A contemporary prophecy

We had to write a contemporary prophecy as part of our major assignment within the Minor Prophets subject unit.

Minor prophet’s major assignment part 2.

This prophecy has a parallel structure that loosely alternates between two and three points. Its main theme is one of relationship between people and God.

The word is spoken into three areas of the modern church.

  1. The tendency towards legalism. You are saved by grace now you have to stay saved by law.
  2. Judgementalism and prejudices within the church, such as in the area of divorce, single parents, sexual identity, addictions, refugees, other forms of brokenness and perhaps other theological persuasions…
  3. Rebukes the ME factor…My church, My ministry, My gifting, My blessing… it’s a call to re-emphasise what God has done and seek him for himself.

Therefore it is an encouragement to take hold and remember God’s love towards us, and that he wants us to love those around us, in the same way Christ loves us

Prophecy..

The word of the Lord came to me, whilst I was in prayer regarding an assignment.

My bride, my church, my people, I want you to listen closely. For I have one word, perhaps two, no make it three to speak.

I have seen, I have heard, I have felt the pain of law.  I the Lord have spoken for all of eternity through my son on the cross. He paid the price of death because of judgement. He paid the price of death through law. He paid the price of death through self righteousness.

My bride, my church, my people, I want you to listen closely. I have seen, I have heard and I have felt the law being preached from my pulpits.

Just as water and faeces, air and toxins, earth and contamination cannot be pure, healthy and bring life; neither can grace and law be combined. You cannot preach grace and law. You cannot live under grace and law. You cannot come to me with grace and law. Law condemns, it builds self righteousness, and it causes death and decay.

Whenever you judge, you judge my blood. Whenever you judge another, you judge my son. Whenever you judge, you judge my love. I have seen you judge others not of yourself. I have heard you judge those who battle in pain. I have felt you judge and turn away from those who don’t conform to your ways.

My bride, my church, my people, listen to me!  Only preach what I have done for you. I have given you my Son. I have given you my Spirit. I have given you myself. Stop saying what you’re going to do for me. Stop saying you need to do this for me. Stop trying to build your kingdom for me.

My bride, my church, my people, listen to me. Because I love you, you’re able to love me. Because I love you, you’re able to love my flock. Because I love you, you’re able to love the world.

My bride, my church, my people, I want you to know, I need you to know, and therefore I tell you that I love you. Turn to me so that I may truly love over, through and in you.

And remember that through Christ my Son, I the Lord have spoken.

While I am not claiming this to be an inspired prophetic word as in a true prophecy, I do think it says much to us today….what do you think?

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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