Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What is a Prophet?

(My reply to the unscriptural assertions of a reader, about my role as prophet, and the role of other anointed, as prophets.)

"Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the Tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When both of them stepped forward, 
he said, “Listen to my words:

“When a prophet of the Lord is among you,
I reveal myself to him in visions,
I speak to him in dreams
."     Num.12:5,6


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Like Jacob, Daniel, Zechariah, Moses, Solomom, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Ananias, Peter, John, Paul, and others... (Job 33:15,16,17,18; Dan.2:19; Gen.46:2; Acts7:31; 9:10; 10:17,19; Luke1:22; 2Cor.12:1,7 Rev.9:17; 2Chron.7:12; Isa.1:1; Jer.24:1; Eze.11:24) 
....was taken in vision and shown many hidden truths. 
It was not without purpose. YHWH wants these things which I was shown...declared during this time of...the "end of all things" (1Pet.4:7).

Without genuine prophets and the visions given them, there is no clear, distinct, and motivating warning (Prov.29:18,19; Jer.44:4; Rev.22:6). Yet the visions given prophets, are depicted in symbolism/parables (Hosea12:10), and should be interpreted as such.

I have experienced this powerful witness of Yhwh's Holy Spirit.
I was taken into spiritual heaven and spiritual earth, by the power of Holy Spirit, and shown the end of all matters. 
I was plainly shown what lies behind that which was previously sealed...Just as you can see your own hand in front of you.
This is how I know my place in the Body of Christ.

God's own definition of "prophet" is clearly established in this scripture...

"When a prophet of the Lord is among you,
I reveal myself to him in visions"


I do not consider any to be a prophet, unless they fulfill God's own definition which I fully understand. (Num.12:6)


I know that when the last two prophets are caused to "prophesy"...I understand clearly and fully, how Jesus "causes"/"appoints"  them, to do this (Rev.11:3,4; Zech.4:14).

Yes...others chosen to belong to the anointed body of Christ, can certainly be teachers, evangelizers, etc....
but if they have not received divine visions, they are not prophets. (Unless you do not believe Yhwh's words at Num.12:6)
1Cor.12:28,29 reads:
"God has appointed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then those who perform miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who help others, administrators, and those who speakh various kinds of languages. Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?"

If we do not perceive the separate parts of Christ's anointed body and our place within it, are we guilty and judged along with those who "do not discern the body"? (1Cor.11:29) Do we defy God's decisive arrangement according to His will? (1Cor.12:18)
Every day I read so called "prophesying" and "prophetic interpretations" which I immediately detect as false. Once shown truth with one's own eyes...those not really shown it, are easy to identify. (Matt.7:20)
These speak of things they do not know. They are over confident and self-assuming, and will be held accountable for it (Matt.12:36,37).
They publish things which contrast to the truth, and therefore detract, compete, hinder, and resist the work of God's Holy Spirit.

God has placed the apostles and prophets as the "foundation" to the others for a reason (Eph.2:20; 1Cor.3:10; 1John4:6) (1Cor.14:32; Amos3:7; Rev.10:7). These are listed in the Temple as "first" and "second".(1Cor.12:28; Eph.4:11-12)
Otherwise, there is confusion, or literally, "Babylon". We certainly do not want to prove ourselves a part of that. In God's arrangement, there is order and peace (1Cor.14:32-33).

I believe any who comprise the "two witnesses" who "prophesy",
as being those who have been contacted by Holy Spirit in the form of visions, just as I have been...
and just as God's Word defines.
Jehovah starts Num.12:6 with the words "Listen. Hear my words, please".
Does Yhwh want us to accept His definition of what a prophet really is, or not?

You may regard any who attempt to speak truth, outside of God's arrangement, as "prophets";
but in light of my own sobering miraculous experience with Holy Spirit (and knowledge of scripture), 

I cannot afford such an ignorant luxury.

I myself originally thought that all those chosen and anointed,
received the same visions as I.
I originally thought that all those chosen and anointed,
were a part of the "two witnesses" who "prophesy".
Experience and time has taught me better.

The revelations which the final prophets declare, is specified within God's Word.
(see Dan.12:9,10; and Rev.1:1,2,3)
In harmony with those two scriptures,
Rev.10:7 reads
"When the seventh angel blows his trumpet, God's mysterious plan will be fulfilled. It will happen just as he announced it to his servants the prophets."

