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It Seems Everything Is Contrary To What Was Prophesied Over Me

Many times we will get a prophecy and the things prophesied over us seem to be contrary to what we are experiencing. In other words, everything is opposite to what was prophesied over us. Perhaps you got a word about promotion and now in the workplace it all seems to be falling apart. Perhaps there was a promise of breakthrough with relationships and those relationships are now in turmoil. What are you to do? I have a few thoughts on this. First, whenever we receive prophecy, the enemy also hears what is said and now has insight into what God is wanting to do in your life. As a result he will try and oppose that plan. This is why warfare can intensify after getting a prophetic word. This is also why things can appear to go in the opposite direction of what was promised as the enemy is now trying to steal your faith through doubt and unbelief in order to nullify the word over you. If he can get you to stop believing the promise, you will not pursue it, and therefore will not impact the enemy’s kingdom. Paul told Timothy to wage a good warfare according to the prophecies spoken over you.

1 Timothy 1:18  This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

 

 Second, whenever we receive prophecy, there is a reason we need to hear that promise. It may be to instill faith or it may be for the preparation of a trial you will experience. Some prophetic words forewarn of some period of testing that will occur such as when Jesus prophesied to Peter about his denial and turning again.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial Luke 22: 31″Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”…

I am sure this didn’t bring much comfort to Peter at the time, but imagine when he would remember these words from the Lord after his denial. Powerful. Sometimes we hear promises concerning specific areas in our life because it will hold us and strengthen us during that time. I love the fact that Joseph in the Old Testament received a promise in a dream and held onto it despite his circumstances.  It held him in faith. Abraham continued in faith for 25 years before receiving the fulfillment of the promise. Perhaps you have had a prophetic word that you received and now you are questioning whether or not is was God. The time to evaluate a prophetic word is when you receive it not when you are in the battle. Time can tend to bring us to a place of doubt and unbelief if we are not careful. Remember what the tactic of the enemy is, “Hath God said?” as with Adam and Eve. He wants you to get to doubting what God has said, just as he got the 10 spies to doubt the promises and not exercise faith. This not only applies to prophetic words, but for every promise in the Word of God as well. The enemy wants to nullify the promises of God in your life!

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  (NKJV)

  Dr. Robert B. Campbell Th.D. is a best selling author, loves the prophetic and has a passion to see people healed of all disease and illness. He continuously does research on disease and illness looking for common roots and cures to those infirmities. He hosts a regular school of healing and writes extensively. He is the author of numerous books and articles which include “Freedom From Migraines”, Freedom From Endometriosis”, “Freedom From High Blood Pressure”, “Freedom From Acid Reflux”, “Freedom From Eczema” “Freedom From Acne”, “Freedom From Allergies” and “Freedom From Asthma” and more with over 50,000 Pool of Bethesda books in circulation. Robert has been married to the love of his life for over 35 years and is the father of 4 and the grandfather of 3.  CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF BOOKS