A few months ago I began to write this and for whatever reason, I stopped. Then we moved. One of the things in our home is our refrigerator and the pictures of family and drawings. Children often come and look at it. When we moved, my wife put the pictures in a box and when we arrived here it was one of the first things done. (One person was quite surprised at the fact that the pictures were already up.) Nothing makes a house a home like pictures.What do you do with a picture? A painting? Some are caught up with the beauty. Others with the meaning. Some just put in on a wall and acknowledge the investment. But while there is a value in every area, not all profit others. Some of the youngest like to point out people. Older folks may look at the artwork.Prophecy is like that. We can paint with our words and our actions. (I am not an artist. I never progressed past stick figures. The only picture that resides in my head is the one I drew for my grandmother as a child. Photography was more my medium.)
So much has become so complicated in the pursuit of being “educated.” As I sat here looking at few pictures, I realized in the simplest of pictures by grandchildren I am caught up with how “cool” they are.
Pictures are funny. Anyone can look at them, but not everyone can make them. And just because you can make them does not mean you see the application, the location or the interpretation. Now granted a picture of a boat most can tell it is a boat, but what does it mean? Where is it going or where is it coming from? And where on the wall or in which room is often determined by the person in the home.
Prophecy is like that. A picture of a boat shared can have one meaning for me, but a completely different view point depending on the listener.
Why say this at all? Because so much is subject to misunderstanding. The spirit of God dwells within us. We ought make a quick and decisive action about prophecy. Is it for our “home” or not? Let’s not drag around what we are never going to use. If it is for our “home” let us begin to find a place for it.
I am a “painter” of things. I see things. I describe them. I reveal them.
Last week I gave a word on restoration. Some felt it belonged in their “home” and acted on it. I have received numerous stories of restoration. Others decided perhaps, “not for my home” or too costly.
Years ago I had a vision of the Lord coming into our hearts and hanging pictures on the walls of our hearts. Prophecy is like a painting or a picture. It can make a blank wall look beautiful.