Mattias the Prophet

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Intro

Numbers 12:6
And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

I want to make clear that I am not better than my fathers.

1 Kings 19:4 KJV
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

It has come to me that I should prophecy.

(I Corinthians 14:1-3 [KJV]) 
[1] Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
[2] For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him ; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 
[3] But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
(I Corinthians 14:29-40 [KJV])
 [29] Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
 [30] If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
 [31] For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
 [32] And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
 [33] For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
 [34] Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
 [35] And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
 [36] What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
 [37] If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
 [38] But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
 [39] Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
 [40] Let all things be done decently and in order.

This is why I am without honour in my own country and among my own kin and in my own house.

(Mark 6:4-6 [KJV])
 [4] But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
 [5] And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
 [6] And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

I believe God has given me the gift of prophecy by the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 KJV
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 
[5] And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 
[6] And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 
[7] But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 
[8] For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 
[9] To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 
[10] To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 
[11] But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Prophets and churches

It says God has set prophets in the church.

1 Corinthians 12:27-29 KJV
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 
[28] And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 
[29] Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

But I don’t believe the local churches are churches of God since they try to kill the prophets just like they did in the Old Testament.

Acts 7:51-52 KJV
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. 
[52] Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

So I don’t enter the local churches. Scribes and Pharisees run the local churches.

Matthew 23:29-39 KJV
[29] Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 
[30] And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 
[31] Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 
[32] Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. [33] Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 
[34] Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 
[35] That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 
[36] Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 
[37] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 
[38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 
[39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The priests want false prophets in the churches, Jeremiah 5:31.

(Jeremiah 5:30-31 [KJV])
 [30] A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
 [31] The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Prophet Mattias requirements

I believe that what is required of me as a prophet is to always pray to God about everything and do as God tells me to do.

For examples of a prophet you can look at 1 Kings 20, Jonah, Acts 7:52, 1 Kings 13, 2 Kings 1:10-12, Acts 11:27-28, 1 Kings 19.

What to prophecy about?

A prophet can prophecy about anything that God tells him to prophecy about.

A prophet can prophecy about physical death.

2 Kings 20:1 KJV
In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

But maybe it’s more important to prophecy about the eternal life.

John 3:18 KJV
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Or prophecy that it is an evil time and the prudent shall be quite.

(Amos 5:6-15 KJV)
 [6] Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth–el.
 [7] Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
 [8] Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
 [9] That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
 [10] They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
 [11] Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
 [12] For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.
 [13] Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
 [14] Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
 [15] Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Or else I might die.

Romans 11:3 KJV
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

I am only a prophet.

End of prophecy

There will come a time when I will stop prophesying.

(Zechariah 13:2-6 [KJV])
 [2] And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
 [3] And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
 [4] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
 [5] But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
 [6] And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Oppressing the prophet

Oppression maketh a wise man mad.

Ecclesiastes 7:7
King James Version
7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.

Why call yourself a prophet

First of all not everything I say is true. Its like God and Mattias, or God in Mattias. Desire that you may prophecy it says in the bible.

(I Corinthians 14:1 [KJV]) Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

I noticed Gail Riplinger used the phrase God and Riplinger[1][2]. So I can use the phrase Prophet Mattias.(I am not against her using that phrase btw, though I don't agree with everything she says).

Prophets in this era?

Can a believer during this time be a prophet. Some people claim that there are no prophets today. That there are teachers but not prophets. Like in 2 peter 2.

(II Peter 2:1 [KJV]) But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Some claim that 2 Peter 2:1 proves that there are no prophets in the new testament era. That they are replaced by teachers. But Ephesians 4:11-12 teaches otherwise

(Ephesians 4:11-12 [KJV])
 [11] And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
 [12] For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

We can see in Eph 4:11 that there does exist prophets in the new testament era.

How did Mattias become a prophet

I was sitting in a church and felt a depression coming and it came to me desire that you may prophecy and the spirit of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

(I Corinthians 14:1 [KJV]) Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
(I Corinthians 14:32 [KJV]) And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

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