Nick Vujicic A Contemporary Prophet

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What are the qualities that are associated with a prophetical person and what is a prophet?

A prophetical person is someone who speaks the word of God, and leads the people. A prophet can be also seen as a divine inspiration. The qualities that are associated with a prophet include; honesty, faith, trust and guidance of the people. Nick Vujicic is a major worldwide motivational speaker and a follower of God, who spreads his work and love with the greater community. Vujicic’s faith became unbreakable when he started a relationship with God, after he battled severe depression related to coping with his physical disabilities. When Vujicic was 10 he tried to commit suicide, because of the extreme bullying he was experiencing at school. At the 15 years old, he invited Jesus into his life because he wanted more than just arms and legs. He wanted a purpose, salvation, healing and forgiveness for his sins.

“If God can use a man without arms and legs to His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” - (VUJICIC, 2017) Honesty, faith, trust and guidance of the people is the qualities of a prophet and what they live by. Nick Vujicic seeks to live by and inspire these qualities.

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Biographical detials:

Nick Vujicic was born 1982 in Melbourne Australia, without any limbs (arms and legs). Nick was challenged but he refused to let his physical condition to disturb his lifestyle. Vujicic’s childhood was difficult and he struggled. He suffered with depression and loneliness, and constantly asked why he was different from everyone else. Being born with no limbs made Vujicic was target for bullies. Vujicic’s hatred for bulling inspired him to want to change the world. He wanted to make an impact in the world. Since his teenage years, he hss been travelling around the world and sharing his story with millions. Vujicic talks to a range of distinct groups of; students, teachers, young people, business professionals and church congregations of all sizes. Nick Vujicic has created in these communities and he has talked to 2 million people over 19 countries.

“True believers watch and pray, and continue to the end, and they are saved. In all our disputes with God, he is in the right, and we are in the wrong.” - (18:28 Ezekiel)

The Old Testament scripture best describes Nick Vujicic and how he relates to God. Nick didn’t limbs, but he had strength and hard work and so he has accomplished something that he thought would never happen. he has become an inspirational speaker around the world and talks about his beliefs and why they are important to him.

"And in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human" - (1:5 Ezekiel)

This section of the scriptures from Ezekiel, is connected to Nick for when he talks to the wider community. This line from Ezekiel, could be interpreted as a bully who has just had a speech from Nick and then transformed after hearing Nick's story and reasons why.

"Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking." - (1:28 Ezekiel)

In this passage above, Nick Vujicic's tells the story how he tried to commit suicide and then at the of 15 he found the light of the Lord. Vujicic guides people with an open heart and loves all and now loves himself. Vujicic listens to his purpose and follows with every intent, and believing that with an open heart you can achieve all wonders like Nick Vujicic.

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Three examples that Nick Vujicic lives out:

1) Nick undertakes missions, where he sets goals, and completes them.

2) He talks to different types of people all over the world, explaining his life and how is connected to God. (Nick has help to stop bullying at some schools)

3) Nick has never had a easy life, he sets high standards for himself. He has a child, a wife and a job that he loves, all of which came from telling people his life's story and how he was bullied and from that he found the love of God. He influences people to join him onhis mission of hope.

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A prophet is not necessarily religious. Vujicic and his work appeal to those who are inspired to believe in a higher form, God. In an interview Vujicic was explains his background and said that, “just because you don’t see what God has in store doesn’t mean that the store is empty.”

Vujicic’s life from an early age, was complicated by his disability. But he believed that he didn't need limbs, through his faith he discovered a new life and a way to guide people to what they need.

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Ezekiel was connected with the whole house of Israel. Ezekiel prophesied to the Jews that were captive at Babylon. Like Nick was captive because he is limited by his physical diability. In 592-570 B.C. Ezekiel was a prophet of God. He preached his words of wisdom under the reign of Zedekiah (king of Judah) and Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon). This section of the bible describes the hard times that the two kings faced. “In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem and laid it under siege.” - (1:1 Daniel)

Nick Vujicic is a modern day prophet and he inspires many to believe in God and to find faith that there are new ways to live life even when things are hard.

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