About Prophecy

Just a predictive ability does not make a prophet, nor is prophecy simply a regurgitation of what has been made known to the prophet.

Prognostication. Divination. Prophecy

Many take prophecy to mean ‘making predictions.’ The understanding here is that God speaks to a prophet who simply quotes Him. But this is only half the story. For those who know, predicting the future is not a way to describe what a prophet does. Just a predictive ability does not make a prophet, nor is prophecy simply a regurgitation of what has been made known to a prophet. The prophet is first and foremost called to God’s righteousness; to live a righteous life and to model it, showing to everyone else how God wants us to live in the world. This is the only setting that gives prophecy meaning; for the prophet not only to tell us but to show us. In other words, a prophet’s life will model absolute obedience, even when he or she is feeling stupid about it. The reason is that God’s wisdom which the prophet operates in actually neutralizes his or her own wisdom. Following the line of this thought, because other things may behave and act like prophecy, a distinction has been made here.

Prognostication is the ability to predict future events based on present signs and symptoms in the environment. An economist for example, will be able to predict a recession by simply observing trends in the economy. Divination on the other hand looks to the unseen or the supernatural–gods, spirits, powers of the unseen world–in order to interpret what is happening in the world, or in order to predict future events.

Prophecy is God’s divine will and purpose, revealed to a prophet, and keeps human beings informed of what God’s intentions are regarding His created earthly space–the world–and how He wants people who live in the space to relate to Him and to one another. It may also identify specific issues in the world or in our local environment and what God plans to do about them. Above all, this will let us know that human life is to be lived to please God in any circumstance. So what is the relationship between these three?

There is a little bit of a prophet in every human being but the ability to make prognostications may also involve specialized training, an economist for example. People are able to make predictions based on anything; real life experience, training, knowledge of the environment among others. Prognostication and divination could behave like prophecy but they are not. In these instances, people by their own effort try to draw information to fulfill a need but with prophecy, the prophet’s role is to receive. He plays no role in when God releases His information or what He uses it for, but the prophet must handle the messages according to the revelation–living, working, and moving only by obedience. If it is not Holy Spirit inspired, it is not prophecy, it is divination.

Prophecy

The Miriam-Webster dictionary of English language defines prophecy as “an inspired utterance of a prophet.” It further refers to prophecy as “a prediction of something to come.” While these two descriptions are accurate, the dictionary tells us still that it is “specifically: the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose.” There’s hardly any description that can be more accurate, because prophecy is about God and His Word and how He plans to use it to affect human life on earth.

To do that, He separates some people to Himself, called prophets, and put His Word in their mouth, to speak to whoever and in whatever place of His choosing, and to speak exactly what He says to them–no more and no less. In GOD’S END-TIME MOVES, shown below, the topic of Prophecy occurs in chapter six, page 58. And will here give the first few lines regarding this topic, in order to help others better appreciate God and His will for His creation.

“Prophecy is God’s stated intentions communicated through a prophet. It is usually a statement of what He wants to do or bring about in the world. God communicates His intentions to a human being, a prophet, who has been enabled by God to hear Him speak.” This is the crux of the matter; that God, by His own wisdom alone, chooses those whom He enables to receive messages from Him for onward transmission to fellow human beings, with only one purpose in mind–to enable us live in His created earthly space the way He would have it done. In other words, the prophetic utterance is given to mankind to help us understand how we ought to relate to God and to one another, and above all, to please God. There is no living a Godly life which is not based on His will. To do His will is to hear His truth, to believe it and live it.

Prophetic utterances and declarations, based on visions and revelations, are given solely for one purpose; to reveal God’s will and how to do it. All other things follow once this is in place. And the numerous other attendant things following such revelations and/or visions fall into one of two categories. Is it pleasing to God? or is it in opposition to God’s will? Put another way, are all our motives and intentions right with God, or have the people, including the prophet, set out to please themselves?–2 Timothy 3:2 & 4. Prophecy is Word revealed by God to do what He says it will do or can do.

Wisdom, Prophecy, & Vision

Does God use a different kind of wisdom separate from the one He allows us? The answer is no. Just as there is only one Holy Spirit, there is one wisdom from above –James 3:17. The difference between God and humans is at what level we participate in these gifts. These gifts emanate from God and He does not struggle to use them, but we do.

