How did God communicate with man in the Eden? "And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?" Gen. 3:9.
Since the fall, how has God made known His will? "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets." Heb. 1:1.
What was the object of speaking "by the prophets? "Surely the Lord God will do nothing but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets." Amos 3:7.
By what influence did the prophets reveal God's will? "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. " 2 Peter 1:21 (2 Sam. 23:2).
Then what may the gift of prophecy be called? A gift of the Holy Spirit, or a spiritual gift.
What was said regarding the words of God's prophets?" If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream." Num. 12:6.
How were the Lord's words preserved to the people? "Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters." Dan. 7:1 (Jer. 51:60, 61).
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