Full text of Derek Prince’s sermon titled ‘The White Horse of the Gospel’
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
I want to begin with two Scriptures from the second epistle of Peter. The first is found in chapter 1 verse 19, where he says: we have the prophetic word of God made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place….
I just want to point out to you that Peter tells us we need to give heed to the prophetic truths of Scripture. Because they are a light shining in a dark place and we need that light. There’s not one of us that does not need the light of prophetic Scripture in our lives. And if we don’t give heed we’re depriving ourselves of something that’s of tremendous value and importance for all of us.
And this message that I’m bringing is designed to help you to give heed to the prophetic word.
And then in the same second epistle of Peter chapter 3 and verse 12, Peter is warning us what our attitude should be toward the coming of the Lord. And he just uses two phrases there, at the beginning of verse 12, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God. Now the old King James Version said hastening unto. But this version and all the modern versions say hastening the coming of the day of God. So not merely should we be expecting it, but we should be hastening its coming.
Now I believe I will show you very clearly in this message how every one of us can play a part in hastening the coming of the day of God. Not just expecting it, but bringing it nearer.
Matthew 24—The Spine Of Prophetic Revelation Given By Jesus
Now I’m going to turn to a passage in Matthew chapter 24 which is I believe the greatest single specimen of prophetic truth in the Bible. We need to bear in mind that Jesus is a prophet. A lot of us are not used to that. We talk about Him as Shepherd and Savior and Lord and Teacher. And many other beautiful titles. But one of His most important titles is a prophet.
The Hebrew people have given the world a wonderful list of prophets to whom we owe the revelation which has never come through any other nation or by any other means. But the greatest of all the Hebrew prophets is Jesus. And if we don’t recognize Him and respond to Him as a prophet we’re missing a very very important part of what God has provided for us through Jesus.
A lot of people find prophetic truths difficult to put together. And I understand that. Let me offer you a simple picture. Now I have to admit I’m not a doctor. I was in the British Army Medical Corps. And I am a nursing orderly class II, if that means anything. But I’m certainly not a medical expert.
But suppose you presented with an assembly of the bones of a human body. And you were told to put them together in the right relationship. Where would you begin? Personally I believe there would be only one logical place to begin. And that would be with the spine. If you can find the spine and put the spine together. Then it’s relatively easy to fit in the main limbs. The legs, the arms to fit on the head.
But if you begin with the left leg, you probably have endless problem in fitting the other pieces in. This is a little parable. I believe in seeking to understand prophetic truth, we need to begin with the spine. If we can put the spine in place, it will be much easier to relate the other parts of prophetic truth.