Aaron should be his "prophet" (Exod. 7:1). Moses was to put the words which he had from God into Aaron's mouth. A prophet then is the mouthpiece of another; and Christian prophets are the mouthpieces of the Holy Spirit who entered them at their baptism in The Holy Spirit. As Paul points out in 1 Cor. 14:25, an unbeliever to whom God speaks through a prophet will report, not how wonderful the prophet is, but that "God is in you of a truth", since the prophet has revealed to him secrets that only God could know. This gift of prophecy is then one which we are all to covet.

There can be no greater blessing than to be a prophet and thus enable God to speak whatever He may want to say at any particular moment. All the Children of God are, of course, able to speak for God, if they only repeat the words which He has caused to be written in the Bible. But this is not prophecy, and does not make a man a prophet. A prophet is not a preacher of revealed truth, but is a man through whom God can speak words which He wants said at any particular moment to any particular person or persons. It is an utterance of words which the Holy Ghost wishes to say at that time and place, and will, of course, have a definite aim in the mind of God, which may or may not be known to the prophet. For no prophecy ever comes by the will of man, but of God. When these words have been uttered the prophet's work is done. It remains for those in authority in the Assembly to sift what has been said and take notice of it. For since prophecy is the words of God in the mouth of a prophet it is worthy of the greatest attention, as are all the