a reply to: ServantOfTheLamb
I can respect your skepticism in the meter but like I said we'll have to watch those dates. And if the Rapture does occur in 2016 as I believe, then
we can continue the debate in heaven.
To address the issue of modern day prophecy,
Luke 16:16 seems to be referencing John the Baptist. We know that at least some in the early Church had the gift of Prophecy, since Paul spoke of the
Rapture mystery and John was given Revelation in a vision.
Joel 2:28-32 WAS originally meant for Israel, but it was redirected towards the Church as per Acts 2:17-20. I still believe it will apply to Israel in
due time, but the creation of the Church was a detour in history due to Israel's rejection of Christ.
Matt 11:13 is again John the Baptist, but that doesnt mean prophetic revelation was entirely paused.
Hebrews 1:1-2 states that Church revelation comes from the Son, but that doesnt mean visions stopped. Again, the Book of Revelation is evidence of
that. In my opinion, Heb 1:1-2 means that the OT prophets recieved revelation from YHWH. That is to say before YHWH became incarnated as the Son of
Man. And remember in Acts 21:9, Philip's four daughters had the gift prophecy.
I will mention 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 "Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will
cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For now we know in part and prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done
I used to believe the coming of the perfect in 1 Cor 13:10 was the completion of the canon of scripture, but now I see it as being the Eternal
So as you can see, I do believe in the possible existence of modern day prophets/prophetesses, but I believe their words should be held under careful
edit on 14-6-2015 by BELIEVERpriest because: spelling