion...

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Prophet's Journal - Pure Heart

Posted Mar 26th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Psalms 24:3 asks the question, “Who may ascent into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place?” The answer follows in verse 4, “He who has clean hands and a pure heart..” Matthew 5:8 tells us, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Jesus was speaking to the “multitudes” while the Psalmist was proclaiming prior to his question and answer, “The earth is the Lord’s and all it contains, the world...

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Prophet's Journal - Full Attention

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Peter calls us to attention in 2 Peter 1:19: “And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.” He just got done describing the experience they had with the “Majestic Glory” on the mount of transfiguration when they “heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on...

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Prophet's Journal - Jesse's Root

Posted Mar 24th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
There is a root of righteousness that springs up for any individual or nation that turns to its Source and receives the plantings of the Lord. This individual or nation then becomes that righteous planting to spread the glory of the Lord across the earth. This root is what brings hope and rest to the whole of creation. Isaiah says in chapter 11:1 that “a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will...

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Prophet's Journal - Conditions and Positions

Posted Mar 23rd, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
In chapter 6, Isaiah was undone as he got a vision of the Lord “sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.” He heard the seraphim calling out “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.” He describes how the foundations of the temple shook and the temple was filled with smoke. Then in verse 5 he said, “Woe is me, for I am...

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Prophet's Journal - Battle Lines

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
It is of utmost importance that we understand we are at war, that we have an adversary, and his goal is to devour us. If we don’t, we will not take the posture dictated by Peter to “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert.” (1 Peter 5:8). Instead we will be casual and compromising the vision that is set before us. This poem speaks of the preparation and the posture needed to be properly engaged in warfare with the...

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Prophet's Journal - Disheartened Questions

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
It is so easy to become disheartened, discouraged, and to lose our zeal for the Lord and everyday “life.” The Church at Ephesus was very busy and even “productive” in the things of the Lord, yet Jesus had one thing against them. He told them in Revelation 2: 4 that “You have left your first love.” That fact alone will always result in some sort of disappointment and eventually to a deflated heart. Knowing this, we have to get real...

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Prophet's Journal - Forged

Posted Mar 20th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Abraham was a man of faith whose eyes were fixed, “looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” He joins the other heroes of faith in Hebrews chapter 11 who were focused on the promises of God and “confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.” Verse 15 says, “Indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.” Such is the...

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Prophet's Journal - The Woodland Way

Posted Mar 19th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
There is a way prepared to experience all the peace, quietness, and stillness that our Shepherd has for us. Micah asks the Lord in 7:14 to come and “shepherd Thy people with Thy scepter, the flock of thy possession which dwells by itself in the woodland, in the midst of a fruitful field. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.” In Psalm 23 David recognizes the Lord as his shepherd and says in vs...

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Prophet's Journal - Faith For Famine

Posted Mar 18th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Isaiah 51:1-3 says,’ “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the Lord; look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; when he was one I called him, then I blessed him and multiplied him.” Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make...

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Prophet's Journal - "I Would Be..."

Posted Mar 16th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
The Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 1 says, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” What a wonder it is to be able to be enabled to be a “living and holy sacrifice” unto our God. This is the high call and this is the reason Jesus, our Bridegroom, came and lovingly shed His blood. This is all...

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Prophet's Journal - Faith's Reward

Posted Mar 15th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” This is somewhat of a mystery as we are to be assured and convicted of things that we do not yet see. Genuine faith takes us to a new realm of discovery where we are focused on the love of God expressed through the Crucified Lamb. As we journey along this faith path, we are enlightened to see more and more of...

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Prophet's Journal - Perfect Peace

Posted Mar 14th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
Anxiety is the norm for the world around. It does not have to be and should not be the norm for Christ followers. Isaiah tells us in 26:3 that God will “keep him in perfect peace” whose mind is stayed on Him, because he trusts in Him. Paul tells us in Philippians 3: 6 to “be anxious for nothing.” 1John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” As circumstances continue to swirl all...

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Prophet's Journal - Last Call

Posted Mar 13th, 12:00 by Prophet's Journal on Prophetic


Beloved,
God does not see time as we do. Actually there is no time with God, yet he speaks of first and last things. This is for our benefit and understanding, although there is still an element of mystery in the application of time and history. When He blows the last trumpet, is it for all time or for a particular time in a man’s or nation’s life, or both? When He makes a last call, is He wrapping things up...

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