The common definition of prophecy, is a “prediction” of future events. Anyone can prophesy their future by the words of their own mouths. It can be either be a positive prophecy or a negative one. It all depends upon the speaker, what they want and what they believe about life.
In reality, whatever we have in our lives today, is a result of the words we spoke over ourselves, in the past. It’s a matter of choice. If you believe you will fail in life, you will fail indeed. If you believe you will be a success in life, then you will succeed indeed. There is power in the words that we speak. The Bible says that “death and life” are in the power of your tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Some would even call this “self-fulfilling”prophecy.
HOW IS DIVINE PROPHECY DIFFERENT?
The Biblical definition of prophecy also means to predict the future, but it is no longer mankind speaking his words, but it is God speaking His words through His people. This is what is called “divine prophecy.”
When God speaks prophecy over our lives, it is usually something so great, that we know it’s not anything we can do in our own power. It’s an impossible prophecy to fulfill without God’s help. God’s thoughts are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9). When Almighty God prophesies to us, He reveals His plan for our lives. This is a prophecy of destiny.
HOW DOES DIVINE PROPHECY WORK?
If one desires to fulfill God’s destiny for their lives, then he or she must put God’s words in their mouths regardless of what is being spoken in the world around them. It takes both meditation and perseverance to achieve one’s divine destiny.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Joshua 1:8 KJV
If one desires to fulfill God’s destiny for their lives, one also must be ready to wage a warfare against the enemies of your divine destiny. Not everyone will be thrilled that you are following God’s plan for our life. This is mostly because they don’t know that God has a good plan for every being (Jeremiah 29:11). God is no respecter of persons. He reveals His plan to those who want to know Him and His ways.
Finally, you will also have to fight your own fears and doubts, while withstanding the criticism and doubts of others. Still, fulfilling your divine destiny should be the passion of every human heart. It’s the place of real satisfaction in knowing that you have completed that which you have been created to accomplish in this life.
So, wage a good warfare with your prophecies and reap the rewards of your divine destiny.
“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience . . .”
I Timothy 1:18-19a KJV