READ: Mark 1:16-20
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
People like David, Abraham and Joshua are given to us to learn from and to follow. They inherited the promises of God and obtained good reports. Their lives are open books for us to learn from. Every day when you read the Bible you can learn from something Abraham did or something David did. Follow people that lived in Bible times.
Because the Bible was not written to impress anyone it contains realities of people’s lives. Nothing much is covered up and we are ministered to by their lives as they happened.
There are also people who served the Lord in generations gone by. These people whose lives and stories are written about, are powerful examples that you will be able to relate with.
I have been particularly blessed to follow the lives and ministry of several of God’s generals who died just a generation before I arrived. People like Kathryn Khulman, William Branham, Jack Coe and A.A. Allen were powerful healing prophets whose lives continually minister to me. I do not see how I could have made it in the ministry without receiving the blessings that I learn from these people. Their names may not be recorded in the Bible but their lives and ministries are very significant to our destiny . Do not be a minister who does not read biographies. It is also important to follow people who lived after Bible times.