The Guide to the Scriptures

    Prophecy, Prophesy

    A prophecy consists of divinely inspired words or writings, which a person receives through revelation from the Holy Ghost. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Rev. 19:10). A prophecy may pertain to the past, present, or future. When a person prophesies, he speaks or writes that which God wants him to know, for his own good or the good of others. Individuals may receive prophecy or revelation for their own lives.

    • Would God that all the Lord’s people were prophets:Num. 11:29;
    • Your sons and daughters shall prophesy:Joel 2:28; ( Acts 2:17–18; )
    • He revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets:Amos 3:7;
    • No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation:2 Pet. 1:20;
    • The Nephites had many revelations and the spirit of prophecy:Jacob 4:6, 13;
    • Alma and Amulek knew the intents of Zeezrom’s heart by the spirit of prophecy:Alma 12:7;
    • Wo unto him who says the Lord no longer works by prophecy:3 Ne. 29:6;
    • Search the prophecies of Isaiah:Morm. 8:23;
    • The prophecies shall all be fulfilled:D&C 1:37–38;
    • Man must be called of God by prophecy:A of F 1:5;