What a Prophet Does

“This, indeed, is why the prophets were able to introduce their ministry by saying ‘Thus says the Lord’— or, more literally, ‘This is what the Lord has said.’ They meant it very literally: if the Lord had chosen to come and speak in his own person instead of sending me, this is, word for word, what he would have said.” -Alec Motyer, A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament

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3 comments on “What a Prophet Does

  1. Can you shed light on that please, I want to know it in more details. Use your research to describe how did prophets know it is the word of God and not their imagination?

    • therev2011 says:

      This is an interesting question, but I can’t answer it. The Bible never explains what it felt like for the word of God to come to a prophet, and how they discerned that it was God’s word. The test was whether it came true or not.

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