Prophets & Prophecies
It can be said, that the origin or the construction of the identity of the prophet, happened in an intense relationship and of complete dedication to God , what resulted in a determination of the own life of the prophet and of “his message”. In other words, the negative or positive messages, is part of the Universe of which we live , and not the messages of the prophets .
Prophecy is a gift of enormous importance in the spiritual world, there is no doubt about it. The role of the prophets in the history of the people of God is enormous, because they have the enormous honour of speaking in the name of the superior universe, and to transmit the will of our Creator.
But this does not guarantee that prophesying is an easy and charming ministry. On the contrary. It is usually a difficult and thorny task, which can only be developed at great personal cost for those called by God to prophesy.
Some people have the habit of running away from problems or negative news because they are too afraid to experience the emotional pain they imply. Human beings are innately afraid of change, of losing their stability. So he starts a movement in his life that he interprets as negative, he becomes emotionally destabilised, and in order to regain that stability he may carry out actions that are potentially harmful to himself. Therefore, it is the naturalness of the facts, both positive and negative, which makes it so that nothing is as terrible as we think. Learning to measure negative things leads us to inner and outer transformation and can change the process to positive ones. Although sometimes comparison makes us defensive, we need to put our ego aside and realise that in truth there is always someone worse off than ourselves. If you begin to feel emotionally calmer, you will have correctly done the exercise of psychological and spiritual transformation .
Prophecy is not divination or a football game.
The other problem is about the content of the prophecy. Prophecy is not divination, and much less does it want a negative prediction to come true, on the contrary, it is a way of educating oneself for the future, life edification, preparation and discovering paths for the future. This is so true that prophets are, above all, interpreters of the history of the people. Prophecy ends up being a re-reading of the life of the people. The prophet starts from the present, and does not always need to return to the past in order to project the future. Example of this, transform bad energies in preparation for various situations of difficulty faced by the people of God, this rereading of history, analyze the present moment and educate people towards the desired future, in hope of a better life, peace, harmony, respect for others, love, faith and above all, fully experience happiness.
Prof. Jucelino Luz – researcher, writer, environmentalist and spiritual guide