When the Lord gives a prophecy, it can be compared to placeing the prophet on a mountaintop. When the prophet looks out to another mountaintop he can see the prophecy clearly so he can record it. But the distance and terrain that has to be traveled and traversed in between is uncertain. Sometimes there are many smaller peaks in between with many rivers and rough terrain that must be dealt with.
To the prophet’s eyes, it appears right before him. But it must not be forgoten that there is no flying there. Sometimes the walk is far and time consuming to reach the mountop where the prophecy takes place. Sometimes there are multiple or partial fulfillments in between. Many old testament prophets never saw the fulfillment of their prophecies.
A true prophecy of the Lord is always fulfilled, but in the Lord’s timing. Many people who read a true prophecy misinterpret the time and distance until it’s fulfillment. When it does not happen in their timing, they make the mistake of discrediting it. But read the following two portions of Scripture that put it in perspective:
“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. (2 Peter 3:3-4, 8-9 NLT)
“I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.” (Matthew 5:18 NLT)
We are truly living in the end times. God’s Word firmly attests to the fact that we will know the season, but will not know the exact day or hour. Anyone who claims he does, is a liar and a false prophet. We are warned of many false prophets in the end times:
For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand. (Mark 13:22-23 NKJV)
We are instructed to test and only hold onto what is true in alignment with the written Word of God along with the testimony of the Living Word who lives inside us:
Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. (I Thessalonians 5:19-22 NKJV)
I have stated a new page that can be found on the headliner of my blog website with the title ‘Prophecy‘.
There are literally thousands and thousands of prophecies that can be found on the internet. There are very very few that I would put any stock in. But I have listed a few that I believe by the confirmation of the Holy Spirit are true. Because America has turned its back on the Creator, has become greedy, is filled with debauchery, and is guilty of spilling innocent blood – what is contained in these prophecies coincides with each other and are in line with the nature of God according to the Bible. Many people forget that innocent blood that has been poured out, cries out to God from the land (Genesis 4:10).
I got a copy of the prophecy ‘Dire Days Ahead’ back in 2006, which was 2 years before the financial woes of 2008. I thought that maybe it would be fully fulfilled then, but the Lord found it merciful to hold off for a short time until it’s complete fulfillment. It so much reminds me of the Lord dealing with the Kingdom of Judah before the final collapse into 70 years of captivity. We truly worship a long suffering God!
I also find it haunting that the ‘Dire Days Ahead’ prophecy mentions that we will bury our loved ones with our own shovel. I found this odd except in the case of a deadly disease running rampant or nuclear fallout. Something to definitely think about and make sure we are always prayed up, packed up, and ready to go. Or as the prophecy warns, “Set your house in order.”