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Is This Prophecing

I had a new co-worker at work approach me and started telling me about my life and my boyfriend and that I didn't love myself he was very mean and very loud and he said it in front of all of my co-workers. He told me that I needed to be exposed. I wanted to know if that was prophecing.

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ebony what you've experienced is someone with a python spirit. this spirit (an example found in Acts) has the tendency to suppose prophetic powers, but is an agent of the devil. you need to take your stand in christ and take authority against it. as jesus command it to shut up and expel it in Jesus name (remember you as a bleliever has that power. also go to your pastor and talk toghether about some intersession times your name ebony intigues me, are you of african stock? if so then maybe voudou from you forefathers could be involved. anyhow succes.
---andy3996 on 1/7/11

NO! That is not prophecing, and there are three reasons why it is not.
1)Prophecing in the biblical sense pertains to revelation-Romans 12:6. Since the bible is the COMPLETE revelation of God there are no more prophecies-1 Cor.13:9.
2)The social purpose of prophecying was to edify (uplift and encourage) the body of Christ.
3)A prophecy is God revealing something that we as humans could not and would not learn for ourself.
This situation sounds like it may had been a bit of intuition at best, and expressed harshly with a selfish spirit
---jay on 1/6/11

Definitely no, this wasnt prophesying.

But Carla, Jesus wasnt the last prophet. Read Acts 11:27-30, Acts 13:1-3, Acts 15:32-33, Acts 21:8-11.
Prophets, i mean Holy-Spirit filled ones do exist.
Paul even had to teach Corinthians (1Cor:14) about prophecy.
---faraicis on 1/6/11

No, this is not prophecing. 1st When you prophecy you ALWAYS use the three E's (edification - build up, exhortation - fire up, and encouragement - mend up). If these are not in place, it is FALSE prophecy. 2nd If it is a prophetic word for an individual that may require them telling the person to repent and get right with God, it should ALWAYS be done privatly and in love and NOT in public to humiliate or condemn - this is of the devil when it is not done this way.
---Leslie on 1/3/11

No, my darlin' that is not prophecing. There will be many that claim to...but it should be for your ears only and in love. Beware that that may have been a test to try your faith and the weight of it. You shall know a true prophet if it need be...they shouldn't come to you in malice and their should be a light unexplainably about them.
---Rei on 1/1/11

The Last Prophet to prophecy was Jesus Christ and when he did he brought salvation and healing. There are NO known Prophets to come as far as the New Testament has revealed to tell any of us anything that the bible has not already prophesied and revealed to us. This is now time for preparation of the soul for the return of Christ. Do not receive anything else into your life unless it is for your well being and bible based scripture to encourage you otherwise it is a FALSE doctrine of lies.
---Carla5754 on 4/2/08

The Spirit is under the control of the Prophet - I go to a church that works in all God's gifts - at no time is the gift telling someone what to do with their cash.

The gifts are for edification and encouragement of the body. it is not for personal communication from God to your neighbor. The rule is if someone gives a personal prophecy it is to be independently verified by two or three witnesses.
looks more like a spirit of control then Word of knowledge.
---Andrea on 8/22/07

No, that is not prophecy. That is butting into your business. Prophecy is something like...God will use you in a ministry in a church. Then later that actually happens. At the moment (I'm tired) I can't remember the exact definition, but I do believe it tells you if you take the spiritual gifts test. Messages are to be given with love. This was not a loving way to do this.
---faith on 8/22/07

Matthew You said: *Your child will not die and the sickness will leave" or John who told Jill "Your mother will leave a great fortune behind I want you to give it to the poor, thus says the Lord"? I tell you the truth, Kathr ,such prophecies were given then and such prophecies are given today.

Many FALSE prophesies are given like this today an many people are getting HURT from it.

---kathr4453 on 8/15/07

Matthew #2: This is what WOF does, and it is not scriptural. Just like anyone going to Vegas, they have a 50/50 chance of being correct, but that does not make them a prophet. OT saints were not indwelt by the Holy Spirit...we are. When the Lord wants to talk to someone TODAY, He doesn't have to go through a WOF fortune-teller to do it...
They would have to be accurate 100% with no misses, disqualifying them on the spot. No one has that one!
---kathr4453 on 8/15/07

Matthew said *"Brother, God told me to tell you that if you don't stop committing this sin that leads to death and repent you won't make it."*

Matthew, That's not Prophesy but common sense.

Do you actually know the sin that leads to death?????

The issue is...Is this *PROPHESY*? Prophesy centers around Jesus ONLY. When we keep that intact, there will be less abuse calling it prophesy...and there is no NEW Prophesy anyway...only proclaiming what is already written.
---kathr4453 on 8/15/07

No, prophecy is where God is speaking through you. A prophet is one who speaks for God (along with many other things). If you think it was the spirit speaking through him, test the spirit. I some how doubt this was God because it just doesn't line up with edification, comfort, etc...
---Paul on 8/14/07

Kathr if you read my second post to mark, scroll down, you will see that i don't believe what happened here in this question was prophecy. God doesn't handle thngs like that.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/14/07

*will say Again...NO, NO, and a thousand times NO,...this person is not a prophet, or anyone doing this kind of thing....they are evil to the core.*

I agree. It doesn't change the fact that there are Godly people who give prophecies to another Christian(someone who knows the Gospel) that says "Brother, God told me to tell you that if you don't stop commiting this sin that leads to death and repent you won't make it."

