The question was asked, "Can some of you precious friends listen to this and prayerfully tell me your thoughts." This is what I shared and I thought of this as a teaching moment.
How to Judge Prophetic Words
If I may offer and stir up our minds in the way of remembrance.
First, remember that 1 Corinthians 13:9 says, "For we know in part and we prophesy in part."
Second, 1 Corinthians 14:29 says, "Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge."
Three, remember that most prophetic words are conditional based upon people’s responses. For example, consider Jonah 3:4 which says, "And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day's walk. Then he cried out and said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"..... Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them..... Jonah 3:9-10 Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish? Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it."
In that day, some might of called Jonah a false prophet for his warning did not come to pass. But the truth is, they repented so God relented. God changed His mind based upon their response.
In addition, God has spoken through other prophets and prophetic voices giving us insight into His will and desired outcome. Wisdom and the lessons of Israel's deliverance from Egypt need to inform our response lest we become like the 10 spies who focused on the giants rather than God's word.