In the Sermon on the Mount, we find Jesus warning against ‘false prophets’, even distancing himself from many who claim to prophesy in his name. In doing so he contrasts sheep with wolves and fruit with thorns. What could that symbolism mean, and what does genuine spirituality look like?
The play on words in the title suggests whether our approach to prophetic ministry is profitable; meaning does it resemble God’s nature? There are two distinct prophetic ministries at the beginning of the New Testament: the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. The first will lose his head, and the second will become the Head of all. Why?