Prophets / Seers
Given By GOD in flowing spirit
James & Patsiann From Luke
Prophet / Seers Acts 3:19-24
In Christianity, they are often referred to as "seers" according to 1 Samuel 9:9. Christians share the belief that a prophet is a person who speaks for GOD, in the name of GOD, and who carries GOD's message to others. Some Christian denominations teach that a person who receives a personal message not intended for the body of believers (where such an event is credited at all) should not be termed a prophet. The reception of a message is termed revelation; the delivery of the message is termed prophecy. For Christians the authenticity of a prophet is judged as Jesus said; that one should judge a prophet, by his fruits. (Gospel of Matthew 7: 15-20) (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)
Christians recognize that anyone they consider prophetic is still human and fallible, and may make wrong decisions, have incorrect personal beliefs or opinions, and sin from time to time; the human characteristics of a prophet are independent of the message GOD has given him and do not negate the validity of His prophecies.
New Testament passages that explicitly discuss prophets existing after the death and resurrection of Christ include Revelation 11:10, Matthew 10:40-41 & 23:34, John 13:20 & 15:20, and Acts 11:25-30, 13:1 & 15:32. Christians believe that the Holy Spirit leads people to faith in Jesus and gives them the ability to lead a Christian life and to give gifts (i.e. abilities) to Christians. These may include the charismatic gifts such as prophecy, tongues, healing, and knowledge. Christians holding a view known as cessationism believe these gifts were given only in New Testament times and ceased after the last apostle died. Historical records, however, contradict this theory. Christians almost universally agree that "spiritual gifts" such as the gifts of ministry, teaching, giving, leadership, and mercy (see, e.g. Romans 12:6-8) are still in effect today.
Some Christians also believe that the title "prophet" encompasses others than those who receive visions from GOD. A more modern definition of prophet is someone who spreads GOD's truths. These can be revealed in a number of ways not only visions.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:19-23)
Commonly listed gifts:
Gifts of the spirit are clearly distinguished from the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22). Jesus predicted the occurrence of false gifts, particularly in the end time (Matthew 24:24, 7:22-23). Hence while spiritual gifts are very important for a Christian, the fruit of the spirit is a better test of the genuineness of a person.
Apostle: One sent by GOD with a holy mission to fulfill; and the supernatural power and spiritual gifts to fulfill the mission. One known by the fruit of the spirit overflowing. Apostolic ministry involves laying foundation. In the case of Paul and Barnabas, we see this expressed in 'church planting' by preaching the Gospel in new areas. Apostles in scripture worked in teams. An apostolic team shared a 'measure of rule' in churches started through their ministry in regions where they are the first to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. (II Corinthians 10.)
Disciple: The term disciple is derived from the New Testament Greek word . Coming to english by way of the Latin discipulus meaning "a learner". Disciple should not be confused with Apostle, meaning ""messenger, he that is sent"". While a disciple is one who learns from a teacher, a student, an apostle is sent to deliver those teachings to others. The word disciple appears two hundred and thirty two times in the four gospels and the Book of Acts.
A definition for who is a disciple is JESUS' self-referential example from the Gospel of (John 13:34-35) "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Prophet: One who speaks, or communicates a message of authority as moved by the Holy Ghost also known by their good fruit.
Evangelist: Someone who desires that all should come to know the truth that GOD loves everyone so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for their redemption, or someone who is gifted to proclaim this message.
Pastor: A word that means 'shepherd.' Pastors are gifted to lead, guide, and set an example for other Christians.
Teacher: Someone able to understand the more difficult things of GOD and explain them in a way that is easy to understand and live by in daily life.
Servant: Supernatural ability to do for others whatever needs to be done; Divine ability to carry another burden or task without notice or earthly reward.
Exhortation: the ability to motivate Christians to do the works of Christ.
Giving: being blessed by GOD with resources or time and being able to give them where and when they are needed with a cheerful heart.
Leadership: GOD-given insight into when something needs to be done, who can do it, how it can be completed, and how to lead those people to get it accomplished.
Mercy: A heart to care for and encourage those who are not able to care for themselves and whom no one else would care for therefore knowing who to help and when to help.
Word of wisdom: A message, concept, or bit of wisdom that GOD reveals supernaturally to the recipient. It may or may not be shared with others.
Word of knowledge: A message, concept, or bit of knowledge that GOD reveals supernaturally to the recipient. It may or may not be shared with others.
Tongues: First use is a supernatural ability to speak another language not known by the believer speaking it. Second use is a supernatural ability to speak another language not known by the believer speaking it; to build up the body of Christ when the message is interpreted. It is the language of the Holy Spirit.
Interpretation of tongues: Supernatural ability to make tongues a clear message to all that are present to edify, exhort and comfort the body of Christ.
Prophecy: Supernatural ability to receive a message from GOD to edify, exhort and comfort the body of Christ or a believer. To speak as moved by the Holy Spirit as not all prophecies contain predictions about the future.
Miracle Worker: Having the ability to perform supernatural acts by the Spirit of GOD.
Gifts of healing: Supernatural ability to bring or release healing to a person in their body or soul.
Ability to distinguish between spirits: Supernatural ability to know what is from GOD and what is not from GOD; (Divine ability to reveal a demonic spirit or influence and bring GOD's power and GOD's love in its place.)
Faith: Knowing what you hope for, having a conviction about things you cannot see, trusting GOD, believing GOD’s Word, and obeying GOD. (See Hebrews 11)
When you think of the words for example: “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” This simply means that you are looking at something but not truly seeing what you are looking at.
The Key to seeing and not just looking is to have the Spirit within your seeing the something you are looking at. It will be seen in a state of absolute reality instead of a mere illusion of reality.
The sub conscious mind must be the leader of the mind’s thinking in order to see clearly. This process is including the mind’s eye and the instincts that are found in all sub consciousness. For Example: “There’s more there than what meets the eye.”
Enjoy life in tradition of good habits. It's part of GODs purpose. AMEN