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Characteristics Of Prophets

What are some characteristics of prophets?

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MarkV: "My duty is to present a defense for the Gospel Truth."

Your truth is a completely different gospel than what is written in the Word of God. You twist people's posts the way Satan did God's word to Eve. You must stop it right now, MarkV, and repent of your error. Go back and meditate, not just read and study, but meditate on the Word of God. I tell you this as a true friend.
---Steveng on 6/9/10


MarkV: "How in all creation would you know what I would believe when the time comes concerning those prophets?"

Because you believe that there are no other prophets after Revelation. These are your words.

MarkV: "..why does a Christian need prove that God exist?"

It's not the christian that need proof, it's the people that christians are healing.
---Steveng on 6/9/10


MarkV, Christians are not to live a static life (i.e. going to church and be only hearers of the Word only). The church, not your denominational churches, but the true church, trains their people to go out into the world and preach the gospel and to heal the sick and to perform miracles greater than Jesus. The christian lifestyle is very active unlike your denominational christians. I strongly suggest taking a six month sabbatical and climb a mountain with your bible and meditate on the Word instead of spewing out the false ideas and philosophies you have posted on these blogs.
---Steveng on 6/9/10


MarkV: "No more prophets, the bible close with Revelation, don't you get it? ... Bible close with Revelation."

It is you who does not get it. The Word of God is closed when ALL is fulfilled or didn't you read that verse? The bible is alive today as it was in its conception. The Word of God is alive today as it was since the beginning. To you, you have the knowledge of God, but deny his power. To you, you have closed the book on God.

Proverbs 30:5
Acts 6:7
Acts 12:24 (it doesn't happen this way too much today)
Hebrews 4:12
Revelation 6:9
Revelation 20:4

Is there a reason why you are afraid of the Truth, MarkV?
---Steveng on 6/9/10


So, I gather from you, Mark, that the prayer of faith does not save the sick and the Lord raise him up, that God is a liar when He says that....that there is no power in prayer whatsoever since God does what He wants to do no matter what. If God did what He wanted no matter what the cooperation of man, then every born again believer would mature quickly and not spend 40 years sitting on the pews waiting on God to move again. We are to move on the Word that is already established in the heavens, the finished work of Christ found in the seated person of Christ. God works through man, but not without his cooperation. This is not usurping God's control. It is allowing the kingdom dominion authored by God to flow through man.
---Linda on 6/9/10




Paul says in 2 Corinthians 1:13, "For we write none other to you than what ye read or acknowledge, and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end." There is a discipleship principle found there. If you read it and acknowledge it, then it is written to you. I am a disciple and nothing Jesus said to disciples is passed away. If one jot or tittle He spoke to them is passed away, then all is and none of us can be expected to function as a disciple would. As for me, I read it, acknowledged it, and will acknowledge it till the end. Again, you appear to be trying to tell someone who has eaten a 7-course meal that she is starving to death. I'm not.
---LindaS on 6/9/10


Linda, neither is mine to convince you. My duty is to present a defense for the Gospel Truth. You and Fay keep mentioning what Jesus and disciples did. It in no way says you can do the same thing. And just because you stopped praying does not mean that's the reason lady died. She died because it was her time to die. If you and Fay had the power you say you have, and I'm sure there is millions of you out there that believe the same thing, we would not have anyone sick in hospitals and no one would die. So all that tells me is that you are claiming you have the power to give life or take it. You are claiming the status of deity. You forget God in all your works. It is not by your will that people live or die, but by the will of God.
---MarkV. on 6/9/10


MarkV thank you for your kind words. I am so happy you let me pray for your prayer requests and it is always my blessing to do so. Being a prayer intercessor for others was the first leading and anointing/calling I had from God. It is sad to me when people judge others who don't accept them as sent from God,or their way as God's orders,but thats exatly what the Bible tells us to do "try the spirits". Yes Fay prayed,thank you Fay,new wisdom and understanding for me,I have prayed for wisdom,knowledge,understanding,and only Gods truth for many,many years. The funny thing is,wisdom is what I'm using when I don't accept everyone and what they believe and say,at face value. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 6/9/10


"Fay, if you or Linda had the ability you say you both have, we would not have one sick person in any hospitals."

