Do Prophets Exist Today
Hebrew1:1 In sundry(pass)God spoke to the people by prophets but in these last days by Jesus christ.ONLY FALSE PROPHETS TODAY.
---lionel on 11/17/11|
GOD is Alive and Well,as long as GOD is alive, so will His Prophets be also,how do they behave these day's? same way they did in day's of old.destitute,afflicted, outcasts, scorned by the world...
---kevin5443 on 11/15/11|
Of course not.And you can add witches, dragons, bigfoot and the Lock Ness monster to the list also.
---Justin_MacGregor on 11/15/11|
There are true and false prophets today. The problem is telling the difference. False prophets tell people what they want to hear most of the time.
True Prophets rebuke sin. Which is never wanted.
---Samuel on 4/29/09|
Yes, the seer's must hide for the church still seeks to destroy the 12 and one.for in the 12 lay's the truth about the one.
---jeremy on 4/28/09|
Bryan~ Tell me what you believe the 'latter rain' means. Thank you.
---Anne on 1/28/09|
Yes, prophets most definately exist, but just because a prophet doesn't manifest signs and wonders in front of believers doesn't make him any less called to that office. John the baptist didn't manifest and miracles. Neither did Agabus or Phillips daughters. It's not signs and wonders that confirm the gift of prophecy. A true prophet can simply declare what the Spirit is saying, and all of those who are called and chosen hear the voice of the Shepherd. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of prophecy. It is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God! As for myself, I can hear rain coming! These are the days of the latter rain!
---Bryan on 1/26/09|
Lu16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
---Trey on 9/24/08|
Yes,they are here today.The gifts from God are given at salvation.Also much scripture supports the fact that God and His gifts never change.Prophets are more aware of sin in both their lives and the lives of others.They need to be sure to operate in love.While they may caution people they should always be sure and also remind people that God loves and forgives them and wants them to do better.Correct in love that is the ticket.
---shirley on 9/24/08|
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass, Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ ,and of all things that he saw.
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
the testimony of Jesus Christ.
....that have the testimony of Jesus: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
This says it all!!!
---kathr4453 on 9/22/08|
Thank you StevenG for your answer. The problem in this topic is not the one hearing to test him, the problem is with the speaker, he cannot authenticate that it is coming from God. No miracles can be. Pagan and heathen's do miracles also. Only the closest people to Jesus Christ performed such miracles by God's power. After the first 100 years no more were recorded. It doesn't mean God was not doing miracles but that people did not have the power to grow a new limb are bring people back from the dead. It didn't start until the around 1792-1876 when Charles G. Finney exerted a wide influence in shaping Christianity which was the bridge between early Methodism and modern Pentacostalism. You are right, most people claim to be Christians.
---MarkV. on 9/19/08|
MarkV.: "The miracles done during the ministry of Christ were done to authenticate the Lord Jesus Christ had come and for the beginning of the Church."
Have you not read that the apostles also performed miracles - after Christ was gone? Miracles are not only for the beginning church.
"...anyone can come out and say they are doing this or that in the name of Christ."
This is why we are told to test the spirits and the only way to do this is become a Christian. Only in the spirit can we tell the difference. Unfortunately most Christians are weak in the spirit or pretend to be a Christian and will believe anything.
---Steveng on 9/18/08|
StevenG, thank you for the rebuttals. I have always felt that anyone claiming to do things has no way of proving the works are of God. The miracles done during the ministry of Christ were done to authenticate the Lord Jesus Christ had come and for the beginning of the Church. No New Testament was written yet, so tongues, healings and so many other things could be authenticate at that time. Now anyone can come out and say they are doing this or that in the name of Christ. Even the pagan worshippers can do many things but they are not doing them by the power of God. Again Thanks,
---MarkV. on 9/18/08|
StevenG, no one has to remind us that we have a short time left. No one has to remind of who we are and what is going to happen in the future. We have all that God wants us to know in His Word. If He wanted to remind us after Scripture close, then He must have forgotten something. And that is not possible with an Omnipotent God. Many have duties within the Church, the Spirit will direct them to what they will be doing in their walk with Christ. It is all by faith in Christ.
