Fulfillment of prophet word.
And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD. And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD. (1Sa 3:19-21 KJV)
All too often there are those who claim to have prophetic insight and are prolific writers, much of what they say is based on bad theology. When their words ‘fall to the ground’ they say nothing and move on to their next book, and nobody holds them accountable.
They can thank God for grace. The Law stated, “However, any prophet who arrogantly speaks a word in my name that I haven’t commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods–that prophet must die. Now, you might be wondering, How will we know which word God hasn’t spoken? Here’s the answer: The prophet who speaks in the LORD’s name and the thing doesn’t happen or come about–that’s the word the LORD hasn’t spoken. That prophet spoke arrogantly. Don’t be afraid of him. (Deu 18:20-19:1 CEB) Ouch! But wouldn’t that make the prophet guard their words?
More tomorrow. . .