That is not true though I wish it were. God does not override a man's will and if a man is ready to go, he will go. There was a lady at our church who was sick. We were praying for her until the days she grabbed the front of one of her sister's shirts and said, "Please stop praying for me. I am tired and ready to go home. Please let me go." We stopped praying and she left her body. The will of the person who is sick is as important to God as healing him would be.
---Linda on 6/8/10


Faith and doubt can reside at the same time. It never is a lack of faith but an abundance of unbelief. The disciples, who had been healing people and casting out devils, could not cast the devil out of one man. When they asked why, Jesus told them it was because of their unbelief and that it goes not out but by prayer and fasting. Jesus often put the unbelievers out of a room when He went in to heal or raise from the dead. Personally, I am believing God to come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and "go about doing good and healing all who are sick and oppressed of the devil." MarkV, it is fine with me if you don't believe me. I will eat this meal before God. It isn't my place to convince you anyway.
---LindaS on 6/8/10




Steven G, you said,
"So, if someone told you about the appearance in Jerusalem of the two prophets mentioned in Revelation, then you wouldn't beleive them. You and many like you will fail to understand.

How in all creation would you know what I would believe when the time comes concerning those prophets? Do I have to believe in prophets today to believe in prophets in the end times? When those prophets do come, all born of the spirit believers will know who they are. God will make it possible for us to know.
Second, No more prophets, the bible close with Revelation, don't you get it? Those prophets in Revelation are in Revelation which is now closed. Do you not get it? Bible close with Revelation.
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


Steven G, 2:
let me explain as clear as I can so that you can read it correctly. God does the healing, whom He will, He heals some, and others He doesn't.
You said,
"It is prove that God exist" why does a Christian need prove that God exist? He is a Christian and should believe in God. Fay and Linda said their prayers are answered by God, their prayers never fail. They insist on not going to doctors or getting examines. If someone is not healed it is because of their faith. I have read stories after stories of people who have died because someone told them not to see a doctor. If your child was sick and needed blood to live, would you let him die? Would you sit pray and watch him die? Just alot of false teaching.
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


MarkV: "Anyone who reads the Bible and has the Spirit of God can witness to anyone."

Satan knows the bible forward and back.

MarkV: "No more prophets comissioned by God... Revelation closed. No more genuine prophets."

Do you not know of the two prophets in Revelation?

MarkV: "This people He is bringing could be pastors are evangelical preachers, missionaries etc."

In the same verse as pastors and preachers is prophets. 1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11
---Steveng on 6/8/10


MarkV: "God does heal whom He wills to heal. When He wills it."

It's not a matter if God wants someone healed, he would heal everyone. The purpose of healing is only to glorify God. It is proof that God does exist. Unfortuenately, not many christians have the confidence in their faith to perform such a miracle. How many christians said in their mind, "I wish I could heal that person," but doesn't try for fear of being ridiculed if it doesn't work. Today's christians are hearers only taught by the denominational churches they attend. They are hearers only taught by the denominational churches to sit in their pews and listen and nod their heads with aggreement about what the pastor says.
---Steveng on 6/8/10


MarkV: "Anyone trying to convince others they are prophets are that they saw prophets are but speaking no truth that comes from Scripture. At least not real prophets."

So, if someone told you about the appearance in Jerusalem of the two prophets mentioned in Revelation, then you wouldn't beleive them. You and many like you will fail to understand.
---Steveng on 6/8/10


The characteristics of prophets are twofold:

1) to reveal certain future events. Today's prophets reveal events as they are occuring. They include that "the time is near."

2) to edify the church. Many christians in these end times have only a label attached to themselves thinking they are christians, but are not. Prophets show the error of their ways and to get back on the path toward the Kingdom of God.
---Steveng on 6/8/10


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Trav, you've called me many names for your defense, to cover your false teachings. You say I'm Juda's then you call me a coward, for no reason at all. You cannot answer Scripture so you resort to name calling. You are no different then many here who testify they are born of the Spirit but from within only evil comes out. " For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride foolishness. All these evil thing come from within, and they defile a man"
Yet you, call the burning and slaughter of innocent lives in the ovens a righteous thing. I speak from the Word of God when I answer you, and He is my Witness.
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


