Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pt Three-The N.T. Prophets And False Prophets-From New FREE E-Book Almost Done

Pt Three-The N.T. Prophets And False Prophets

First in NT times we do not see, read of any school of Prophets, or band of Prophets, as we did in the O.T.
This shows to have a set school for N.T. prophets is not biblical, thus this book is called, instruction to Prophets.
A Free E-Book to teach on the subject and is not a Prophets school of any kind,it's a book.

I will later talk of the first years I was called as a Prophet, things I did wrong, things I have come to learn as bible truth and keeping all in balance and I pray this will help young and Sr Prophets. A Sr Prophet is no better, just someone who has been doing it biblical a lot longer than a new Prophet-there are no totem polls in the kingdom of God, the greatest is the lest and the servant to all, Paul said Prophecy was the best gift and to be sought after, but a prophet is no greater than a giver, different call, different gifts. We need them all done with out quenching, free, allowing, but always discerning, and listening close to see if all is biblical.

Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.


False Prophets in Greek:

G5578

ψευδοπροφήτης
pseudoprophētēs
psyoo-dop-rof-ay'-tace
From G5571 and G4396; a spurious prophet, that is, pretended foreteller or religious impostor: - false prophet.


G5571

ψευδής
pseudēs
psyoo-dace'
From G5574; untrue, that is, erroneous, deceitful, wicked: - false, liar.


G5574

ψεύδομαι
pseudomai
psyoo'-dom-ahee
Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood: - falsely, lie.


In the N.T., unlike in the O.T. The name is given False Prophet, as stated earlier, we do not read this in the O.T. Just the word the Prophets.


Reading a little more we see esp. in end times how many, and how dangerous false prophets are.


Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.


Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

Before we look at some N.T. Bible truths I want to show the reader a part of a document it is in Book 7 of the Anti-Nicene Fathers-Free in E-Sword as a Free add on. 

NOTE: I HAD TO CUT SENTENCES IT SIMPLY WOULD NOT FIT IN THIS POST SORRY READS ODD, BUT HAD TO CHANGE FORMATE. 

This is a book that was transcribed and its date is apox, 1056 A.D. It , the book was written in one hand meaning same person and has proved authentic, it is looked at as equivalent to the Apocrypha,
extra biblical and not equal with the holy bible, but many truths are found that can add to and edify the reader in the writings of the Anti-Nicene Fathers.

A little about this writing first;


Section I. - The Discovery Of The Codex, And Its Contents.
In 1873 Philotheos Bryennios, then Head Master of the higher Greek school at Constantinople, but now Metropolitan of Nicomedia, discovered a remarkable collection of manuscripts in the library of the Jerusalem Monastery of the Most Holy Sepulchre at Constantinople. This collection is bound in one volume, and written by the same hand. It is signed “Leon, notary and sinner,” and bears the Greek date of 6564 = a.d. 1056. There is no reason to doubt the age of the manuscripts. The documents have been examined by Professor Albert L. Long of Robert College, Constantinople;2 and some of the pages, reproduced by photography, were published by the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, April, 1885. The jealousy of its guardians does not imply any lack of confidence in the age and value of the Codex. The contents of the 120 folios (240 pp.) are as follows: -


I. Synopsis of the Old and New Testaments, by St. Chrysostom (fol. 1-32).
II. The Epistle of Barnabas (fol. 33-51b).
III. The two Epistles of Clement to the Corinthians (fol. 51b-76a).
IV. The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (fol. 76a-80).
V. The Epistle of Mary of Cassoboli to Ignatius (fol. 81-82a).
VI. Twelve Epistles of Ignatius (fol. 82a-120a).
The last part of fol. 120a contains the signature and date; then follows an account of the genealogy of Joseph, continued on the other page of the leaf.
Schaff (p. 6) gives a facsimile of fol. 120a.


Of these,
 I. supplies some unpublished portions, and furnishes matter for textual criticism.
II. gives the second Greek copy of Barnabas, also furnishing new readings.
III. is very valuable; the text of both Epistles is now complete. Two-fifths of that of the second was previously unknown.3 The value for purposes of textual criticism is also great. IV. is the Teaching, the value of which is discussed below.
V. and VI. both belong to the Ignatian literature, and furnish new readings, which have already appeared in the editions of Funk (Opera Patr. Apost., ii., Tubingen, 1881) and Lightfoot (Epistles of St. Ignatius, London and Cambridge, 1885).




