This site is like no other, based on the fact its goal is to study and teach everyone how to communicate with God’s Spirit, learning to recognize and obey God’s voice. The study began with a small group in Milwaukee. Believers of different faiths came together to study Samuel’s school of the prophets. Not to study prophecy, but to study what the Bible teaches us about becoming a prophet. How God communicated with them. The blessings and trials they experienced. The mistakes they made and how their faith grew. Each example touches every individual in a different way. We must have respect for how each individual views each lesson and applies it to their own lives through God’s Spirit. Most importantly, we must realize our wisdom is nothing more than ashes. We can only rely on God’s infinite wisdom.
2 Corinthians 1:3-6 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. (4) He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (5) For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. (6) Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.
In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he explains God and Jesus are our only sources of comfort. The world and the enemy will throw everything they can at us. “The more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.” This comfort is not only for our benefit, but meant to be shared with our brothers and sisters in Christ. God’s plan of salvation includes helping, supporting and loving one another.
2 Corinthians 1:9-10 In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. (10) And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.
One of the major lessons Jesus taught His disciples was to separate the things of this world from heavenly understanding. This includes, placing total reliance upon God for all things.
2 Corinthians 1:12 We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you.
This includes learning to live a holy life, fully dedicated to God. Do you think God wants to be treated like a fortune telling machine? Drop in a dime when you have the time, pull the lever and the answer is delivered? Do you think God will reveal His deepest mysteries to those who think they can use Him, or to His followers seeking Him.
When asked, “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40
Notice, Jesus points out, “all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” These demands have never changed. ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.’
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. (21) It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, (22) and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.
Knowing God and Jesus are fundamental to understanding. through our personal relationship with God and Jesus, we receive the promise of, “the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything.”
2 Corinthians 1:24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm.
Answers to today’s problems can not be found in man made doctrines. While teaching in the temple court Jesus warned how doctrines will separate His followers. One the other side of the court gathered all the religious leaders. Separated for generations by their doctrines and personal interpretations of the scriptures. They were the blind guides Jesus warned about. Each had their own concept of the Messiah. Each had their own interpretation of the prophecies and they were all wrong. They had no idea they were plotting to kill the Son of God.
How do we keep from repeating the same mistake? How do we know we are on the right path? How do we learn to listen to God’s Spirit and separate the world from God’s message? This is why we decided to meet and study the lives of God’s prophets. God recorded their lives, successes and mistakes as well as the message they received for a reason. Now to learn and understand the reason and lessons they contain.