Fay 2:
Darline is a prayer warrior and I know she understands that it is God's will. I go to her for prayer as I would like for many to do. Prayer is critical for all of us to exercise. Yet you had the guts to critize her concerning the gift of healing and even put a prayer for her on line so everyone could read.
You might not understand but what happens on earth will happen, and you cannot control the lives of others whether they live or die. Your man centered theology revolves around you, and not God. You cannot order God to do anything. He is in control, not you. When I told you to heal the whole world you said you had to do it person to person, so it is your will you want done and not God's. God can heal the whole world with one word
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


A PROPHET:

Is not dishonest in financial matters.(1 Tim 3:6)

Has destroyed love of money & materialism(1 Tim 6:5-17)

This is MONEY
---fay on 6/8/10


A PROPHET:

Is there to serve, not to be seen(Mat 6:1)

Desires to minister not just to be a minister(1 Cor 16:15)

Desires to herald the truth, not just be heard by men(Pr 16:2)

Is motivated by God's love,not lust for power, fame or name(1 Cor 13:1-3

This is MOTIVE.


NOW YOU HAVE 10 M's FOR JUDGING MODERN DAY PROPHETS

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---fay on 6/8/10


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Trav, you just did a big speech, and did you read anywhere where God says, I will commission new prophets and new apostles? No more genuine prophets.
---MarkV. on 6/7/10

Scripture is the witness, you present none. Scriptural cowards always run.
Proverbs 15:12
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Acts 2:17
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Joel 2:28
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters ...
---Trav on 6/8/10


I have really contemplated this line of defining a prophet, but I must say that I do not understand it. There are some good verses here, but doesn't this hodge-podge of unrelated verses apply to...well...anybody who believes in Christ?

A prophet is one called to prophecy...or to bring God's word. In the OT, one was a bit sensitive, one was a cry-baby, and one hid behind the ability of his brother. In the NT, one was the 'outdoorsy' type and one was the Messiah, who said to spread the Gosepel.

So, to me, the central characteristic of a 'prophet' is anyone who is willing to spread the gospel.
---aka.joseph on 6/8/10


Jonah had very few of the characteristics fay noted...
Isaiah 55:9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
1 Corinthians 1:25-28 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty, And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
---micha9344 on 6/7/10


Fay, I also love you and respect your opinion, but what you say is not true. Many of the gifts are still around but what you suggesting is just false. God does heal whom He wills to heal. When He wills it. You have a man centered theology and that is a very favorite side to be in. I work from God on down. Pride is the farest thing in me concerning this topic or any other. Fay, if you or Linda had the ability you say you both have, we would not have one sick person in any hospitals. And just think if there was many of you's, with the same gift, the world would not be sick, and no one would die. Just rediculous. You might not know this but Darline has been on site for a long time, and her and I have discussed this topic many times.
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


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three: The teachings of Christ in the act of redemption purchased Christians and made them His slaves. They were therefore not to obey other masters in that they were bought at such a high cost with a "view to accomplishing the will of God." In 2 Peter 2:1, the same expression is used in describing false prophets as those "who shall privily bring in destrustive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift distruction" The denial of the fact of the purchase of Christ is therefore described as a heresy of such proportion as to bring its teachers under the swift judgment of God.
When God's will is agnored, man will want to be in control to their own distruction.
---MarkV. on 6/8/10


I am a prophetess and have a prophecy for each of you who are posting here. There are only a few posts left, so you better get yours soon.
---KarenD on 6/7/10


A PROPHET:

Is unselfish, polite, kind, gentle & discreet(Tit 1:7, 3:1-2).

Uses proper speech & communication in words & mannerisms(Eph 4:29, 5:4)

This is MANNERS.
---fay on 6/7/10


Linda, that wasn't that line to which I was referring. Anyway, I wrecked my car a few weeks ago, but did not intend to. Since I cannot replace it and I have no transportation, what is more important to my kids my actions or my intentions? When I write, I try to think of the standers-by that will never comment. As I am learning, will my words sway them one way or another towards the true Gospel?

Was I doing this when I first started...no, but as time went on, He made me realize that I am here to learn and to reach out to those who will never blog, but only read. We will account for every word, so we should make our words and deeds last forever instead of words that will burn up as our worthless deeds will also.
---aka.joseph on 6/7/10


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Trav, you just did a big speech, and did you read anywhere where God says, I will commission new prophets and new apostles? I didn't. This people He is bringing could be pastors are evangelical preachers, missionaries etc. Anyone who reads the Bible and has the Spirit of God can witness to anyone. Prophets are a done deal. No more prophets comissioned by God. Now you can say you were commissioned by God but you have no proof, only your own words that speak. Revelation closed. No more genuine prophets.
---MarkV. on 6/7/10


Trav, We become the Spiritual Israel of God. ---MarkV. on 6/7/10

OK,mr teacher. Show all the Old Testament prophets stating spiritual Ghosts of Israel.
List them 4 at a time.
I'll post the prophets saying otherwise, 4 at a time.
We can start with Heb8:8 and Jer 31:31 if you want too? Or maybe Eze 37.

