Yesterday I posted [on Facebook]…..
“We see and hear the voice of the prophets in America. Where is that voice for the UK and Europe?
Prophets, it’s time to hear The LORD and to speak out His Word for the U.K. and Europe.”
Then I posted,
“What is The Church saying against these heinous 15 minute cities? Where is our voice of freedom? Is democracy dead in Europe? 95% against — ignored!”
The question I was really asking was more along the lines of
“Where are the prophets standing against the tyranny in government, and the erosion of our sovereign human rights, as expressed in Magna Carta?”
Whilst I was impressed with the many great comments about the prophetic and the many prophets in U.K. and Europe, I was disappointed that so many seem to concentrate on ‘building up and edifying’, while so very few ever approach the idea of ‘rooting out, tearing down, and overthrowing’!
Yet The LORD Himself told Jeremiah,
“See, I have appointed you this day over The Nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to tear down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:10
Indeed, we seem to have moved away from anything vaguely political to the extent that I’ve heard it said that any who mention politics in their words are infested by a political spirit, and therefore to be condemned!
So tell me, was John the Baptist a build up and edify prophet, or was he an expose, root out, and tear down prophet? He lost his head for his political outbursts.
Was Jeremiah a build up and edify prophet, or was he an expose, root out, and tear down prophet? He spent days, even weeks, in the sewers for his political words.
Was Isaiah a build up and edify prophet, or was he an expose, root out, and tear down prophet? He was sawn in half for his political speaking.
Were the disciples, when The Church first started, just build up and edifiers, or did they expose, root out, and tear down too?
I don’t see Paul in his letters, pulling many punches!
I don’t see John, in The Book of Revelations, hide his feelings just to edify and build up — read his letters to The Seven Churches — I see a little edifying there, but I do see much expose, root out, and tear down.
So it is today, we, as prophets, are still called to expose, root out, and tear down, AND we are still called to build up and edify.
I see very few, very few indeed, who call our political leaders to account. I see very few who tell us what God is saying about things political and things that impact our lives for the worse.
I see very few protesting or defending our rights, or even the most heinous governmental wrongs! On another tack, we bemoan the plight of the children, but where are our prophets exposing, rooting out, and tearing down on their behalf.
I hear The LORD calling, to the few who would dare, for the UK and European prophets to rise up and give The Church a godly, biblical voice again.
To those in other areas too, like Australia and New Zealand.
The LORD is crying out for you/ us to rise up and answer His Call in love and obedience. We’re so good at making our people feel good, feel better about themselves.
How about now doing the whole work that prophets were intended to do, and doing that job without the fear of man can, and possibly will do, and without the fear of the so called Christian community turning on them with pharisaical venom and passion?
Sadly, that always has and always will happen — we just have to do what God calls us to do — regardless of the fall out and repercussions!
It was never easy being a prophet and it hasn’t changed. Accept it, and move on to where God wants you to move on to!
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.