When God gives you a prophecy, it’s because he cares about your life. A prophetic word is only a word that comes from the Lord, to give you a snap preview of what lies ahead of you. It may be a good word or a warning of what may be coming your way. It’s may not be absolute as some people think, unless the Lord makes it clear to you as he did with David, that the child he got with Bathsheba will die. No amount of fasting ever changed a thing, and when the reality sunk in, David had fasted but still the child died.
Many times, when God brings such a word, he is always focused on your future, not your past, but how you respond to it is the determining factor, however how bad the message was.
In Isaiah 38, king Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. On his death bed, the prophet Isaiah went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” [Isaiah 38:1]
Did Hezekiah take it as the prophet had prophesied? No way, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, He said Lord, remember how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. [Isaiah 38:2-3]. The Lord is gracious indeed. Hezekiah’s cry in prayer was heard in heaven.
Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘this is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city. “‘This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised: I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.’” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down. [Isaiah 38:3-7]
Hezekiah reaction makes me love the Lord more. He listens and he can overturn a decision based on your prayer.
The funny thing is this, another priest in scripture was approached by the Lord, and judgment was hanging on his family, yet he never took the initiative to cry to the Lord for mercy. I believe the Lord word for him, however how harsh it was, was just a message to make him feel for his family and pray for it.
The Lord said to Samuel “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family—from beginning to end. For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God, and he failed to restrain them. Therefore I swore to the house of Eli, ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.’ [1ST Samuel 3:11-13]
Brethren, this looks an absolute decision from the Lord but Eli’s response to this was “He is the Lord; let him do what is good in his eyes.” [vs 14]
Eli shows he had given up. He even never prevailed again to his sons to repent for their sins. He threw in the towel and for real, if you read chapter four, the word came to pass and his family, with him included dies in one day as the Lord had said it.
Saint of God, maybe you come from those homes where you know and you know the curse of the Lord is hanging on you, based on the many sins they committed. The sins are not an issue before the Lord, but your prayers and intercessions to God for mercy is all that matters. God is mighty to save and his prophecy comes only to turn the hearts of his people towards him. He sent Jonan to proclaim his judgment on Nineveh and when they bowed down in repentance, the Lord remembered mercy and saved his people from eminent dearth. Every word you hear from the Lord needs a response from you. God brings such messages our way because he loves us. Always respond to the word of God, whenever he speaks to you, on what is a head of you. God bless you


  1. Thank you for posting this encouraging message of God’s mercy and his righteousness, God used this post to speak to me about my current situation.


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