---Trav on 6/7/10


aka. Joseph, in regards to sarcasm, I did not intend for my remark to come through sarcastically. I apologize it was perceived as such. I simply meant that a child could have understood the implications of what I said without rationalizing it. Think about it. Two young children standing before their daddy. Both are sick. Daddy says to one, "I want to heal you" and says to the other, "I don't want to heal you". The child who was not a "beneficiary" of the good will of the father would certainly wonder why daddy was playing favorites and go on to question his love and heart. Father God withholds no good thing from His children.
---Linda on 6/7/10


MarkV, I love you & that's final. Please, you have given your interpretation on this subject, so please let others give theirs. Obviously there's something hurting you for you to oppose so vehemently to so many subjects. I don't know why but I do know who is working through you. The Lord told me this week & then my pastor preached on it yesterday. You do not know who you are following or you would not be doing so. You are being deceived. I know it hurts God to see his people so oppositional. Honestly Mark, I love you but you are responding in pride. To accept Jesus & deny His power is so wrong. Christianity without the gifts is just rigidity, not love. Why do you oppose God's gifts to you? He wants you to have & use them.
---fay on 6/7/10


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Trav, here is where you stand accusing those who bring truth to you, and proclaiming they have some kind of authority, that go about trying to convince those who were in error to continue in error.
"For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise liberty, they themselves are slaved of corruption, for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage." (2 Peter 2:18-19).
---MarkV. on 6/7/10


Trav, .. You are giving what is already in Scripture. Scripture is closed ...
---MarkV. on 6/7/10

Thanks. Well, you're precepts R A testimoney of yourself. Scripture seems closed 2U.
Isaiah 28:11
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Isaiah 29:13
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
1 Corinthians 14:21
In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people, and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
Proverbs 14:7Go from presence ..
---Trav on 6/7/10


Trav, if you understood Scripture and what others say you would get it right. You are giving what is already in Scripture. Scripture closed and there is no more new revelations of coming events. Everything we needed has been written. If you listened first to what I said you would have noticed that I said today. What you are giving is what is written in Scripture that was happening then. The book is close, and anyone claiming to be a prophet, maybe you, are imposters. If you got out of the past, and understood the real Prophets of Scripture you would understand the Truth.
---MarkV. on 6/7/10


God himself once disappointed with israel going to people with familiar spirits, and wiszards outline the critria for his prophets:


Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
---francis on 6/7/10


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Catherine, so I guess you are saying that the church was build under your foundation since you proclaim been a prophet? You would have had to be there when the church was build. That is how the church was build. All those prophets were commission by God. Who commissioned you?
Sorry Catherine, I can stick with you when you are correct, but you are so far off track on this one. Stop to think who proclaimed to be prophets in the past two hundred years, but were commissioned by themselves. Check what became of them and what false teachings they brought. There is no new revelation, all we needed is in the Word of God.
---MarkV. on 6/7/10


Today, no true apostles or prophet.
---MarkV. on 6/6/10

Authoritative advice/teaching above,from someone who has never consulted any of GODs scriptural prophets.

Luke 1:70
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

1 Thessalonians 5:20
Despise not prophesyings.

1 Corinthians 14:31
For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

1 Corinthians 14:39
Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
---Trav on 6/7/10


My, My, My. There were biblical prophets who preached God's judgments and others who for-told....One day as I was a walking, I said to God, "I don't look like a prophet, I don't act like a prophet, I don't talk like a prophet". He said back to me, "I know, that's the beauty of it". I started skipping down the road. That was before all hell came against me. Wow!
---catherine on 6/7/10


What is a Prophet?
How shall we know a prophet?

