The Testimony of Jesus
is the Spirit of Prophecy
Teacher at Pinecrest
“In many separate revelations—each of which set forth a portion
of the Truth—and in different ways God spoke of old to our
forefathers in and by the prophets. But
in these last days he as spoken to us in the person of a Son…”
Hebrews 1:1-3a Amplified Version
Primarily, what the people knew of God in the Old Testament
they learned through the prophets who were God’s mouthpiece.
But the revelation was only fragmentary for no prophet
grasped the whole revelation of God, but expressed only a
part of the truth of God. For example, Isaiah saw the holiness of God
and Hosea His forgiving love.
With the Lord Jesus Christ it was different.
The Greek simply says that God hath spoken to us “in
Son.” The revelation God gave in His Son consisted
not primarily in what was said, as with the prophets, but
in who the Lord Jesus was.
In Revelation 19:10 we see that the testimony of Jesus
is the Spirit of Prophecy.
The life of Christ was a revelation through a personality—in
all he was, and did and said.
The Lord Jesus Christ was the complete revelation of
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. And
the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth” (John 1:1, 14). The Greek translated for “word” was not the
usual Greek word speaking of a part of speech or a sentence;
but is “Logos,” which means “to set forth a concept, an idea
in its complete presentation.” The Logos, the revelation of God, was made flesh
when God came in His Son Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Logos of God—the total
concept of God; God not speaking in parts of speech but through
Many have failed to see the deeper truth for receiving the
Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Act 1:8 says that we receive power to “be witnesses
of the Lord.” This
means that the Lord is after more than just a person who will
speak or do something for the Lord as did the prophets of
old. But rather a people who will become the expression
of His life and through whom He might reveal His nature, character,
and purpose. Thus Jesus
said, “Ye shall be witnesses unto me.”
We have been called to a prophetic people—those who
have the testimony of Jesus.