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1 GOD’S PROPHETS AND PROPHECIES

2 IMPORTANCE OF STUDY Prophet, Prophets and Prophetess – 455 The need to understand why God used prophets in his scheme of redemption To understand the men and women that God chose to proclaim His message

3 ORIGIN OF WORDS Prophet Hebrew – navi’ or naba Greek – prophetes Seer Hebrew – ro’eh and hozeh Best definition – Ex 7:1,2; 4:15,16

4 GREATER KNOWN PROPHETS BY NAME Moses Elijah Elisha Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi John

5 LESSER KNOWN PROPHETS BY NAME Zadok Nathan Gad Ahijah Iddo Shemaiah Azariah Hanani Jehu Micaiah Oded Jeduthon Agabus Silas Judas One sent to Israel One sent to Eli One from Judah

6 NOT COMMONLY THOUGHT OF AS PROPHETS Abraham-Gen 20:7 Jacob-Gen 49:1 Joshua-Josh 6:26 and 1 Ki 16:34 Samuel-1 Sam 3:20 King Saul-1 Sam 19:20-24 David-Acts 2:25, 30

7 PROPHETESSES Miriam Deborah Huldah Elizabeth Anna Daughters of Philip

8 LAW OF ADMINISTRATION OF PROPHETS Deut 18:15-22

9 PROPHECY AND PROPHESY Not all prophets spoke prophecies Many prophets spoke current events as they prophesied Gift of prophecy in the NT church was a temporary gift that disappeared with the complete revelation of God’s word (1 Cor 13:8)

10 PROPHETS TODAY Have we been entrusted with a message from God that he desires us to deliver? Let us learn from these men and women in the Bible so that we may better learn how speak that which God has spoken


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