?” That is my question to you sir. “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” 2 Peter 1:20, 6) A true prophet only prophesies in the name of the Lord. I believe you can speak for Him as long as you are using the Word of God for in it there is no error but what is “laid on your heart” should naturally agree to what the Bible says. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine, Copyright © 2010-2021 Telling Ministries LLC. As far as the last “prophet from God” that the Bible mentions, there are actually two of them and we read of them in Revelation 11:3. Where did we come from? Are all of those other prophetic records out there true? In the Bible, prophets often had both a teaching and revelatory role, declaring God’s truth on contemporary issues while also revealing details about the future. Then God began to raise up reformers. Objections to them cannot be overruled by dictatorial authority. The early Christians did not have the complete Bible. The writers of the New Testament were the Apostles and Paul who was called by Christ also and became the Apostle to the Gentiles. I fear you may incur more harm than good in denying the possibility that God speaks to us TODAY – and warn others you should of the wicked way of the Pharisee..and yet… thou too dear Sir would cut off those from the Church that dare to disagree with your stance. The Holy Spirit is working mightily in the church today, but not in the way most charismatics think. God has conclusively spoken to His people through the testimony of His Son recorded on the pages of Scripture. Don’t we have all we need in the Bible? The Old Testament prophets and apostles also spoke for God when they wrote scripture. “However many of those other books help clarify certain points of doctrine that the Bible leaves a bit scant.” Have him come here and comment and speak a prophecy so that we may believe in him that he speaks for God. If you are still prayerfully studying it out, that’s ok and I understand. Considering the influence these people have on believers, it is imperative that we learn how to identify false prophets. I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. Why didn’t he heal him? Jude 3 is a crucial passage on the completeness of our Bibles. These men were called by God and God spoke to them and they normally would say, “Thus says the Lord“ when they prophesied (Jer 26:2). The Apostles. I still however do not agree with you that prophesy is not of this age – for God is timeless. Even in preparation this is critical for human words are worthless but God speaking thru a man is the key. These false teachers abound, and they are moving us toward a final satanic kingdom. In Deuteronomy 18:18, there was a prophecy from Moses about a prophet that would come in the latter days and what He would say and do: “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. We have been warned to not believe them, stay away from them, and most importantly, don’t be one! Inviting that kind of confusion plays into the hands of the error that denies the uniqueness and absolute authority of Scripture. Hello everyone a term that is thrown around a lot today is white privilege. 29 Are all apostles? What do you not understand? Who were the people that compiled the books of the New Testament? The Bible says that there will be false prophets in the last days. “No longer I(we) but Christ. This should be enough to squelch this argument of any more of them being needed since Christ-- He was the last one that was to come that God promised to Moses (Deut 18:18). Thanks Continue to give thanks to The Lord as He is controlling our destiny. If you believe a prophet still exists today, then prophecy to us when a new revival will occur, if one will occur, and what disaster is coming this week? Does the pastor have the responsibility to visit and help the sick? 3:1–5). The penalty is the same for both. “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7. A prophetess was, therefore, a spokeswoman for God. Isaiah writes in 8:20, “God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. We can never have “enough” of Gods revealed word. He does lead us into God’s truth and direct us into God’s will for our lives. Churches prophesy to the world when they proclaim the faith once delivered (I Corinthians 11:4-5). Fruits supercede in importance gifts but both are necessary. Focus on Christ and HIs kingdom (Matt 6:33)>, the lord blessed me with great wisdom and great understanding of the word to use and do his will with, to see things through spiritual eyes and not the worlds eyes, the father speaks through me and also to me through the word and varios different ways, at times I don’t listen other times most times I do, I am honered to serve the lord jesus Christ the kings of all kings in this particular fashon that he uses me, Bound by chains a slave to Jesus Christ, I tell you this my brother I hear truth in your words and I feel the sprit reading what you have written thank you. Where do you mean to be a speaker at Lydia? Pandemics can be devastating as we’ve seen in human history. Thank you for your time – it is much appreciated: He is our one and only sovereign God and he speaks to his people today. You cannot be a prophet according to the biblical definition though. As the age of old from where my word unfolds, no one can change what is written and least of all he who misunderstands. Josephus knew of other Jewish writings down to his time, but he did not regard them as having equal authority with the canonical works. God Bless God is the power behind the prophets, the prophets can’t do anything on their own accord. Good bye and take care. Chris. He, like Moses, would bring them to the Promised Land, which for believers is the Kingdom of Heaven. Know he cannot harm you as The Almighty will see your love and protect you until it is your time to be received into heaven. However many of those other books help clarify certain points of doctrine that the Bible leaves a bit scant. Which if allowed to continue would have led to the fall of his empire. “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” “Signs and wonders and miracles,” 2 Corinthians 12:12. The Book of Enoch is not really book but Jude only says that “Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints” (Jude 14). You answered the question about false prophets well but where is the answer to the original question. After Luther died, God raised up John Wesley. Closing the heavens to Gods reviled word. A non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. Constantine was not yet baptized when he convened the meet of the Church leaders. 