"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." - 2 Corinthians 5:20
We are His representatives on this earth. Jesus came so we would know what God was like. This we can easily accept. But, Jesus went on to say, "As the Father hath sent Me, even so, I send you" (John 20:21).
The Father was full of confidence that the Son would fulfill His mission successfully and that He would obey in every area and rely upon the Holy Spirit to preach, teach, heal, and deliver. The Father has sent us to do the same thing and is confident that even as Jesus was successful, so will we be. That is God's view of us.
When God chose you, He equipped you for His service. It's not a, "Maybe I'll make it," or, "Oh no, what if I fail..." God has full assurance that you will not only make it, but fulfill His purpose for your life completely. He believes it. You must believe it also.
THE PROPHETIC GIVES HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
God is a God of the now, in the sense that He never changes, (see Malachi 3:6). We, His children, are not only people of the moment (now), but of the future, because we are being changed into His image (see Romans 8:29). You don't want to forever be like you are now. If all we had was the now, we would have little.
Paul said, "If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all men most miserable" (1 Corinthians 15:19). We need to press forward to the high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 3:14). This high calling is prophetic, in the sense that we are going to be like Him one day (see 1 John 3:2).
The prophetic gives purpose, hope, and vision for the now and the future. When we have purpose, we have joy. You have a divine PURPOSE -- seek it!
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY