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A Wake-up Call to America — 1 Comment

  1. What does the prophetic burden of the Messiah look like? Is it possible to reflect this same heart?

    “And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For is they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Luke 23:26-31 ESV

    The KJV of this last verse: “For if they do these in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

    “Green Tree” – the Messiah “Dry Tree” – the unrighteous

    Here is our Messiah leaving such a signature on how to carry the prophetic burden. This is such a poignant scene and full of pathos! I am so glad Luke shared this powerful and moving moment of the intimate heart of our Shepherd. Our King had been beaten to a pulp, and yet He has the strength, endurance, and audaciousness to bring a loving word of rebuke to the “Daughters of Jerusalem” (They were crying out for Him concerning the mock trial and upcoming crucifixion). He loves His people. Incredible! He is giving a strong prophetic warning, while on the road to giving up His life freely. The prophet feels and responds to moments differently . . . He hears, sees, and moves from the Father’s view!

    Here are some questions to consider for the true prophet:

    Whose pain do they carry more, His people’s or their own?

    Are the Father’s children’s future calamity and suffering more important than their present situation and suffering?

    What is more important to them, our Father’s burden and view or their own?

    Is it easier for them to give words of prophecy, or to give up their lives daily for His purpose to be revealed and established in His people?