“Shalom everyone. Some brothers here said that there is some criterion in the Torah/Tanakh which qualify or disqualify someone as a prophet.
I would like to know :
1) what are those criterion ? (Verses)
2) are those criterion universal, eternal and inherent to the function of prophet ? If so they would apply to Hanokh, Abraham, Yitzaq, Yakov, Yoseph and Moshe.
3) if they are only for the israelites post-Torah, please show that those criterion apply to Aharon, Yahushua, Shamuel, Dawid, Shalomon, Eliyahu, Elisha, Yshayahu, Yirmayahu, Yhezqel, Hosea, Yohel, Amos, Obadyahu, Yonah, Mika, Nahum, Habaquq, Tsephanyahu, Haggai and Zakharyahu.”
The Most High says:
((1)) “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, —>>> [DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, AND FROM ANCIENT TIMES THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE],<<<— saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” Isaiah 46:9-10
The Most High uses PROPHECIES to declare the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done.
((2)) “When a [so called] prophet speaketh IN THE NAME OF THE LORD (The Elohim of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob), if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:22
I have not found any particular requirements for BEING A PROPHET. I have only found requirements for prophecies themselves, per the verses above ☝️☝️☝ Whether or not the biblical criterion for prophecies, applies to a specific prophecy or not, depends on —>>> WHOSE NAME the prophet presumes to prophesy in. “When a prophet speaketh IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” Deuteronomy 18:22 <— almost EVERY Old Testament prophecy begins with “And the word of the Lord came unto me” or “Thus saith the Lord thy God” <— or something to that effect. Which is why we take NONE of the new testament prophecies seriously. None of the new testament prophecies qualify as biblical prophecies because none of them are spoken IN THE NAME OF THE LORD. So, to answer your question, there is no criterion for being a prophet. Anyone can claim to be a prophet and anyone can claim to have the gift of prophecy. The litmus test is THE PROPHECY ITSELF. “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:22
The new testament messiah ATTEMPTED to declare HIMSELF to be the fulfillment of Isaiah’s words and the congregation that heard it, tried to throw him off a cliff.
“And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet [Isaiah]. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, [THIS DAY IS THIS SCRIPTURE FULFILLED IN YOUR EARS]. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the [EDGE] of the [CLIFF] whereon their city was [THAT THEY MIGHT CAST HIM DOWN HEAD FIRST.]” Luke 4:17-21, Luke 4:28,29 <— the new testament messiah ALMOST HAD HIS LIFE TAKEN RIGHT HERE, FOR MERELY SUGGESTING that he was the fulfilment of Isaiah’s words, let alone declaring himself to be a prophet, or attempting to prophesy in the name of The Most High. This is yet another reason why we don’t take the new testament messiah OR SAUL OF TARSUS seriously. Whether or not a prophet is an Israelite or not, doesn’t matter. What matters is Deuteronomy 18:22 and the NAME they attempt to prophesy in. A million prophecies may fill the mouths of false prophets, just as long as they keep the name of The Most High out of it.
Isaiah 61:1,2 is NOT a prophecy. Isaiah 61:1,2 is simply the prophet Isaiah talking about HIMSELF; describing his ministry and his walk with The Most High. Isaiah 61:1,2 is NOT a prophecy and leaves nothing unfulfilled. So, when the new testament messiah said, “THIS DAY IS THIS SCRIPTURE FULFILLED IN YOUR EARS” he was full of shit, because Isaiah wasn’t prophesying. ISAIAH was simply declaring what HIS own personal mission, purpose and calling was: HE >>>ISAIAH<<< [HIMSELF] WAS THE FULFILLMENT OF [ISAIAH 61:1,2]. The new testament messiah declaring that he was the fulfillment of [Isaiah 61:1,2] – was his attempt at identity theft. Isaiah had already declared HIMSELF to be the fulfillment of [Isaiah 61:1,2] —> AS HE WAS SAYING IT. Isaiah wasn’t saying [Isaiah 61:1,2] would be fulfilled at a later date. Isaiah was declaring that he was fulfilling [Isaiah 61:1,2] at the time he wrote it. It’s also worth pointing out that the new testament messiah can’t read. The new testament messiah read aloud: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, [and recovering of sight to the blind,] to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18,19
But Isaiah 61:1,2 actually reads: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; Isaiah 61:1,2
☝️☝️☝Isaiah said NOT ONE WORD about “recovering of sight to the blind” <— was either ADDED by the new testament messiah, or ADDED by the christian translators. Because the prophet Isaiah said NOTHING about “recovering of sight to the blind” which is why the congregation who heard the new testament messiah say those things, immediately identified him as a false prophet and tried to throw him off a cliff. He ADDED his own words to the words of Isaiah. Either he did, or the new testament translators did. But, since christianity teaches that the bible is perfect and without errors (infallible and inerrant) we must conclude that the new testament messiah himself ADDED his OWN words to Isaiah and then had the audacity to tell the congregation that everything he had spoken in their presence WAS SCRIPTURE. Either the new testament messiah can’t read or he’s a FALSE PROPHET. Deuteronomy 18:22 was talking about people like the new testament messiah and Saul of Tarsus. The new testament messiah attempted to use TRICKERY AND DECEPTION to apply (attribute) Isaiah’s words TO HIMSELF as the fulfillment of prophecy – but Isaiah 61:1,2 ISN’T A PROPHECY AT ALL: Isaiah 61:1,2 is Isaiah’s description of his own mission, purpose and calling. The new testament messiah basically told the congregation, “Isaiah was talking about ME!” (identity theft) <— Isaiah wasn’t talking about some other person in the future. Isaiah was talking about himself at that exact moment. The new testament messiah attempted to steal Isaiah’s words and apply them to himself (validating himself as a prophet and the fulfillment of prophecy), not to mention ADDING his own words to Isaiah’s words, and then declaring his and Isaiah’s COMBINED words, as scripture. The new testament messiah is a false prophet, a counterfeiter, an imposter and a liar.