A Prophet’s Eyes   24 comments

A Prophet’s Eyes
By Tim Shey

I piped to you
But you did not dance;
I mourned to you,
But you did not weep.

I abide
In the furnace of God.
My breath
Is the fire of Heaven.

A writer once said,
You look
Like Leo Tolstoy.
It’s your eyes,
He said.
Your eyes . . .
. . . like Leo Tolstoy.

A circle of fire
Surrounds me
Protecting me
From Satan’s arm,
Warning me
Of Satan’s charm,
Keeping me
From Satan’s harm.

An intense burning
Within me
Is stoked by
The Word of God.
A deeply felt yearning
Within me
To warn them
Of the wrath of God.

Isaiah, Jeremiah and Elijah,
I know you well,
Because I am baptized
With the same
Holy Ghost Fire
That empowered you
And kept you from Hell.

Jesus died
So that
I can see
Events
Before they are born.
I was birthed—
Not of flesh
Nor of the will of man—
I was birthed
In violence
By the Precious Blood of God.

His body was pierced
So that my eyes
Could pierce
The dark night of Adam
And help unblind the blind.
The white-hot heat of Heaven
Is the color
Of my sight
That leads us upward and onward,
Spirit-filled warriors of mankind.

Ethos
February/March 1997
Iowa State University

Amos 3: 7: “Surely the Lord God will do nothing but, he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

Shiloh
The Prophet by A.S. Pushkin
Locusts and Wild Honey
The Life of the Prophet IS the Warning
The trial of a prophet
Wearing a Rough Garment
Vintage Footage of Leo Tolstoy
Obedience:  The Bondage Breaker
A Biblical Definition of a Prophet
The Spirit of a Prophet
Not Diplomats But Prophets
True Prophets
Prophets, prophecy and fruit trees
Prophetic eagles are gathering

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  10. i know for a certain fact I have been given the prophetic gifting to encourage and edify other Christians with. I have struggled really hard to use the gift within the church with so much skepticism and envy that my Christian brothers often tend to test with gift with. I find that the gift and my true motive for using the gift through God and from God conquers all the skepticism and unbelief wherever I use it obediently. it is always on trial and it always proves itself in time. It doesn’t matter if a pastor comes against it ,in time God will prove his own words and messages every time. In the end if a word is from God God will prove to every one that he sent it and will glorify himself through it and not allow the messanger/prophet to take that fact away from any message from him

  11. Charles: In my prophetic walk with God, I usually have prophetic dreams and prophetic perceptions in my spirit. The Lord also speaks to me through circumstances. It seems that prophets are rejected by most church people.


    Ephesians 2: 20: ”And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.”

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  15. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
    The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”

    –Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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  19. Thank you for sharing my eagle drawing Tim. God bless you 😀

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