Let’s start with the definition as stated in the Oxford Dictionary so that we may be clear on the word/ topic of being a “prophet”.
⁃“A person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God”
⁃“A person who predicts what will happen in the future”
I am a bit conflicted with persons who claim to be a prophet in modern society. The purpose of prophets seem to remain consistent throughout the bible and that was to warn the people about the bad consequences for disobedience against God and His word.
Sadly, the world we live in encourages us to be shielded by what you allow into your space. As we have seen in the Bible, prophets are typically ridiculed/rejected by the masses.
The burning question is: Do we have true prophets walking amongst us today? How can we differentiate their pureness and how different are they from fortune tellers and psychics?
Revelation 22: 18-19
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
However, some argue that the Book of Revelation was written at a time when other books were not written yet and even the ones that were written were not complied at the time that John the Baptist wrote the Book of Revelation.
Can we take for granted that this strategic placement of the collection of books, especially with this being the last chapter almost placed at the very end of the bible should be shrugged aside?
I’m open to any additional insight as I seek nothing but the truth.