Does God speak to us through prophets today?
Heb 1:1-2; "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds."
Prophets in the new testament are NOT seers we consult to know whom to marry, where to work, or whether to travel or not. Every christian has the Spirit of God and is led! 1 Pet 2:25, for ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. Some have said every Christian needs a prophet over his life for some spiritual guidance and this is why some Christians patronize prophets regularly. You fall an easy prey to all kinds of deception if you go from house to house seeking prophets. Stop the habit of running from place to place in search of "Prophets" Under this dispensation of grace WE ARE LIVING IN, the PROPHET / PASTOR is not a mediator between people and God for there's only one mediator between God and man, even the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim 2:5). God DOESN'T speak to us through "PROPHETS" in these last days(Heb 1:1-2) - SELAH! WE ARE OUR OWN PROPHETS IF WE ARE BORN-AGAIN (JOEL 2:28) The PROPHET / PASTOR is not to be busy declaring blessings on people under the guise of 'PROPHESYING just anything! The work of the New Covenant PROPHET / PASTOR is to equip/ teach and reveal to men the blessedness of God we already have because of the finished work of redemption.(Eph 4:11-17) Child of God, walk in the light even as you are in the light. You know what to do, when to do, and how to do. Find it! Do your best to pray well in the spirit. You need no prophet to tell you what to do. At the very best, people should only confirm to you what you already know...you have the Holy Ghost! God has spoken to us by His Son. The things said by men today are to be judged by the revelation of Christ and not the other way round. For us to accept it, it must be consistent with the revelation of Christ and His finished work of redemption. Similarly, the office of the prophet today no longer belongs to one man as some claim. Under the New Covenant, the work of the prophet is not to "prophesy". You need no prophet or some Nabbi to tell you what to do. At the very best, people should only confirm to you what you already know...you have the Holy Ghost residing in you!
Any PROPHECY or teaching that doesn't show forth the knowledge of the Son, even in this DAY or NIGHT hour of the world is FRAUD! Any prophecy, dream, vision or revelation must be subjected to SCRUTINY of the SCRIPTURES. If it DOES NOT pass the test, CAST it into the DUST BIN and move on! The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”(Rev 19:10).