The Gift of Prophecy: 7

Some believe that prophecy has ceased because everything has been completed:

1 Corinthians 13:8-10 – Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.

However, completeness will not come until Christ’s return. Christ is the fulfillment of all knowledge and prophecy, so at His return we won’t see in part, but we’ll see Him face-to-face. Right now you go to church and you get a piece of knowledge, or a piece of a prophecy, but when Christ returns we will see the full picture.

The author himself, in the very same chapter, tells us that completeness is a future event when we will see God face-to-face.

1 Cor. 13:12 – now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

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4 thoughts on “The Gift of Prophecy: 7

  1. This was all good food for thought. We might not agree completely on this subject but as believers we can come and reason together around the scriptures for edification and encouragement. I’m curious if you believe every believer has been endowed with one or more spiritual gift? And do you feel that you have the gift of prophecy?

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    • Everyone who believes in Christ and has the Spirit of God has the power to work in the gifts the Spirit brings. Not everyone will try to tap into that power, and those who do will have to learn the proper use of the gifts.

      Phil. 4:9 – Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice

      Acts 27:9 – Paul warned them, “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.”…

      Paul practiced prophecy and in this instance everyone made it out of the wreck alive. Sometimes you’re wrong. Practice makes perfect and helps us hone in on our ability to discern the Spirits voice.

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  2. Prophecy is not chosen by the believer but a rare gift from God. When God speaks to you, there’s no doubt as to Who
    Is speaking, and although you may be reluctant (like Jonah) to pass it on and persecuted for it, it’s a compulsion.
    Gifts can also be taken away; we do not CHOOSE them. Nor deserve them

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    • I respect your opinion but due to these scriptures I do not agree.

      God’s gifts are never taken away:
      Rom. 11:29 – for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable

      Everyone can prophesy, so if it’s rare it’s because of a lack of desire or teaching:
      1 Cor. 14:31 – you can all prophesy

      It’s not always easy to hear God’s voice. Satan can quote God’s words and manipulate it into something else. He is the ultimate deceiver and the reason why the Spirit gives the gift of discernment of spirits:
      Matt. 4:15 – Then the devil took Him up into the holy city… and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you’
      1 John 4:1 – Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God

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