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A short word on the Prophetic:

There are many people out there claiming to be prophetic, being prophetic, or just making stuff up. There is a difference in Christian biblical prophecy.

The word “prophecy” means to foretell. It comes from the Greek language. The word “prophet”, therefore, means “foreteller” or “oracle” or “fortuneteller”.

The Judeo-Christian version of the word “prophet” means “one who speaks for God.” And, God, according to the Bible, is the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is the One who made us in His image and likeness, and gave us salvation through Jesus and the Cross. And there is the difference. A prophet of the God of the Bible does not read tea leaves nor communes with spirits or deities to give auguries and fortune telling.

The prophet of the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible has an ongoing conversation with the Creator of the Universe and shares what God says to share, when He says to share it, and to whom He says to share it. Read your Bible to verify this.

Now there are types of operating in prophetic gifts.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, 1st Corinthians chapter 12, that there were certain gifts given to the Church by the Holy Spirit of God: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, word of prophecy, word of discernment of spirits, interpretation of tongues [glossa, speaking in another tongue by gift of the Holy Spirit]. These are for the Church to use and operate in using. These differ from the office of a prophet.

Now, the God of the Bible has called some out to be His mouthpiece or spokesman – both males and females have been chosen. Search out the Bible for yourself to validate. This kind of prophet speaks to the local church or to a city or to a region or to a nation or to the nations. This kind of prophet values more their relationship with the God of Creation. There are also those who desire the office and the notoriety more than they desire their relationship with God. Biblically, it never goes well for them. Desire a relationship with God first; be humble enough to guard that and timid enough to speak when God says speak. Do not seek your own.

To clarify:

There are those God gives Holy Spirit gifted knowledge, understanding, and prophetic words. This is to be done orderly and rightly and to build up the Church; never the speaker, the one delivering the message. And there are those God lets speak on His behalf. God will call that person up to speak to the people that need to hear the word. Moving prophetically by Holy Spirit does not mean you are a prophet. It means you humbled yourself enough to let God use you to build up or confirm to someone in the local Church what God wanted to say.

Side note: word of knowledge, word of prophecy, discernment of spirits are not a license to gossip. If the God of Creation shows you something about someone else, it is for prayer and intercession. Not to share in gossip – which tears down and does not build up.

The biblical prophet hears God and speaks to those who need to hear the Word God wants delivered. The God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, will hold them accountable for what they say. Do not prophecy unless God says so; and only to those He said to say His words. Amen?

With that said:
A Word for 2021.

For 2021 – What does the God of the Bible say for 2021?

This is the year of apostolic declaration, says the Lord God. I will declare it through My prophets and establish it through My apostles. They will decree My Word, and it shall be established. They shall declare a thing and it shall come to pass. They shall prophesy as I declared, and I will ensure it comes to pass. They will pull on the things of the Spirit and it shall manifest in the natural, manifest in the flesh.
*Warning: Be sure to know the voice of the Lord for yourself and hear Him.
• There are coming “apostolic prophets”; men and women called up by God and sent forth with His Words and judgment. What they say I will back up, because their words come from Me and My Word stands.

  • Their commissioning and authority comes directly from God; not a diocese nor a denomination.
  • “I will hold them accountable for what they say,” says the Lord.

• 1 Samuel 12.16 “Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.”

1Sa 12:12 And when you saw that Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but a king shall reign over us,’ when the LORD your God was your king. [You chose a leader over you instead of Me.]

1Sa 12:13 And now behold the king [the leader] whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the LORD has set a king over you. [Honored your request.]

1Sa 12:14 If you will fear the LORD and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God, it will be well. [If you and your leader choose the Lord, it will be well for you.]

1Sa 12:15 But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you and your king. [If you do not, it will not go well.]

1Sa 12:16 Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

[Watch what the Lord God of the Bible and Israel does.]
• Isaiah 43.19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? …” More new things

[You would not believe it even it was told to you.]
• This will be a year of decision and consequence, a year of judgment enacted.

• I will gather, will draw, My Church closer to Me; My Ekklesia, My Assembly.

