A PROPHET AND GOD’S REVELATION
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully… I Peter 1:10
I have often assumed that a prophet, who was given God’s specific WORD for His people, understood the message he delivered. With the message came full revelation of its meaning. Peter makes it clear that this was not the case. A prophet was often given a WORD, then had to study the scriptures to more fully understand the mystery of what God had given him. He was like Noah, given a word to build an ark, yet not having any understanding about rain and water tables. Every piece of wood he cut was an act of faith.
This is quite comforting to me. I recall, just over the past year, how many times I have been given a WORD from scripture, a picture, a dream, even an impression in prayer that God chose to reveal to me. Some, I understood more than others. Continue reading “A Prophet and God’s Revelation”