Hosea the Family-Man Prophet

For many of us, the prophets seem like weird people that are impossible to relate to. But  when we look close, these strange people begin to look a little more human. Take Hosea for example. Imagine a prophet not only walking home to see his wife, but a prophet who also has three kids that…

Ezekiel the Married Prophet

For many of us, the prophets seem like weird people that are impossible to relate to. They come across almost as “other-worldly” at times and we struggle to imagine having their experiences. Because of this, we never expect to have their kind of experiences and we cut the Holy Spirit off from working in us…

Responding to the Prophet’s Call

The prophetic life can be a hard life because it often requires us to share Godly messages with a world that doesn’t want to hear them. And ironically it’s sometimes outsiders like Nineveh who hear and respond with immediacy and insiders like Israel who kill the messenger. Sadly, the false prophets that gave Israel words…

All Evangelize, But Only Some Are Evangelists

Evangelism is a gifting that the church at large expects Christians to be good at. Now before we flesh out this example, let’s remember that there are things all Christians are obviously expected to do and evangelism is one of them. There’s nothing in the Bible that even remotely implies that if you’re not gifted…

The Prophet/King

While being a royal king, David also operated in the prophetic, as noted by the Psalms he wrote that foreshadow Jesus. Even Jesus Himself acknowledged David’s ability to write things “in the Spirit” (Mt 22:43). David also speaks to his prophetic gifting in his last words, saying,  “The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,…