In the Last Days, many will claim to speak for God as His anointed prophets. However, the true test of a prophet is that they are servants of the Most High God. Servanthood is a great subject that’s not understood or recognized in the modern world but is essential for every true believer in Christ. Many of the great prophets and Apostles of old claimed that they were servants of God and later servants of Jesus Christ their Lord. There was a clear understanding of the meaning of Lord, who is Master, a meaning all but lost in our present day. The early Christians understood the relationship between the master and the servant or between the lord and the slave. It was an easy concept to grasp when they followed Jesus Christ as Lord and Master. They happily accepted their new position as slaves to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They understood the amazing benefits of being in the household of an all-powerful God and the great responsibility of being His servant. Let us pray that we will also understand the depth and majesty of this relationship between us and the Most High God of heaven and earth.
Many professed followers of Jesus Christ in our day have become experts in all the benefits while neglecting the weightier responsibilities of being a servant or a slave. Any brief observation of the many posts on social media or the preaching from the modern-day pulpit will attest to the glorying in the benefits while they neglect the responsibilities of being a servant of God. So, what are our responsibilities of being a servant? The closest approximation for our day is being a server, a waiter, or a waitress, to meet the needs and desires of the customer. Although our God has no needs, He does have desires given to us through His written Words in the Bible, that accentuates all of His beautiful commandments. Ideally, the Words in the Bible along with God’s beautiful commandments should be written on our hearts through regular reading of the Bible, so that we know how to serve God. The Holy Spirit is given to every believer to bring back to our memory the Words written on our hearts to serve God in every area of our lives. When the Word of God and His beautiful commandments come back to our memory, then we must act upon it by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us.
Yes, the Holy Spirit will bring the Words written on our hearts back to our memory, so, we must learn how to actively listen and obey the Spirit’s leading. Dear children, this is not scheduled only once or twice during your daily prayer times. It is scheduled for every moment of every day, always listening for the Spirit even when you are conversing with others or actively involved in another project. Yes, we have the God given ability to do more than one thing at a time, so there is no excuse for not listening to the indwelling Spirit every moment of every day allowing Him to be our guide. A word of caution here: you do not need to tell every person you run into that the Spirit told you such and such. Believe me, the Spirit of God will lead you when this is necessary. Mostly God is looking for obedience from His servants, not just lip service. We must learn to listen, then we can keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26). He is our Guide. The key to listening is to stop thinking and stop filling your mind with every vain imagination. I know this will be difficult for most, but it is necessary to practice silence and solitude so that we can hear what the Spirit is saying to us and the church (Revelation 3:22).
When I am writing or speaking to others, I take great pains to hear only what God is saying through the Spirit. I have also done this when doing biblical counseling, always waiting long before speaking. I have discovered that most people are not much interested in what we say, but only in what God has to say through us. As servants of God, who keep in step with the Spirit, we quickly realize that serving God is not only speaking but doing. Again we must listen. When the Spirit says speak, then we speak God’s truth, encouragement, or admonishment. Only the Spirit of God can lead His servants to speak a word of prophecy or to powerfully use their Spiritual gifts for His glory. If we are listening, speaking, and doing as the Spirit leads every moment of our waking day, we will turn the world upside down. Unfortunately, most believers have grown mute while around their families, at work, at school, or in public. Only listening, speaking, and doing, as we are led by the Spirit, will prove that we are true servants of God. Only God’s true servants, who listen to His Spirit, can make a real difference in the world. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everybody is speaking and doing but nobody is listening. To be a true servant of God always starts with listening.
We live in a world where everyone wants to spend an enormous amount of time researching, studying, and using their own knowledge to change the world. The only one that they are listening to is self. Self has become all-important building their pride to the point where it egotistically rubs off on everyone. This is the spirit of Antichrist seen in most leaders and politicians in the world. You can see what their pride is accomplishing, it’s bringing the world to the brink of total destruction. Yet, servanthood is the gateway to true greatness in the Kingdom. The Bible says, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:11-12). This is the true path to servanthood and greatness because only humility will shut our mouths and open our ears. There is absolutely nothing in us that can make a difference in others and the world. All of our wisdom, intelligence, and knowledge will make no difference. Only God’s truth spoken through His written Word and brought to our minds by the Holy Spirit will make a difference. If you truly believe this, then you are ready to make a difference. If you believe this, then you are ready to become something out of nothing by the power and majesty of the Almighty God.
Only servants are called prophets. Servants are only called prophets because they have humbled themselves under the righteous hand of God. Everything they speak comes directly from the Spirit who resurrects a memory of God’s Word that was implanted in their hearts. This implanting was not made possible by memorizing God’s Word. People have memorized the entire New Testament and have remained pagan. This implanting by the Spirit is made possible through a heart-felt conviction that brings forth a time of weeping, remorse, and true repentance promising to never commit the trespass or to ignore the teaching again. When the Spirit truly has our ear through repentance and willingness to follow through on all of His teachings, then we will hear the prophetic Words of God for a lukewarm church that has greatly stumbled in our day. Thus saith the Lord, “Only true repentance will make a difference and stop the righteous hand of God pouring forth the bowls of His wrath.” Changing man’s laws, fixing global warming, and destroying nations threatening the West will not stop the righteous hand of God. Pretending to have a revival without true repentance will not stop the righteous hand of God. Imagine what the world would look like if everyone who claims to follow Christ truly repented by allowing the Spirit of God to write God’s laws upon their heart through heart-felt conviction and true repentance. Dear children, without true repentance the world is headed for the apocalypse, much sooner than you think. We are on the precipice.
This website and its content is copyright of He Reigns Christian Ministries – © Rev. Daniel W. Blair 2023. All rights reserved.