Every time there is new revelation, more heretics are born. More people move away from God's Word and begin depending on man's word. If God has not revealed something to someone, it is because it is not His time to reveal it, but it is written already in Scripture.
---MarkV. on 9/18/08|
I stand by what I posted.
---Steveng on 9/17/08|
When you read Ephesians 4:11, we know that God has a reason for every office Paul wrote. Sure today we have pastors and teachers, but what would happen if the pastors and teachers were teaching another gospel? Thats why the first two offices of apostles and prophets are needed. These people are closer to God than the pastors and teachers. Read what the apostles and prophets in the New Testament did. Besides, why did God give the world prophets in the OT when they had priests and Levites?
Its one thing to teach from the Bible, its another thing to receive words directly from God who gives his apostles and prophets - the stewards of the mysteries of God.
The prophets of the OT didnt only prophesy. What was their other job duties?
---Steveng on 9/17/08|
Besides, since these ARE the end times God is pouring out His Holy Spirit right now as revealed in Acts 2:16-18. "But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh, Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days, And they shall prophesy."
So, there will be prophets, many of them. We need them more than anytime in history.
---Steveng on 9/17/08|
StevenG, the two prophest of Rev. has not happened yet. Which tells me that from the time of the last prophecies no more new revelations have come. Does that answer your question? What hasn't happen yet, does not mean it is happening today. You can call someone a prophet but that doesn't make him a prophet. Eloy calls himself a prophet, which is fine, but he is no prophet of God. Many churches have prophets, and just about every time, the church denomination begans a new path. Then another, and another. I have seen that happen many times.
---MarkV. on 9/17/08|
MarkV: "I know the Bible job descriptions for a prophet very well. Have studied them and have concluded that prophecies have close, no way to authenticate any of it is coming from God since Scripture closed."
It's obvious that you do not know the job of a prophet. Prophesy is only a small part of being a prophet. What activities did the prophets of old do besides prophesy? But if what you say is true about no more prophets, then how do you explain the last two prophets mentioned in revelation that will prophesy during the end times. Revelation 11:3-17
The prophets of today tell/remind people/Christians that we only have a short time left before Jesus comes.
---Steveng on 9/16/08|
StevenG, I know the Bible job descriptions for a prophet very well. Have studied them and have concluded that prophecies have close, no way to authenticate any of it is coming from God since Scripture closed. Prophecies have come from Genesis and many have have happened already. Some of the prophecies have not come to pass yet but they will. No more new revelations are coming through anyone. The Bible is close, God has already said what is going to happen. It is written, And everyone who is born of the Spirit should already know by faith that it will be as God has ordained it to be. God did not forget anything. He gave us all we needed. He didn't, after the Bible close, forget anything that He had to tell us now. He never forgets anything.
---MarkV. on 9/16/08|
#2. If God forgot something that He later had to reveal to me or you, then we would not have the God of Scripture. Some positions in the church listed or no longer in use. Everything we need to know about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the enemy, salvation, our way of life, etc, is written already.
I wanted to know who the people were so that I will not spend my time listening to them if I know them already. Some times I know a good teacher and someone say's they speak false about a doctrine and then I check it out myself to make sure they just don't like but that what they are saying about him is true.
---MarkV. on 9/16/08|
mark_K: "You didn't mention what they prophized about."
Would you believe me if I told you the truth? You should find the bible's job description for prophet for Paul wrote: "And he gave some, apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, pastors and teachers, For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ until we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
What the prophets I know spoke of concerned only the people he spoke to. The prophesy you need to hear are found in the bible until a prophet comes to you.