Wisdom is a gift from God. It is know-how. When we live by God’s wisdom, He by that wisdom teaches us how to do the things of God, or to do things that are pleasing to God. In an active relationship with God, wisdom cannot be missing, but forms the dynamic foundation for the relationship which operates through the Holy Spirit. And this is the wisdom that acknowledges God and rightly accords first place to Him above all that exists, seen and unseen. But human wisdom by itself is not necessarily that elevated because it can be put to good and evil use. So when the Bible speaks of the ‘wisdom of the wise’ it refers to the wisdom that is worldly based; that is, from human understanding which denies God. Here, we speak of the wisdom which is a gift from God through the Holy Spirit, and which seeks to please God always. So what relationship has wisdom with vision and prophecy?

Prophecy exists and operates by the wisdom of God. And so does vision. There is no prophecy that exists outside of God’s wisdom, and visions and revelations have no life of their own without wisdom from above, unless of course they exist outside the realm of Christianity. Christianity here by extension or by inclusion reaches back to God’s revealed Word to Israel and the prophets arising therefrom. The gods of the nations, by contrast, also have their own utterances and revelations, which are classed outside of biblical prophecy.

Prophecy and vision are in line with God’s wisdom to do only one thing–God’s will! And the offshoots can go in various other directions. This blog space therefore, propheticwisdom.vision, is here to connect for you and for all, how God uses these three elements to advance His will on earth and to keep man, His creation, connected to Him for all time.

Wisdom–The Principal Thing!

Wisdom Is The Principal Thing!

The Bible says that wisdom is the principal thing; it is the main thing! You have all the learning, formal and informal. You have acquired much knowledge. You have the training to excel at what you do, you do not seem to lack anything and are probably doing well in life. Is there any person somewhere who says you still lack something?

Well, the Bible says wisdom is the most important thing. To put your knowledge, your learning, skills, and life experiences to work, you certainly will need wisdom. Wisdom will be reflected in the decisions you make, in the associations you keep, in how you relate to and with others. Indeed, the total flow of a person’s life can show to us the level of wisdom available to the person and at use by that individual. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” –Proverbs 4:7 (KJV). By this Bible verse, we understand that the wisdom that works is one that seeks knowledge and understanding. In other words, the wisdom that uses facts and truth to justify its position is the most important thing. This is the kind of wisdom that will stop those operating in society from jumping to conclusions based on blind loyalty to others for example, because they will be informed by truth and facts.

To help us understand how this wisdom should work, Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” In other words, ‘the fear of the Lord,’ meaning the acknowledgment of God, His ways and His truth which all give us knowledge and understanding of who he is prepare the human mind to live and act by wisdom. Contrast this with ‘fools despise wisdom and instruction.’ That means these ones are not actual people of wisdom even though they can be wise in their own eyes, as is most often the case. God’s Word admonishes us to turn away from this kind of wisdom which leans on our own understanding to navigate the world–Proverbs 3:5-6. And is the parent of division, sectionalism, hatred, envy, and everything else which acts contrary to God’s ways. “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” –James 3:16.

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive (to God’s ways), full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” –James 3:17. GET THIS !

Wisdom!

Wisdom is Know-how. It is the greatest attribute of God yet. Then you ask, What of His power, His love, and all other great qualities associated with Him? Your question may be well thought-out, but this is the reality. He is an all-powerful God, but even God does not use His power without Wisdom. And so He devised a strategy for the well-being of the physical person on earth, and that will be called love (John 3:16). But love does not exist in a vacuum, it should and does live in our hearts. And something requiring a response, whether it is from human to human, or from God to people. As God would also have it, how to respond to His Love is also found in the scripture given above, among others.

Essentially two forms of wisdom can be identified–Godly Wisdom, and worldly wisdom. They have been portrayed in God’s Word as being opposed to each other. While worldly wisdom is concerned with the needs of the physical person and how to make it and/or make a mark on earth, for example, 1 Corinthians 3:18-20, Godly Wisdom on the other hand is concerned with the ‘prosperity’ of the total person on earth–body, soul, and spirit.

For insight on how Godly Wisdom works, James 3:17-18 among others provides a good example. “But the wisdom from above is first pure… impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” To get a good view of how God’s Wisdom works, it is important to look at some of the words used in this Bible verse: Pure–purity, impartial–impartiality, sincere–sincerity, righteousness–a harvest of righteousness, peace. How many times a day does anyone find people who are filled with and exhibit these virtues? Is that the problem of man on earth then? Worldly wisdom marks the fall of man, but Godly Wisdom marks the point of restoration. We can make it work! Return to God today and to the virtues His Word has clearly made known to us, and then submit. Submission is the key, and operates by wisdom from above. By this is meant that you need to tune in to that wisdom to experience the full potential of not what you think you can be, but what God wants you to be. Watch out for more on Wisdom!

