It’s such a beautiful thing to work with prophetic guidance. A prophecy is a prediction issued by a prophet. A person instilled with their prognostic powers by a divine being. These prophecies help believers understand how to best position themselves in the present. To take advantage of such prophecies. Proverbs 29:18 (ESV) reads, “Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint”. You have an infinite number of ideas and options at your disposal. A prophecy from heaven will help you restrain yourself within the prophecy’s possibilities. A good prophecy will shape your goals. You are not operating with prophetic insight if the prophecies that come your way cannot be translated into S.M.A.R.T. goals.
A genuine prophet speaks about things to come. Predictions in economics, religion or governance are intended to help people plan. When you have an idea about how things will play out. You are empowered to set superior goals. This highlights the flaws in many modern-day spiritual prophecies. They are unclear and thus ineffective. They lack the logic and common sense, practical application that biblical prophets possessed. Joseph foresaw seven years of famine and a way out. Jeremiah predicted the fall of Judah to Babylon and advised his King to surrender to Nebuchadnezzar. Elisha predicted a seven-year famine and gave the Shunammite woman specific instructions to follow.
Prophecies do not involve seeing exotic visions that have no relevance in everyday life. A prophecy from God will contain intelligence for the people the prophecy is meant for. You are not working with prophetic intelligence, if there are no obvious paths to take. Your prophecies are meaningless unless they are translated into superior goal setting. The big idea is that you have a clear idea of what is coming in the future. And you are able to work towards it. Joseph knew there was a famine coming up, and he positioned his country for it. They made a fortune off the famine. If you don’t know what’s coming up in your industry or how to position yourself for it. What good are your prophets and your own prophetic ability? What are the benefits of all the prophecies so far?