The Biblical definition in the New Testament Prophet's
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This taken from a excerpt from the book "The Voice in the Wilderness" by Michael TsaphahNow all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted as, God is with us.
The typical Christian writer would like to make the scriptures into a cotton candy parade of it was a wonderful life. However, when this scripture of Matthews 1:22, 23 was fulfilled there was a real Satan that was waiting for his chance to devoured the young child who was the son of God.“Moreover, there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
When reading the scriptures of Mathew, the Apostle’s account of Jesus birth and where he would live, a person could protest by saying that Jesus couldn’t possibly fulfill this particular scripture, but it is the truth that Jesus Christ did fulfill this scripture, which is found in Judges chapter thirteen verse five that reads. “… and a razor doth not go up on his head, for a Nazarite to God is the youth from the womb...” The word prophet found in chapter two verse twenty-three is used to get the full understanding of the reader that Christ Jesus did on all accounts fulfill the words of the bible in every area of the scriptures.
The word prophet translated in the Greek was in some cases was defined in other case in the negative toward a person not being sent by the Godhead. In both the Old and New Testament, prophets were to announce a certain event or danger toward God’s people or the other nations of the earth. The Lord warned his disciples that false prophet would come and that they would like raven wolves in sheep’s cloth. Meaning that person would disguise themselves as Christians, and turn out to be deceives only fulfilling their own lust hoping that they could get money for their service (sounds like most Television Evangelist doesn’t it) and not God’s.
In other readings of the bible, the Lord Jesus tells his disciples that if someone receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, and since Jesus is the chief prophet of all prophets. The person that receives those people operating under the office of the prophetic will receive a blessing for just hearing the words of that prophet.
The Lord also warned his disciple that prophet, offices in the body of Christ, and believers were to submit themselves to correction just like everyone else, and if the prophet of the New Testament would not receive correction were to be disassociated. Moreover, if they repent of their sinful behavior should be welcomed back like a brother or sister in Christ. These anointed men and women of the office of the prophetic could be anybody and if they claim to be Christ prophets, which to say that they are a foreteller an inspired speaker; that uses extension of poetry.
Some may argue that there is no proof of prophets in the New Testament, so therefore they have no place in our society today. I could say the same thing about doctors, lawyers, and other position of employment since they have no record of beginning or origin in our human history.
However, history itself would prove me a liar and I would be foolish to make such a broad stroke assumption. In the New Testament alone when Christ Jesus came as a baby he was presented by his earthly parents it was the female prophet Anna that met the baby Jesus for the first time. According to the gospel written by Matthews, Luke, and John, they state that John the Baptist was person who is known as the last prophet of the Old Testament announced Malachi the Savior as the Lamb of God.
Now before you jump to your feet and point your finger or throw my manuscript into the trash let us look at some prophets that were in the New Testament. Knowing already that the burden of proof will be on scripture, we will see the facts and not just this writers own knowledge.
We know that in church history that our modern day church of the 20th and 21st century was started in the 1st century at the year 30 AD sometime after Christ’s death and resurrection and was recorded by the physician Luke around 35-37 AD
According to Luke, the writer of both his gospel and the Acts of the Apostles records that Jesus Christ prophesies that his disciples and all that followed him would receive the promise of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was speaking to them on the Mount of Olives that the Spirit of God, which is in the person of the Holy Spirit would come to live in everyone that believed according to the word spoken by Joel the prophet in the Old Testament
“And it shall be 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. Your old men shall dream dreams; and also upon my men-servants, and upon my maid-servants, in those days, I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy…”Furthermore, there was a man named Agabus who warned the Jerusalem Church that there would be a famine throughout the whole earth. This event was recorded in the world history by Plotinus in his historic record of the Roman Empire, which took place around 39 AD. The Apostle Paul was warned by the same a man that he would be thrown into prison if he went back to Jerusalem, and Luke was recorded as writing that he was a prophet in the New Testament.
Also the Apostle Paul in later writings tell those that have the gift of prophecy, which come only by the Spirit of God, he tells the Corinthian church how they should conduct themselves when using the gift. Moreover, we must not forget that the Paul the Apostle wrote to the Roman church saying, “For as in one body we have many members, and all the members have not the same office!”
In addition, in the Corinthian church Paul wrote, “And some, indeed, did God set in the assembly, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, afterwards powers, afterwards gifts of healings, helpings, governing, divers kinds of tongues…”
Therefore, in this case I would like to ask the entire group calling themselves theologians, Scholars, and Doctors of Divinity one question taking what we just read back to the lab as we say on the street (Meaning quoting straight from the book called the bible, so please forgive my tone ahead of time.) Are we all doctors? No! Are we all carpenters or we all teachers? No! How about police officers or mothers? No! Are we all Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, or Jews? No! Are we all the same color, creed, or nationality? The answer to this question would be in factually, no!
The mere fact Jesus Christ took captivity captive and gave gifts unto men by calling some to be Apostles, (modern day term missionary). Secondary there are prophets (modern day terms talk show host, musicians, writers, lawyer, reporters, poets, preacher, and artist). The third calling is an Evangelist (modern day terms police officers, firefighters, street preachers, and soldiers). The fourth offices are Pastors (modern day terms Reverends and Bishop over the church). Then finally, there are the Teachers (Sunday school and grade school teachers), which can all be anointed by Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Meaning, that everyone that calls himself or herself a real believer in Christ are in some form or fashion could operate in one of these gift and offices.
 (Strong) (G4396)
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Isaiah 7:14
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Revelation 12:3,4
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Matthew 2:23
 (Strong) (G4396)
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Matthew 5:12, 17;
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) ch.7:12, 15
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Ch. 10:41
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Ch. 18:15-18
 (Strong) G 4396
 (Strong) G 4398
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Luke 2:36
 Malachi 4:5,6
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) John 1:21, 23, 25
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 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) John 14:16, 17
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Acts 2:17,18 (G4395)
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Acts 11:28
 (Plavisus) p367
 (Strong) G 4396
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) 1 Corinthians 12:10
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) Romans 12:4
 (Cambridge Soclatic Theological Seminary) 1 Corinthians 12:28