Subject: modern day prophets
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 22:01:30 -0700 (PDT)
my son was at a church camp over a part of the summer and was told by a speaker at the camp that he (the speaker) was a prophet. I am concerned about this what with all that is going on in the world today. This so-called prophets name is xxxxxxx zzzzzzzz, i think the spelling is correct. I am wondering if you might have heard of him or know something about him. I would appreciate a response as soon as you can. thank you.
Subject: Re: modern day prophets
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 16:09:21 -0500
From: Jack Barr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I believe that you do need to have caution about accepting anyone who is calling themselves a prophet. Understand that I am not saying that this man is not a prophet, for I know nothing about him. You must pray to Jesus Christ to grant you the knowledge of truth in this matter. I believe if You ask Jesus for the truth, that Jesus Will make known to you the truth.
There are modern day prophets, and I do know a few of them. There has always been prophets, both real and false. For every real prophet of God, there will be 10,000 false prophets, who prophesied out of their own heart, or prophesied as a demon leads them so as to lead astray even the elect if possible.
What makes me leery, is when someone starts calling themselves a prophet, or an Apostle. I believe that it is at the very least vain of someone to call themselves a prophet, even if they are one. The ones that I know that are prophets of God, do not call themselves prophets, rather, God may tell them that they are prophets, and some of their prophecies may call them prophets, and other people will call them a prophet for they are recognized by the people as being a prophet. I believe that there is no need for anyone to go around calling themselves a Prophet. I certainly will not call myself a prophet, for I am only a servant of God. I go where He tells me to go, and say what He tells me to say, just as does every other real Christian.
The Scriptures say that the prophets should judge the prophets.
If it is a prophecy from God, it will line up with what the Bible has told us, it may add additional information, but if it contradicts any part of the Bible then it is not of God. And if from God, the prophecy will always be fulfilled. If there is one failure of any prophecy given by a so called prophet, then that proves them to be a false prophet, and none of their prophecies are to be trusted.
May Jesus Lead You into All His Truth
Rev. Jack Barr