Bible Summary. Only if you love God with all your heart, body, and soul, will you understand true prophecy. We can never understand prophesy if we do not have a relationship with God and we are not in Christian fellowship. Even if you understand prophecy and have faith that God’s prophecies will come true does not make you a Christian. Understanding prophecy will do you no good with out faith and love in your heart for God. See below for scriptures and Biblical commentary on understanding prophecy.
Understand Prophecy By Knowing God
Without the Love of God You Cannot Understand and Act on Prophecy.
Only if you love God with all your heart, body, and soul, will you understand true prophecy. Many people may prophesy great and wondrous things about the future, but not all prophesies are from God. Deuteronomy 13:3 advises us that God tests our love for Him by whether we follow His word instead those of false prophets.
Deuteronomy 13:3, “Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
To Understand Prophesy You Must be in Fellowship With Other Believers.
We can never understand prophesy if we do not have a relationship with God and we are not in Christian fellowship. Without a relationship with God, we cannot hear true prophecy because there are too many other false prophets that distract us and mislead us. Without Christian fellowship and a relationship with God, we will become distracted, troubled, and loose our way by following false prophets. Zechariah 10:2 advises of the dangers of not having a shepherd and of following false prophets.
Zechariah 10:2, “For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.”
We Are Nothing If We Understand Prophecy And Have No Love.
To understand prophecy is not the end state of being a Christian. There are many Bible scholars that know the Bible cover-to-cover, but are not Christian. Even if you understand prophecy and have faith that God’s prophecies will come true does not make you a Christian. 1st Corinthians 13:2 advises us that we are nothing if we understand prophecy and have no love in our heart.
1st Corinthians 13:2, “And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”