11 Feb 2018

All ministry may be expressive, but all expressions are not vocal. All prophets say something, but not by the same means. Some prophesy by words, others through actions, others still by their pens, or their harps. It says in 1 Chronicles 25:1 about “the sons of Asaph, and Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals.” These were prophets whose ministry expressed itself through the several musical instruments they played. Their music brought faith, encouragement, healing, etc.; it gave direction to the confused, inspiration to the dead, joy to the dismayed, and so on. They prophesied “with harps.”

All prophets do not carry a mantle. Some carry a harp. You could miss them if you expect them to carry the ID card of a mantle; you could miss them as well as their ministry if your unyielding conception of the prophet must force them into your mold of Elijah.

Every prophet says something, but not always by the words of their mouth.

From The Preacher’s diary.


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