Chap. XI.81 - Concerning Teachers, Apostles, and Prophets.

1
Whosoever, therefore, cometh and teacheth you all these 
things that have been said before, receive him.82
2
But if the teacher himself turn83 and teach another doctrine 
to the destruction of this, hear him not; but if he teach so as
 to increase righteousness and the knowledge of the Lord, 
 receive him as
 the Lord.
3
But concerning the apostles and prophets, according to
 the decree of the Gospel, thus do.
4
Let every apostle that cometh to you
 be received as the Lord.84
5
But he shall not remain except one day; but 
if there be need, also the next; but if he remain 
three days, he is a false prophet.
6
And when the apostle goeth away, 
let him take nothing but bread until he lodgeth;
 85 but if he ask money, he is a false prophet.
7
And every prophet that speaketh in the Spirit86
  ye shall neither try nor judge; for every sin shall be 
forgiven, but this sin shall not be forgiven.87 (Note-Meaning
 this is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit)
8
But not every one that speaketh in the Spirit is a prophet
but only if he hold the ways of the Lord. Therefore from their 
ways shall the false prophet and the prophet be known.
9
And every prophet who ordereth a meal88 in the Spirit 
eateth not from it, except indeed he be a false prophet;
10
and every prophet who teacheth the truth, if he do not what
 he teacheth, is a false prophet.
11
And every prophet, proved true,89 working unto the mystery 
of the Church in the world,90 yet not teaching others to do 
what he himself doeth, shall not be judged among you, for 
with God he hath his judgment; for so did also the ancient
 prophets.
12
But whoever saith in the Spirit, Give me money, 
or something else, ye shall not listen to him; but if he
 saith to you to give for others’ sake who are in need,
 let no one judge him.




NOTE: A Prophet, meaning they were around in 1056 A.D. This fact shows that much later than thought we read there indeed were Prophets well after the Apostles. The Prophets were teachers, Preachers as we read as they were tested by what they taught, was it bible, did they walk their talk, did they try and ask for money or anything for self, prophecy for gold and silver, anything is not a Prophet. The Apostles we see were only to take bread-food to the next place and were not wealthy, nor even well off, but were indeed poor by choice. The odd thing in this portion and I feel I have a insight to this is number Five;




5
But he shall not remain except one day; but if there be
 need, also the next; but if he remain three days, he is a
 false prophet.


The key in this portion was to warn of what a false Prophet was, and he could not ask for funds, but we see later, if a Prophet stayed longer by direction of the lord, or a burden he was to be supported, this shows that Prophets were not to even have to ask, the Prophets were to be supported by free will offerings by the people he was ministering too.



Chap. XIII.95 - Support of Prophets.

1
But every true prophet that willeth to abide among you96 
 is worthy of his support.97
2
So also a true teacher is himself worthy, as the workman, of his support. (Mat_10:10; comp. Luk_10:7)
3
Every first-fruit, therefore, of the products of wine-press 
and threshing-floor, of oxen and of sheep, thou shalt take 
and give to the prophets, for they are your high priests.98 (Note:
 This doc says tithe, high priests that is news to me and this is 
why nothing but bible is 100% perfect, this is not correct,
 only high priest is Jesus, I have no idea what this writer was 
thinking ..odd).
4
But if ye have not a prophet, give it to the poor.
5
If thou makest a batch of dough, take the first-fruit and give 
 according to the commandment.
6
So also when thou openest a jar of wine or of oil, take the first-
fruit and give it to the prophets;
7
and of money (silver) and clothing and every possession, take
 the first-fruit, as it may seem good to thee, and give according
 to the commandment.


They were to be given support, the first fruits tithe of all things for support. There goes mt theology tithing is an O.T. Practice, it is, and Not where in the N.T. Do we read of tithing, after Jesus fulfilled the law. You learn every day and as you learn, as you get older, you will have theological changes in your par-dime. This is such one today, oh well, amen.



Next lets look at some more N.T. Books on true and false Prophets



Act 13:6 And when they had gone through the whole island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus;


Act 13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.

Act 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Act 13:9 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him,

Act 13:10 and said, O full of all guile and all villany, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Act 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Act 13:12 Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.






