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2 Peter 1:21
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
The Apostle Peter gives more understanding concerning the ministry of the prophet. He said prophecy has no origin in human will, but that people were carried along by the Holy Spirit in order to speak the oracles of God.
There appear to be at least two kinds of prophecies in the Bible that most believers are aware of. There is the prophecy to an individual from a God-ordained prophet that tells a person something he or she may or may not know about themselves that brings conviction and sometimes destruction upon that person. A case in point would be the prophet Daniel prophesying to Belshazzar that his kingdom would fall that night, and it did. Only God could give that word to Daniel, and only the Holy Spirit could strengthen him to prophesy the word. The other kind of prophecy is the prophet who sees a victory in a person’s future that the person, when they hear it, ends up spending the rest of their life running towards it until it occurs. The best New Testament example is Jesus prophesying to and directing His disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone. It was something they were encouraged to do. Once again, the prophets were enabled to prophesy because they were carried by the Holy Spirit. Always “Remember Who Is Carrying Your Good Word.”
I’m asking You to carry me to spread prophetic encouragement to everyone I meet today. Amen