God will not do anything in the earth that He has not revealed to His prophets. The Bible tells us that creation is sustained by the Words of God (Hebrews 1:8). God reveals the words that need to be declared to His prophets. It is these words that will begin to produce a highway to the fulfillment of the prophetic utterances.
The words spoken over the millennial before Jesus’ birth that foretold His coming are a perfect picture of faith. God was using His faith to get Jesus into the earth. Satan needed to be conquered and Jesus was the only one who could do it. Man was created out of God’s desire for a family but had fallen. Our heavenly Father wanted His family back. He used His faith to get Jesus into the earth to accomplish His goal of redeeming mankind.
God used people who would be able to speak words that would prepare the way for the Messiah. Amos tells us that God will not do anything without first revealing it to His prophets.
A prophet is a divine guide sent to lead people. In the Old Testament they were often called seers. A seer is one who sees or perceive, or see into. A seer is able to see ahead and was known as one who had visions.
The prophet will have the ability to see the future through the tunnel of time. This ministry has been diluted by improper teaching and error but it still has a vital place today. The prophet may not know what the outcome of what they are declaring will be. Their role is to declare what God is revealing to them.
Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. (Jeremiah 1:4-7)
Jeremiah tells us about his calling in Jeremiah 1:4-7. In this account we see the following regarding the prophets job description:
- The prophet goes where God sends them.
- The prophet say whatever God tells them to say
- The prophet will be persecuted
In the next post we will begin to look at the prophecies of the Old Testament that foretold Jesus’ coming. In each one we will be reading words written under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The prophet is God’s mouthpiece used to deliver His Word into the earth.
Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. (Jeremiah 1:9)
All of the prophecies we will read about were delivered under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The Lord touches the prophet’s mouth with the hot coal of His anointing. That anointing is the means by which God puts His Words in the prophets mouth.
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. (Jeremiah 1:10)
The prophet is set over an areas, regions, nations, etc. Their ministry is to deliver Gods Words for the people to which God sends them. It is up to the people to either reject or receive the words spoken by a prophet. We live in a day where there are a lot of self appointed prophets. It is not enough to carry the label prophet. A true prophet of God will be set in a place to have the words placed in their mouth by God Himself for them to speak out.
Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:11-12)
The prophet will often see something in the spirit and declare it in the earth. Those words will often be weighty. We are going to begin looking at the words spoken regarding Jesus beginning in the next post. Our goal for today was to simply introduce the prophets ministry to provide a foundation for the remainder of our posts in this category.
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