GOD’S SPOKESMAN

“Therefore, thus says the LORD, ‘If you return, then I will restore you — Before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, but as for you, you must not turn to them. Then I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; And though they fight against you, They will not prevail over you; For I am with you to save you and deliver you,’ declares the Lord.” Jer. 15:19 – 20

I have always dreamed of being a great communicator of God’s principles – but that dream has changed over the years. I don’t want to be just another religious communicator. I want to be His spokesman. One who extracts the precious from the worthless, and can accurately speak for God.

I have come to realize though, that being His spokesman would mean speaking through more of a prophetic office than an orator’s office.

There are three requirements that must be met in order to encourage the body of Christ to rise to its potential, and fulfill God’s promises.

  1. As John 15:7 stipulates, I must abide in His Word and His Word must abide in me. I must be committed to regularly studying the Word, and more importantly letting His word study me. Jeremiah 15:16 says, Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I have been called by Your name.”
  1. I must be able to extract the “precious from the worthless.” To save myself years of fruitless meanderings and dead end rabbit trails I need to be able to discern what is precious and what is not. I must wisely invest my time, and more importantly, discipline my mind to focus on God’s direction.
  1. I must also sustain a strong heart. Jeremiah 12:5 tells me, “If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, how will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?” If I fall down in the land of peace what will I do when war comes? If I don’t discipline myself, and diligently train, I will never be able to keep up with horses, or sustain my effectiveness in time of war. But that diligence and training is my responsibility. It is my commitment to God and faith in Him that will enable me to compete and prevail.

“And though they fight against you, they will not prevail over you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you,” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 15:20

In order to serve God’s people well, I must become a strong, accurate spokesman. To accomplish this I must know His heart, having invested time to abide in Him. I must also learn to discern the precious from the worthless. All of this requires regular training, being continually committed to learning, and open to His discipline. I am willing to do whatever He asks of me – even if it may seem daunting at the time. Only when His word is alive in me can I truly be His spokesman.

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