Proverbs 27:5
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/14/07

3) One last thing. When talking about prophecy we are not talking about giving the Gospel. Paul made it clear prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers. Giving the Gospel need not be discussed when talking about prophecy. I'm not gonna talk about this subject anymore. As for this question being prophecy, I made it clear i believe it isn't a couple of days ago. I understand you misunderstood me and that's ok. No big deal. =)
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/14/07

Matthew, I more than understand that when we preach the GOSPEL that one had a choice then to receive Jesus Christ as savior or reject Him. According to John 3 men are already's life they need to be made aware of, as Jesus told must be Born Again.

The 10 commandments will suffice in showing someone they are a sinner....not a personal insult coming from another sinner.

Co-workers who are rotten to the core. just show LOVE that opens a door to witnessing.
---kathr4453 on 8/14/07

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Matthew #2

Let me ask a question.....would this same man in the question above tell his superior or treat his boss the same loud the whole office could hear???? NO! The man in the question above is abusive, cruel, nosey, crossed boundaries in the workplace and sounds like a control freak who probably got in a fight with his girlfriend or wife, and took it out on the lady above asking the question.

---kathr4453 on 8/14/07

Matthew #3

I will say Again...NO, NO, and a thousand times NO,...this person is not a prophet, or anyone doing this kind of thing....they are evil to the core.

Even Jesus with the woman at the well wasn't MEAN and didn't speak LOUD so all could hear...if He had, there would have been no need for her to bring all her friends back,...they would have been gathering around already!!! His LOVE for her brought them back to Jesus with her. We PROCLAIM the Gospel.

---kathr4453 on 8/14/07

Matthew #4

If the person above had a low self esteem proplem, do you believe it's improved? Hardly! The Gospel isn't about self esteem in the first place. It's about Christ In You, the Hope of Glory. We receive Jesus Christ because we're sinners,not because we have low self esteems. It's people with low self esteems that ABUSE others to begin with. The self proclaimed prophet doesn't love himself, projecting that on others he feels he can get away with doing the BOSS!!!!!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/14/07

19The works of the flesh are ****witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,wrath,strife,seditions, heresies***,

2And though I have the gift of prophecy,understand all mysteries, and all knowledge,....and have not LOVE,I am nothing.

4LOVE is kind,envieth not,vaunteth not itself,is not puffed up, 5****Doth not behave itself unseemly,

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love,joy,peace,longsuffering,gentleness, kindness,faith,meekness,

He was ALL FLESH my friend.
---kathr4453 on 8/14/07

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Kahtr I know the prophecies were for ISrael, and I realize I should of made it clear in my posts. Still though the prophecies were given to the King of Israel and the future of the Kingdom was in the King's hands. He didn't listen to the warning of God. DO you understand that if one falls into sin and doesn't repent they will die? Once you understand that you will know God does give prophecies through people that tell another person "if you don't repent you will die."
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

The Church consists of all individuals in Christ. When a prophecy to an individual is given the Church is very much being edified, since every indiviual is part of the Church. Paul didn't mean prophecy must be given in front of a group of people when he said "Prophecy edifies the Church." If one person is edified than the Church is edified because we all belong to the Body of Christ.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

If a person prophecies in front of one hundred people or more do you then consider it may be true prophecy? As opposed to prophecies in front of one? Why? Since if a prophecy is given to one Church in Georgia then the Church in every state didn't hear it. Neither did the CHurches in Canada,Europe etc. Paul was talking about prophecy in general when he said "Prophecy is for edifiing the Church."
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

If a prophecy is given to one Christian in China and another to five people in Europe and another to a thousand people in Hawaii then the Church is being edified. Don't you see Paul was talking about the gift of prophecy in general not a single prophecy that is given when he said "Prophecy is for edifying the Church"?
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

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We know there are prophecies given that are not written in the Bible. Paul made it clear to desire the gift of prophecy. He mentioned there were prophets in the Early church in the book of Acts. He said better is one who prophecises then one who speaks in tongues.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

Probably hundred's of prophecies were given then at that time that are not recorded, but then why would they they? Do we need to know Bob who told Bill and His wife "Your child will not die and the sickness will leave" or John who told Jill "Your mother will leave a great fortune behind I want you to give it to the poor, thus says the Lord"? I tell you the truth, Kathr ,such prophecies were given then and such prophecies are given today.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

7) One last thing. If a prophecy is given how is it possible for every Christian in the world to hear it? A prophecy is for edifieng whoever it was given to, prophecy, in general, is for edifying the Church.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/13/07

Matthew said: *Don't think that when someone prophecies condemnation that it isn't from God*.

When Jeremiah prophesied, it was to the WHOLE of Israel, not to an individual.

Prophesy in scripture is for building up "the Church" the WHOLE Body of Christ...Ephesians 4....