Paul was filled with the Spirit and set his gaze on the false Prophet and out came the pronouncement of his doom. He was made blind for a time.
NOTE” every Christian must have this discernment, sometimes it takes a much other times , like in this it was easy to discern as this False Prophet was trying to renounce the Gospel that Paul was preaching. It takes discernment, I always say one of the best theologians in the world is the Devil himself, once a arc Angel, majestic, beautiful and he had instruments in his body, as body parts, he , Lucifer was a co -equal with Michael the Arc Angel, until Lucifer became proud and wanted to be God, his deception took with him 1/3 of all the fallen angels.



During the temptation of Christ we read how the Devil quoted the word. The enemy knows the word, he knows how to twist the bible truths.
Barnes:



A false prophet - Pretending to be endowed with the gift of prophecy; or a man, probably, who pretended to be inspired.



Gill:



they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus, or the son of Jesus; Jesus was a name frequent among the Jews, and is the same with Joshua, and was in use long before our Saviour's time; there was Jesus the son of Sirach, the author of Ecclesiasticus, and who had a grandfather of the same name, the Syriac version here calls him "Barsuma", which some render "the son of a name"; that is, a man of note, a famous person, of great renown; others, "the son of a swelling", or "the son of ulcers"; he professing to be a physician, and to cure them, with which they make the name of Barjesus to agree, deriving it from a root, which signifies to heal: Jerom (z) pronounces this name Barieu, and observes, that some corruptly read it Barjesu; and he makes it to signify an evil man, or one in evil; and Drusius says, he found the name βαριηου, "Barjeou", in some papers of his; and a very learned man (a) of later years says, it is the same with Bar-Jehu, the son of Jehu; and affirms, that the Greek word is βαριηους, "Barjeus", which others wrongly turn into "Bar-jesus"; the Magdeburgensian Centuriators call him, "Elymas Barjehu"; the reason Beda gives, why it should be so read, and not Bar-jesus, is because that a magician was unworthy to be called the son of Jesus, the Saviour, when he was a child of the devil; but the Greek copies agree in Barjesus; his name shows him to be a Jew, as he is here called: and he was one of those false prophets our Lord said should arise, and deceive many; he pretended to foretell things to come, and practised sorcery, and was given to magic arts.

(q) Ptolom. Geograph. l. 5. c. 14. (r) Apollodorus de deorum orig. l. 3. p. 193. (s) Arcadica, sive l. 8. p. 461. (t) Philostrat. Vita Apollonii, l. 3. c. 16. (u) Nat. Hist. l. 2. c. 96. (w) Ib. l. 5. c. 31. (x) De locis Hebraicis, fol. 96. F. & Vita Hilarion, fol. 86. C. (y) Ep. 91. (z) De nominibus Hebraicis, fol 105. 1. (a) Hileri Onomasticum Sacrum, p. 760.



Next another similar story;



Act 8:9 But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who beforetime in the city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Act 8:10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

Act 8:11 And they gave heed to him, because that of long time he had amazed them with his sorceries.

Act 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Act 8:13 And Simon also himself believed: and being baptized, he continued with Philip; and beholding signs and great miracles wrought, he was amazed.

Act 8:14 Now when the apostles that were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

Act 8:15 who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:

Act 8:16 for as yet it was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

Act 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Act 8:18 Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Act 8:19 saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

Act 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.

Act 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.

Act 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray the Lord, if perhaps the thought of thy heart shall be forgiven thee.

Act 8:23 For I see that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

Act 8:24 And Simon answered and said, Pray ye for me to the Lord, that none of the things which ye have spoken come upon me.

Another- sorceries-The connection of lying signs and wonders in the N.T. Seems many times to be connected to pagan, demonic ways of trying to trick people. This false Prophet was also called out, renounced , this is what the true Christian must do, as we expose their fruitless deeds of Darkness. It is a mandate for all, not just Pastors, teachers, preachers, Evangelist, Prophets Deacon's, no it is what all of us must do.

Today it is the four fold ministration of the gifts and not five as many say, there are no more true N.T. Jesus called, Apostles, so you can not say I am a 5 fold Charismatic, when there are only four.

  1. It must be up to the Prophet to preach and teach the true word of the lord, the revealed word, illuminations, forth-telling, and all bible based as this chapter has expanded on.

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