Thousands of people are now following my Daily Prophetic Words. I wrote this article to answer questions and help people understand them better.
Have you wanted to hear God on a daily basis? Most people already are but might not be aware of it. Sometimes it is good to know what God is saying so that you can make more confident decisions and understand His timing.
A few years ago God spoke to me to begin to write short, encouraging prophetic words that I release on various social media sites each day. I write what God shows me and call them Daily Prophetic Words. For the most part these prophetic words are what I would call confirming words.
In other words, people have already sensed God speaking the same message to them before they read the encouraging word. So there’s a sort of “echo” to the prophetic word where God is repeating Himself to reassure people that they have heard Him accurately.
They are not for every person on every day. But more times than not, God will use the Daily Prophetic Words to speak to people and give them encouragement. You will find them on my website Dougaddison.com as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Most are words of knowledge (you’ll find these gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12). These prophetic words are usually about the present or the past and some are a bit about the future.
Why do they sound like fortune cookies?
The Daily Prophetic Words are very short because I release them on Twitter and social media sites that have a limit on the number of characters you can use. I like to communicate them in nonreligious language since this is a value that I have. I believe that too much “Christianese” language or insider talk can alienate or even confuse people without a religious background.
Is this like a horoscope?
Not at all. Horoscopes and fortunes are not derived from the Holy Spirit. Because I am communicating them differently, they don’t sound like some of the prophetic words that we might be used to hearing. It is important to understand that the source of the revelation is what matters. These words are by faith from God through the Holy Spirit.
Why no Bible verses?
The Daily Prophetic Words are done in a short format. I don’t have the space to list supporting Bible verses. However, they do not violate biblical principles. In the same way, I’m usually not able to mention the name Jesus in them because of space, time and the style in which God instructed me to do them.
How I receive them
I generally get them a month or more in advance, one for each day of the month. They come to me through the Holy Spirit and normally all at once. Often I can’t remember them afterwards, so when I read them myself each day, I am often surprised at their accuracy and how they apply to my life situation!
There are many references in the Bible showing the various ways God can speak to us. Daily Prophetic Words are from the Holy Spirit and are designed to bring encouragement and confirmation.
“But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort,” 1 Corinthians 14:3.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better, Ephesians 1:17.
“Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway,” Proverbs 8:34.
Going beyond the daily
I also release weekly and monthly prophetic words through my Internet blog on my website. These are actually much more prophetic in nature (that is, about the future as well as encouraging). God has gifted me to understand the times and seasons that we are living in. So my weekly and monthly prophetic articles often contain specific dates and periods of times. I basically report what God speaks to me about the specific season that we are in as a Church or people at large.
Again, it might not apply to every person but I get a lot of feedback that it is exactly what masses of people are experiencing.
I invite you to read some of my prophetic articles on my blog. Read some of my prophetic articles too, because it will help you understand the process I go through. I do try to explain as much as I can about how these words came to me. I try to let people know that it’s not always so mystical to hear God.
It actually becomes naturally supernatural when you grab hold of the ability to hear God on a daily basis. I try to demystify it and to really activate people into recognizing the fact that God is speaking all the time and most of us are missing it.
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