If you’ve taken the time to peruse my website or know anything about me, then you know that my first published novel, Winter, has a main character with the gift of prophecy. I worked very hard to make sure Winter was not just another “telling the future” type prophetess, but was one that exhibited the characteristics of an actual Biblical prophet. You may not have seen all of those things in the first book, but hang on. I have three more to write.
So it seemed fitting that I write a post describing what a Biblical prophet looks like. You may find it doesn’t quite look like you expect. So what is a prophet? Here are some things to look for. They may not fit all of the Biblical people who are described as being prophets or all the prophets may not exhibit all these characteristics to the letter, but these things make for a simple standard with which to recognize a prophet.