What is a Prophet? Part 2

II. Where are Prophets in the Bible?

The word “Prophet” (including the derivatives “prophets” and “prophetess”)occurs in the Bible 468 times; 308 times in the Old Testament and 160 times in the New Testament.

Old Testament (308)

  1. Genesis (1)
  2. Exodus (2)
  3. Numbers (2)
  4. Deuteronomy (8)
  5. Judges (2)
  6. 1 Samuel (11)
  7. 2 Samuel (3)
  8. 1 Kings (45)
  9. 2 Kings (30)
  10. 1 Chronicles (3)
  11. 2 Chronicles (26)
  12. Ezra (4)
  13. Nehemiah (5)
  14. Psalm (3)
  15. Isaiah (10)
  16. Jeremiah (89)
  17. Lamentations (5)
  18. Ezekiel (17)
  19. Daniel (3)
  20. Hosea (6)
  21. Amos (5)
  22. Micah (5)
  23. Habakkuk (4)
  24. Zephaniah (1)
  25. Haggai (5)
  26. Zechariah (12)
  27. Malachi (1)

New Testament (160)

  1. Matthew (39)
  2. Mark (7)
  3. Luke (33)
  4. John (14)
  5. Acts (31)
  6. Romans (4)
  7. 1 Corinthians (5)
  8. Ephesians (3)
  9. 1 Thessalonians (1)
  10. Titus (1)
  11. Hebrews (2)
  12. James (1)
  13. 1 Peter (1)
  14. 2 Peter (5)
  15. 1 John (1)
  16. Revelation (12)

So away with this idea that prophets and prophecy “aren’t for today.” The Prophetic has been a part of God’s program for His people from the very beginning. The Prophetic runs literally from Genesis to Revelation. Enoch is prophesying about seeing the end of this world. Remember that Moses was the prophet that wrote the first five books of the Bible. Remember that Apostle John is the one that gives us the Revelation of the end times. He shows us how God brings a conclusion to the age we’re living in now and creates a whole new universe. That new world is the hope of every born again, Bible-believing Christian.

So understand that prophets and prophecy are for today, and are in operation right now. They have been, and are a part of God’s program for dealing with His people from the start.

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