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Who are Prophets (and Apostles) of God

According to the Bible

For I [am] the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 12:25

Apostles vs Prophets

Prophets and Apostles are not the same thing. Many people are confused about what these positions are and have used them interchangeably just as they do with prophet and teacher. Please see Who were the Apostles for more information about apostles.

True Prophets are NOT PSYCHICS! They are inspired messengers of God. They are rare and NOT well known. In Bible times there few real prophets. The Bible warns us several times about "MANY" false prophets in the end times. We see this today. A real prophet will NEVER go around bringing attention to themselves by telling everyone they are a prophet. Do real Prophets of God exist today?

James M. Frye has written an excellent article about the Prophets from Bible times and how they compare to those today who claim to be Prophets along with scriptural support. Some of the scriptures he uses are talking about Heaven, but this is still very good. Please read his article at Are There Prophets Today?

True Prophets are described as

The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. Isaiah 14:24

Messages given by prophets of God should be as follows

The Test of a True Prophet

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.Daniel 6:4

Some True Prophets from the Bible for further study

JESUS CHRIST, Samuel, Daniel, Micah, Isaiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, David, John the Baptist.

First, let us include the scriptures listed above, then continue with the following:

→ Read Numbers 12:6Bible quoteAnd he said, Hear now my words: 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.Numbers 12 verse 6. This does not validate the self-proclaimed prophets today who speak from their DREAMS! You have to continue reading the Bible to get the whole story. True Prophets from Bible times did not speak from their own dreams or their own wills.

→ Read Isaiah 8:20Bible quoteTo the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.Isaiah 8 verse 20. What they preach must line up with the Word of God.

→ Read Jeremiah 23:14Bible quoteI have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.Jeremiah 23 verse 14. A true prophet will reprove sin, not cover it up.

→ Read Jeremiah 28:9Bible quoteThe prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, [then] shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.Jeremiah 28 verse 9. Every prophecy-prediction must come to pass fully without error.

→ Read Matthew 7:15Bible quoteBeware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Matthew 7 verse 15. True prophets lead people to repentance and humility before God, and to love others. They will never lead people to be self-exalting, prideful, and competing with others.

→ Read 1 John 4:2-3Bible quote(verse 2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

(verse 3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.1 John 4 verses 2-3
. A true prophet will confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, lived as a perfect human man without blemish, died on the cross and was resurrected in Spirit.

→ Read Daniel 10:17Bible quoteFor how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.Daniel 10 verse 17. A true prophets visions come only from the Lord, not on their own strength or breath.

→ Read John 1:15Bible quoteJohn bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.John 1 verse 15. True prophets will exalt Christ ONLY confessing that every word they prophesy has come only from the Lord, not themselves and not their own abilities or talents.

Watch video How to tell a true prophet on vimeo [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4]

People today love to bring attention to themselves with false claims in order to bring glory to themselves. As I said above, true prophets of God are not going to go around telling everybody they are God's prophet. For these FEW chosen will not flatter people with fortune telling. This 'personal prophecy' stuff going on is a bunch of garbage to flatter and charm you into being self-focused and believing a bunch of lies.

One of the biggest points about true Prophets is that the LORD HIMSELF APPOINTS THEM. They are NOT self-appointed as we see today. Mom and I believe that true Prophets of God for today have most likely ceased.

God's modus operandi is not to condemn, threaten or bring destruction...and least of all, He will NEVER bring a word that will bring His children under a controlling spirit or back under the law. HELLOOO! THAT is the exclusive work of satan and his miscreants! God always brings release, forgiveness, love, hope, joy and peace.

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing