To God Be The Glory! It’s amazing how God either elevates or demotes ( although I’ve experience both) You know how it goes when you’re on top and everything is going well you become just a little self righteousness. Oh my when the Lord bless you with favor in position or in finance; we become like MC Hammer famous song “Can touch this” LOL. But this is real. There are may examples throughout history of how God ordained prophets to do his will. I found an article which I don’t believe I heard before that Most of us are unaware that the first person who is named a prophet is Abraham. Abraham was named a prophet in Genesis 20:7. This took place during the time Abimelech was being instructed by God regarding Sarah, to return her to Abraham, and so God counseled Abimelech to do the following.
Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.
Abraham is the first person directly named as a prophet, but he is chronologically not the first person the Bible shows prophesying. The first person the Bible shows actually prophesying is Enoch. It does not report on this until way back in the book of Jude
Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints.
Here we have Enoch, before the flood, prophesying of the return of Jesus Christ, and His return with the saints. We have Abraham as the first named prophet, and we have Enoch, who was a prophet, and the first one actually shown prophesying, but it is not reported until all the way back in the book of Jude.
Many of us as a people want to have everything going our way. (I’m learning when things go too smooth a storm is surely coming) and for those of us (believers) we know that this called a time of testing it you will whether you will still stand. When this period comes I like to think of when Moses came down from the mountain and the people were in the mindset that man (Moses) was all that they needed he wasn’t with them for awhile and they immediately went back to their old way. In other words they were out of Egypt physically but their mind was still in Egypt. To see this you can look in today’s society where many have fallen. Better yet, you can read about or experience where people of riches and frame become one of the most miserable people on the earth. They experience depression and suicidal tendencies because they all seemed to have a missing void. This is where I believe when God has given everyone a measure of himself in us and it’s up to us to find that measure. That is when you connect with him you didn’t come on your own. i.e. some believers thought that when they accepted Jesus as their Savior that they found Him on their own. What they fail to believe that God had already called them out. The best and simplest way I could explained for example is that before you became a believer or accepted Him there had always been this feeling inside of us that prevented you from harm or to go really deep – Kept you from being killed or you just left a place where tragedy just so happen before or after you got there and in some cases you were in the midst of it. The enemy would give us a thought or it was just luck that you survive I really hate that saying “luck” when I receive and was taught how God was always there for every believer that accepted Him!
” . I read several scriptures but the small faint whisper spoke to me to send Proverb 3: 5-6 (MSG) I like to believe He told me to send. Eugene’s version :