PROPHECY, PROPHETS Reception and declaration of a word from the Lord through a direct prompting of the Holy Spirit and the human instrument thereof. In the Old Testament three key terms are used of the prophet. Roʾeh and hozeh are translated as “seer.” The most important term, navi’, is usually translated “prophet.” It probably meant “one who is called to speak.” Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

  • When you think of a Prophet, what or who comes to mind?
  • Was all prophecy predicting the future?
  • God’s communications through the Prophets were generally designed to announce God’s message and require a response, whether future events were involved or not.
  • God’s messages through the Prophets are valuable today to help us grow in our faith.

This Prophet, Isaiah, told Israel that God has great plans for us as His children when we walk with Him.

OUR RESOURCE – Isaiah 48:17

Notice that God is:

  1. The LORD, our Redeemer – 1 Peter 1:17-19
  2. The Holy One (of Israel) – 1 Peter 1:13-16
  3. The LORD our God – John 13:13, Psalm 100
  4. He is our teacher. – John 16:13-15, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  5. He is our guide. – Psalm 32:8


  • It is a very simple requirement. God wants obedient children. 1 Samuel 15:22-23
  • Obedience begins with Salvation. John 3:7 …You must be born again.
  • Obedience, for the Christian, is to be a way of life. John 14:21, Philippians 2:12-13

OUR RESULTS – Isaiah 48:18b

Let’s not be like Israel who was disobedient. She missed out on many great blessings. Two are mentioned here:

  1. Peace like a river – constantly flowing, never drying up. Isaiah 26:3-4, John 14:27
  2. Righteousness like the waves of the sea – powerful and prolific – Ephesians 6:14, Romans 13:11-14, Titus 2:11-13