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Qn "The Prophets Spoke Only The Word Of God, and Not Their Opinions" How Far does this explain Israel and Zimbabwean prophets?(25)



- The above question requires one to show that indeed prophets of Israel were divinely inspired ,same applies with Zimbabwean prophets. Number of so many prophets in Israel were divinely inspired, this cannot be denied .This include the following prophets

 - Moses
 - Samuel
 - Gad
 - Nathan
 - Ahijah
 - man of God "Jadon"
 - Miciah Ben Imlah
 - Elijah
 - Amos
 - Hosea
 - Isiaah
 - Jeremiah

N.B The above prophets were genuine ,hence this indicates that they spoke only the word of God.

 - Among the Israelite prophets ,they were unauthentic prophets ,hence meaning they had their own source .

 - In Zimbabwean context, number of so many prophets claim to be divinely inspired but some of their actions disqualify that. This will be demonstrated on the ongoing article.


 - J Thompson define a prophet as a messenger of God ,B.W. Anderson define a prophet as someone who communicate the divine will ,whereas J Mulienburg define a prophet as a covenant mediator .Israel prophets spoke only the word of God .This is true in the case of Due 18:18,where it's indicated that Yahweh inspired the prophets to deliver their message and the same message was suppose to come to pass, this is recorded in Due 18:22.The message of some Israel prophets came from Yahweh ,this is evidenced by the fulfilment and the use of messenger style of speech even though this style was hijacked by false prophets .Elijah predicted the death of Ahab as he said the dogs will lick your blood ,this is recorded in 1st Kings 21:24.Micaih Ben Imlah prophesied about the defeat of Israel ,perhaps, the death of Israel leaders "I see Israel scattered in mountain…" This came to pass during the Ramoth-Gilead battle as Ahab died ,and the dogs licked his blood .This is evidenced in 1st Kings 22:38 .In Zimbabwean context ,number of prophets claim to be messengers of God, this is evidenced by the fulfilment of their predictions for instance ,documents of Wimbo and indicates that in 1957 ,Wimbo prophesied about Zimbabwe being led by a man with a name of the angel "Gabriel" and it came to pass .Daily News paper in April 28 2016 published headline that Makandiwa had prophesied about the Zambian Xenophobic attacks. All this ,will lead one to suggest that the above named prophets in this case spoke only the word of God .

 - Samuel predicted the future of Israel.He predicted the dangers of having a King, after Israelites had requested for a King ,this is recorded in 1st Samuel 8:4 .The predictions of Samuel are recorded in 1st Samuel 8:11, "These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots".[You can read the above verse using RSV ,to find out about more of his predictions].Some of the predictions came to pass during the reign of different kings in Israel. Jeremiah predicted the death of Hananiah after predicting that Israel will be exiled in Babylon will take 2 years ,this is evidenced in Jeremiah 28:15 and it came to pass in Jeremiah 28:17 .In Zimbabwean context, the predictions of well known prophets has came to pass. All this indicates that the above named prophets spoke only the word of the God,

N.B More examples can be added


 - In as much as it can be said that Israel prophets and Zimbabwean prophets spoke only the word of the God ,it will be a mischief, if one ignore the other side of the coin which postulate that some prophets in Israel spoke their opinions .For instance ,Hananiah who prophesied that Israel will go to exile for two years after using a messenger style of speech ,this is recorded in Jeremiah 28:11.As a result, Israel was exiled for 52 years .Four hundred court prophets during the Ramoth Gilead prophets ,prophesied victory against Syrians ,this is recorded in 1st Kings 22:11.As a result, Israel was scattered .In Zimbabwean context, number of predictions of Zimbabwean prophets has failed to come to pass .For instance [ You can find the website and examples on one of the articles entitled "Genuine Prophets by Witness Dingani and Maregedze " ] Basing on the Due 18:22 ,one will be forced to conclude that they speak their own opinions .Therefore, this is an enough evidence to prove that the above named Israel prophets and Zimbabwean prophets spoke or speak their own opinions.



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