The Old Testament saint could not weigh the word against the Bible either. The only exception is when God reveals someone’s sin or motives prophetically. We simply do not see this in the New Testament. It is very subjective, which is why we must test all prophecy. Since that prophecy was given, more than 46,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and more than 800,000 are infected, as the US has now overtaken Italy as the country with the most coronavirus deaths. Pages in category "Prophets of the New Testament" The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. I am the GODTV Israel Regional Director host of the daily TV program, "Out of Zion". Before Paul was an apostle he was with a gathering of “prophets and teachers” (Acts 13:1). So, the Lord sent prophets to proclaim God’s Word to His people. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” (1 Cor. They were neither taught nor sent by Jesus. John was banished to Patmos. saints were very reliant on the prophet. I am Ron Cantor and this my blog. These were real prophets, prophesying what they wanted to be true. You have been entrusted with something powerful and attractive. Jesus was the son of God and the messiah. were warnings; one about a famine and the other that Paul was going to be persecuted in Jerusalem. Are we in the end-times? The New Testament Prophet – My paradigm of what the prophetic is has been turned upside down and reoriented. Acts 11 speaks of Agabus prophesying about a famine, but they were a team sent from Jerusalem to Antioch. You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. A big part of prophecy is being an Issacharian. A pastor told how his parents moved from California because a well-known prophet said that an earthquake was coming. At times he didn’t know if he was praying for his actual daughter not to die or the congregation. He was a Levite from Cyprus. Our English word comes from the Greek word for “interpretation” (ἑρμηνεία). Dude’s going die—end of subject. He accompanied Paul on many of his missionary journeys. The word "prophet" occurs 30 times in Acts: 25 times it refers to the Hebrew prophets and their writings, and only four times does it refer to New Testament prophets. But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored. saint has a massive upgrade in his or her ability to hear from God through the Spirit, and therefore is not so dependent on the prophet. The prophetic bar is not set at 100% accuracy, as it was in Deuteronomy. Judas Iscariot: He infamously betrayed Jesus Christ and hanged himself. The idea of having “faith in the prophets” (which means, in the prophetic word that God gave through them, not in the prophets themselves) is an Old Testament concept that did not transfer to the New Testament. When Paul encountered Elymas, the sorcerer he exposed his sin and his evil motives. John the Baptist, who prophesized about the coming of Jesus, is one of the few prophets whose story is told in the New Testament. This is a good picture of the fact that prophets were not to minister outside of apostolic oversight. The prophets did not necessarily need to have seen Jesus. His responsibility was to testify of Jesus Christ's coming. The above names were part of the original 12 Apostles. The actual Jewish or Hebrew New Year was a few weeks ago on the first of Nissan, 14 days before Passover. Being convinced of Jesus's messiahship, he shifted to Jesus along with John the Beloved. He is a model prophet. The New Testament gift of prophecy is a “third category” of prophetic utterance between the categories of 1) verbally inspired, intrinsically authoritative, infallible speech spoken by the likes of Moses, Jesus and the apostles; and 2) the speech of false prophets spoken presumptuously, without inspiration and liable to condemnation (Deuteronomy 18:20). Here are some examples. However, there is one big difference. It gave him hope and strength. In this hour where so many are calling themselves prophets, I thought it would be good to do a little teaching on what the Bible teaches about prophets. Philip was present at the feeding of the five thousand. “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! Now, let’s be clear—sinful judgmental attitudes can often be mistaken for the Holy Spirit. It thus becomes the first standard by which we seek to test prophecy, and the second is by the witness of other prophetic people. 14:37-38). In the New Testament, the gift of the office of prophet was a temporary one granted by God for the purpose of building His Church. The job of the New Testament prophets was similar to that of their Old Testament counterparts. Here are some examples. Notice they are convicted as the secrets of their hearts of revealed. They are mocking him (and us) because he seemed to say that the Coronavirus would have no great effect in the US. Are there true prophets today? You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.” (Acts 13:9-11). Matthias: A long time disciple of Jesus, Matthias was chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot in the 12 Apostles. 3:2; Jude 17). He was a prosperous fisherman. John the Baptist John the Revelator Agubus Anna Barnabas Paul the Apostle. The prophets were … He is deity. All prophecy is submitted to the written Word. 4:11). Hope to see you here soon! They live in different regions and go through different life struggles. The Old Testament prophets (and saints) could not test a word by the “witness” of the Holy Spirit in their spirit. Matthew: Writer of the gospel of Matthew. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 18:18-19, NKJV. We need to hear God in our day. The NT office of a prophet is an extension of the headship of Jesus (as are all 5 fold ministers). Jude/Judas (brother of James): Most believe that Judas was also known as Lebbaeus Thaddaeus and was also the brother of James, the son of Alphaeus. He was a believer, having been baptized by Philip. Note: John and the two witnesses are exceptions and for good reason. Meet the Apostle James: First to Die for Jesus, James the Less: The Obscure Apostle of Christ, Jesus Calls the Twelve Apostles (Mark 3:13-19), Profile and Biography of Andrew the Apostle, LDS Church Presidents and Prophets Lead All Mormons Everywhere, Profile and Biography of John the Apostle, Philip the Apostle - Follower of Jesus Christ, expressed doubts until he could know for himself, A.S., Computer Information Technology, LDS Business College. