Prepare the way of the Lord!
Amos 7-9/Luke 1-4
8:11 “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine on the land–not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD.”
1:17 He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah, the prophet of old. He will precede the coming of the Lord, preparing the people for his arrival. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will change disobedient minds to accept godly wisdom.
OT Flash Points
A prophet must have been given a platform by God
If you have no platform, it’s premature (or immature) to call yourself a prophet
NT Flash Points
“Prepare the way of the Lord” = tell people how to find salvation through the forgiveness of their sins
Crucify the flesh and its point of view
Judge and calculate by God’s view
And ask for His supernatural power to perform beyond your natural tendencies