Chapter 9: Prophets of God
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he will reveal his secret unto his servants the prophets,” says Amos 3:7. A prophet is a man appointed by God to be His representative on earth.
Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and led the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nephi, a Book of Mormon prophet, traveled from Jerusalem to the Americas 600 years before Christ. John the Baptist was chosen to prepare the world for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Is a prophet chosen by God?
The figures widely recognized as prophets in Christianity are those mentioned as such in both the Old and New Testaments, and it is believed that prophets are chosen and called by God.
What prophet ran from God?
“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish (Spain),” according to Scripture, after God called him to preach to the people of Ninevah, Assyria’s capital city.
When did prophets speak to God?
A prophet is a special witness for Christ, testifying of His divinity and teaching His gospel. He teaches truth and interprets God’s word, and he calls the unrighteous to repentance (see DandC 1:38).
What was Hezekiah’s prayer?
“Go back and tell Hezekiah, my people’s leader, that this is what the LORD, your father David’s God, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you; on the third day from now, you will go up to the LORD’s temple, and I will add fifteen years to your life.”
What is required to be a prophet?
The main difference is that a prophet must demonstrate God’s law through his actions, character, and behavior without necessarily calling people to follow him, whereas a prophetic messenger must proclaim God’s law (i.e. revelation) and call his people to submit and follow him.
Who is God’s last messenger?
Muhammad SAW, a prophet and messenger of Allah SWT (God), unified Arabia into a single religious polity under the Islam faith. Muhammad is almost universally regarded by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God to mankind.
Which prophet did not want to be a prophet?
Jeremiah was primarily a preaching prophet in his early years as a prophet, preaching throughout Israel and condemning idolatry, priestly greed, and false prophets.
Who is the first prophet in the Bible?
Swensson claims that Abraham is not only the first prophet in the Hebrew Bible, but also that his close, friendly relationship with God is the ideal model for humanity’s relationship with divinity.
What happens when God runs?
When you flee from God, your life begins to spiral downward; your disobedience will cost you financially, physically, and emotionally.
Who are the 5 major prophets?
The five books of The Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel) span a significant period of time and contain a wide range of messages. Isaiah addressed the nation of Judah about 150 years before their exile to Babylonia and urged them to be faithful to God.
How are prophets chosen?
God chooses prophets as messengers (rasul) who deliver a message (risalah), and God communicates with them in a variety of ways, the most common of which is through a process known as inspiration (wahy). In Arabic, the word prophet is divided into two terms: rasul, which means messenger, and nabi, which means prophesier.
How do prophets help us?
Prophets receive guidance from God to assist people in navigating difficult situations. Prophets in the Bible urged people to repent and foretold the birth, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ; today, prophets continue to testify of Jesus, as well as warn and advise all people on important topics.
Why did God extend Hezekiah’s life?
God blessed King Hezekiah and Judah as a result of his obedience, and genuine love for the Lord extended Hezekiah’s life by 15 years when he was dying. God desires our love.
Who turned his face to the wall and prayed?
 Then Hezekiah prayed to the LORD,  saying, “Remember now, O LORD, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight.”
What was Hezekiah’s illness?
Hezekiah had a potentially fatal boil, indicating that he had bubonic plague, which also destroyed the Assyrian army threatening Jerusalem, and he recovered miraculously.