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” (Acts 8:20-23). But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. 1 Corinthians 12 and 14 focuses on prophecy in the congregation. It is believed that prophets are chosen and called by God. I think he was one of those prophets. I think it is safe to say that the average N.T. But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored. A new testament Prophet is not much different than and OT one, except in the ways all Christianity is different in the NT. Where do we see words in the New Testament that say a certain year is the year of “fill in the blank”? As a resurrected being, John appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery and ordained them into the Aaronic priesthood. Prophecy from modern prophets must not contradict end-time prophecy in the Word of God. The most important prophet in the New Testament is Jesus Christ. And for those who think that all New Testament prophecy is rosy, the only two examples from one who was called a prophet in the N.T. Prophets: Differences Between Old Testament & New Testament . In Scripture, when there are two sets of prophets prophesying contradicting messages, it is normally the ones with bad news that are right. According to my understanding of Hebrews 1:2 Jesus was the last of these prophets.. 14:31). Prophecy comes to encourage us when everything else says the opposite. (You can unsubscribe anytime). In fact, the later New Testament books give much emphasis to warning believers about false prophets. The New Testament, however, is an era of God’s grace. The Twelve Prophets in the New Testament contends that New Testament quotations from the Twelve presuppose knowledge of the larger whole and cannot be understood correctly apart from awareness of the compositional strategy of the Twelve. Jesus Christ was on the earth. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/bible-prophets-from-new-testament-2159492. Also, he worked as a publican. We are not simply told to "believe the prophets." It comes with many temptations. This is the primary way that the Spirit speaks most believers—through an inner witness. He is the model prophet. I believe in it! Again, just imagine Nathan confronting the king of Israel. This gift can take someone from obscurity to stardom overnight. Also, in verse 8, it does not say, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord.” It says in Hebrew, “there is one more prophet through whom we can inquire of Yahweh” meaning Micaiah was an additional prophet of Yahweh. That is what psychics do. This includes Old Testament times, New Testament times, modern times as well as among the people on the American continent. Scholars believe that Bartholomew and Nathanael were the same person. The Old Testament prophets gave God's very word, guidance, exhortation and confirmation. We cannot say with certainty that he was a prophet. These were true prophets who had been corrupted. Before his conversion, he was known as Levi, the son of Alphaeus. People were very dependent on the prophet. Therefore, Jesus and His apostles were all prophets. They are not isolated, like Elijah and others. They didn’t go home and pray about Jeremiah’s word. David’s prophecy that he would be king was not needed when he killed the giant, but during the decade in which he was running from Saul. The New Testament Prophet is also used to tell individuals of future events and to admonish those persons or individuals with regard to those events. Prophecy typical encourages and upbuilds the people of God by pointing people to God Kingdom and His eschatological promises. Paul shows how prophecy can expose sin, and be redemptive in the process. I love prophecy and prophetic ministry. You have no part or share in this ministry, because. We have all heard of prophets falling into sexual sin, sometimes even using the gift to open that door. Learn Religions. 32:20). Let's take a look at a few Bible prophecies that … Bruner, Rachel. The truth is that God gave us Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament) for the establishing of the church. Old Testament Prophets:. His surname means he is from Kerioth. There is no stoning for a wrong prophecy (If it were, we would have a lot of dead prophets on our hands!). "Bible Prophets From New Testament Times." In the Old Testament, prophets pronounced warnings and judgements upon people and nations who were in disobedience to God. The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. None of these features of the apostolic office can be said to describe the New Testament office of prophet. Today, the President of the Church, his counselors and the Quorum of the 12 Apostles are all called and sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators. Even if this comes to pass (he is 89), where is the redemptive purpose in posting this? They were to speak forth the Word of God to the people. The church was built upon the foundation of these individuals - they were the leaders of the new order. The apostle does not possess as flamboyant a gift as the prophet, but he has the wisdom to guide the prophet in a team setting. Nicknamed by Jesus as sons of thunder, they made up the First Presidency of the early Church. 14:24-25). 