Ray: What role do you think prophets today can play in human spirituality and life?
Bishop Jordan: Prophets should be the awakening factor—the part that begins to awaken the God-man in everyman. So, prophets bring about the awareness of who you are, the awareness of your spiritually aware being. Prophets point you toward your purpose, and, hopefully, help you unlock your passion.
Ray: You’ve said that we all are prophets receiving the word of God. Would you explain what you mean by that?
Bishop Jordan: Every one of us is a spirit being. We are not human beings–we are spirit beings having the human experience. And spirit knows all things. Spirit knows the past, the present, and the future.
When you get in touch with your spirit and your spirituality, you discover there is a prophet that has been resident in you and that knows about every aspect of you—and also knows what you are supposed to be doing.
Let me give you an example. How many times have you said, after something has happened to you or you find out something, “I knew it!”?
It could be you were ignoring the prophet in you that was trying to give you warning about the thing. Or, you may sometimes say, “I have a gut feeling.” That’s the prophet in you trying to signal that something ahead is coming your way, whether it is very good, very bad, or even something you place very little value on from your current perspective.
Ray: Along these same lines you write, “God doesn’t want you to obey him. He wants you to obey yourself and fulfill the divine purpose he has already ordained for you.”
What are beginning steps for discovering the purpose of your being?
Bishop Jordan: Number one is to wake up to the fact that you are God.
That’s a very strong statement, and many people never come to this realization. When we are born of God, we are of one spirit. But most people never wake up to their divinity.
So, that’s step number one: waking up to your divinity and realizing “I am God.”
Step number two involves taking a hard look at yourself. Ask yourself: “Who am I becoming?” Then ask yourself: “Who do I want to become?” And then, finally, ask: “Who does God want me to become?” I strongly suggest people approach these questions with a pen in hand and that they write out the answers.
Once you start taking steps like these, you’re now asking questions on the inside of yourself that will start to prompt answers and responses about your purpose and what your life looks like.
*Learn about Bishop Bernard E. Jordan at www.bishopjordan.com, and read more of my work at Hemachandra.com.