THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY
“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” [Amos 3:7]
1. Spirit of prophecy is Christ speaking to the Church.
The Spirit of prophecy testifies that we are in the last days and the; “…beginning of sorrows” [Matthew 24:8] This generation is witness to prophecy fulfilled as forces beyond human control tear nations, governments and societies apart in savage fury. Nothing seems to work as it should and; “…the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” [Romans 8:22] There are wars, terror, poverty, pestilence, confusion and panic everywhere as the world staggers from one disaster to another. Regrettably, as multitudes run from pillar to post, they are caught like rats in pits dug by religious and political carpetbaggers. All praise and glory be to God Almighty who gave us a way of escape and eternal redemption in Jesus Christ.
2. Christ, our redemption is coming.
Thus says the Lord: “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh“ [Luke 21:28] This is no time to be fooled by catechisms of men and doctrines of denominations. The Spirit pleads with you to look up, see beyond your pains and seek Christ in godly sorrow and total repentance; “…for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed” [Romans 13:11] Beloved, we live in perilous times and everything about Christ’s coming will happen; “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” [1 Corinthians 15:52] Sadly, the Spirit warns that many shall be caught unawares; “…because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth” [Romans 9:28]
3. Beware of wolves in sheep clothing
Beloved, do not be distracted or deceived by what you feel, see or hear; “…because many false prophets are gone out into the world” [1 John 4:1] Avoid “political preachers” who thrive on forecasting election results. Steer clear of “Philistine bishops” who see wars and enemies everywhere. Shun pastors who worship mammon and foretell crass materialism. Keep away from “prophets of Beelzebub” who only see and prophesy antics of demons. Settle all doubts about your faith, owe no man anything and place your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the fulfillment of prophecy. Remember, your salvation is in Christ and not in the purview of any man. Refrain from sin, live in the revelation of Present Truth and it shall be well with you.
4. Jesus Christ is prophecy fulfilled.
The Bible says: “…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” [Revelation 19:10] The Spirit testifies that prophecy both written and unwritten are all about Jesus Christ and if everything should be written of Him; “…even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen” [John 21:25] If any man prophesy outside the testimony of Christ, he is a liar. All prophecy is domiciled in time and we are so close to the end of time. The end of prophecy is the return of Christ and closure of time. The Spirit of prophecy is crying to warn and prepare the Church for the coming of the Lord, saying: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] I preach the coming of the Lord, in good faith, to the Church and whosoever will listen to repent in readiness for the appearance of Christ.
5. Today is the day of salvation.
If any man is not saved, let him receive Christ freely today, as Lord and Saviour. To the Saints; “…beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen” [2 Peter 3:17-18] I commend you to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ who is able to save to the uttermost. And the Spirit says: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” [Revelation 3:22]