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What does the New Testament Prophet look like?

Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by hislegacy, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. Michael Collum

    Michael Collum Everything began with a voice, use yours Supporter

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    I think one important distinction between the OT and NT prophets is that NT prophets can be incorrect, and that's okay.

    1 Thessalonians 5:20 - 22
    20 Despise not prophesyings.
    21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
    22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

    In the OT, the prophet would say THUS SAITH THE LORD!!! and the prophet would be put to death if any part of his prophecy was incorrect, it's not that way today.

    In the OT, you may have noticed the judgments prophesied by the prophets were already proclaimed in the law. So the OT basis for prophecy were the judgments already given by God in the law.

    However, in the NT, it is said that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Revelation 19:10) Thus meaning, the basis of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus, which makes for a big change.

    In Jeremiah it was said to the prophet that the prophets failed to get the people to repent, so that may carry over, with a Romans 2:1-4 caveat (i.e. with kindness).

    That gives some hints, but spiritual maturity brings out the full picture. So let a prophet step forward and let us take a look, do we become more like Jesus, or those who crucified Him? This is a defining mark.
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