Tuesday 21 May 2024

Prophecies | Part Three | What are prophecies?

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig into verse 14 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”"
Prophecies are simply the foretelling or prediction of what is to come. Period. It can also be enlightenment because of inspiration. These inspirations are not limited to God. The devil also inspires people to prophesy. We see the example of the girl possessed by an evil spirit prophesying about the Apostle Paul. [Acts 16:16-19] Other examples, in the scriptures, include divination by sorcerers. Saul's consultation with the spirit of Samuel.

Hence, the need not be so overly fascinated with or by prophecy. It hypnotizes the hearers and seekers and can easily drive them away from the will of God for their lives. False prophecy seeks worship. Their adherents make a god of them, to the abhorrence of God Almighty. Just as you cannot serve God and money, you cannot serve God and a lust for prophecy.

That is what God tells us in Deuteronomy 29:29. It reads,

"“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."

A lust for prophecy is a lust for the secret things, which God ONLY gives in His own time, not ours. God in His wisdom NEVER gives us the whole book of our lives. NEVER. He simply opens each at the right time, when we are ready for it. Until we are ready, the next page and or chapter will not be opened. Our lust for it only opens us up to strange and demonic spirits, who make mincemeat of us.

It is God's prerogative to give a word of prophecy, not ours to lust after it. When we miss the divine order. Abuse is inevitable, as is so prevalent in our society, and church today.

The Saint.

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