Q. I believe somewhere I heard that the early prophets actually did “talk” with God and that is how they wrote the exact wording of what God said and it’s not their paraphrasing but God’s Wording and that this all stopped with the last prophet Malachi to give way for the Christ to appear. So instead of God giving instructions only through prophets’ dreams, He sent His Son – is this correct? In other words instead of the prophets’ dreams, they actually did speak with God.
A. Hebrews 1:1-2 tells us that Old Testament prophets received direct revelation from God in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom He created the universe. Reading the accounts of Old Testament prophets you can see these various ways included dreams and visions as well as actual conversations, whether in the spirit or in person.
2 Peter 1:20-21 says, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”