5» What Is A Prophet?
The Hebrew word for prophet in the Old Testament is nabiy' (naw-bee') which isn't
limited to big-gun prognosticators like Isaiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel, rather, it mostly
just refers to inspired people-- of either gender --influenced, moved, and/or guided
by a divine connection; e.g. Abel (Luke 11:50-51) Abraham (Gen 20:7) Moses
(Deut 18:18) Miriam (Ex 15:20) Deborah (Judg 4:4) and Huldah (2Kgs 22:14).
People can be inspired and not even know it because God's influence is
supernatural, viz: impossible to detect with the five natural senses of sight,
hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
Every Christian is supposed to be inspired (1Cor 2:11-15, 1Cor 12:7, and 1John
2:26-27) which makes an inspired Bible teacher's job a whole lot easier.
And yet we confirm the word with Jesus at that throne of grace from any teacher as the Holy Spirit in us will teach us . Those who teach, should be praying for the brethren that Jesus will enable them to receive His words in truth in hearing the truth.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
1 John 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.