Titles and T-Shirts
In Jn. 4:19 the woman said to Jesus, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.” He wasn’t wearing a T-shirt or handing out business cards or demanding that everyone use the title “prophet” in front of his name. What He was and what He was doing coincided without additional promotion. You don’t have to start a ministry if you are a ministry. If you “be” what you are in Christ, you will, of necessity, “do” what you are. Perhaps if there is no evidence in a person’s life-style, they will find it necessary to try and promote the idea, to the minds of others, of being a certain thing.