General The Mountain Peak Analogy


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Nov 15, 2020
In the Bible a prophet sometimes speaks about a single future event but, as history progresses, it becomes clear that the original prophecy referred to multiple events.
This is known as the mountain peak analogy, shown by the following illustration:
As you stand in the greater basin of a large city and look toward the mountains, you’ll notice a single high ridge on the horizon. Yet, if you were to proceed directly toward the ridge, you would soon realize that what appeared to be a single ridge was actually a series of hills, valleys, mountains, etc., separated by miles.
See Isa 61:1-2 and Luke 4:16-21; lsa 9:6-7 and Zech 9:9-10.
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Dec 3, 2022
New covenant prophets are bound by what the prophets of old have already said . 1 Corinthians 14:32 They can gain a more clear understanding, they can put together several prophets to see and understand a message or messages. In gatherings of the saints they share what they have learned and the same spirit of God opens the minds of the brethren to know the same things. 1 Corinthians 14:31 In the gathering of saints, 1 Corinthians 14:29-30 there is to be order and in times past in the first century pastors had this duty. Today all of the saints have the prophetic gift each according to their measure of faith. Romans 12:6 A warning to doubters or the ignorant , 1 Thessalonians 5:20 . The main work of a new covenant prophet is, 1 Corinthians 14:3-4 In todays Pentecost church it is nearly impossible for deception and lies to creep in . Todays prophets operate only in the church, not in the world and perhaps with others who say they are Christians.