Birthing Prophets to Prepare the Way

The Lord births prophets to ‘bring forth’ a voice for His Bride in order that she may ‘call forth’ His promises

Recently we’ve been sharing the call for prophets to arise in the nations as a friend of the Bridegroom, as was the call of John the Baptist in the spirit and power of Elijah who was called to prepare a way for the Lord’s first coming. Even in the womb John had this anointing upon His life (Luke 1:15), then verse 17 says, “He will go before him [the Lord] in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared”. He was kind of like a bridge between the final chapter and verses of the Old Testament where Malachi 4:5-6 spoke of the Lord sending Elijah the prophet to turn the hearts of the fathers and their children toward each other.

Once again, with the Lord’s coming for His Bride quickly approaching, we recognise this appointed time, a ‘bridge’ moment, between Jesus’ promise to come quickly in the final chapter and verses of the New Testament, and the need to prepare a way once again. God births prophets to do this.

1 Samuel 13 says, “Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman.” These deep groanings of intercession in the heart of Hannah eventually brought forth a prophetic voice through her son Samuel, who as a prophet made a way for King David to take the throne of Israel, a foreshadow a Christ. Notice in verse 13

“her lips moved but her voice was not heard.” 

An important lesson – without the prophet, the Bride speaks yet she lacks a voice that is heard (purely speaking on a corporate level here). As the prophet is commissioned to speak as a mouthpiece of the Lord, so too is the prophet for the Bride. 

Overall, it’s simple message that results in preparation that can be summarised by two words ‘Hearts turned’. Hearts turned in repentance, and hearts turned for reconciliation and hearts turned toward our first love, our beloved bridegroom King Jesus.