THE PROPHET (from ‘A New Dawn of Endless Possibilities’)
Picture: Magnificent dawn on beautiful and deserted Midway beach, Gisborne, East Coast , New Zealand…a place where I dailyget my dose (“fill”) of upliftment and inspiration
The following is a short extract from a new work by Craig Lock ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’ (which he’s presently writing): a true story based on the words of one the characters in the story, his “actual” friend L, “the prayer-warrior and The Prophet’.
THE NEW PROPHET (from ‘A New Dawn of Endless Possibilities’)
These are the words of the Prophet.. that he wrote upon the stone at Mount Hikurangi on the isolated East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand (or “Godzone” as it is sometimes called)…
The Prophet made a pilgrimage up the coast from his home town, Gisborne, the First City in the World to see the New Day Sun to the imposing mountain. And Mount Hikurangi was a place of great spiritual significance to the indigenous Maori people, the Ngati Porou natives of the area.
And on his tablet, his notebook, The Prophet wrote these words…
“The deepest yearning of the human heart is to know God , And the Christian faith is not merely a collection of dogma, a series of “do’s and don’ts”; but a LIVING FAITH that TRANSFORMS people’s lives, as they meet a risen Saviour in Jesus Christ. And God’s spirit is LOVE!
Don’t limit God. We all have a spirit, but it can be added to, enhanced (without your own unique spirit being replaced). Summon a NEW SPIRIT. The spirit that made the world, the divine spark is within YOU; but it has to be activated through faith.
‘Faith sees the invisible, follows the unfathomable… and achieves the impossible.’
Each one of us is ‘hard-wired’ by God to find meaning and purpose in our lives. The Lord gave me a task for my life…. And God will never tell us to do something that is impossible to do. The Prophet had a ‘divinely inspired’ sense of purpose for his life: preparing the way for the much-prophesised impending return of Jesus Christ on earth. This strong ‘mission’ daily clarified his sense of focus. to SERVE others in his life and to seek the highest good for the greatest number of people.
However, the Lord says that we must remain humble. We are all just ‘ordinary’ (what’s that?) … yet God gives us ‘special assignments’. God does not need to receive, but human beings need to GIVE. And God, Divine Source, will not give to us what will not flow through us, a ‘generosity of spirit’.
Get yourself right with Jesus, man. His followers speak for Him today, so that each one of us are His eyes, hands and voice.
Get your next ‘fix’ from Jesus. It cost’s you nothing, yet it cost Christ His life!
YOU can become your ministry. A powerful vision, mixed with belief gives me the commitment to continue down this path I’ve chosen for my life.
I’ve been through great hardship in my life; yet it has brought me much closer to God… if you let Him. He will give you a strong, resilient spirit.
‘If you can conceive it on the inside, God can bring it to pass on the outside.’
‘Faith without engagement in the socio-political world is faith without works.’
No-one in history has had insight into the human mind and personality like Jesus Christ. Christianity is different to other religions in that God reaches out to us through the infinite power of Christ… and this ‘spark in the soul’ can hugely change lives for the better… and even lead to snow-capped peaks of human achievement.
Through Christ, after my mistakes and “mess ups”, I can now truly love myself… at long last. Accepting myself as “A Prophet” to herald in a New Age. The imminent return of Christ as God for a New Age. I have found my passion… to love and serve God (and my neighbour) with all my heart and soul … and of course to love myself… as God has always loved me in a bright new tomorrow. ”
With those words the great Prophet paused and put down his pen. Looking up at the high mountain rising above him. Taking a sip of cool water from the bubbling stream beside him, this humble servant thanked the Good Lord for the day, totally surrendering his rather eventful life to the Great Designer of the Universe.
The vision was so clear… and as the Great Book says, “without a vision the people perish”.
Refreshed, after a few minutes the Prophet picked up his pen and resumed writing…. and these were his words in his black diary.
“‘Pursue excellence. Should you stumble. Let it be on a lofty mountain.’
As Mother Teresa said: ‘Do something beautiful for God’. Through you, Jesus, I have entered into a new, a higher form of existence, with a new wealth of spirit. Christ, you are the beacon for my life, the ‘anchor of my faith’…, guiding me each step along the amazing journey of life.
As said Father, ‘My Grace is sufficient for you’.
The Highest goal of my life, the deepest yearning of my heart is knowing You, God. Lord, increase my faith and make me, my ‘little’ life a channel for your peace, your love and infinite Grace to flow through to everyone I meet. I’m ready to receive Your Infinite favour.”
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will award to me on that day.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
And with those words the Prophet ended the prayer that he wrote in his sacred diary, the one he had specially bought for his trip to Mount Hikurangi. He know that the Lord would speak to him there… and the words were so so clear, a ‘still voice within’ on that early morning on the last day of March in the year 2008. Totally content, filled with joy and with heart at total peace, the New Prophet slowly put down his pen and looked up at the sacred great mountain. Glistening white snow covered the peak of Mount Hikurangi, shining ever so brightly in the brilliant sunshine .
“People don’t decide to be extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Sir Edmund Hilary (New Zealand conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)
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