Hello! Happy New Year

It’s been quite a while. Actually like an extended holiday, unplanned though that may be. Some say 2020 crept up on us, others say it was fast paced. In any event, this is 2020 and grateful for this as with others preceding. Yet it is common knowledge that human experience mostly shows that in any given year, there will be events that bring joy and fulfillment, while others may not be so fortunate.

Planning for the year ahead may be based on previous experiences or on new and relevant information and/or learning, all aimed at having a better year ahead. While this may be based mostly on human wisdom, there is nothing wrong with it except there is a higher wisdom. The wisdom from above shows us how to prosper beyond material benefits. The question then is how can we find that wisdom and more importantly, how can we make the best use of it?

The answer appears a little far fetched. Who needs wisdom from above from one maybe who does not experience the same life situations as those who live on earth? How can any learn to be sympathetic with those going through problems they have never encountered? The answer is called listening. There is nothing the Lord God does better than to listen to those who will call on Him. To have your needs addressed to God with a view to finding a solution, you need to know first of all that He is listening each time anyone finds the resolve to speak to Him. He is the God of Us. He listens! Set out in the new year to speak to God and to learn how to do it effectively.

Are We All In?

Do we all practice Christianity who claim to be Christians? How great would that be! However, there appears to be a basic misunderstanding, but which can be corrected, in order to practice the faith in a healthy manner.

To start with, Christianity is a totally New Testament experience. It is about Christ working through the Holy Spirit. So Christianity is not part Judaism and part about Christ. It is about Christ and the Holy Spirit. Yes, they have a common origin, and the same God, but with an active relationship with God which must now pass through Christ.

Every Christian teaching will use both the Old and the New Testament as the complete Word of God. Any faith whose teaching is based only on the Old Testament or on the Torah alone is not Christianity, nor can it teach Christianity because Christianity is based completely on the working of the Holy Spirit. And any expression of the Christian faith will acknowledge, teach, practice, and show examples of what the following Scripture passages teach.

  • John 3:3
  • Acts 1:8
  • Acts 2:1-8
  • Acts 19:1-7
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

Many have attempted to be teachers of the Christian faith while taking their references only from the Old Testament and from the Torah. Cogent as those traditional beliefs and cultural practices may be, they do not constitute Christianity, even though they may be instructive in understanding the Christian faith. Become born again! And enjoy the fullness of God’s Word.

Scripture Evidence

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WALKING BY GOD’S TRUTH

By Authority of God’s Word

Scripture Evidence

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God… 2 Timothy 3:16-17

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they never glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 1:20-23 (NIV)

There’s never been a time more fitting for this kind of description of humanity than now. Some have become their own gods, and others have made other men gods over them–mostly for material wealth.
See Romans 1:21-23

And the Wisdom of God asks, Why? Do you not see evidence of God everywhere you look? And is it difficult to give the praise and glory to the “King of nations?” –Jeremiah 10:7.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

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Starting Out!

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Welcome to this BLOG POST! We are in for a great time. However, what this is about is not always the easiest thing to explain, yet it’s on the lips of most people everyday, because people are interested in knowing who they are as human beings, and nothing addresses that more than spirituality.

Following my call in August 1995, part of the instruction to me was to set down in writing what it is that the Lord speaks to me, which comes by visions and revelations. Prophecy is received in the same way. And so I have done that in the past twenty-four years including blogging.

As a child growing up, I was given to a life of dreams and revelations, so keen I was nicknamed Joseph the dreamer. I could have a dream in the night for a matter that would happen the next day just as I had seen it in the revelation.

Why Blog Publicly

The easiest and most direct response is that I blog to answer my call. As a writing prophet, which was part of the revelation to me during my call, I have recorded messages from God in all kinds of ways–in note book after notebook, in single sheet paper, on plain sheets, in diaries, in planners–whatever is available when I need to make a recording, including so far two published books. In 2007 it was specifically laid in my heart to start blogging, a medium which I hardly knew and which I had not used before. But I started blogging anyway. That as I came to know it was the first exposure to Prophetic Evangelism–the core of my work and call.

Blogging Interests

Prophecy, Wisdom and Vision. In what ways are they connected? And what are their roles jointly or separately?

To Whom Addressed

THE CHURCH AND THE NATIONS

The core of my work is addressed to the Church, the Church of God on earth, which will be mostly rendered as the Christian Church. A second part of this work, not in terms of order but as a matter of numbering, is addressed to the nations. The relationship between the nations has never been more important as it will be in this end-time dispensation. A period of great stress is on the horizon. Will it be a time of Might Is Right and Winner Takes All or one that softens hearts allowing Big brothers to care for the have-nots?