---Steveng on 9/15/08|
StevenG, I was very curious to find out their names just in the event that I knew them from somewhere. You didn't mention what they prophized about. I was curious on that too.
Steven, I am not questioning what you saw or heard, and that person you ran into several times. But I believe when someone say's there is prophets going around predicting future events claiming the words came from God, is very important to proof. Just take the healings many talk about. They claim they bring people from the dead, and that by some miracle, arms are restored where there was none. And all we have as evidence it their words. The same as the apparitions of the RCC. Do you know that someone saw Jesus on a corn tortilla? That kind of nonesense.
---mark_K on 9/13/08|
Bobby3: "Please don't assume that about people you don't know."
I'm a technical writer and graphic artist by trade - over fifty years. I observe details in people's writing and art including handwriting (which are little drawings to convey ideas in a certain language). People's writings and drawings are little pieces of the person's puzzle - their personality. Experts can find out who a person is all about by their drawings and writing. They can also tell if what they say and write is from earthly knowledge or from the Holy Spirit.
---Steveng on 9/12/08|
Bobby3: "I haven't made any such accusation nor do I plan on it."
It was only a rhetorical statement.
---Steveng on 9/12/08|
"If what I told you didn't conform to your personal doctrine then you would hang me for being a heretic."
I haven't made any such accusation nor do I plan on it. We can disagree and debate the issue, but there's no need for me to "hang" you or label you a "heretic". Also, my position on this issue is not a "personal doctrine". This implies that I have developed my own doctrine that perhaps departs from orthodox Christianity. I deny that I have done so.
"Besides, the Holy Spirit hasn't revealed to me your answer just yet."
Okay, fair enough. I had interpreted your silence on the matter to be you ignoring the question. It's good to know you DO intend to answer this question.
---Bobby3 on 9/12/08|
"You who claim to be called Christians test God?"
Test all things, hold fast what is good. (1 Thes. 5:23)
"And maybe you'll believe me?...You wouldn't recognize Jesus if He were standing in front of you."
Please don't assume that about people you don't know.
"What would you do with the names that you do not know? Look them up on the internet?"
Well, given the information you have (not) provided, an internet search is useless. Mark V. asked you to summarize the content of these individuals' prophecies. Please do so if you cannot provide names.
---Bobby3 on 9/12/08|
You who claim to be called Christians test God? You say, "Tell me the name of a modern day prophet." And maybe you'll believe me? Whould you believe me if I told you names? I doubt it. You wouldn't recognize Jesus if He were standing in front of you. What would you do with the names that you do not know? Look them up on the internet? HA! Your search is in vain.
I've met dozens of prophets while hitchhiking throughout North America during the early 1970s. But if you must know one: I don't remember his name offhand (it's in my personal journal), but we have crossed paths several times - 1974, 1987, and 2007. He now sits on the corner a couple of blocks northeast of Pioneer Square in Portland Oregon.
---Steveng on 9/10/08|
Bobby3: "Again, I asked you to please (pretty please) respond to my inquiry. 1: Explain Revelation 22:18."
Would you believe me even If I told you the truth? If what I told you didn't conform to your personal doctrine then you would hang me for being a heretic. If you did believe me and didn't agree with my other posts, you would say that I had a lucky guess and you would still hang me. Besides, the Holy Spirit hasn't revealed to me your answer just yet. Be patient.
If you are not patient for the answer I suggest that you pesonally cry out loud to God for the knowledge you seek for God gives out knowledge to anyone who asks.
---Steveng on 9/10/08|
StevenG, I am also waiting for you to name some moderan day prophets today. Those whom you know. It would be very interesting to see if anyone of us knows them. And can you give us what it was they prophezied?
