Question: What is a prophet?
Is this a spiritual gift (prophet)??
Question: What is their “job description” (prophet)??
Does the Bible provide us examples (prophet)?
Who were some of the Prophets in the Bible?
Aaron (brother of Moses) (Exodus 7:1); Agabus (Acts 21:10); Elijah (1 Kings 18:36);
Elisha (2 Ki 6:12); Habakkuk (Hab. 1); Haggai (Ezra 5:1); Isaiah (Mat. 4); Jeremiah
(Jer. 28); Joel (Acts 2); Moses (Deut. 34:10); Samuel (1 Sam 3:20); and many others.
From Christian Answers.net Definition of a Prophet:
”. . . Prophets were the immediate organs of God for the communication of his mind and will to men
(Deut. 18:18, 19) . . .”
From Wikipedia: Definition of a Prophet:
“. . . In Abrahamic religion, a
prophet is seen as a man who has encountered, and speaks as a formal
representative of, God . . . Christians believe a prophet is a person who speaks for God, in the name
of God, and who carries God's message to others.
“. . . Some examples of prophets in the Tanakh
(Hebrew Bible) include Abraham, Sarah, Isaiah, Samuel,
Ezekiel, Malachi, and Job. In Jewish tradition, Daniel is not counted in the list of prophets . . . A Jewish
tradition holds that there were 600,000 male and 600,000 female prophets. Judaism recognizes the existence
of 48 male prophets who bequeathed permanent messages to mankind. According to the Talmud there
were also seven women who are counted as prophets whose message bears relevance for all generations:
Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Hannah (mother of the prophet Samuel), Abigail (a wife of King David), Huldah
(from the time of Jeremiah), and Esther. There were, of course, other women who functioned as prophets,
and the last prophet mentioned in the Bible, Noahdiah (Nehemiah 6:14) was a woman . . .”
Editors Note: Christians consider Daniel as a prophet.
37 "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is
not worthy of me; anyone
who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent
41 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.
42 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."
14 Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying
it stood still. He said,
"Young man, I say to you, get up!"
15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among
us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
Question: Was Moses a Prophet? (Read Exodus 7-11 and the plagues)
Question: Was John the Baptist a Prophet?
Question: Was Jesus a Prophet?
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