Do You Believe All That the Prophets Have Spoken?
By Gerald Flurry • February 5
What is a true Christian? One who follows Jesus Christ—as well as His true apostles, prophets and other leaders.
After Christ was crucified and resurrected, He walked among a group of Jews without being recognized. They talked about how Christ was a mighty prophet in word and deed. They searched His tomb but found it empty. This disappointed them because they had hoped Christ would redeem and save Israel at that time. They didn’t understand the timing of God’s plan—that they had only witnessed Christ’s first coming, not His Second Coming.
Then Christ had something very important to tell them: “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken” (Luke 24:25). Do you believe all that the prophets have spoken? All of it? To follow Christ, we must do this. He doesn’t want followers who relegate prophecy to mere history or who disregard the Old Testament. Christ rebuked these Jews severely!
“Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” (verse 26). Christ said this about Himself. To qualify to replace Satan and to rule over the Earth and universe forever, He had to suffer a bit. But the reward is supreme glory. Christ has invited all who proclaim His message to the world before His Second Coming to rule with Him for eternity! What a reward!
God wants to lead us. Magnificent glory is available to us—if we’re willing to do what the prophets say. Heed the prophets, because God sent them to teach us what we need to know to enter His Kingdom, which is also His Family.
“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (verse 27). These Jews didn’t know the Bible passages about Christ’s first coming. Christ was telling them they had been lazy in their Bible study!
Christ showed His love and kindness by teaching these people all night, but also His frustration with them for not knowing their Bibles better (verse 29). They didn’t understand the teachings of the Old Testament prophets, or else they would have known the difference between Christ’s two prophesied appearances on Earth.
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). When Christ said this, the New Testament didn’t exist yet. He was referring to the accuracy of the Old Testament. We must believe every word of God—as relayed to us by His prophets!
God is building His character in His people as a house “fitly framed together.” The Old Testament prophets are the foundation of God’s Church (Ephesians 2:19-21). We must grasp this, or else our spiritual house will fall.
Here is one of many examples of the New Testament quoting the Old Testament: “Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you” (Acts 13:40-41). This comes from Habakkuk 1:5, which talks about a double wonder. God fills our lives with wonder when we believe Him! He speaks through a man in this end time. Just believe, and you will be ecstatic at how your life turns out.
“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days” (Genesis 49:1). In the last days! Ninety percent of all Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in this end time. “… At the end it shall speak …” (Habakkuk 2:3). Sometimes, prophecy is dual, meaning Bible history will repeat itself. We need to know prophecy!
Do we believe what the prophets have revealed about Adam, Eve and the two trees? Or is that just fantasy? The Prophet Moses wrote about this history in the book of Genesis. Do we believe Moses and all that the prophets have spoken? Christ did. God created Adam and Eve through Him. He knows the problem with the world: They have chosen the wrong tree!
The book of Daniel is for this end time (Daniel 12:4). Notice his warning: “We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets …” (Daniel 9:5-6). Can we reconcile this statement with our own beliefs?
“Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him” (verse 11). Daniel called ignoring the message of Moses a sin.
The former prophets section of the Bible is comprised of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. How many people actually believe these former prophets contain prophecy? The Ferrar-Fenton translation says the former prophets cover the history of Israel and Judah. No, it’s history that becomes prophecy! It’s history that was arranged and inspired by God Himself to explain what He is doing on Earth!
What about the minor prophets and the major prophets in the Old Testament? Prophecy! These messages are more relevant today than ever!
God the Father is perfect. Jesus Christ is perfect. The Bible is Jesus Christ in print. Remember this when you study the Bible. Imperfect translators made some mistakes, but this doesn’t nullify the messages of any of the biblical books.
“And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up” (Acts 15:13-16). This is another example of the New Testament quoting the Old Testament. Here, Amos 9:11 is referenced.
“In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11). God’s Church fell several decades ago. Someone had to raise it back up before Christ’s return. This is all about the throne of David. Where is that throne today? Christ will sit on it when He returns, so it has to be somewhere on Earth already! Study my free book The New Throne of David to learn more.
“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:30-33). Christ is coming! God will give Him the throne of David. This is such inspiring truth.
God wants us to live by every word of all these prophets. This will fill our lives with glory, wonder, majesty and royalty! God’s Word is about to flood the Earth (Isaiah 11:9), but we can soak it up right now! This world is suffering for not paying attention to the prophets of God. Soon, God will raise the ruins of the world just like He has in His Church.
We’re right at the edge of Christ’s Second Coming, when all will choose the right tree that Moses prophesied about. Christ will fill the Earth with wonders that will set our imaginations on fire!Read More