What is a prophet?

What is a prophet?

Last update on 11/18/2014 by Admin.

A prophet is a person who is gifted to perceive the heart and mind of God and declare that to a person, church, city or nation. In other words a prophet is a messenger or spokesman for God (Haggai 1:13). In the Old Testament prophets stood alone and often outside of society, but in the New Testament they are part of the Church and minister alongside other prophets (1 Cor 14:29-32) as well as apostles, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Eph 4:11). Prophets bring direction and correction and are used by God to build up, stir up, and cheer up the saints (1 Cor 14:3).  Prophets have a three-fold job description 1) Be a prophet 2) Raise up more prophets 3) Equip the saints to be prophetic.

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