Prophesy

  • Surely the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 BSB
  • eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 1 Cor 14:1 BSB
  • earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual gifts [to be used by believers for the benefit of the church], but especially that you may prophesy [to foretell the future, to speak a new message from God to the people]. 1 Cor 14:1 AMP

PERSONAL PROPHESY

  • Joseph

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. … Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers Gen 37: 2,5 NKJV

Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:46 NKJV

Time to fulfilment: 17-30 (13 years)

Dream – Fulfillment 

  1. Pit 
  2. Potiphar 
  3. Prison 
  4. Prime Minister
  • Abraham 

Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. … Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. Gen 12:4 & 7 NKJV

Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Genesis 21:5 NASB

Time to fulfilment: 75-100 (25 years)

Promise – Fulfillment 

  • What happens in the gap?

Until the time that his word [of prophecy regarding his brothers] came true, The word of the LORD tested and refined him. Ps 105:19 AMP

  • Purpose of prophesy 

the one who prophesies speaks to people for edification, exhortation, and consolation. 1 Cor 14:3 NASB

What to do with prophesies?

  • Believe prophets/prophesy:

Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chr 20:14,15 NKJV

believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 2 Chr 20:20 NKJV

Put your trust in His prophets, and succeed.” 2 Chr 20:20 NASB

  • Write down prophesies:

“This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book. Jer 30:2 NASB

Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Hab 2:2,3 NKJV

  • Hold on to prophesy in wilderness – to have hope & to fight fear:

This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, so that [inspired and aided] by them you may fight the good fight 1 Tim 1:18 AMP

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well 1 Tim 1:18 ESV

Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. Ps 119:49 NKJV

  • If prophesy delayed pray:

in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. Daniel 9:2,3 NKJV

PROPHESY CHANGES US

  • Fact: Abraham and Sarah were already old and well along in years; Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Gen 18:11 BSB
  • Prophesy/Promise: behold, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” Gen 15:4 ESV
  • Faith/Believe: By faith even Sarah herself received the ability to conceive [a child], even [when she was long] past the normal age for it, because she considered Him who had given her the promise to be reliable and true [to His word]. Heb 11:11 AMP
  • Sarah @ 90: Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. Gen 20:2 NKJV
  • Fulfillment: Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised. Gen 21:2 BSB

SUMMARY

  1. Receive Prophesy 
  2. Believe
  3. Changes happen
  4. Fulfillment

പ്രവചനം

  • മകനേ, തിമൊഥെയൊസേ, നിന്നെക്കുറിച്ചു മുമ്പുണ്ടായ പ്രവചനങ്ങൾക്കു ഒത്തവണ്ണം ഞാൻ ഈ ആജ്ഞ നിനക്കു ഏല്പിക്കുന്നു; നീ വിശ്വാസവും നല്ല മനസ്സാക്ഷിയും ഉള്ളവനായി അവയെ അനുസരിച്ചു നല്ല യുദ്ധസേവ ചെയ്ക. 1 Tim 1:18