A Prophet Among You


“So Shall Ye Prosper”

Spiritual prosperity results from taking advantage of every opportunity for spiritual growth—using every means God has provided to foster development. Fundamental in Christian growth is the acceptance of God’s communications through His prophets: “Believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:20. Today, as in the days of Israel, rejection of the messages of the prophets leads to a condition for which there is “no remedy.” 2 Chronicles 36:16. However, we are admonished: “In everything ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:5-7. APAY 467.1

It is the dangerous situation in which the remnant church is placed and the unusual nature of the trials that come to the faithful members that have caused the Lord to bring the gift of prophecy into prominence once more. He knows our need and how these communications will help the remnant to meet present problems and prepare them for the more serious ones that lie ahead. “In ancient times God spoke to men by the mouth of prophets and apostles. In these days He speaks to them by the Testimonies of His Spirit. There was never a time when God instructed His people more earnestly than He instructs them now concerning His will and the course that He would have them pursue.” Testimonies for the Church 4:147, 148; also Testimonies for the Church 5:661. To accept this instruction and allow it to shape the life so that God’s people will be prepared to enter the kingdom of God is the privilege and responsibility of every member of the remnant Church. APAY 467.2