---Mark_V. on 9/5/08|
....if I prophesize someone will go to Hell if they do not receive Jesus Christ as their Savior... I have prophesized within the canonization of His written Will and Word. I have now acted in the office of a Prophet. However, God calls specifically for that office and the others listed in Eph. 4
---pastor_Ed on 8/20/08
This is not at all Biblical. Someone who merely states what the Bible says is no prophet. Jesus said to "preach" the gospel, not prophecy it. Prophecy is both foretelling and forthtelling, but does not always have to be a prediction. There are many instances of prophecies given to someone that is not predicting something that will happen.
---SusieB on 9/4/08|
Pastor Ed:I do not mean to be disrespectful,but with regards to the word Prophecy, is fortelling of an event to happen in respect to God or a catrostrophy.Your example: What you are doing is Judging and condemning one to Hell .This is not the same as a prophecy. You are pointing out the error of a mans ways.we know the enevitability of refusing to acknowledge Gods Laws.I dont think Mima knows the difference either.Our belief is that man sends Himself to Hell for failure to comply and thus wounds God Mortally and owes allegiance to Satan.This is what sends him to hell.His disassociation with God.Rebellion.
---MIC on 9/4/08|
Steveng: "You are not absolutely sure."
No, not absolutely. But pretty sure.
"Besides, Moses died and was buried by God himself in some valley."
Okay. But Moses appeared with Jesus at the Transfiguration.
Again, I asked you to please (pretty please) respond to my inquiry. 1: Explain Revelation 22:18. Reconcile this verse with what you are saying about the existence of modern-day prophets. 2: I have requested that you name one (or more if you want) person who would qualify as a true modern-day prophet.
---Bobby3 on 9/4/08|
OK Ed, don't stop now. Let's hear more.
---Elder on 9/4/08|
Bobby3: "Nope. Sounds like Elijah and Moses, though."
You are not absolutely sure. Besides, Moses died and was buried by God himself in some valley.
---Steveng on 9/3/08|
"I would name a dozen names..."
Just one would do.
"...but you would still not believe. You would not recognize them for they are not in the spotlight."
How do you know I wouldn't?
"Did John name the two prophets in Revelation?"
Nope. Sounds like Elijah and Moses, though.
"Do an online bible search for "prophet" and reat the entire chapter of each."
Okay, will do. But will you explain Revelation 22:18?
---Bobby3 on 9/3/08|
Steveng ... Is your name really Steveng?
I always thought it must be Steven G....
Can you tell us the origin?
---alan_of_UK on 9/3/08|
SusieB: I have an aunt Susie. But her name is REALLY Susan. Anyway, I appreciate your attempt to lighten things up a bit.
Now, Steveng: "Besides, how would I know if your were directing your comments to me or another person named Stevie?"
Because I addressed directly what YOU wrote previously.
"Scriptures supplies seven tests for a prophet not just Deut 18."
Please name them.
---Bobby3 on 9/2/08|
Hey! My name is really Susie! And people actually argue with me trying to say it is Susan. I once hired a woman with the name of Susan who insisted that I would have to go by Susan because she went by Susie. LOL When I informed her that I wasn't about to go by Susan because that was not my name, she insisted that my name was Susan. I finally showed her my driver's license and she shut up. Considering I was her boss, I thought that was hilarious. Of course, she forgot to tell us that she was still working her last job at night. Needless to say, she lasted two weeks with us. Just thought I'd lighten up the conversation on this blog.
---SusieB on 9/2/08|
Bobby3: "Sensitive about the name?"
Not really, I've been called worse. Besides, how would I know if your were directing your comments to me or another person named Stevie?
"...I've yet to hear of a modern-day prophet who passes the Deut 18 test."
Scriptures supplies seven tests for a prophet not just Deut 18.
"... supply the name of at least one such individual as evidence that modern-day prophets do exist."
I would name a dozen names, but you would still not believe. You would not recognize them for they are not in the spotlight. Did John name the two prophets in Revelation?
Do an online bible search for "prophet" and reat the entire chapter of each.
---Steveng on 9/2/08|
Steveng: Sensitive about the name? I respect that and apologize for not addressing you properly.