To use it any other way is not in NT Scripture.
---kathr4453 on 8/13/07

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Matthew: I agree. But there are two kinds of criticism. There is godly constructive critism, which serves to chasten and correct. Then there is diabolical destructive criticism, whose only purpose is to destroy and render people ineffective, with no constructive purpose. When one hears condemnation, it is important to discern which of these it is. If it is the good kind, learn from it. If it is the bad kind, reject it and send it back into the pit it came from.
---Mark on 8/12/07

The Testamony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophesy. All Prophecy and Prophesy is centered around Jesus Christ. Those who claim to have some word of knowledge reading your mind or think they are some 1-900 fortune's of the devil. Whether it's true or not is not the issue. Is it of God is the issue. Even the Devil knows about things in our life, and his purpose is to destroy and kill. Stay away from this fellow and report him. Christians are called to pray for people, not play God.
---kathr4453 on 8/12/07

No, true prophesying will edify not crush you down like that.
---Helen_5378 on 8/12/07

I'd be more then a little wary of this fellow. Prophesying like that sounds more like little voices in his head.
I'd see if your bosses have had a problem before with him, but be cautious.
---Andrea on 8/11/07

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Did he tell you the truth? If he did, theres your answer the truth will make you free. No matter if it hurts your feelings are not.
Jesus told the pharisees they were blind guides
serpents, liars, thieves, and going to hell.
---exzucuh on 8/10/07

No. He was being cruel and humiliating you for whatever sick reason of HIS. He has a problem. If he has the gift of prophecy, he is misusing it. I'm always very leary of the fortune telling types anyway but this guy was inappropriate and cruel so I would stay away from him. May His peace reside in you.
---jody on 8/9/07

Mark edifying means "building up". Jeremiah's prophetic words weren't very appealing. He basically told the King of Israel repent or you will perish. Don't think that when someone prophecies condemnation that it isn't from God. Many of times God is simply warning someone if they don't repent they will perish. It is quite edifying when the person given the prophecy actually listens unlike the king Jeremiah prophecised to.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/9/07

I agree with you Mark, that in regards to the question, that wasn't prophecy. It would have been handled differently.
---Matthew_from_LA on 8/9/07

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The whole POINT of prophecy is to be edifying. If he wanted to be edifying, he would have told you in private, and given you encouragement and advice, not condemnation.

Regardless of where he was getting his information from (whether by natural or supernatural means), the very way he delivered it exposes it as not being prophetic. (If he WERE a real prophet, he should know when and where to speak appropriately - "The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets")).
---Mark on 8/9/07

ebony, sounds more like judging to me.
---Cynthia on 8/3/07

**I wanted to know if that was prophecing.

No. It wasn't even prophesying.
---Jack on 8/3/07

No I don't think it would be prophecing. It would be just his feelings on you and your life. Maybe he done that to be a jerk, being the new kid and all. Ignore him.
---Rebecca_D on 8/3/07

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NO! I do not know what you could call that. This person ought to mind his own business.
---catherine on 8/3/07

No. This person was misrepresenting God. This person would be Known as a false Prophet. Prophets do not represent themselves they are representitives of God. God has an order of doing things and they never go against Gods order. I would smile at the person and take everything they say with a grain of salt.
---Marcia on 8/3/07

Jesus was not always civil and gentle as some say. Remember the whip he made for the backs of some people in the temple? Right in public! And some of the names he publicly called the religious leaders of the day? He was tough on his disciples too.
Ebony, you could ask him if he was prophecying or not.
I don't agree with the co-workers technique but if he is correct then you have the opportunity to take some good advice.
---john on 8/3/07

I would report him as quick as I could bat a lash. He was wrong and out of place and had nothing to do with your situation. If he was a friend and wanted to be helpful, he could have met with you in private and discussed this matter with you. Only with your permission, even then. What business is it of his anyway? This was a long ways from any prophesying. This was meddling and endangerment(he was the one in danger).
---Robyn on 8/3/07

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Did it comfort, edify, encourage, or reveal Christ? If not, it wasn't prophesying, at least not in the Spirit of Christ. Father, in 1 Corinthians and Revelation, gives us the "marks" of true prophecy. It builds up and is the testimony of Jesus Christ. Anything outside of that may be prophecy but it is coming from the wrong spirit.
---Linda on 8/3/07

What this man did is illegal. It is harrassment in the work place. Report him immediately to your supervisor and make sure it never happens again.
---Susie on 8/3/07

No. That was uncouth harassment. The New Testament picture of Jesus knows nothing of uncivil treatment. Jesus was always kind and considerate as He gently called the sinner to repentance. The only exception to this rule was His manner toward false religious leaders. This person was unchristian in his actions toward you and fits the picture of those false leaders. From all such turn away! This is NOT the picture of Christ.
---ed_the_other_one on 8/3/07

No! It probably was repeating office gossip that some hateful person had told him about you. God is love ,and all you saw in that man was mean and loud,if it had been real prophecy God would have the man come to you alone and tell you in a true but kinder way. He wasn't serving God,which a true Prophet does,but was playing God by judging you.
---Darlene_1 on 8/3/07

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Nothing prophetic, he was just being obnoxious.
---notlaw99 on 8/3/07

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