A Latent Prophetic Gift in Man
Matthew 10:20
For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

There is a latent spirit of prophecy in everybody who is highly organized. This action of the mind is seen in lower forms. Take, for example, the inspiration which fear breeds. If a man's leading idea is gold, he has an instinct by which he avoids things unfavourable. Others work on the plane of philosophical power. Scholars have the "critical judgment." These flashings of inspiration are of the highest value; in business, art. There may be error in these intuitions; so there is in ordinary experience. These flashes of prophecy should be corrected.

1. The primary benefit that comes from these moral intuitions is comfort and direction of the individual. They clear his reason, they furnish an ideal; they redeem him from bondage.

2. These inspirations work mostly beyond the senses, in the invisible. Is it unreasonable to expect a certain degree of excitability of mind in the Divine realm?


Parallel Verses
KJV: For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

WEB: For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

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