That is, if you are a living by the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spiritwithin you. . All Spirit-filled believers are MODERN DAY prophets.
Sounds like a BOLD, inaccurate, & incorrect statement, but I will GLADLY make light of why this is so by:
The foretelling of future events was not a necessary but only an incidental part of the prophetic office.
The great task assigned to the prophets whom God raised up among the people was “to correct moral and religious abuses,
So we see from this definition that a PROPHET'S purpose or role is TWOFOLD:
1) they received direct revelation from God to communicate his commands, rules, and LAWS to his CHOSEN people
2) they sometimes possessed the ability to foretell FUTURE events
Here are some Old Covenant PROPHETS that lit the WAY and BLAZED the TRAIL for the future GLORY of Jerusalem...
The BELOW New Covenant scriptures CLEARLY anoint and ORDAIN us as modern day PROPHETS with all the supernatural abilities that the Old Covenant PROPHETS had:
But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate [Holy Spirit] won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you....(Read John 16:7-8)
When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.... (Read John 16:13-14)
‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.... (Read Acts 2:17-18)
As you can see from the definition of PROPHET, these scriptures reveal that we have both aspects of what a PROPHET is.
We have the SACRED GIFT of the Holy Spirit within us, guiding us according to what he has heard from CHRIST.
As a result -- hearing from the Holy Spirit -- we can SPEAK and prophesy to one another, and to the WORLD, by direct revelation from God.
We also see that the Holy Spirit tells us about our FUTURE. We all have this GIFT now.
You are a MODERN DAY prophet with PROPHETIC ability. You are the SALT of the EARTH (Matt 5:13) meant to change and affect things for Christ.
You are MEANT to SPEAK direct revelation from God to the NATIONS, testifying that Jesus is LORD.
You have the GIFT to speak about the FUTURE and CONVICT the WORLD about sin, righteousness, and the COMING judgement.
This is the GREATEST time in HISTORY for the BELIEVER. Not because of this digital/information age, but because JESUS conquered DEATH, rose, & is SEATED in the highest place of HONOR in Heaven.
It is the GREATEST time because JESUS has BAPTIZED us with the Holy Spirit and with FIRE. (Matt 3:11) And it is this SUPERNATURAL manifestation that ORDAINS us as PROPHETS, as we live SPIRIT-FILLED lives...
You may not hold OFFICE of PROPHET, meaning, your main MINISTRY may not be PROPHESYING to people, but the GIFT of PROPHECY lies within you -- ready to be USED at God's WILL!
This is your time PROPHET! You were PLANTED on this EARTH for a REASON!
What will you do with your PROPHETIC ability? Will you let it SHINE for Christ giving God GLORY? Or will you let it remain DORMANT, giving the Spirit of this world POWER and INFLUENCE?
Make a DECISION. Be that VESSEL. And let the WORD of God be SPOKEN through YOU!
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