Christ, Our Divine Prophet – Excerpt from A. L. Graebner Outlines of Doctrinal Theology
Christ is the promised Prophet to mankind inasmuch as, being Himself the wisdom and the truth and having in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, He in the days of His visible conversation on earth proclaimed unto man the will and counsel of God and the only true way of salvation, predicted future events, confirmed by manifold miracles wrought in His own power the divine authority of His doctrine, imbued with the Holy Ghost and commissioned as His infallible witnesses and messengers His holy apostles, charged all Christians to preach the Gospel unto every creature, gave the power of the keys and the sacraments to His church on earth, instituted the holy ministry, and still performs His prophetic office wherever in His name and by His order, publicly or in private, His truth and doctrine is preached and applied and His ordinances are administered.
(From A. L. Graebner, Outlines of Doctrinal Theology, § 125; reprinted by Scriptural Publications, 2006)
Malachi 3:1 — The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His Temple, even the Messenger of the Covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
Matthew 17:5 — This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.
Ephesians 2:17 — [Christ] came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Acts 3:22 — For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you.
John 1:18 — No man hath seen God at any time. The only-begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.
Luke 10:16 — He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me.
Ephesians 4:11 — And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers … for the edifying of the body of Christ.