There were times on earth when God used prophets on earth to be His mouthpiece to His people and to bring judgment upon the wicked. We can see this in the times of Moses. In his time, God wanted to use only Moses to speak truth unto the pharaoh, but because he second-guessed what he could do because of his speech God used Aaron to speak through Him. Moses was used by God, but not as His mouthpiece until later on. As it is written, God made Moses out to be like god and Aaron out to b his prophet. We see this in the following verses, “and the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 7:1-3) And God continued to speak to the people in the Old Testament to His people and others. It is written, “surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)
With Jesus coming into the world, the extra Mosaic laws were fulfilled along with the need for prophets. It is written, “the law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” (Luke 16:16) “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” (Hebrews 1:1,2) We are spoken to by Jesus now. There is no mouthpiece for the Father any longer, but Jesus. Jesus is called the mediator before us and the Father, so we can trust to learn from Him and not go astray by way of doctrines of men. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:5,6) Don’t let anybody tell you that prophets are leading the church when Jesus is the head. There is still the gift of prophecy but the Father does not speak through them to His people at large, but only Jesus. He is the one we follow. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will begin to learn by You and not all things man & woman. Truly, we must learn to divide what we hear from people in church and other places with what Your Bible says. If we are not doing this, then I wonder where our heart is really. Why do people love what they learn from people and other books more than the Bible? How is it that what You have said in scripture is second place or further on people’s list? I’ve asked my mom and other family members how long it has been since they’ve read the Bible and they often say, “I’ve read it before”. It’s like they think that the Bible is like any other book and once we’ve read it, that is enough. So what do I say to these types of people who are so lost, God? What does God and His words mean to You? If they say, “more than everything”, I then ask them, “don’t you think then that reading the Bible daily to know what God says is important?” This truly gets them thinking and motivated to read the Bible, so that they can learn from You daily. I do this, Lord, for I know that the Bible is holy. It is Your written word for us in this time and in all generations. I trust in You, Jesus. Lead me now and all the days of my life. I love You, God. Amen.
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