Saturday, September 08, 2012

Blue Moon Prophets

At the end of the month, several prophets and leaders gathered for a Blue Moon Conference in Franklin TN. I do not get to attend this type of conference, because I live on the other side of the world, so I do not know how effective the meeting was in hearing and delivering God’s word.

Many of these prophetic leaders have been saying that America is moving into a time of many disasters. They have been saying that 2012 is the pivotal year in this shift. I am not sure, if they are right, but something important seems to be missing from their message. There is no sign that American Christians know how to prepare for this season.

The men of Issachar are a good model for the prophetic.

From Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do (1 Chron 12:32).
They understood the times in which they were living. More important, they understood what the people should do to prepare for the times that were coming.

Understanding the times we are living in is really important, but if that is all the prophets know, it is not enough.

If 2012 is a year of transition, the God people need to know what they should be doing to prepare.

If the change will be as dramatic as the Blue Moon Prophets are saying, many existing supports will fall away. Social and political structures would collapse and the economy would nosedive. Churches that depend on expensive programmes and professional ministers would struggle to survive. For many people, life could become a battle for survival.

I hope that the Blue Moon prophets did not just talk about impending doom. I hope that they are working out what God’s people need to do prepare.
  • Building strongly relationships with people they trust.
  • Learning to share and support each other.
  • Putting effective spiritual protection in place.
  • Preparing to rescue and restore people who are broken and lost.
Prophets who understand the times should do tell people what they should be doing to prepare. If they don’t, they are just creating fear, which does not help anyone. In fact, if prophets do not know what the people should do, I would have to question whether they understand the times in which they are living.

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