Is the Charismatic movement a gift of God to His church? Has God revisited His church with special gifts through the Charismatic movement? The author's answer is a big NO. The special gifts of the Holy Spirit must be understood in line with salvation history. God gave these gifts to authenticate the ministry of the apostles, not as signs of regeneration. Through the Spirit, Christ continues His work in His church through the ordinary means of grace.
This article describes prophecy in the Old Testament, and then looks at the New Testament's view of prophecy in the Old Testament. The author then gives a general description of the nature of prophecy.