I've answered your questions and would appreciate an actual response to the points I made. Since you have engaged me by calling into question the strength of my faith (an unfair accusation, I'd say, given that its basis is a few statements written on this site), I'd like you to address the content of my previous posts. Specifically, I asked you to explain why you think the reasoning I provided for my position is unsound. Please do so. Also, I mentioned that I've yet to hear of a modern-day prophet who passes the Deut 18 test. If you can, supply the name of at least one such individual as evidence that modern-day prophets do exist. Thank you.
---Bobby3 on 8/29/08|
I would like to make one thing perfectly clear: It's Steveng, not Stevie!
I still strongly stand by everything I wrote.
---Steveng on 8/28/08|
the bible says your sons & daughters shall prophesy, but it doesn't say they shall be my prophets. we all have the ability to prophesy if we are born again because it is a gift of the Holy SPIRIT. but to say you are a prophet is a whole other matter. if you say you are aprophet of the Lord then there is no room for error because you are saying you hold the office of prophet. i see nowhere in the bible where god changed the requirements for prophets so they could be wrong once in a while.to my knowledge there is noone that meets this requirement.idon't believe there are any people who should be called prophets,only people who move in the prophetic gifting
---joe on 8/28/08|
Stevie: "You are surely a weak Christian..."
I am ALSO skeptical of your ability to judge the strength of my faith, especially based on the few statements I made in my response to this question. Did you happen to read the reasoning I used to back up my position? Address that, and if you disagree, fine (but at least explain why).
"Are Christians not able to disern between a true prophet and a false one?"
I would hope they could. Unfortunately, some cannot.
---Bobby3 on 8/28/08|
"How can you deny what is written in the NT?"
I don't. Rev 22:18-'I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.'
"Are you denying today's prophets who are proclaiming that denominational churches are a product of Satan?"
"Are you denying today's prophets who are proclaiming that a "home church" is to be part of the underground Christiandom in the coming end times in America (and other western countries) as they are in China?"
Their claims might be a prediction, but not necessarily a prophecy, or revelation inspired by the Holy Spirit.
---Bobby3 on 8/28/08|
I believe the post by--pastor_Ed on this question to be absolutely correct.
---mima on 8/28/08|
Bobby3: "I'm skeptical of modern-day prophets (one who speaks on God's behalf about future events)."
You are surely a weak Christian who is skeptical of modern day prophets.How can you deny what is written in the NT? Especially 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14.
Are Christians not able to disern between a true prophet and a false one? Are you denying today's prophets who are proclaiming that denominational churches are a product of Satan? Are you denying today's prophets who are proclaiming that a "home church" is to be part of the underground Christiandom in the coming end times in America (and other western countries) as they are in China?
---Steveng on 8/27/08|
OK Steveng::John gave us a revalation if you wish to call it a prophesy.I beleive, forecoming events with the Divine were Prophecies .What is left is the coming or Return of Christ.already Prophesied and of course genesis3:15 'She shall crush Your Head" beyond that there are no outstanding ones.A stew is a stew what ever prefix you may affix its still stew!
---MIC on 8/27/08|
Though not completely certain, I'm skeptical of modern-day prophets (one who speaks on God's behalf about future events). I lean towards the idea that prophesy ended with the closing of the cannon of Scripture. In Revelation, Jesus warns against adding to what is already written. Modern-day prophesy MIGHT fall into the category of an addition. Also, think of it this way: If a modern-day person is inspired by the Holy Spirit to prophesize, then wouldn't his/her prophesy carry the same weight as Scripture? Couldn't his/her words be written down and, as inspired revelation, be added to the Bible?
Finally, I agree with MIC: The mention of 'false' prophets, though it may IMPLY, does NOT necessitate the existence of 'true' prophets.
---Bobby3 on 8/27/08|
MIC: "...This said all was fulfilled and no further need for prophesies and new Prophets."