• Time is coming soon where I will cut off all others. I will no longer hear them. They will be left to their own devices. My coming shall be a shock and a wonder to them. Having been told, they did not perceive it nor did they listen. I will not forgive their sin nor heal their lands. It will be whatever it will be. They will manage their Earth without Me. Nothing will satisfy them. They will hunger and thirst with no satisfaction. I will take My hand off of them. Those whose hearts are Mine, I will succor, soothe, and comfort. Those whose hearts are not Mine, they will have no part of Me, nor My blessings. They will try vainly. I will not hear them in their distresses. The End comes upon them and they did not perceive it, nor their times, nor seasons. My judgments are final. There is no other Salvation for them. They have rejected Me, so I have rejected them. Their calamities shall come on them suddenly; while they are eating, drinking, making plans, the end.

• While there is still time, tell them that I love them as a jealous Father whose Children have run after vain deceits. Amen. Salvation is still possible at the foot of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Set down your life; pick up his life of perfect relationship with the Father and live. Choose life.


As given to Dave Doc Rogers over November 2020-January 2021.

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The evidence of things unseen.

The hardest part about faith is not seeing. It is a concept that by trusting the words that are spoken by God, who is Elohim (All Mighty), are so sure and true that they take on the same tangible, sensible aspects of hard, physical evidence. To out limited minds and spiritual awareness, anything that is not seen and touchable is difficult to believe. The state of Missouri gained reputation of being the “Show Me” state, because so many of the inhabitants would not believe something unless they saw it. Jesus was quoted in Matthew 12:39 as saying, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, …”

A sign: hard, physical evidence

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While looking at other things, for other things, on my computer, I discovered that I have not posted anything here since October 2018. My last post then was me noting I have been with Word Press for ten years.

What this tells me is that I have been way too busy with other things to post here. Willickers.

In the interim, I have published three books. One on photography. Two that are fiction e-books available through Amazon Kindle. Oh, by the way, you can find my other books and e-books on Amazon by searching for “Dave Doc Rogers”. That is me. I have set up an author’s page and linked what I have published thus far there.

amazon.com/author/davedocrogers

Cheers! Stay warm and have a great day!

Doc.

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Okay. Today, I went to show a friend who is interested in blogging my pages. I have this one for writing my opinions and others that are newsletters or creative writing. In showing the theme I use and walking him through how easy it is to use (nice run on sentence there), I noted I have been at this with WordPress for ten years this month. Wow!

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Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved; you and your household. [Acts 16.31]

In this passage we hear Paul’s response to the Philippian jailer. To fill in the story, Paul and Silas went to Philippi, preached the gospel, caused a riot, were whipped, and thrown into jail. Around midnight praising God, an earthquake happened and the doors to the jail cells opened. The jailer thought everyone left. He started to kill himself when Paul stopped him. The jailer takes Paul and Silas home, tends to their wounds, and then has church.

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We spend a lot of time wondering who we are. It is almost like there is an intentional efforts to skew our identities. And, there is. If we were to walk in who we should be this world, this life, would be dramatically different.

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People over time have looked at Christianity with a question: why a cross? Why would a loving god put anyone through that for someone else? It had to be a cross. It had to be the most horrific example of human cost, inevitable, public, painful, without repentance. The cross made a permanent marker, a line that could only be crossed once: death.

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You may have said a prayer like this: “Jesus, I accept the price you paid at the cross for my sins. I ask you to forgive me, come live with me, and let me live with you. Be with me this day and give me Your Holy Spirit. Amen.” If you meant that in the heart of your being, then you are “saved”. Now what?

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Jesus had come to be one of us, perfect in relationship with God, the Father. Jesus lived his life as example that Man could walk with God in perfect unity. Then, he traded that life to fulfill covenant promises made so that we can have that same life of unity with God, the Father. Because of what Jesus did, we can be one with the Father; if we accept it and walk in it. Many, too many, are passionate in their belief that what they are doing is right; even when it is wrong. Jesus prayed, while on the cross being mocked and ridiculed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”[1]

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It was as if the world had gone crazy. Young men, the best and brightest, those full of hope, were thrown into a churning machine where many perished as soon as they arrived. Millions of Europe’s best hopes expired in the trenches of the battlefield. It was war at its worst. It was dubbed the “war to end all wars”. It ended out of exhaustion on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

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