Who are God called preachers?
The God called preacher has been called, equipped, and sent by God who hold back nothing that is of benefit to those who hear their words.
One good example of a God Called Preacher is when Peter preached before thousands on the day of Pentecost. Peter boldly stood up before the very men who had crucified Jesus Christ. Peter filled with the spirit spoke words regarding the who, what, and where of this Jesus of Nazareth. Peter held back nothing that was being revealed to him by the spirit of God.
Acts 2:22 – 24 (KJV)
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
Peter had traveled with Christ as He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout all Galilee. Peter had heard the Lord state that the words he spoke and the works that he did were not of him but of the Father.
Further insight into the words of Christ concerning preaching may be found in Matthew 10:27:
Matthew 10:27 (KJV)
“What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.”
The following is from Clarke’s Commentaries:
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
What I tell you in darkness – A man ought to preach that only which he has learned from God’s Spirit, and his testimonies; but let him not pretend to bring forth any thing new, or mysterious. There is nothing that concerns our salvation that is newer than the new covenant; and in that there are, properly speaking, no mysteries: what was secret before is now made manifest in the Gospel of the ever-blessed God.
See Ephesians 3:1-12.
What ye hear in the ear – The doctor who explained the law in Hebrew had an interpreter always by him, in whose ears he softly whispered what he said; this interpreter spoke aloud what had been thus whispered to him.
Lightfoot has clearly proved this in his Horae Talmudicae, and to this custom our Lord here evidently alludes. The spirit of our Lord’s direction appears to be this: whatever I speak to you is for the benefit of mankind, – keep nothing from them, declare explicitly the whole counsel of God; preach ye, (κηρυξατε proclaim), on the house-tops.
Today it is the same spirit of God which enables men and women like us to preach The Gospel of the Kingdom of God. This good news of the kingdom which began with John the Baptist and continued through the Apostles and followers of Christ is still a viable message the Lord commissioned His followers speak to the world.