Thinking God’s Thoughts

While I was originally taught that prophecy died out long ago, my supernatural experiences in college began to teach me that it is still entirely possible to hear the voice of God. It took me awhile to figure this out because I thought that God’s voice must be overly surreal and obvious. After all, the…

Human Response Can Change Prophecy (Pt 3)

We often say that if a prophecy doesn’t come true, the prophet must therefore have been a false prophet. While this is rationally and even Biblically true (Deut 18:15-22), this is only one aspect of the prophetic genre. God shows Jeremiah that prophecy is a bit more complicated than this. The word that came to…

Some of Jesus’ Predictions Already Happened (Pt 2)

We have to admit in analyzing the New Testament that the early church thought Jesus was serious about coming back really soon. Waiting a few millennia was not at all the way they interpreted Jesus’ prophetic statements. In Mark 13 He said he’d be back before a generation passed and so the New Testament authors…

Prophetic Delay (Pt 1)

In Mark 13, Jesus prophesied that a lot was going to happen after He left the earth. He claimed that people would pretend to be Him; that there would be rumors of war and actual wars in which kingdoms and even families would rise up to fight each other; that there would be earthquakes and…

Prophecy Isn’t Just About the Future

It seems to many of us that if prophecy is real, it is all about the future. This misunderstanding comes to us in a few different ways: (1) When we typically hear about prophecy, we hear about it being fulfilled; (2) the only unfulfilled prophecies many Christians consider legitimate are the ones the Bible says…