The cause and the effect of the prophetic word

daily meditation

wind-blowingAmos 3:7-8: Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

In the above verse Amos sought to express the dynamics of the prophetic word. He starts with an affirmation, and then follows it with two rhetorical questions.

As far as he was concerned, whatever God will do, he will first reveal the same to his prophets; Enoch who is the first known prophet in the bible (James: 14-16). He spoke of things that will happen thousands of years later. Then we have Noah, to whom God disclosed his intention to destroy the world with a flood.

God revealed to Daniel the time of the end; with specific time references. One reason God needs a prophet is because he wants a witness on…

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