14:3-4) Just the other day a self-proclaimed prophet wrote, “Tonight, the LORD spoke these words to me, ‘George Soros’s days and hours are numbered.’” That was it. On the other hand, I could see God using man-made signposts, if you will, in order to speak to us. We know John had priesthood authority because he baptized Jesus. Prophecy is never for the purpose of simply predicting. That may be cool and trendy, but for me, it makes a mockery of the prophetic—especially considering there are few things more evil and corrupt than the mafia—(I know from experience!). While we do not stone those who make mistakes, there should be loving accountability and soul-searching. In the N.T., Yeshua gives five leadership gifts, that work together to equip the people of God. 14:37-38). Learn Religions uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. While Agabus and Silas were the only named prophets, we can see the apostles acting as prophets. No one lone prophet should be speaking for the Lord to the nation(s) during a pandemic. I have some more thoughts on this, but that is for another day. (1 Cor. This brings reproach on the gospel and keeps people form taking us seriously. For a long time it was not written and even after it was, it was not accessible to each person. There may have been any number of female prophets during the New Testament era. This list may not reflect recent changes (). What role exactly do they play? Prophets who give false words should be willing to sit with other leaders and process, in the fear of the Lord, how that happened. Maybe God is preparing us for something? A student of Scripture would immediately go to Matthew 24 and Luke 21 in the midst of this plague, where He speaks about end-time plagues. (1 Thess. If you don’t believe in judgment, you cannot prophesy judgment. This is where the praise doubting Thomas comes from. 4. But in Hebrew it says, “Isn’t there here another prophet of the Lord.” That is the Hebrew word עוד or “another.” In other words, the prophets who were wrong were also prophets of Yahweh. Jesus Christ: Jesus spent His entire mortal ministry witnessing the mind and will of Heavenly Father and His own divine mission. The Prophecies of Babylon, Nineveh, Tyre and Edom. It takes little courage to say, “God loves you and everything is going to be okay.” It takes courage to point your finger at King David and call him a murdering adulterer, as Nathan did. Not many should want to be a prophet, but if you are, make sure you maintain the heart of God and are under authority. Therefore, either way, Mormonism’s claim of having prophets and additional scripture is invalidated by Jesus’ own words. "Bible Prophets From New Testament Times." While there, he wrote the Book of Revelation. 3. From Ezekiel to John the Baptist, these messengers of God appear in just about every part of the Bible. Philip: Originally from Bethsaida; this is also where Peter and Andrew were from. The word prophet occurs 30 times in Acts:  25 times it refers to the Hebrew prophets and their writings, and only four times does it refer to New Testament prophets. What is the role of a prophet? If your theology is off, your prophecies may be as well. Now the hand of the Lord is against you. There is no such thing as independent ministries in Acts and there is no such thing as unaccountable leaders. New Testament prophets do not write scripture. Clearly God still speaks to nations—now is definitely a time where we need to hear His voice. https://www.learnreligions.com/bible-prophets-from-new-testament-2159492 (accessed January 26, 2021). So, he was not the brother of John. For a narrative description of the twelve, access Chapter 12: The Chosen Twelve in Jesus the Christ by James Talmadge. Saul/Paul: The Apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, was a stalwart member and missionary after his conversion. James: This James was the son of Alphaeus, not Zebedee. Paul was not encouraging the Corinthians to risk their lives by saying “For you can all prophesy” (1 Cor. Rosh Hashana is the first day of the seventh month, not the first. If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. The Old Testament prophet had a high level of authority. Paul was not advocating for the Wild Wild West of prophecy that we often see today—where prophets release words over nations with little counsel and often no accountability, but rather prophetic utterances were subject to being checked by other prophets and apostles for both accuracy and orthodoxy. Moses was a prophet, but he told God, “Send someone else.” Jeremiah didn’t want to prophesy either. But it is a subject with which we should be familiar. His conversion resulted from a vision he had on the road to Damascus. Tears are a mark of a genuine prophet, not proving that they are right or merely using their gift to build their platform. 2:20; 3:5; Heb. Agabus: We know little of him other than that he was a prophet and he foretold of Paul's imprisonment. The earthquake did not happen, and the prophet has never repented. He worked extensively with Saul/Paul and was apparently regarded as an apostle. What is so interesting about Jeremiah’s words concerning those prophets, who spoke of peace only, is that he never calls them false prophets. But what if he had been wrong? That is why prophecy given on a national level is so dangerous, if it is out of order. There is a reason John said no one could add to his words—to stop any would-be prophets from seeking to write Scripture in the future. Eager prophets open themselves up to deception. The last book of the New Testament (Revelation) was not completed until late in the first century. Not present when the rest of the apostles viewed the resurrected Christ, he expressed doubts until he could know for himself. In the O.T., the prophet had tremendous authority as the voice of God. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia St. John the Baptist Preaching, c. 1665, by Mattia Preti In Christianity the figures widely recognised as prophets are those mentioned as such in the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the end, he fell victim to Herod's pride who had him executed. Simon: Also known as Simon the Zealot or Simon the Canaanite. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees for not being able to read the signs of the times. The same year that might be someone’s year of breakthrough, could be another one’s year of sorrow. Jesus forbade us to judge other’s motives. 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