[anzac] O.T. PROPHETS vs N.T. PROPHETS - Any Difference??

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:51:01 +1200
NOTE:  Quite an insight by Kevin Kleint here. And when you think
about it, it really does make sense! We would be interested in
your comments on the article below, my friends-

O.T. PROPHETS vs. N.T. PROPHETS - What´s the Difference?
by Kevin Kleint

When I left the Elijah List, my understanding of prophecy and
prophets was, at best, skewed. I knew that prophets and prophecy
were real, and that the bible talked about prophets as one of the
"5-fold ministries". Still, I knew that the fruits of our modern day
"prophets" were NOT the fruits of righteousness and holiness,
but greed, lust and licentiousness.

One day, I asked in desperation, "God! Then how do I know a
True Prophet and True Prophecy??"

He replied, "Kevin ... READ THE PROPHETS!!"

The End of Confusion

Could it really be that simple? How is it that, in our quest for
understanding prophets and prophecy, we overlook about 1/3 (give
or take) of the bible? Did God know in advance that, in the latter
days, false prophecy would be so prevalent that His Children would
need a clear guide to discern false prophecy and true prophecy?

I know this will upset those of you who believe that there is a
difference between Old Testament prophecy and New Testament
prophecy, but the bottom line is... THERE ISN´T ANY DIFFERENCE!
You will not find anywhere in the bible where God says... "OK,
now you prophets who were before Jesus, this is how you should
prophesy. And you 5-fold ministry prophets .... you prophesy this
other way." It´s just not there.

Exposing Sin

God, speaking through the prophet Jeremiah, tells us a key
characteristic of a True Prophet:

Lamentations 2:14 AMP
"Your prophets have predicted for you falsehood and delusion and
foolish things; and they have not exposed your iniquity and guilt
to avert your captivity [by causing you to repent]. But they have
divined and declared to you false and deceptive prophecies,
worthless and misleading."

True Prophecy will expose sin for what it is .... an abomination in
the Eyes of God. True Prophecy will not play with sin. Sin
separates God from His Beloved Children and He hates it... yes,
He HATES sin. But it is because of God´s Love that He sends
true prophets to His people... to bring them to a place of repentance
so that the Divine relationship can be restored!

... They Would Have Turned

Are you still not convinced? Let´s try another verse:

Jeremiah 23:21-22 AMP
"I did not send these [false] prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak
to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My council,
then they would have caused My people to hear My words, then
they would have turned them [My people] from their evil way and
from the evil of their doings."

Funny ... where are the instructions on "soaking" or how to have
a "third heaven visitation"? Could it be that we´ve missed the
mark? I´m not saying certain supernatural events will not take
place in the life of a prophet ... but those times are usually a
result of consecration, service and sacrifice, not following the
latest "5 steps to a Heavenly Encounter".

New Testament Conviction .... by All

Am I coming across too legalistic? Am I ignoring "grace"? Doesn´t
the sacrifice of Jesus cover all those "doom `n gloom" messages?
Let´s look at prophecy in the new  Testament for a minute:

I Corinthians 14:23-25 NKJV
"Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all
speak with tongues, and there come in [those who are] uninformed
or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? But
if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes
in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the
secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on [his]
face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you."

Wow! That almost sounds like the Old Testament! Have the modern
day "prophets" included this instruction in their "User-Friendly Prophecy"?

I challenge you to take your understanding of what a modern day
"prophet" is supposed to be and compare it to the Word of God.
God´s Prophets paid a price... they didn´t charge a fee.

Understand True Prophecy and you will Understand the Testimony
of Jesus.

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