First: There were prophets after Jesus was resurrected - John (of Revelation) and the two last day prophets in Revelation 11:10.
Second: You should read the New Testament again and not just skip verses.
Third, but not least: Do an online Bible search for the word "prophet." Read especially 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14
We need apostles and prophets during these end times more than anytime in history.
---Steveng on 8/26/08|
Why were there prophets ,what did they profess.?Jesus said He came to fulfill the prophesies of the prophets.This means they all spoke of the coming of Jesus as proclaimed in Genesis by God the Father.This said all was fulfilled and no further need for prophesies and new Prophets.The anology if there are False prophets ,there must be true prophets is insincere.Jesus foretold of wolves in sheeps clothing and called them false prophets.
---MIC on 8/25/08|
First one must define WHAT constitutes a Prophet. According to the Truth a prophet is (1) One who accurately predicts the future (or future events) through devine revelation. (2) One who unsderstands the (already) revealed Truth of God and teaches it to others ( or speaks it to others). This is NOT to say that these "others" will listen or consider, it mearly indicates that they have been told. Whether they choose to listen or not is 100% up to them, but it does relieve the prophet (watchman) of the responsibility of having their blood upon his / her head, should he/she NOT speak of that which he/she knows to be Truth.
---Doug on 8/25/08|
I think there probably are indeed some true prophets in this day and age, the only thing I would say, though, is that I've known some people who used to absolutely chew peoples' butts off and say they're prophets or at least with a gift of knowledge. They might have been right but they were sure rude! I don't think you have to be rude to be a prophet lol! :D
---Mary on 8/24/08|
To state that there are no prophets today is to make the following verse from first Corinthians 12:28,"And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues." Incorrect, wrong and a lie. Is that position you want to take regarding this scriptural verse in the Bible?
---Mima on 8/23/08|
Steveng::Could you pleaseShow, One Recognised Prophet of biblical acclaim.We are told to "Beware of False Prophets"May be you can help without innuendo.Please do not name current Bloggers inspite of temptation.
---MIC on 8/22/08|
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I must give a VERY BIG AMEN to Samuel and Bobby3.
---Rob on 8/22/08|
MIC: "but real prophets no."
Consider this: if there are false prophets during the end times, then there must be true prophets during the same period.
Do an online bible search for the word "prophet" and read every verse in context.
---Steveng on 8/21/08|
People.A prophecy is a declaration of a coming event of spiritual magnitude, pertaining to God of a great event.The last Prophet was Jesus Christ who was God in fulfilfillment of the OT Prophets.Luke 13:33-35 attests to thatevent, I believe. God is using Apparations now these are warnings to CHANGE. He has already laid His Foundation of His church Matt16:13-19.His declaration of "Follow me " still is open for invitation to those who really seek to follow.
---MIC on 8/21/08|
I believe there can be prophets today. But a good point was made. The main job of a prophet is to correct, encourage and warn.
Many who claim to be prophets today seem more concered with getting rich.
---Samuel on 8/21/08|
Anyone who claims to be a prophet MUST pass this test:
"But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken? when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken, the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him."
---Bobby3 on 8/21/08|
"Are there prophets in this modern day world?"
Yes, a prophet (as an inspired speaker) is anyone who speaks under the Divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit as a witness in regard to the evidence given through the testimony of Jesus. For "the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy"
A prophet (as a foreteller of the future) No. For "The law and the prophets [were] until John [the baptist]: since that time the kingdom of God is preached." The composition of scripture has given man a record of the beginning, the end, and everything in between. The disciple John was given the Revelation of Jesus, The final prophesy.