Jeremiah 28:9
...when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

According to Jeremiah, who was a Prophet, a Prophet is one who tells of future events, and when those events come true, then you shall know a Prophet.
---Kimo on 6/7/10


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Today, no true apostles or prophet. The words "apostles" and "prophets" must not be used in a synonymous sense with the first century apostle John or Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah. People whose authority cannot be questioned or who receive new doctinal revelation simply do not exist today. Furthermore, the Bible teaches that apostles and prophets were commissioned by God to be His personal spokemen. Moreover, Eph. 2:20 tells us that the church is "build on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone" clearly, then, those who claim to be that kind of apostle and prophet today have taken upon themselves authority that was not given to them by God.
---MarkV. on 6/6/10


Part 2: Anyone trying to convince others they are prophets are that they saw prophets are but speaking no truth that comes from Scripture. At least not real prophets. The prophetic words of Scripture expose today's pretenders. Not only do they fail the biblical test given in Deut. 13 and 18, as well as Acts 1:21-22, but "they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appelaing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they intice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise fredom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity (2 Peter 2:18-19).
---MarkV. on 6/6/10


A PROPHET:

Is rigidly righteous: mature in human relations: heavenly wisdom(Tit 1:16)

Is not deceptive or manipulating(Rm 1:18)

Understands the end never justifies the means(Rm 3:7-8)

This is METHODS.
---fay on 6/6/10


My apologies to all, I didn't have room to add that gist of some of the information came from(not word for word) Matthew Henry's commentary.

My apologies to Larry. Probably because of the blatant attack from MarkV but none the less wrong. I humbly apologize. Please forgive me.

MarkV, my apologies.

akajoseph, I stand corrected. I thank you.
---fay on 6/6/10


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Aka, I want to thank you for speaking the Truth on what I said and Larry. I remember disagreeing on one thing with Larry, and we continue to discuss other things. The problem with many, is pride. They cannot proof something so they attack your person. I've been on line for a long time now and I get to know the people that write everyday. It's easy to understand who's interested in discussing the things of God and Scripture, and who is not. Who has their own agenda's and know nothing about the real God of Scripture, when the proclaim that God is not in control. We are talking about Almighty God who is on the Throne. They have a different god they can control. Again, thanks for your words of Truth.
---MarkV. on 6/6/10


Fay,

Please be careful and encouraging others to 'keep on' when that person also used sarcasm and character assassination in her blogs.

Also, Larry was speaking his mind and heart. Just because he shared indirectly and does not believe the way that you do does not mean he employed sarcasm.

Finally, I can understand why Larry used this approach. For the past few days, I (and others) have watched you chase down MarkV to ask him about his disability even after he said that he had had enough of the debate with you.

PS . If the work that you are citing to describe a prophet is copyrighted, I hope you are paying royalties or are using it with permission. If it is your own work, then publish.
---aka.joseph on 6/6/10


I was reading your posts and wanted to add the following.
What is the Gift of Prophecy?
In 1 Corinthians 13:2, Paul gives a clear definition of what the gift of prophecy is.
In Mark 4:11 we can see that Jesus gave this gift to his disciples.
Paul also had this gift.
Did Paul ever claim to be a Prophet?
If one has the Gift of Prophecy, does that necessarily make them a Prophet?
---david on 6/6/10


I'm sorry. To me it's as plain as the nose on my face so I just assumed everyone would see it.Num 12:6 God was speaking to Aaron & Miriam,"If there be a prophet among you(Aaron & Miriam)...I will speak in a vision or dream"(paraphrase)
v7 But Moses is faithful in everything(character of prophet)
v8 "To him I speak mouth to mouth,in clear view,not in proverbs or riddles, & part of the Lord he holds."
Moses was honored w/clearer discoveries of God's mind & a more intimate communion, than any other prophet whatsoever. He heard more & more clearly & distinctly, no confusion. He had a spirit of prophecy that set him far above all other prophets. He saw more of God than any one.
---fay on 6/5/10


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Something else to consider is that some people may have the "gift of prophesy", but it operates occasionally, not day in and day out for a life-time. Are these people properly called "prophet"?
---Donna on 6/5/10

Nice overall post i agree with everything said.
I would say yes, consider them prophets.
Because i do not believe that prophets got constant messages from God. I do believe that a few got a one time message and never had another message again.
Malachi, and so on.
---francis on 6/5/10


micha9344,marriage means correctly applied to wife/husband & family first, then God's family. If the prophet is not married in this life then he/she should have a marriage relationship w/God,Jesus. So the category still applies.