Clearly, the relevant visions given the "two witnesses" will declare God's mysteries concerning his plan, as it unfolds to completion (Amos3:7).
It will declare the fulfillment of those mysteries which were sealed up "till the time of the end" (Dan.12:4,9-10; Rev.10:7).
These things, I have seen. These things have been "announced"/"revealed" to me.

That knowledge is a burden of work over which I must labor to prove responsible 
(1Cor.4:1-4; 2:10-15; 4:3-4; Matt.12:37,36).

And as I have said,
I await anyone else, who is a genuine prophet as God's Word here describes.
As yet, I have not found another who shares these visions.

I sincerely hope, as you say, that there will come to be many...
but so far, I am still earnestly waiting for even just one other.


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5 comments:

  1. It is written that those who have made different good things against one of Jesus' brothers, will have eternal life, Matthew 25:31-46.

    It appears that the parable will not be understood until after Jesus has come. Because people will ask Jesus about different things about his brothers.

    If they had had the true understanding allready now, they would not have had to ask him when he comes.

    The question is, can you understand the parable of the sheep and the goats today?

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  2. It is not “the parable” that “will not be understood”…
    It is the recognition of who Christ’s brothers really are. This is because the “sons of God” have not yet been fully revealed (Rom.8:19). The things which the sheep and goats ask Jesus, are about the identity of Christ being the same as his brothers, and how they fulfilled a show of love, or a show of hostility toward them.
    Both the sheep and the goats present today, do not understand these things.
    But… do the sheep really not recognize who the true prophets and righteous are?
    The Bible tells us, at Matt.10:41,42
    “Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”
    The reason why the sheep “receive” the sayings of the faithful anointed, are because they recognize the truth these ones speak. We also see here, that these once again show love and caring concern over the needs of these ones.
    It is not that the sheep know the identity of each sealed one, it is that they have the right heart condition. They recognize truth, and they are loving. They recognize the voice of their shepherd, as channeled through his ambassadors. Only after “the sons of God” are fully “revealed”, will all know how they actually treated Christ himself.
    In your question, you also make the assumption that Jesus has not already “come”. He has been present with his anointed since his ascension into heaven (Matt.28:20 b). What is the difference between that presence, and the one in Matt.24:31? Matt.24:31 tells us, that “all the angels are with him”. In verse 36 we read:
    “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
    Do you think that the “angels” know what time it is, after “all” of them arrive with Jesus? “All of them” arriving with Jesus, signifies that the full number are then sealed. These are the “clouds of heaven”. Verse 30,31 read:
    “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
    Do you know what the “sign of the Son of Man” is? Do you know what the “sky” is? Do you know who the “clouds” are, through which Christ comes? Do you know what the “trumpet call” is? Do you know why the “elect” are gathered from ”the heavens”?
    Yes…the sheep and the goats as you say, need to “ask him when he comes”. Because they do not recognize his arrival, nor the means by which he arrives, nor how they are treating him after he arrives…through his brothers…the “clouds”…the “angels”, who are already a part of the “heavens” and “sky”, in which the “sign” appears.
    As you say…the parable will be understood after Jesus comes. But who will understand it? Who are the ones who “beat themselves in lamentation”? Why does the darkening of the heavens occur “immediately after” the tribulation?
    You are correct….this will all happen while the sheep and goats have no idea, what time it really is. Thankfully they will not be judged based upon that ignorance…..but upon their mild humility, and a love of Truth and Mercy.

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  3. Do you know what the “sign of the Son of Man” is? Do you know what the “sky” is? Do you know who the “clouds” are, through which Christ comes? Do you know what the “trumpet call” is? Do you know why the “elect” are gathered from ”the heavens”?

    Can you comment? and thanks for your reply.

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    1. You can start your reading here:
      http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/search?q=the+sign+of+the+son+of+man
      After that, please use the search box, located on the right side of this page. Enter "clouds of heaven", "trumpet call", etc.
      Thank you for your questions.

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  4. I found that interesting. Usually i think of a prophet as one who foretells the future when no other info is available. But form what you wrote,this is partially truth. All prophecy we need is tied up in Revelation and other parts of the bible. But its locked away. So a real prophet is someone Jehovah uses to explain the prophecies/future events that are locked away. The future events are in the bible and a true prophet is one Jah uses to explain them via interconnecting the right verses. Never thought of it that way. I have to admit that prophecy has never been my focal point. But what you have explained makes so much sense We are so used to the rubbish coming from the weeds/harlot,that our spiritual senses and common sense are dull and blunted. We have had over 100 years of this. So to break the pattern is a hard thing.

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