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The Prophets: Jesus Christ

Although many regard the book of Revelation (see What Does "Apocalypse" Really Mean?) as though it were written by the apostle John (see The Old Man's Letter), which it physically was, John was actually just given to write (to "bare record") as it was spoken to him by the ultimate prophet of God, Jesus Christ.

"1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." (Revelation 1:1-3 KJV)

It was the same for all of the prophets of the entire Holy Bible. They were given to speak the Word of God through the LORD God (see 'The God Of The Old Testament' and 'Before Abraham Was, I AM').

"1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." (John 1:18 KJV)

"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea [see Why Through The Sea?; also The Night Crossing]; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)

"That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited His people"

The ultimate prophet of God, the Word of God, was born as a man known as Jesus of Nazareth.

The Holy Scriptures

"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 KJV)

"1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14 KJV)

The Messiah came to fulfill the prophecies of Himself that He gave to the prophets.

"5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." (Matthew 5:17 KJV)

Those who recognized Him as the Messiah recognized Him as the Prophet.

"7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. 7:17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about." (luke 7:16-17 KJV)

Those who did not recognize Him as the Messiah did not recognize Him as the Prophet.

"13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house." Matthew 13:57 KJV)

During Christ's "triumphal entry" into Jerusalem, the believers proclaimed "This is Jesus the prophet."

"21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strowed them in the way. 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee." (Matthew 21:8-11 KJV)

But what happened to Jesus after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, at the hands of those who didn't yet believe? The same was done to Him as to many of the prophets that He sent to deliver the same Word: "some of them ye shall kill and crucify." That will not change until Christ's return, as He also prophesied: "For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."

"23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:34-39 KJV)

Fact Finder: Who will deliver the final prophecy of the coming Kingdom of God before Christ's return? Where will they deliver it? Will they too fulfill Christ's prophecy about prophets being killed in Jerusalem?
See The Prophets: The Two Witnesses; also Sodom and Egypt and How Long Will 'The End Time' Last?


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