---josef on 8/21/08|
Eph. 4 tells us He gave prophets for very specific purposes concerning the saints. Prophets do exist, however as always, prophesize God's plan and purpose for our lives. God's road map, today, has been revealed in totality within the canonization of the 66 Books of the Bible. If I prophesize within its pages, I am prophesizing. For example, if I prophesize someone will go to Hell if they do not receive Jesus Christ as their Savior... I have prophesized within the canonization of His written Will and Word. I have now acted in the office of a Prophet. However, God calls specifically for that office and the others listed in Eph. 4
---pastor_Ed on 8/20/08|
I believe there are prophets today. Although their words are from the Lord, people tend to not want to listen to them when they do speak. Also, there are a lot of people going around saying they are prophecying when they are just telling the world what we all already know. Although I have a great deal of respect for Mima, it doesn't take a woman speaking before 20,000 women to tell us where the church and this world is headed. Of course, if you do not know where it is headed, you can pay $200 and hear people tell you this.
---SusieB on 8/20/08|
God used Prophets to herald the coming of His Son which He Foretold in Genesis.after that coming-there were no more prophesies needed maybe innuendoes by some, but real prophets no. Instead He Uses Apparations to foretell the wrath of God which is eminent.Punishment is sure swift, by surprise.Mima what you state about your incident is an obvious Fact no prophecy.You still sound like "Boy Blue"
---MIC on 8/20/08|
Discern prophets (preachers) by the word of God. (Acts 17:11) If they're in line with what Scripture (the Bible) says, they're God's ministers. Hear them! If not, they're false-prophets. Resist them!!!
---Leon on 8/20/08|
I don't treat people any differently! I asked God one day, "if the Bible prophets ever got upset with people"? He said, "all of them". I said something to Him about my moods and He said, all prophets are moody, and you are no exception. Our total focus is on God all of the time and our obedience to God will get us in trouble from to time. I also value in being myself, which Satan seems to get irritated with. I do not go around acting religious. Most people don't know who I am and probably don't care who I am. Those in the family treats me as if I need a net thrown over me. I laugh outloud all day long in the holy ghost. I also know severe persecution by those I am closes to.
---catherine on 8/20/08|
No prophets from God exist today but many people do have a "6TH sense" and have abilities to see things before they happen and sadly using this gift professing Christ leading people away from God ...many are so mixed up not knowing the difference because they believe on men first reading Gods Word last
the two witnesses are Gods final prophets and although many more are claiming they are these final two every day these witnesses are not here yet
---Rhonda on 8/20/08|
Yes! There are prophets today. I have met two of them myself.
A prophet of God normally does not have a sweet-tasting message to deliver, more likely it will be blunt and to the point and scripturally very correct. Most recently a lady named Kay Arthur(I do not know her) at a women's ministry meeting in Atlanta, Georgia has delivered a really depressing picture of the church and where this country is heading. In this particular prophecy Kay Arthur filled the role of a prophet. This is not normally her calling however with 20,000 women in attendance God used the opportunity to deliver prophecy through her.
---Mima on 8/20/08|
The Lord said we shall prophesy of a new message ("more excellent" devotion, 1 Corinthians 12:31) that is based on LOVE, not faith ("the GREATEST of these", 1 Corinthians 13:13) after we learn to "walk by the spirit" instead of walk by faith (Galatians 5:16) and learn "the depths of God", but first we need to receive "living water" baptism of His spirit (John 7:38, Revelation 7:16, Acts 1:5) instead of H2O baptism.
"that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh..."
"faith for faith" (Romans 1:17)
1) FAITH that He exists.
2) and FAITH/trust that He is He is a good, loving God"
"whoever would DRAW NEAR" (LOVE Him, Hebrews 11:6).
---more_excellent_way on 8/20/08|
I think there are a lot of people who THINK they are prophets, and presume to tell others (including perfect strangers), "Thus saith the Lord...."
---katavasia on 8/19/08|
Eph.4:11-13 says that God gave prophets for the edifying of the church, for the perfecting of the saints, and for the work of the ministry. I see no Scripture to say that this has changed. They should be an example of holiness as any other leader in the church should be.
---john on 8/20/08|