Prophet, Prophecy Definition
God speaking through His servants.
God appointed priests to supervise the worship of His
people Israel, but God also spoke to the people through
the prophets, who were more concerned with the moral and
spiritual character and activities of the people. The
prophets continually encouraged Israel to trust God and
to be obedient, not to neglect Him, and not to worship
the pagan idols of the surrounding nations.
Today we may think of prophets as people who can foretell
the future, but this was only a power given to them by
God to prove that the message they gave was truly from
Him. There were short-term and long-term prophecies. For
example, in the short term, Elisha prophesied that the
siege of Samaria would end the following day, and it happened
(in 2 Kings 7). In the long term, most of the prophets
write of times yet future when God's Kingdom will be in
the earth again ( Isaiah 35, Jeremiah 33, Ezekiel 20).
Micah 4 v2
'And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us
go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of
the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and
we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth
of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.'
from Bible Words by Bro. David Whitehouse)