Recently we were asked if we felt there were still Prophets in the new testament Church?
The offices or appointments by God are taught by the Apostle Paul starting in "1Cor. 12:6, "there are diversities of operations (offices) appointed by God", (see article on "the Spirituals") and have continued through-out the centuries until this day. I personally know of many who are called and appointed by God to the office of Prophet as well as knowing many who are walking in the gifts (or manifestations) of the Holy Spirit, one of which is prophecy.
There is a difference between office of Prophet and the gift of prophecy, all Prophets will prophesy but not all who prophesy are Prophets. Other giftings or manifestations of the Spirit which are closely related to prophecy are "word of knowledge and word of wisdom", which we will describe later.
Prophecy is one of the gifts or manifestations of the Holy Spirit and the offices of Apostle, Prophet and Teacher are appointments or ordinations by God the Father, YHVH. 1Cor 12
We will continue this article as time is available and hope to have a deeper study in booklet form soon.
Al and Carolyn have been blessed with two adopted sons in their older age, and are praying that their daughter will return.
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Al and Carolyn began in ministry in Pasadena, California while attending Ambassador College and working with Ambassador college Press and the Medical Department.
Carolyn was a nurse and Al an engineer, both served diligently for the members, ministry and the corporation until they were sent out in 1974, to serve under the Pastor in Mount Pocono, Pa, Binghamton and Corning, New York congregations of Worldwide Church of God.
On one very snowy Friday, Al was disabled in a very painful auto accident while preparing the Feast site for Sabbath service and they were forced to sell their home and return to Pasadena where Al could re-cooperate.
Upon their return to Pasadena, they found a totally different Worldwide Church Of God and the Holy Spirit worked their departure from that denomination, and established an independent ministry to the Body of Believers called Greenpastures Ministries.
Since that time, they have travelled throughout the United States and Canada and Pastored several congregations on both east and west coast, preaching and teaching where they have been sent and called.
They have been invited to many different denominations as well as independent congregations in the United States and Canada, and are available on a limited basis to share and minister to those whom God is calling. ================================================