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May 28, 2022
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken (Deu 8:15)
God‘s Use of Prophets
The Spirit of God has led me to share some information in this broadcast message that I believe is life changing for our nation and I believe it is a key to our nation’s survival. You may think that is rather bold of me or even obnoxious, but please hold your judgment until after you have heard me. This message is about the very core of being a Christian. There are so many leaders that will not tell people the truth, even pastors over the flock. But God will always send help for those who need it and especially if they are people of prayer because He is the Good Shepherd who cares for His flock. Help can come in many different forms, but God’s people were told from the days of Moses that when trouble arose He would send them a prophet to speak to them the truth from Him. I need to explain next the concept of a true prophet. I was led to write a book several years ago to explain the calling of prophets. It was entitled “Silencing the Voice of the Prophet” but let me explain. Those that have read my website that covers over 35 years may remember I did not covet a prophetic gifting because I had read what they go through and nobody wants to suffer. Even now, I do not boast of any gifting because Jesus said our blessings would come with persecution.
The best description of a prophet is the story of Jeremiah. He was called from birth to be God’s prophet.
Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Jer 1:4-10
Let’s look at how God defined a prophet through the writings of Moses.
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. Deu 18:18
But what does the New Testament say?
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: Till 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: Eph 4:11-13
And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. Act 21:9
Now you know what a prophet is but you also need to know what a false prophet is. Throughout the bible we see God calling, training and sending His own servants to be His voice to the people. Jesus said in Mt. 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen. Let’s go deeper.
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