How and Why the Lord Begins Everything Christian With a Prophet

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For decades, I have been asked probing questions about the prophetic. I have devoted the majority of my ministry years researching and answering them, publishing them in various responses, including writing several books on the subject. The most well-known one is The Prophet’s Dictionary, and second to it is The Prophet’s Handbook.

In addition to the two most prominent books, I have written numerous others along with curricular material. To top it off, I developed a series of online assessments for the fivefold, prophets and apostles to provide hard data for educators and leaders. These may be accessed on my website at or

From that time, I realized the Lord is reinstituting the first and second offices of His kingdom, intending to make them permanent fixtures in His new-creation ekklesia, and more importantly in the world. In doing so, God released increasingly profound revelations about the prophet’s office and how it should function in modern societies. His restitutions will continue until He finally gets what He is going after—a prophetic institution not consumed with rivaling or succumbing to Satan’s wiles but rather one that resurrects the mantles and officiations of the successful Bible prophets.

Without them, there is no incarnation, cross, three days in hell or Resurrection, as they seeded our faith in these beliefs. Our journey to eternal life begins before Moses and culminates with the Lord Jesus Christ coming to earth, not only as Messiah, but as a prophet too. He came as that prophet Moses in Deuteronomy 8 prophesies is to come.

Before reading further, you should know this article explains how and why the Lord starts everything with a prophet: from Abel to the two prophets slain and resurrected in the book of Revelation, the Lord’s igniting earthly muscle is concentric to the prophet’s mantle.

Jesus the Prophet-Messiah

Jesus, the prophet Moses prophesied would come, appeared as a man just like him, with one difference. God’s people heard his future counterpart in ways they could not hear Moses at the time. Jesus demonstrates this in the Gospels when He chides His audiences for not having ears to hear His word. That is, unless they are among a certain group—those who were taught by God to recognize Him as the promised Messiah incognito. This group He identifies in John 6:44-46, which is brought forward from Isaiah 54:13.

Throughout His time on earth, the Savior directs people to His words from the mouths of the prophets that preceded Him up to and including John the Baptist. Hearing that His forerunner bridged the gap, the prophets the Lord sent before His coming primed them for His repeatedly prophesied arrival. Nearly 40 times, the phrase “the prophets” appeared in Scripture.

More than four times than that, the phrase “the prophet” is used in Scripture. and the New Testament recalls 15 of them. Even Balaam is recalled by the Lord in the New Testament. It strikes me as bizarre that Christ’s church and its preachers exclusively teach from the New Testament. I cannot fathom what their source of textual let alone prophetic authentication could be.

Aside from that, their audiences are deprived of the rich fertile history that brought Jesus Christ and His church to earth. No wonder people find it difficult to believe Him or to value their salvation. Only hearing the New Testament leaves irrational holes and gaps in His gospel that make people see Christ and His redemption as allegorical—fairy tales, if you will.

The prophets are the key to everything Christian, all things salvation and the afterlife. They are why the Almighty went through the trouble of incarnating His Son and sending Him to earth, putting Him on the cross, raising from the dead and receiving Him back into heaven to dispatch His church to earth via the Holy Spirit.

Whew! That is a mouthful, isn’t it? And it is the crux of our faith and our mile marker to heaven.

Without question, Jesus is the Messiah, the Lamb of God who shed His blood for us and the Lion of Judah who reigns over us. But He is also a prophet.

When the Lord pointed this out to me, all I could do was shake my head in amazement. I asked Him if I had really been that blind all these years—so blind that it never crossed my mind that He came to earth as a prophet, however messianic His mission was.

In fact, every time I read in the Gospels that He was called a prophet or people questioned Him about being the prophet Moses said would come, I thought it was a mistake. After all, He is our Savior, our Messiah, our Redeemer. Could He also be a prophet, and why was He?

It took some time, but the Lord unraveled it for me. {eoa}

Dr. Paula Price, author of The Prophet’s Dictionary, chief apostle over The Congregation of the Mighty and Oklahoma GOP Tulsa State Committeewoman, challenges her audiences to “Think Differently and Live Powerfully.” Dr. Price focuses her primary efforts on helping people to prosper and be in health even as their souls prosper. Learn more about Dr. Price at

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