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Prophecy: God’s got something to say

What if I say prophecy is not foretelling or predicting the future?
What if I say prophecy is beyond all of that, it’s much more?
You have every right to be confused. 

Today, my intention is simple; to reveal briefly, but clearly the heart of what prophecy is,  and how we can take full advantage of it in the church. Let’s get into this.

Prophecy is, in simple terms, declaring God’s intentions. Very simple. Don’t get it twisted.

You see,  we need to come to terms with the fact that God is not complicated. Any twists or complications that come with God’s word are not God-ordained. It’s us. 

1 Corinthians 14:3 KJV

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

Jeremiah 29:11. For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.

Prophecy comes to the end that you see God’s intentions as of peace and not evil to give you hope for the future. Prophecy is to the end that you are comforted and encouraged.

If it creates restlessness, fear, lack of sleep, mahn! That’s something else. It’s not prophecy. And if it’s not prophecy, it’s not God. God will never communicate to you by fear. 2 Tim 1:7

For example, if I say to you, “Brother, you are going to enter into some trials that with rock your faith. You will face loads of disappointments in the days to come. Do not fear if your teenage daughter comes home pregnant says the Spirit of the Lord”.  What?!!😱  That’s not prophecy. Not at all. It did not in anyway comfort you, edify or encourage you.  It did not assure your heart that God’s will is good unto an expected end. That message only communicated fear.

What if I say, “Brother, I see the Lord strengthen you in the days to come. He is making crooked paths straight for you. He’s got your back and your daughter’s too. I see a glorious future ahead of her. He will not allow situations to crush you. I believe this is God’s thought towards you in this season”.   Now that’s prophecy! It’s comforting, it’s soothing, it’s refreshing, it’s not scary. That’s how it’s meant to be.

It’s so easy to operate in this expression of God’s Spirit. A prophecy can be as simple as a scripture impressed on your heart for a brother or sister.

It could be as simple as saying to a friend, “be still and know that I am God”. Those words are potent, cos they are inspired by God’s Spirit.

There’s so much to learn about prophecy and other elements of the prophetic. It’s just okay for now to know these basics.  God’s got something to say. That’s the spirit of prophecy. There’s so much for the church to learn from God’s word.

My next post will be talking about what prophecies do to us. These write-ups are not exhaustive at all. We still need to go back to God’s word. These are just basics.

I call you blessed.

‘Seye Maj

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19 thoughts on “Prophecy: God’s got something to say

  1. Nice post. So what do you think about marriage prophecy’s? Specifically one where someone is outside of the marriage prediction and gets disappointed for not being the person predicted to marry the one who got the prophecy? (My story, crazy details withheld lol)

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    1. Well, there is something called the inward witness. It’s nothing spooky. It just means that God gives you a nudge towards His will by His Spirit that resides in you (that’s if you are a believer).

      I believe that no one has a right to predict who anyone is going to get married to. That is not scriptural.
      In fact, what is scriptural is the Bible saying “He who finds a wife has found a good thing”.
      Meaning, the guy was meant to allow God lead him by the inward witness. Meaning he should have followed his heart, not some prediction.
      Every believer has every right to hear from God in his heart.

      I hope this answers your question.
      I’m sorry for what you must have been through. But God wants to speak to the believer, not through some medium.
      And even if a person comes to claim that God said something, God must have told you first. So whatever the person tells you will only be a confirmation of what God has told you. This is because it is only reasonable for a Father to speak to His child directly, not through a third party

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    1. It is sir. But the New Testament format for prophecy is what is seen in 1 Corinthians 14:3
      However, declaring warnings are elements of the prophetic. But it must be to the end that people are comforted, encouraged or exhorted and edified

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      1. Yes sir. My intention is to help us see that prophecy should not communicate fear.
        Even turning back to God (repentance) is communicated by the revelation of God’s goodness as seen in Romans 2:4

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      2. Excellent! Now I get what you’re saying. Yes, prophecy to the believer should be uplifting. The mercy of God speaking to us is always a blessing. Thanks for clarifying.

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