The Company (School) of the Prophets

2. Prophet Samuel

2. Prophet Samuel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever heard of “The Company (School) of the Prophets?”

After Saul was anointed King of Israel, the prophet Samuel prophesied several things to him which are recorded in 1Sam 10.

1 Sa 10:5
After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company* of prophets
KJV
Samuel told Saul to join himself to them and he would become a new man:

1 Sa 10:6
And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
KJV
People say that things of this nature cannot be learned, yet here is a clear example that they can be.

1 Sa 10:9-10
And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.
10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
KJV
People were astonished by this! That this guy whom they knew all their lives and who knew his father could be prophesying among the band of prophets:

1 Sa 10:11
11 It came about, when all who knew him previously saw that he prophesied now with the prophets, that the people said to one another, “What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”
NASU

Could this happen to you? I have personally felt this calling upon my life since I was born again in 1974. In the spring/summer of ’75 I served under the tutelage of a man with this function for 3 months, day in and day out. In August of that year I was sent to serve under another prophet for a year. After that year I moved in with him and his family and lived on the property with them for the next 3 years. At the end of that time, he united my wife and I in Holy Matrimony.

If you have read anything about the prophets you know that they were not particularly popular among the group they were called to prophesy to. Many were killed by them including our Lord. I know that there are some people reading this who feel this calling upon their lives and it is my intention to make this obvious to you and in turn, those to whom you personally minister, your sphere of influence.

The vast majority of the time a prophet prophesies, it is not foretelling the future, but forth-telling, calling God’s people back to His Word; showing them where they are OFF the Word (which few enjoy) and showing them how to get back ON the Word. This will prove to be an exciting venture.  I look forward to hearing from you.

God bless.

*OT:2256 chebel or chebel —

1) a cord, a rope, territory, a band, a company
a) a rope, a cord
b) a measuring-cord or line
c) a measured portion, lot, part, region
d) a band or company
(from The Online Bible Thayer’s Greek Lexicon and Brown Driver & Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, Copyright © 1993, Woodside Bible Fellowship, Ontario, Canada. Licensed from the Institute for Creation Research.)

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About fredswolfe

I was born in 1949 and raised in Paris, Illinois. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967 and received an assignment to serve aboard the U.S.S. Mauna Loa, AE-8 off the coast of Vietnam. During my three years and nine months of active duty, I toured the Mediterranean Sea twice and the Caribbean Sea once. What an experience to look back on! I was separated from the Navy three months early to attend College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Near the end of my first term as Student Body President, I received Jesus Christ and became born again in 1974. I have been studying the Bible, The Word of God and teaching others ever since. I have been married for thirty five years to my wife Joanne, from Whitestone, New York. We are the proud parents of two grown sons and two granddaughters and two grandsons. We have lived in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California, where we now make our home, in Marina Del Rey.

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