What does this term mean? It's heard so often in religion. I have spoken of following the teachings of the Prophets. But what is a Prophet.
Well here we go...
A Prophet is a man called of God to teach us what God would have us do. So here's the best example I can come up with...
I want you to picture a giant thick wall. Now put God on one side of the wall and all of us on the other side. We don't get to have face to face conversations with God. We can pray and he can answer through thoughts and feelings but we don't have face to face conversations with him. Now imagine God putting one of the men from our side of the wall on top. That is a Prophet. He can turn and see and hear what God has for us to know and then he can turn around and share with us what God has told him.
Now does it make sense why we would want to listen to a Prophet? He receives guidance and direction from God, who sees the beginning from the end. God has always worked this way. "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)
I bear witness to you that as we listen to the Prophets we will have the guidance and direction we need to live happy and successful lives.