One of the Prophecies John received in Revelation
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How to Interpret "Predictive" Prophecies
As much as a prophecy looks predictive, it is not a prediction. God is not a fortune teller. He is
not in the prediction business. Cast aside what the evil one does with his fortune teller - he is
always trying to prevert God's Word.
"Predictive" prophecies are problematic. They caused (and still causing) much divisions and rifts
in the body of Christ. It is important that we view "predictive" prophecies correctly and that
"predictive" prophecies are shared correctly. "Predictive" prophecies may or may not occur
depending on how the people respond to them.
It is important to avoid extreme theology about "predictive" prophesies. One extreme is to say
"predictive" prophesies are not for today. The other extreme is to overreact - "run away" with
"predictive" prophecies. These two extremes had caused divisions in the body of Christ.
Figure out the Condition(s) of the "Predictive" Prophecy
When one receives a prophecy, ask Jesus whether the prophecy is from Him, oneself, or from
the evil one. If from Jesus, discern the correct response to the prophecy. If the prophecy is
"predictive", figure out what is(are) the condition(s).
"Positive" "predictive" prophecies fail because the recipient(s) did not meet the conditions -
conditions like not praying, not believing, not examining inwardly, not repenting of sins, etc.
"Negative" "predictive" prophecies occur because the recipient(s) did not meet the conditions -
conditions not praying, not repenting in behalf of others, etc.
Prophecy: A hurricane will pass through DC.
This prophecy is a call to prayer. If everything happens in its natural course, a hurricane will
pass through DC. This prophecy was actually quoted during the early 90s. That year a hurricane
headed for DC, but blimped around DC, and before continuing northward. People prayed and used
the authority given by Jesus to divert the coming possible destruction.
Is 62:6-7 OOYLT
`On thy walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen, All the day, and all the night, Continually,
they are not silent.' O ye remembrancers of Jehovah, Keep not silence for yourselves, And give not
silence to Him, Till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem A praise in the earth.
Amos 3:7 OOYLT
For the Lord Jehovah doth nothing, Except He hath revealed His counsel unto His servants the
Lk 10:18-19 OOYLT
and he said to them, `I was beholding the Adversary, as lightning from the heaven having fallen;
lo, I give to you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and on all the power of the
enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt you;
Just because something does not happen, does it means that the prophet is false. Prophets are
"watchmen on the wall" and they are to warn God's People when calamities are coming. It is not
God's desire that bad things happen. God warns His People when calamities are coming. It is the
responsibility of God's People to intercede to prevent those bad things happening. The body of
Christ has the authority and power to alters everything including events and nature.
Prophecy: Revival will come to this nation (USA).
This prophecy will happen if fervent prayers are made by God's People. It is NOT an excuse to
not pray. Rather, God's People is to be praying for revival using this prophetic message.
Eph 6:17b OOYLT
... and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,
The Greek word used is Rhema, not Logos. Logos means God's infallible Word, namely the bible.
Rhema means God's fallible Word, namely "predictive" prophecies. God's People is to fight with
"predictive" prophecies (as well as bible) to bring these God's Rhema Words to past.
Too often people hear a nice prophecy and just sit on it. That is wrong. Believers are to
intercede using the "predictive" prophecies as spiritual weapons.
"Predictive" prophecies are not one way streets. It is vital that recipient(s) does(do)
his/her(their) part and trust Jesus to do His part.
Useful Articles (about using "predictive" prophecies)
"What Do You Do When Your Clear Prophetic Word Doesn't Come to Pass?", Jennifer Eivaz, Oct 12, 2015
Powerful Weapons of War, Kim Potter, July 5, 2016
"Warring With Your Prophetic Word", Elaine Tavolacci, Jul 31, 2016
Just One Thing, Kim Potter, Aug 15, 2016
"Are You Following Through On God's Prophetic Word?", Jason Tanksley, Aug 15, 2016
This Could be Why Your Prophetic Word Hasn't Come to Pass, Amber Picota, May 20, 2017
How to Make a Prophetic Decree - A Word, Helen Calder, May 31, 2017
How to Properly Steward Prophecy
This article has been adapted from Chapter 5: "Building Blocks: The Anatomy of a Prophetic Word" in The Prophet book by James W. Goll.
Useful Articles (about administrating predictive prophecies)
Prophetic Passions and Protocols, Francis Frangipane, Sept 2016
In a nutshell, treat "predictive" prophecies as prayer requests from the throne room. For any
given "predictive" prophecy - after deciding it is authentic, figure out whether God wants it
OR does not want it, and then, pray accordingly. Do not live or die based whether the
prophecy come to pass.
Again, God is not a fortune teller and He is not in the prediction business. Treat "positive"
"predictive" prophecies as God's proclamations - these are what God wants. And treat "negative"
"predictive" prophecies as warning messages - these are what God does not want.
If used correctly "predictive" prophecies are blessings from God. "Predictive" prophecies are
God's Rhema Words used to alter history. God's People has the authority and power to establish
God's Kingdom using God's Rhema Words as prayer weapons.
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