What Prophecy Means

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. – John 15:15

Scholars tell us that there are over 300 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled during His earthly ministry.  I am not going to list them here, but I do want to talk about what it means to be given prophecy from God.  Prophecies are God’s promises to us.  They declare what will happen.  They warn of possibilities if our present direction isn’t changed.  They reveal who God is.  Prophecies also reveal what type of people we are.  Ultimately, prophecies are God’s way of helping us see around the corners of life.  They are gifts of wisdom and foreshadowing that help us understand what’s next.  They prepare us for God’s plan. 

Sometimes we see ourselves as mere cogs in God’s great machine.  However, if that were so God would not let us in on His plan.  He would leave us in the dark.  Jesus told the disciples, ” I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15).  If you have never thought of it before, think of it now… You are God’s friend.  At least, that is how He wants to be with you.  That is one of the things that prophecy tells us.  It tells us that God cares so much about us that He wants us to know in advance what He is going to do.  He wants us to know what is important.  He wants us to know what will bring us life.

That is why He has given us His Word.  That is why He has given us Jesus.  He loves us.  Because of that, He shares His heart and His plans with us.

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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