Unwelcome Prophet

Afterward [the people and land of Israel are restored]
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughter will prophesy
You old men will dream dreams
Your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants
Both men and women
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth
Blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
And the moon to blood
Before the coming of the great and dreadful
Day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
Will be saved
For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
There will be deliverance
As the Lord has said
Among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
-Joel 2:28-32

The difficulty with seeing a vision, or dreaming a dream, or prophesying is to know what to do with what you have seen, dreamt or heard. It can be quite terrifying as you wonder to whom you should tell what you have seen, dreamt, or heard. The very first thing you might think is that to whomever you turn, they will think you are crazy. And of course, everyone remembers well what has been said about a prophet not being welcomed in their own home – because it is assumed that they are ‘known’ (and therefore how can they possibly be in such intimate contact with God) they are an unwelcome prophet. But you must declare what you have seen, dreamt, or heard – how else will ‘everyone’ ‘call on the name of the Lord’ and ‘be saved’?

It is true that sharing what the Lord has given to you is for yours and other believers edification but it is also for the giving of life to ‘everyone’ who does not know that they have been reconciled to God through Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. God has not called on stones to declare forgiveness and reconciliation to the world – He has called on you!

Turn, declare what you have seen, dreamt or heard, lead the sheep around you home.

The Lord is coming!

About Hodiyah

Do not urge me to leave you, to turn back and not follow you. For wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
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