31So be on your guard! Acts 2:16–21; Rev 11:1–13). Prophets in our day then do not receive new revelation from God. All Rights Reserved. Chris. He spoke for Himself! Including prophecy into their HEARTS and MINDS with HIS SPIRIT of LOVE and COMPASSION for their TRIALS. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.” Jeremiah said that, “among the prophets of Jerusalem. What more do you believe we need that is not already in the Word? And in the last days I will pour out my Spirit apon all flesh saith the Lord, 4. The real authority behind any teacher or preacher is the Holy Spirit, who applies the words that are spoken or written to the hearts, minds, and emotions of those who are listening. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him (Deut 18:20–22; cf. I don’t mean to ramble, but even when thinking about how a Pastor prepares a sermon…I often hear pastors say something like “I pray that God lead me in what I say and how I say it as I seek to deliver a message from God and not my own words.” While all sermons should be scripturally based, the prompting of the Holy Spirit can lead and guide a pastor as to when to preach it, or the different details to be discussed. Today, Jack Wellman is a father and grandfather and a Christian author and pastor of Heritage Evangelical Free Church in Udall, KS & also a Prison Minister. Why would we need prophets today since we have all we need in God’s Word because the Bible is God speaking to us…and it is sufficient as it is. “To determine the nature of God and the relationship between Him and His Son Jesus Christ. Bible verses about False Prophets. May you have enough. What does the Bible say about prophets and what is the true test to validate if modern day prophets are what and who they claim to be? A true prophet is one who accurately says what God has said. You need not be afraid of him.”. It is so true…”iron sharpens iron” but rust never sleeps. They translated it into a language that only church officials knew so the common man could not read it. No one ever ask Jesus for a “prophetic word of comfort” and that “prophetic word of comfort” is not taught in the Bible. In Deuteronomy 18:22-23 it says, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. They were never accepted as canonical by Jesus and His Apostles. The types of prophecy that may occur today – easily to be distinguished from healing on demand – it is not for us to demand that God prove who His prophets are WHEN it is demanded of Him by mere mortal men – as it is not up to us to demand Him to heal us for our own satisfaction. Thank you Joseph for your blessing and your comments sir and so let us look at the Greek wording in the New Testament of the word “prophecy.” The spiritual gift of prophecy is listed among the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:10 and Romans 12:6. Scholars have always said that we have the Bible so why do we need any more revelations from God. Chris. False, ….etc…. Thank you again Zechariah for your question. So the Apocrypha were never received by the Jews as God-given Scripture. Blunt I know but true. God bless you. Anyone who claims to be a prophet is adding words to God’s Word and being a “prophet” and having a “word from God” is like telling God, “God, your Word is good, but it’s not enough…we need more revelation,” so be careful who you listen to, especially self-anointed and self-appointed “prophets” because most are in in for profit, or are “prophets for prophet.” Read Jeremiah to see why I say that. The actual Greek word means “to tell forth” or an “utterance on behalf of another.” A prophet can give a prediction about the future if God gives him that kind of message. Jesus did not recognize anyone else. Prophets are not needed as they were before since we now have the full canon of Scripture. When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:21,22, 2) A true prophet’s predictions will be 100% correct. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. The Bible predicts that there will be false prophets in the last days. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all prophets? As individuals, as families, as churches, as nations the message is the same- if we repent God will bless. How great is that!? Very often we only recognize false prophets after they did something to reveal themselves as a false prophet. Constantine, Cyrus, Darius or anybody can be used by God. “And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6, 10) When they are in vision, their eyes are open and they do not blink. The prophet like Moses. He even puts the “false” next to both. God alone heals whom HE choses, right? Now i am not saying for us to stop reading the Bible. Perhaps I have misunderstood? But they will be heard – by multitudes – their words will be known and they will be revealed in time for the truth which they speak -as given them by the Father in Heaven – their spirits will be renewed and their weakened limbs will be strengthened once more with the pleasant sounds of the voice of the Lord. But Jesus is the greatest prophet of all time since He was God Himself. Whether or not these councils got it right or got it wrong will not keep us from having the relationship with God that He provides through His Son, Jesus. Some years ago a Christian man approached a teacher of the Word of Truth and told him that he was a prophet. In the Bible, false prophets also spoke on behalf of false gods. His Second Coming was prophesied many years ago. As I said before, the New Testament was written in Greek with some Aramaic and what I said was that the Greek word translated “prophesying” or “prophecy” in 1 Corinthians 12:10 and Romans 12:6 properly means to “speak forth” or declare the divine will, to interpret the purposes of God, or to make known in any way the truth of God which is designed to influence people. (Cf. Either one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit of the Living God IS prophecy, or it isn’t, thereby making God a liar. What was the charge of that first council? Farrell, I will answer you questions with a couple of questions. Christ taught us much more than that. Does the Bible mention about God’s last day church (after the 1260 years) being blessed with Mr. Ramos. Paul was asking a question that is obviously no. 2) anyone saying they have researched, studied, or learned knowledge that differs from your understanding presents their reason for being arrogant enough to state such. 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