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Color red speaks of blood. Life is in the blood. Eternal life is bought with the blood.

Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel did not need any trances or altered states of spirituality in order to connect with God. God anoints His prophets even before they are conceived on earth. However, as it was the case with Elijah, who anointed in his stead Elisha, when told so a prophet obeys the Almighty and then anoints another another for a prophet. Based on this fact we learn that prophetic anointing cannot be shared; when one prophet is about to depart he or she can anoint another in his or her stead. Elisha died and did not anoint anyone else in his stead. The original Elijah's anointing, which was now on Elisha was mot transferred to another, as a result God's Spirit was hovering over Elisha's bones. When accidently a dead man fell into Elisha's grave that strange man came to life. We learn that God's Spirit cleaves to the anointed to perform even though he be dead. (»More on Prophetic Anointing in the Old Testament) In the New Testament we deal with different kind of prophets. One of those prophets was Agabus.

[Acts 21:10-14] As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. [11] And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’” [12] When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him not to go up to Jerusalem. [13] Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” [14] And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, “The will of the Lord be done!” Although God sent His prophet to warn Paul of the dangers Paul seemed to have ignored the warning.

Evangelist Philip: [Acts 21:9] had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.