- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about the Bible
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 12:33
We need fresh illumination of what has already been written. The Spirit of God illuminates a submissive believer through the completed Word of God (1Co. 2:13). However, both the gift of prophecy and inspired revelations ended with the death of the apostle John (see above).
Joel’s prophecy (2:28-31) indicates that the prophetic gift will again function after the Rapture and before the Lord’s return to earth. Daniel 12:4 refers to this unsealing of knowledge as individuals search the Scriptures. These tribulation prophets, the same as all the New Testament prophets, will not reveal new truth as Old Testaments prophets did but will have authority to interpret and apply existing Scriptures to their present circumstances.
God has been fully revealed in His Son, the living Word, and in His Scriptures, the written Word. The two are inseparable.