Michael Colunga (19 Feb 2011)
"Encouragement"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
My apologies to any Brothers or Sisters who might have been offended by taking my comments about Dr. Owuor
to mean that I was casting doubt on his standing before the LORD as a true prophet.
 
I was merely saying to test the Spirits.  Anything that sounds great should be subjected to a test for that level of greatness.
That is to say, if someone claims he is a doctor, then he shouldn't be killing people in his clumsy, incompetent attempts to
save, treat, or heal them.  Of course, there will always be some loss of life due to unforeseeable and/or unavoidable circumstances.
 
The same is true with the LORD:
    "Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live?"
                                                                                Ezekiel 18:23
 
Simply put, be careful about whom you trust.  The first and foremost responsibility of a prophet is to challenge, exhort, and
encourage God's people to holy living.
    "For I [am] the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I [am] holy."
                                                                                Leviticus 11:45
 
The second thing is, based on God's work in their hearts, to give them hope for the future.
     "Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins."  Isaiah 40:2
 
    "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
                                                                                        Jeremiah 29:11  NKJV
 
And last, but not least, to bring eternal life to the lost, whosoever will receive Jesus Christ as his savior.
    "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness."  John 12:46
 
Since the Canon of Scripture is closed and complete, the true prophet will constantly and consistently be reminding us of God's
time-coded scriptures for our time.  Whereas these same scriptures may have likewise been addressed to other times, and had
Holy Spirit filled application for other times and places, the true prophet will share God's heart for where and when we are.
 
Grace and Peace to you all in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.