Hearing from God Almighty. What could be more important than that? Through the ages, prophecy has been a primary way that people have heard from God. Nevertheless, prophecy is often misunderstood. The purpose of this book is to give Christians a basic understanding of prophecy by answering such questions as:
· What is prophecy?
· Is prophecy always about the future?
· Is all prophecy from God?
· Why do some prophecies not come to pass?
· Must I do anything to have prophecies about me come to pass?
This book sets forth some things to consider if you are given a prophecy, and also what you should know if you are going to prophesy to someone. The appendixes will give you a firm grasp of many important aspects of prophecy, such as the differences between the ministry of a prophet and the manifestation (sometimes called “gift”) of prophecy, how to tell a genuine prophet from a false one, what part dreams play in prophecy, and what revelation is and how it comes to the person prophesying. The book closes with a list of many examples of prophecy in the Bible to help you with further study.