The ancient prophets (Elijah, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, etc.) spoke directly with God, then God walked among us in Jesus, and was the word of God, and He revealed all to us from the Father, including what is to come, through His disciples and the Holy Spirit. So many religious leaders today refer to themselves as prophets but I don't see the need for them and am struggling with discernment of truth with well known pastors (eg. Joel Osteen versus someone like Billy Graham) - the difference with these two clearly obvious to me, but with other 'preachers' who call themselves prophets, I am befuddled so I pray to God for clarity.
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