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Are Prophets for Today?

I was raised in the southern Baptist Church in Texas. As a Baptist, there are a lot of things that we were told we’re not right. Most Baptist churches don’t believe in the gifts of the spirit like speaking in tongues, and that goes double that Prophets exists today.

“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him. “

Deuteronomy 18:20-22

There seem to be a lot of people that believe in profits and follow them, dare I say it… religiously.

I’ve listened to a lot of them. I prayed and thought about what they have to say. They remind me of the days of Jim and Tammy Baker. As we know now, Jim and Timmy Baker we’re scam artists. 

At the time though, Jim and Tammy Baker were put on a pedestal almost equivalent to God. Everything they said was taken to heart and used as the gospel. 

We seem to have that problem a lot in our world. We go to church, and we put the pastor of the church on a pedestal. We believe everything they have to say and offer us as the word of God. After all, they are pastors. 

Don’t they hear directly from God and know it all?

While I do understand this, we’re not to do it. God speaks directly to this sort of idolatry. We’re not to put any man on a pedestal, because no man is God and we are all, at least partially wrong. 

There’s no such thing as a man that has it all under control, and that knows all. We see evidence of this all the time. “Pastor Joe Blow has been convicted of being sexual predator and is serving 20 to life”.

There’s evidence to support both sides of the controversy as to if there are Prophets today or not. If you are interested in this, I would recommend that you do your own research and decide for yourself.

The main thing I want to address here is that you need to be very careful who you listen to. The Bible has a lot to say about false prophets.

When I listen to these so-called prophets, a lot of what I hear is them calling certain people out. One such report was that General so-and-so is going to go to prison. One of the latest ones that I heard was that there was going be an internet outage. There were no specifics like a certain street, certain county, country, or anything of that nature. 

It seems like a very odd prophetic thing to say to me. The internet is always going to go down. It might go down for five minutes, or it might go down for five hours. Why would God care that the internet is going to go down, and want to warn us about it? It makes no sense. Just as it makes no sense to tell us that General so-and-so is going to lose his command. 

What’s the point?

Whether these people are lying to get people to send them money, or they really do think they’re telling the truth, I’m not sure. I’m not going to make that judgment.

What I will say and warn against is this. They are saying that their words come directly from God and God has told us something that we’re supposed to do. If I was one of these so-called profits, I would be shaking in my boots at saying that sort of thing. This is an extremely dangerous thing both for them and for us. 

Though I do not agree with everything the Baptist Church says and does, I personally agree with them on this point. There are people today with prophetic gifts, but I have not seen or heard anything to convince me there are prophets today.

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