In my last post, we began this short mini-series on Prophecy & Prophets be looking at some of the named prophets in theTanakh and Brit Hadashah. I used the definition of a prophet in the Bible from GotQuestion.org: someone who revealed God’s message through writing or speech. The operative phrase here is God’s message.
Both the Tanakh and Brit Hadashah contain many references to false prophets. Their messages are not from God but HaSatan himself. We are warned totest the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. ~ 1 John 4:1 (CJB)
So, what is prophecy; or is it prophesy? Well, prophecy is the noun form and prophesy the verb form. Taking you back to your English instruction, prophecy is the message; prophesy is the instrument of telling the message.
Prophecy can be either…
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