Donna, you are correct, there are 3 levels of prophecy, 1)prophetic flows occasionally, 2)continual gift of prophecy, 3)office of a prophet
---fay on 6/5/10


Well, I don't know if all prophets are of the stature of Moses, Isaiah and Elijah. The people in Nineveh no doubt considered Jonah a prophet. When he told them what their fate would be without God, they turned to the Almighty.

I'm sure they didn't know how reluctant (what an understatement!) he was. Jonah never does seem like a model of maturity and dependability. But for reasons unknown to us, God decided to use him.

Something else to consider is that some people may have the "gift of prophesy", but it operates occasionally, not day in and day out for a life-time. Are these people properly called "prophet"?
---Donna on 6/5/10


I'm sorry fay, I don't see your reference.
The only verse I see alluding to Moses being a prophet is Duet 34:10.
---micha9344 on

It's a little hard to catch, but if he prophecied of Jesus...and only this....to me he was a very early prophet.

For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.
Acts 7:37

This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me, him shall ye hear.
---Trav on 6/5/10


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The question was asking for characteristics of prophets.
---fay on 6/5/10


Still generalizing believers and not getting specifics on prophets... some of the prophets were not even married. Most or even all of the prophets offended someone and they meant to. You don't think God knew what was going to happen?
You think Jonah wasn't worrried about reprisal even though Nineveh repented?
He was a Jew in an Assyrian city telling them the wrongs they were doing and the coming judgement if they didnt turn around.
---micha9344 on 6/5/10


A PROPHET :

Understands marriage must be in order before God's family (1 Tim 3:2,5)

God first, spouse & family second, then ministry(1 Pet 3:1,7)

Loves wife the way Christ loves the church(Eph 5:22-23)

This is MARRIAGE.
---fay on 6/4/10


larry, your answer is as sarcastic as MarkV's. If you guys were being led by the Holy Spirit you would not be sarcastic. You snap out of pride.
---fay on 6/4/10


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We wonder what God is doing, or if He is doing anything. I guess He doesn't have to do a whole lot. He just stands by with His arms folded. The wicked man does it all! This is prophetess Catherine
---catherine on 6/4/10


I'm sorry fay, I don't see your reference.
The only verse I see alluding to Moses being a prophet is Duet 34:10.
Most references to Moses in the NT even say 'Moses and the prophets' alluding here to being seperate.
'disciple' usually references Christ, so 'servant' would be more applicable to Moses as in my Numbers reference.
In Joshua, 'Moses the servant of the Lord' is repeated many times, but nowhere is Moses called a prophet.
In fact...Exodus 7:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
---micha9344 on 6/4/10


Deu 18:22 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.
Deut 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume ....---micha9344 on 6/4/10

Micha nailed it above.....if a prophecy doesn't come to pass? GOD didn't send him.
John 5:46
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.
Acts 7:37
This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me, him shall ye hear.
---Trav on 6/4/10


Joseph..God bless. That is a touching narrative showing prophetic work is edifying and never seeks to praise man.
There are many who seek titles of Apostle or Bishop and fewer who are willing to be the empty vessel to let God work when he's ready.
No blowing over audiences in emotion-filled arenas as this mystery man just met you where you are. Just like our Savior.
---larry on 6/4/10


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//Some people have 'prophet' confused with 'disciple','servant'.//---micha9344 on 6/4/10

One day a few years ago, I needed to talk to a pastor. While I was waiting, a man that was from the west coast was sitting there. We struck up a conversation. I was hurting very much at the time, but was very protected. During our conversation, he interjected some things about me that he could not have known unless he was told. He did not say, "I have a word for you." He did not claim to be a prophet. He does not call himself a prophet. I did not consider him a prophet. I just considered him a servant who was open to God's word. Now, I consider him a friend.
---aka.joseph on 6/4/10


micha, correct me if I'm wrong but it sounded like you were trying to say that Moses wasn't a prophet but a disciple?

