The LORD told me, “What do you see?” I replied, “Figs. The good figs are very good, and the bad figs are very bad. They’re too bad to be eaten.” Jeremiah 24:3 NIV
What do you see? When you look at the world around you, what is happening? When you try to understand what your future will look like, where is the road map leading? If God asks you, “What do you see?” How would you respond?
Over the next month, I am going to unpack some of the things I am “seeing” as it relates to God’s involvement in the affairs of men. My goal is to highlight how God is already at work, bring awareness to adjustments which need to be made to align ourselves with His movements, and along the way find the hope which remains.
Some of you may have prophetic giftings and have been seeing these things for a long time. Prophets are SEE-ERS. When they see, it is their responsibility to report what they see. These revelations will be consistent with the word of God and align with other prophetic words. There will be no true other gospel outside the revelation of Jesus Christ. We follow ONLY Jesus as the author and the finisher of our faith.
When Israel was upset with the visions of Amos, they ridiculed his prophetic authority. Amos replied, “I am not a prophet or a son of a prophet, I was a shepherd when God called me.” I feel very similar to Amos when it comes to sharing what I am seeing. I am not trying to create something new or reveal some hidden secret. I am writing what I see and hear God speaking to me to shed light on God’s movements. Through my pastoral giftings, I desire for people to find hope and peace in the midst of their desert.
What do i see today?
TODAY, I hear God is moving over the earth in the same way the Spirit was hovering (brooding) over the waters in creation. He is calling forth light out of the darkness. He is bringing order out of chaos. He is speaking to those things that are not as though they were. His hand is not too short that it cannot save. He is God almighty.
The key to this “word” is the consistency with God’s character. He never changes. The Holy Spirit was nurturing over creation to bring forth life. He is still orchestrating events in your life for you to see Him and move toward Him. In the chaos of our times, His goodness is still seeking the broken and contrite heart. Because God brought forth good things in creation, He can bring order and goodness into your life…you are not too messed up.
How should we respond?
Ask for the Holy Spirit to fill you, rest upon you, bring forth life out of your darkness. Turn away from pursuits which are opposite of His leading. Become humble. Trust that as you lean into God’s ways and His character, He will help and guide you.
Amos saw good figs and bad figs…I will return to this passage in Amos later, but understand that God’s words carry weight for the just and the unjust. We are not to be flippant with God’s glory, His holiness or His love. May you experience all of His goodness for your life.
Blessings Love y’all
What do you see?