How are you a "prophet to the nations" when the only people you proclaim anything to are "church folks" regardless of how spread out around the world they may be?! You don't even speak to those in your own community but will gladly ask for or take their money to buy yourself a life they can't afford. How can a messenger be sent of GOD when all they do is say what you like or want to hear?
Do you think traveling around the country, being on television or radio, hopping across the border, or going overseas to foreign countries to do your "church thang" as your claim to fame so you can brag to others is "speaking to the nations"? Most real prophecy is given in private, but the prophetic message is proclaimed openly as "forth-telling" for the present, and not as "foretelling" of the future or a "word of knowledge" to reveal the unknown. Do you really think calling out unknown things accurately about people publicly for the pleasure and enjoyment of a desperate crowd makes you a prophet? Guess again!
JEREMIAH 14:13-14; "Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. 14) Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart." #FalseProphets #PROPHET
False prophets & phony messengers love being celebrated with title in tow but fear being vilified, ostracized, criticized, isolated, or persecuted for declaring the often unpopular and inconvenient truth. They don't challenge the unrighteousness of government or social injustices against men. These same kinds of religious leaders conspired with the unjust government system to crucify Christ because he boldly addressed the spiritual, social, economic, and political conditions they profited from. Even today these same leaders will seek to assassinate the character or sabotage the mission of those who choose to operate outside of their walls and not under their control while continuing to take advantage of others.
Christ was a carpenter who never built a church building, raised a "building fund", or even spoke behind a pulpit but prophesied of and allowed the destruction of his own temple because his focus was on building people. Yet, those who sit in or desire comfortable and extravagant edifices that cost millions of unnecessary dollars will speak ill of those of us who minister in the "wilderness" like Christ and John the Baptist did. The voices of the Lord Yeshua along with his apostles & prophets went far beyond borders even when they were physically confined and after their deaths to minister salvation, restoration and relief to the poor, the oppressed, downtrodden, ignored, outcast, and the disenfranchised.
MATTHEW 11:8-10; "But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9) But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10) For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee." #MESSENGER
Their message is still relevant and speaks today even louder than ever before. We have an abundance of false "Profits" who love self centered pageantry along with other pretenders, title grabbers, charlatans, liars, soothsayers, psychics, con-artists, and genuinely gifted people who misuse their God given gifts for personal gain. We are in dismally short supply of true prophets, apostles, and genuine messengers.
The same way religious leaders disdained John the Baptist because of his appearance and unorthodox manner so do they those who speak the truth today. People don't recognize the true gospel when they hear it or the true messengers of it when they see them because of listening for and looking at the wrong things. The "field of the Lord" is still the world where both the labor and the harvest truly are. ~ I. J. West
MATTHEW 9:36-38; "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; 38) Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest." #GOSPEL #TRUTH