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  • Writer's pictureJustin Long

The Difference between Inspirational Prophecy and Revelatory Prophecy

When a person begins a journey into the prophetic that person will eventually come to understand that there are two different types of prophecy: inspirational and revelatory.

Inspirational Prophecy

All believers have the capacity to operate and function inspirational prophecy. Paul speaks about this gift in 1 Corinthians 14:1-5. This kind of prophecy is rooted in edification, exhortation, and comfort. Inspirational prophecy majors on encouragement and blessing. 1 Corinthians 14:31 says “For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted. While prophets can operate in both inspirational and revelatory prophecy, ordinary believers who operate in the gift of prophecy are limited to inspirational prophecy.

Revelatory Prophecy

Revelatory prophecy is reserved only for those people whom the Lord has called to be His prophets. The office of a prophet not only ministers in edification, exhortation, and comfort, but also operates in the realm of guidance, rebuke, judgment, correction, and revelation. Revelatory prophecy should be taken seriously and it needs to be written down, meditated and prayed over and submitted to other trusted voices because of the weight of the word.

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