If that is the case you should read the following verses in Numbers. What was really being said is "I speak to most prophets in dreams & visions but with my prophet Moses I speak face to face." If you read the entire story you will see Aaron & Miriam got sick because they spoke against Moses. Moses begged God to forgive them & they were healed.
---fay on 6/4/10


Some people have 'prophet' confused with 'disciple','servant'.
Num 12:6b-8a 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. My servant Moses [is] not so... With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches,
Deu 18:22 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.
Deut 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
---micha9344 on 6/4/10


A PROPHET

Is mature in attitude & heavenly wisdom(Jms 3:17)

Displays fruits of the spirit w/Christlike character, & is dependable & steadfast(Gal 5:22,Heb 5:14)

Is biblically knowledgeable & mature, not childish(1 Cor 13)

This is MATURITY.
---fay on 6/4/10


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No one ~ nobody, not even self
Everyone ~ all people, including self

I concur completely with what Catherine said.
---Linda on 6/3/10


Humble>>>Total dependence upon the living God. We do not speak carefully. When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, out comes the words....Noone knows anything about what a true prophet is all about. Noone knows what a true Christian is all about. Everyone knows what a hypocrite is. Because there are so many of them. Noone knows what the true God is all about. Everyone worships some kind of a fake God. Stop it with your WILD imaginations. How do you know anything? You are not a God called prophet. You do not even believe in them, and you do not even know the true God or what He is all about.....HA, HA, HA. BITE THE DUST.
---catherine on 6/3/10


One characteristic of a prophet is that they do not go around telling everyone they are a prophet. They are very humble and speak very carefully when repeating what the Lord has for them to say. Having experiences of deja vu does not mean you are a prophet. When this experience happens to me I understand that it is God telling me that what has just happened is part of HIS plan for my life. Be very careful when telling others what God wants for their lives. God can speak to everybody.
---karenD on 6/3/10


A real Prophet will exalt God in every way and die to self,and pride. They will learn the written Word of God and bring the good news Jesus saves. They will receive messages of things to come from God and follow only his leading to share them. A Prophet will not take money for what God gives them. They will not have that as their whole ministry but will as the Prophets of the Old Testament pray for the sick,see them healed,raise the dead,do miracles as God empowers. Be humble and always tell others it is not of them but from God through the power of the Holy Ghost within them. They will be honest,kind,loving,briddle their tongues and never demean another person.
---Darlene_1 on 6/3/10


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All good answers. Keep them coming.
---fay on 6/3/10


Good answer Catherine. What you stated is true.

ALSO A PROPHET:

Speaks truth & life giving Word in love.(Eph 4:15)

Speaks balanced doctrine, scripturally & spiritually(1 Tim 4:2)

Speaks not of person, pride or reputation(Mrk 16,20)with signs following

This is MESSAGE
---fay on 6/3/10


Many times the prophet stood alone and spoke to an unsympathetic or even antagonistic audience. Great courage and independence of spirit was required.....The supreme test for prophecy is loyalty to Christ [1 Cor. 12:3, Rev. 19:10]. A reception and declaration of a word from the Lord through a direct prompting of the Person of the Holy Spirit and the human instrument thereof.....Some prophets were called for a lifetime, like Jeremiah. But sometimes prophets spoke briefly and no more [Num. 11:29,24:4]...The main role of the prophet was to hear God's word for the purpose of teaching, reproving, correcting, and training in righteousness. Prophets were referred to as messengers of the Lord.
---catherine on 6/3/10


A TRUE PROPHET:

Demonstrates power & love in ministry, reveals God's truths without offending(2 Cor 6:3)

Demonstrates fruits of the spirit in an obvious anointing w/results(Mt 7:15-21).

Produces proven, pure & positive prophecies(Deut 18:22).

This is MINISTRY
---fay on 6/2/10


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A TRUE PROPHET is:

Mature in the image of God(Gen 1:26 & 2, Rom 8:29).

Has the personality of Jesus(Heb 2:6 & 10).

Has 10 to 1 ratio of learning & ministry respectively like Jesus who learned 30 yrs/ ministered 3 1/2(1 Tim 2:5).

This is considered MANHOOD.
---fay on 6/2/10


\\I ask my my grandson do you know what dj vu is? ...

Many people experience dj vu and mistake it for prophecy\\

The word is spelled "deja vu" (with accents that my computer won't type here), mima.
---Cluny on 6/2/10


I ask my my grandson do you know what dj vu is? He said no, but after I describe it he said yes he thought he understood what it was and he even thought that he had experienced it.

Many people experience dj vu and mistake it for prophecy

I've met two proven prophets, proven that is to me. When it happened I was startled but I realized what I was hearing was God speaking through a human being.
---mima on 6/2/10


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