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MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Modern Day Prophets study on Modern Day Prophets of God which looks at Modern Day Prophets of God prophecy and asks are there any modern day Prophets of God, why would there be modern day Prophets of God, who are these modern day Prophets of God, does the Bible say there will be modern day Prophets of God, what is the modern day Prophets of God message and how do the modern day Prophets of God affect your Christian walk. Many claim to be modern day Prophets of God. These modern day Prophets of God make many claims and it is up to you to discern if they are modern day Prophets of God or false modern day prophets. Let us seek and find within the Bible the truth of modern day Prophets of God with Modern Day Prophets of God message together in this Modern Day Prophets of God Bible study, shall we?


 

MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD

There are some people who believe that God no longer sends messengers to spread His Word in the world today. Some believe that since Jesus' first visit, there haven't been any Prophets of God to deliver His message.

Someone once said that in our world today, people persecute living Prophets, and praise dead Saints.

What's the TRUTH of the matter?

ARE THERE MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD?

DOES THE BIBLE SAY THERE WILL BE MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD?

Are there still people in today's world that God speaks through? Let's take a look in the Bible and see what we can find, shall we?

Perhaps one of the reasons why some people believe there are no longer Prophets of God in our time is this scripture from the Old Testament:

Amos 8:11-12
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the Word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

If you read the lines of this scripture carefully, you'll find that God said there would be no hearing of the Words of the Lord, NOT any speaking of them.

If you read between the lines of this scripture, you may even conclude that this might be speaking of what God said through the Prophet Isaiah concerning the Israelites:

Isaiah 6:9-12
And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Then said I, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

And in fact, they are still seeking the Word of the Lord. Jesus, the Messiah was sent, and right before their very eyes, was not only the spoken Word of the Lord, but the Word made flesh ... And though they sought Him for an incredibly long time, they did not recognize Him.

Many are still awaiting.

MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD TRUTH WITH MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD SCRIPTURE

There may be other reasons why people don't believe there are Prophets of God in our generation ... But didn't most every generation believe that?

Matthew 23:29-36
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the Prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the Prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the Prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold,
I send unto you PROPHETS, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the Earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the Temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

Some people believe that the New Testament rendered the "Prophet" obsolete. The Apostle Paul certainly believed there would be more Prophets. Paul quoted Elijah while explaining in his letter to the Romans that God said he wouldn't forsake His people, but that there would be plenty of Prophets to continue to deliver the Word:

Romans 11:2-5
God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, Lord, they have killed thy Prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself
seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of Grace.

All that aside ... The question is simple ... Does God still use prophets AFTER Jesus died for our sins?

The Bible states point blank that there were Prophets after Jesus' first visit ...

Acts 21:8-9
And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. And the same man had four daughters, virgins,
which did prophesy.

 

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch
certain Prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

 

Acts 15:32
And Judas and Silas, being
Prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

 

Acts 21:10-11
And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Juda a certain
Prophet, named Agabus. And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

Prophecy is the Spiritually inspired declaration of God's will and purpose which is yet to happen. The events in the entire book of Revelation are yet to happen, so St. John must have been a Prophet. By the way, the Revelation was written in about 90 AD ... that is, AFTER Jesus.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the Prophets.

If a Prophet is a man or woman that hears God Word and shares it with others ... Are not Peter, Paul and many others over the years ... Prophets?

God still uses mankind to share His Word.

THIS is the Spiritual gift of of Prophecy.

1 Corinthians 13:2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

When speaking to CHRISTIANS ...
PROPHECY was one of the Spiritual gifts that is given by the HOLY SPIRIT to Christians.

Romans 12:6
Having then gifts differing according to the Grace that is given to us, whether
prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Sooooooo, if we are to believe that if there are no longer Prophets, does that mean that EVERYTHING that God has planned has already been revealed?

MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD PROPHECY OF MODERN DAY PROPHETS OF GOD BEING IN OUR TIMES

Heavens no!

GOD SAID there will be MORE Prophets.

Acts 2:16-18
But this is that which was spoken by the Prophet Joel (Joel 2:28-29); 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: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy ...

You never know who God will choose and use as a Prophet:

Matthew 21:15-16
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying in the Temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, And said unto Him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

The word of God may come through a child! In fact, one of the four major Prophets of the Bible was just a child when he was called by God to prophesy:

Jeremiah 1:4-10
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.

Don't be mistaken, there are many false prophets in the world today, but there ARE Prophets of God as well. Does your face hold the doubt or condemnation that God spoke of when He told Jeremiah not to fear the faces of the people?

Open your mind and heart when you contemplate on whether or not there are still Prophets of God, delivering His Word to us on Earth today. If you're waiting for someone with a long robe, sandals, a beard, a staff and emitting an aura around his head ... you will be waiting for a long time.

God uses people like you and I ...

1 Corinthians 1:26-28
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.

 

 

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