Lesson 22 - Prophets and Prophecy/Visions and Dreams

There is a dramatic upsurge of interest in supernatural phenomena in our world. People are looking for authoritative answers to the challenges and problems of life. They have turned to astrologers, psychics, and so-called prophets.

Satan’s goal is to counterfeit the genuine gift of prophecy. Jesus clearly warned that Satan would do this. In Matthew 24:24 He declares, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (NKJV).* Have you ever seen a counterfeit $11 bill? Certainly not! Every counterfeiter in the world attempts to make the imitation as close to the genuine as possible.

It is only by carefully studying the biblical gift of prophecy that we can detect the counterfeit and receive the genuine.

  1. Whom did Christ send as His representative after His ascension? John 14:16, 26
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  2. What gifts did the Holy Spirit bring to assist the church in carrying the gospel to the world? Ephesians 4:11
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  3. How long would the gift of prophecy continue in the church? Ephesians 4:12, 13
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  4. What promise does God give to His church awaiting the Advent? 1 Corinthians 1:7
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  5. What two specific characteristics does God list in Revelation to describe His last-day church? Revelation 12:17
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  6. How does the Bible define the “testimony of Jesus”? Revelation 19:10
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  7. What does the Bible teach regarding the accuracy of a true prophet? Jeremiah 28:9
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  8. What if a prophet is apparently accurate, but leads away from the truths of Scripture? Deuteronomy 13:1-4
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  9. According to the Bible, how does the prophet relate to Jesus? 1 John 4:2
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  10. What relationship does the genuine gift of prophecy have to the law of God? Isaiah 8:20
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  11. How does the Bible describe the prophet while in vision? Daniel 10:17
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  12. How did Jesus Himself tell us to distinguish between the true and counterfeit gifts of prophecy? Matthew 7:15-17, 20
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  13. Where should we look to find the genuine gift of prophecy today? 1 Corinthians 12:28
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  14. Why did God give us the gift of prophecy? What is the result of following the prophets’ counsels? 2 Chronicles 20:20
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* Texts credited to NKJV are from the New King James Version. Copyright ©1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.