If you have just heard of the prophet and the message then start here. Maybe, even if you have been in the message for awhile, you’ll want to start here.
What does prophet mean? According to the scripture God will do nothing unless He tells His prophet. So it’s safe to say that when a prophet, a true prophet, comes on the scene, then God is getting ready to do something. He is getting ready to speak.
7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
And according to the dictionary:
1. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
It’s kind of odd that as soon as you mention a prophet to people now a days they immediately have all kinds of strange thoughts. Yet, the Bible is written by prophets.
Sometimes people react as though God has had all the prophets He is allowed and He couldn’t possibly have one in modern times.
But according to the scripture there had to be another one before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.