There are many teachings out there that there are no modern day prophet’s today, and that they were in the earth before Christ but not after. Nothing could be further from the truth as scripture tells us otherwise. The Holy Spirit promised to us that he would send is the very same Spirit which has spoken throughout all generation’s and causes some to prophesy as we read it in both the old and new testament’s. The Lord told Moses he would take of the Spirit that was upon him and it would rest upon the 70 elder’s and they would prophesy. “And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone. And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease”. (Numbers 11:17,24,25).
We see in the new testament the very same thing which happens in the upper room on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit suddenly fills the room as a mighty wind and it gave them utterance of speaking differently. “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”.(Acts 2:1-4).
Jesus himself was a prophet. “And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee”.(Matthew 21:10,11). To those who are disobedient to the word of God will say we are not suppose to judge, yet it is by the Holy Spirit of the living God the nation’s are judged by his Spirit and it works mightily through his people as we read of the false prophet’s that God was not pleased with as he spoke through Micah “Then shall they cry unto the Lord, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings. Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, that even prepare war against him. But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgement, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin”.(Micah 3:8).
We are told that in the last days there most certainly will be prophet’s as it will be our sons and daughters that God will pour his Spirit upon and they will at that time prophesy! “And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit”.(Joel 2:27-29).