Prophets were foundational to the church. The Bible tells us the church was “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20). The prophet proclaimed a message from the Lord to the early believers and their message varied from person to person. Sometimes, a prophet’s message was revelatory, bringing new revelation and truth from God. Other times, the prophet’s message was predictive. In the New Testament, the gift of the office of prophet was a temporary one granted by God for the purpose of building His Church. Contrary to the apostles, who had broad ministries, these men had localized ministries within local churches. We see these examples in Acts, highlighting prophets in the church. The truth is God can give someone a message to deliver to someone else and also reveal the truth to someone in a supernatural way. God can also enable that person to deliver that message others. Ezekiel and Daniel, known as the Major Prophets are easy to focus on – many of us caught up in the excitement of their stories. The Minor Prophets are easy to overlook; however, they are just as important and significant in the sharing of the Gospel. All you have to do is stop to uncover what lies inside their messages. Here are five hidden prophets of the Bible that all Christians should know.