by Tim Taylor, May 24, 2022 - Why do some personal prophetic words remain unfulfilled? That's a great question.
Sometimes it has to do with timing. For example, God showed the prophet Daniel many things and in Daniel 11:35 35 God says, "....some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.
Most of the time it has to do with the fact that most prophetic words are conditional and people do not act on their faith.
For example, God gives promises in His word which are sometimes referred to as a covenant. In most covenants there are conditions. If then statements. For example, see Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26.
Prophetic words usually operate the same way. James 2:19-21 teaches us that faith without works is dead. James goes on to say show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by what I do.
Galatians 5:6 teaches us that faith works by love. We also understand that perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18). Most prophetic words remain unfulfilled because of fear, ignorance, or a combination thereof.
The best way to overcome these challenges is to recognize, that God is love. You need fear driven out. Spend time with Him in His word. Read and study it. But then also pray. Talk to Him. He will talk to you.
As you spend time with Him you will get to know Him and become more like Him. Remember, perfect love casts out all fear. Secondly, He is also the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding (Isaiah 11:1-2). He can teach you what to do Himself (1 John 2:27).
Or, He can choose to use one of His five fold gifts to help you and give you wisdom and insight. All it requires is for you to be covenantaly connected to those gifts. With covenantal connection there is a responsibility they have to watch over your soul. With that responsibility comes an anointing from God to fulfill that assignment.
I think when it comes to prophetic words, council from an apostolic or prophetic gift will probably be the most helpful to you. Why? The prophet understands well God's ways and has a spirit of revelation. The apostle also has a spirit of revelation but also a gift of wisdom. The gift of wisdom plays a big role in discovering what to do and when.
What I do with prophetic words!
Paul exhorts Timothy to do good warfare with the prophetic words that went before him. So what we do is: