Chapter One lays a foundation for understanding how the prophetic nature works. The author develops a paradigm (a model) that we can use to understand how, for all Christians -- especially the prophetically oriented -- spiritual things and life in the spirit reign supreme. He shows us how we are seated in the heavenlies with Christ and that it is from this place, seated by Jesus' side, that Christian life originates.
- What was Paul talking about when he wrote in Acts 17:28, “In Him we live and breathe and have our being…”?
- In what ways do we human beings reflect our Creator?
- What does it mean when the Bible says we are “seated in the heavenlies” with Christ (Eph 2:6)? How does that affect the way we live our lives here on this planet? (Note: The answer to this question is not behaviorally based.)
- God relates to each of us in unique ways that reflect who we are as individuals and how His choices for our lives have shaped us. How is His relationship with the prophet special? Can you answer the same question for the man called to be a pastor?
- Write a single paragraph describing a time when you clearly heard the Holy Spirit speaking.