WHAT TWO THINGS IDENTIFY THE REMNANT CHURCH?
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
WHAT IS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS?
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A PROPHET?
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7
HOW LONG IS THIS GIFT TO BE IN THE CHURCH?
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:11-13 NOTE: Three common misconceptions today are: 1) To be a prophet one had to write a book of the Bible. Such a fallacy as this is easily refuted by such well known prophets as Elijah, John the Baptist, and dozens of others who did not write any of the Bible. 2) That the gift of prophecy ended with the death of the last of the apostles and the close of the New Testament. 3) That the prophetic gift was given to men only.
WAS THE GIFT OF PROPHECY GIVEN TO MEN ONLY?
And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Exodus 15:20
WHAT POSITION, BESIDES JUDGE, DID DEBORAH HOLD?
And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. Judges 4:4
WHO HAD THE PROPHETIC GIFT HULDA OR HER HUSBAND?
And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect. 2 Chronicles 34:22
HOW MANY OF PHILIP'S DAUGHTERS HAD THIS GIFT?
And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea:
and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.
And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. Acts 21:8, 9
WHAT WILL HAPPEN JUST BEFORE JESUS RETURNS?
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:28-31
HOW CAN ONE TELL A TRUE PROPHET FROM A FALSE ONE?
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?... Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:15, 16, 20
NOTE: If there were not to be true prophets in the last days, Jesus would not have warned “to beware of false prophets,” but would have said simply “beware of prophets.”
HOW CAN WE TELL IF A PROPHET IS FROM THE LORD?
The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him. Jeremiah 28:9 NOTE: A true prophet does not have only a percentage of what they say come to pass, but are 100% accurate.
DO THEY PLACE THEIR INTERPRETATION ON SCRIPTURE?
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 2 Peter 1:20
WHAT IF THEIR TEACHING IS CONTRARY TO THE BIBLE?
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20
WHAT WILL A TRUE PROPHET POINT OUT TO THE PEOPLE?
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Isaiah 58:1
WHAT DOES THE PROPHETIC GIFT BRING TO THE CHURCH?
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 1 Corinthians 14:3, 4
WILL A PROPHET WARN OF JUDGMENT?
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. Isaiah 24:20
WHAT IF WE REJECT A TRUE PROPHET?
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. Deuteronomy 18:18, 19
WHAT WILL BECOME OF A FALSE PROPHET?
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:20-22
WHAT IS GOD'S ASSURANCE TO US?
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 2 Chronicles 20:20
WHAT ARE WE COUNSELED TO DO?
Quench not the Spirit.
Despise not prophesyings.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21