| What Is A Prophet's Reward?|
Matt.10:41 - He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward.
Just exactly what is a prophet's reward? ... If you know, please share.
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| Re: What is a PROPHET'S REWARD?|
Based on what I saw yesterday at a "Holy Ghost Deliverance Revival" tent meeting, a prophets reward is the authority to take 3 offerings from a crowd of roughly 75, who are mostly poor as it is.
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It appears that the point in the context is that we ought not make such sharp distinction in our giving to those in need as though we would will be considered greater for giving to a prophet as opposed to giving to "A little one in need." Its kind of like the whole "Pure Religion and Undefiled" passage. Why is visiting the Fatherless and Widows a great part of PURE religion? Because there is no real glory in it on earth. When was the last time we saw a shut-in minister on the cover of the latest Christian Magazine? There are few people attending these ministries. Why? Because there is no glory in it- but that which is given to God. You may never see a reaction from the people. They may be unable to communicate in many cases. They cannot thank you or repay you. But you keep on doing the work. Why? Because it is our 'meat' to do the will of the Father- not to be glorified by men. This is true also towards treatment of children and childrens ministries- such as bus ministries to the inner city, etc.
There are a lot of sayings in Rabbinic Judaism that exalt teachers of God's word. This is one of the reasons Rabbi's are so esteemed today and have been since Yavneh (Jamnia).
Adam Clarke comments saying:
[i] The Greek word for "prophet" is "a teacher", not a foreteller of future events, for this is not always the meaning of the word; but one commissioned by God to teach the doctrines of eternal life. It is no small honour to receive into one's house a minister of Jesus Christ. Every person is not admitted to exercise the sacred ministry; but none are excluded from partaking of its grace, its spirit, and its reward. If the teacher should be weak, or even if he should be found afterwards to have been worthless, yet the person who has received him in the name, under the sacred character, of an evangelist, shall not lose his reward; because what he did he did for the sake of Christ, and through love for his Church. Many sayings of this kind are found among the rabbins, and this one is common: "He who receives a learned man, or an elder, into his house, is the same as if he had received the Shekinah." And again: "He who speaks against a faithful pastor, it is the same as if he had spoken against God himself." See Schoettgen.[/i]
As he said, there are many such teachings in Rabbinic Judaism. I believe Jesus was teaching the truth of what God sees. The "Prophets Reward" is unknown to us in the hear and now. It is more of a relative comparison- than a genuine knowledge of whet these rewards are.
Robert Wurtz II
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| Re: What is a PROPHET'S REWARD?|
by RAHMAN on 2004/5/19 9:40:59
"Matt.10:41 - He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward.
Just exactly what is a prophet's reward? ... If you know, please share."
He who recieves the gospel from a Christian receives Jesus and, at the same time, receives the father who sent His Son.
He who recieves Jesus only as a Prophet will recieve the reward of a Prophet: which is God's Judgement for violating his laws, statues and decrees.
He who recieves a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward: i.e. Eternal Life and fellowship with God. That is because the only righteous (i.e. holy and innocent) man to ever live is Jesus. In His name we are saved through his righteousness, being made righteous by His work on the cross (i.e. the gospel). Thus Christians have been sealed with imputed righteous by the work of the one true righteous man, Jesus.
Both Muslims and those commited to Eastern Mysticism accept Jesus as a Prophet while denying who He actually is and the work He accomplished in His life, death, and ressurrection. If they persist in their error, they will recieve a Prophet's reward, judgement for being unrighteous before God.
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| Re:A Prophet's Reward|
In the natural I see it as, persecution, rejection, alienation, doubt, and sometimes fear are primarily a prophets reward. These because the majority of folk (both saved and unsaved) treat with apathy, suspicion, disdain or outright animosity those who bear witness to the truth ... In the natural the price of this office is to seem to stand alone, if not of benefit socially with some small remnant of like minded folk ... As with Jesus, if we've really recieved Him as our ultimate Man of God, and really practice His admonitions, we will recieve in the natural, and in short order, persecution and rejection.
But now in the supernatural (praise God) you'll sense a mountain top intimacy of prescence with Him that few know ... And also a most wondrous sense of security even in the face of most direst situations, because scripture attest that all needs of Gods true prophet are miraculously met ... Which is why Bro. Ravenhill remarked that a true prophet has no concern for his/her earthly needs, because God has already made them materially self sufficient (which in Elijah's case sustained others), via whatever or whomever means He choses ... This is why I personally have no fear of coming judgements, financial collapses, etc. ... Prophets may appear as men in bondage to the natural (worldly), but are totally free in the supernatural (spiritual) ... A prophet's primary message is to "REPENT", it's the last word Jesus spoke to us (His Church) in the Revelation to John ... A prophet's ultimate reward is that we are already first fruits of what the Father has put on our lips to proclaim ... Recieving a prophet's reward is in the decisive act of accepting the message of repentance itself ... Anyone recieving, accepting and acting on the word of repentance from the true man of God can expect the same divine security (from whatever the word from the Lord is on his lips) as the prophet.
This was sent to me, see what you think:
((( BIRTH IS THE PROPHET'S REWARD
The word of the Lord came to me saying:
You hear Me, yet you hesitatewhat does it matter how you hear Me? You hear Me! What you hear from Me through the pain in your own heart will shake nations! You fight being where I have placed you in the Body. Your strength comes from Me. You receive from the root of prophecy that burns in your bones, and from the longing for what you see and cannot hold in your hand. You cry out for others, yet you struggle with your own spiritual development.
Your course is charted, your way is chosen by the Lord. You are suffering the birth of creation in the sons of God in Christ with those who are in the fellowship of the Godhead, walking in the creation of new life, into old things having their roots there that have gotten lost along the way.
Dig deeper! That is your calling--the voice of the prophet that speaks out in a dry land! You hate the darkness and suffer as you see the dry leaves fall into oblivion! You cry to be delivered from this place in Me, but deliverance will come to others through your desire and through the desperate cry of the Father in your own heart.
You suffer what all prophets have suffered: Isolation, loneliness, and rejection. But it is in and through this that the birthings take place, that the anointings are given to others. It is through your desire that they will birth forth into the kingdom. Can't you see that the desire and desperation in your own heart is birthing forth the children with the life of the Father?
You carry the burden of the Lordremember this! I carried this burden while I walked in the earth, and it was only the Father's voice that could ease My pain and grief. You live in a time of shallow people. You hear Me child, even when you don't want to hear Me. Your gifting cries out in your bones for relief, yet you find none, because the heart of the Father is crying out for His children.
You are in the birthing process to do birthings. Does a mother not have pain? And so it is with you. Yes, you follow a road you have not chosen, but it burns in your heart because I have chosen it. You thirst because I thirst, and cry out because I cry out. I cry for the children who do not hear, the children whose hearts have been seared with a hot iron, children who cannot see or know their Lord without the life of the Spirit. My children are in captivity; can't you see this?
In your struggle you will reach your goalknow this! You are poured out in Me as a living sacrifice of the Lord of glory. There is only one road to glory, and you're on it. You give up your life for My will and purpose, and then I bless you with seasons of rest in the glory. Remember that when the babies are born, there is great joy and refreshing in My presence! The voice of the Lord speaks to you and you hear!
Not all pathways are the same. Enjoy other's ways and seek your own from the face of God. This is the water that satisfies your thirst. Your tears that have been spent in the struggle of life while in the flesh will be remembered by the Father. And your desire for Me is great, even in your confusion and struggle. But at the end of your journey, there is life and joy in the Father's house. )))
I find all these words so comforting and especially these, "You are in the birthing process to do birthings" ... What's a prophet's reward? ...
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