[Notes on Prophecy #1]
WHAT IS A PROPHET?
The earliest name for a prophet is a “seer” (1 Sam. 9:9). A prophet is a man or women to whom the will of God was revealed under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, in order to communicate it to people.
What did he see?
- The Word of God (Isa. 21:10).
Forth-telling means normally in form of warnings, rebukes, promises, and/or exhortations. They are the voice of God (“Thus saith the Lord”—Jer. 37:17). He speaks the Word of the Lord regardless of the audience (Ezk. 3:11).
Foretelling is usually in the form of prognostications and predictions of coming events (Jer. 37:17). These may have near or far application, or both.
Prophecy is the oral or written message of the prophets.