#5802 – Prophetic Re-Presenting

Good morning people who keep on pointing yourself and others to God and His ways.

The prophetic is ‘placing God and His desired plan before people again and again.’

We live in a culture that drifts. Most people – ourselves included – don’t willfully and continually run away from God and His plan for our lives. Rather, life happens. There is pain and difficulty and distraction. We get caught up and we find ourselves offtrack. This is what can so easily happen to all of us.

Therefore, we need to place God before people again and again. We need to do this for ourselves and for others. This is what it means to represent God and to re-present God. This is what it means to be prophetic.

Prophets in the Old Testament had to constantly do this for God’s wandering people. Think about it. The Israelites saw the miracle working power of God and they also heard countless stories of God’s faithfulness. And yet they drifted often. God loved them so much that He sent His prophets to place Himself and His desire for His children before them, and He did this over and over again.

This is also what Jesus did when He walked the earth; He placed the Father before people again and again! Every miracle was a signpost to the Father whom He represented. Jesus is our example of how a prophetic life should be lived.

The following lengthy scripture contains rich truth on representing God. May it speak to you deeply as you slowly meditate on this truth. 

John 14:6-14 NIV 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”