Personal Prophecy: 7 Things You Can Do With Your Prophecy

“Your personal prophecy is not something to be set aside and forgotten about. It is a strategic message from God—to enable you to stay on track, no matter what obstacles and opposition come your way”.

A personal prophecy is a prophetic message from God given by one person to another individual, that communicates the heart, mind, and intention of the Father.

Receiving a personal prophecy can be a powerful and miraculous moment.

When you receive a personal prophecy, you are reminded that God knows you personally and has a plan for your life.

But what should you do with it?

If you have received a personal prophecy, here are some thoughts to help you make the most of your word. [1]

Note: You can apply this same process when you believe God has spoken to you in other ways about your future destiny.

7 Things You Can Do With Your Personal Prophecy

1. Write or Record your Personal Prophecy

We read in Habakkuk,
‘Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.” (Hab 2:2-3, NIV)

Write out your personal prophecy, and if possible, keep an audio copy. Sometimes God’s power is released (an impartation takes place) through the verbal delivery of a word that cannot be communicated in writing.

If a prophetic word was not recorded, immediately write out as much of it as you can remember. This enables you to recall it accurately, pray about it, and stay on track with what God has told you. You can also store it for a future time when it is unfolding.

2. Pray about your Personal Prophecy

Always take time to pray about any personal prophecy that you receive.

Seek confirmation that the word is from God, and ask Him for further insights related to the message and its timing, along with any action you should take.

Later, you can use the prophecy to pray and remind God of His promises towards you, to make declarations, and to wage spiritual warfare about your prophetic word.

3. Weigh up your Personal Prophecy

Paul writes, ‘Do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good.’ (1 Thess 5:19-21). Some questions you can ask are:

  • Is it Biblical? Is it in accordance with what the Bible teaches?
  • Do I have an inner witness that the prophetic word is from God?
  • Does it line up with the nature of God? In particular, with the nature of the Father as expressed through Jesus?
  • Will responding to the prophecy bear good fruit—the fruit of the Spirit in my life?

If the prophetic word concerns your destiny, you can ask, ‘Does this line up with the way God has created and wired me?’

One vital part of weighing up a personal prophecy is also to weigh up our own interpretation and application of a personal prophecy—what we think it means, and how we believe we should respond to it. [2]

4. Apply Accountability to Your Personal Prophecy

An important aspect of testing personal prophecy is to include an accountability process, about your word. This is especially important if you are considering a change of course, or adjusting your focus, in response to a prophetic word you have been given.

  • A personal prophecy should be a confirmation, not a primary means of guidance.

Share your prophetic word with your leadership and other wise counsel, and allow them to give you input (or adjustment if necessary). This is a powerful safeguard, both to help confirm that the word is from God and to protect you in the area of timing.

Plus, it enables those who lead you to nurture the gift and call of God upon your life, as Paul did with Timothy.

5. Persevere with Your Personal Prophecy

Prophecies helped Timothy focus his life and ministry according to the call of God. And Paul kept those prophetic words in mind, in his leadership of Timothy. He wrote:

“This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare” (1 Timothy 1:18, NKJV)

In the Greek text, it reads something like, ‘that you might war with them the good warfare’. The word ‘war’ means to do military duty, be in active service, and be a soldier. [3]

A personal prophecy is not something to be set aside and forgotten about. It is a strategic message from God—to enable you to stay on track, no matter what obstacles and opposition come your way.

A personal prophecy is a weapon of warfare when the going gets tough and during those times when, like Joseph and David in the Bible, it seems as though the very opposite of what was prophesied over you is taking place.

If you can relate to that today, know that God is watching over His word and promises to perform it (Jer 1:12).

6. Store your Word for Future Reference

You may recognize immediately that your prophecy is timely and relevant. But sometimes the exact meaning of a prophetic word is a mystery at the time we receive it.

This doesn’t mean that it is not valuable. It may be of tremendous significance at a later date. So, take a long-term view of any prophetic word you receive, even if you believe it does relate to a current situation.

Remember that fulfillment of your prophecy will be conditional upon you staying on track in your relationship with God.

Sometimes a personal prophecy is like a puzzle piece—you are unsure how or where it fits in the picture until more details have been put into place. And then, when you do see the fulfillment of the prophecy, you are blown away.

You realize that God knew the whole picture of your life before you had even been born.

The Psalmist writes, ‘Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’ (Ps 139:16, NIV)

7. Allow the Personal Prophecy to Enlarge your Vision

‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Eph 2:10, NIV)

A personal prophecy may speak to your identity and destiny. The Father is communicating His perspective on your life. And that may be beyond what you have perceived about yourself up to this time.

A personal prophecy may be used of God to stretch our perspective concerning ourselves.

We see a greater picture of who we are, Who He is, and what we are capable of doing with the enablement (anointing) of His Holy Spirit.

A personal prophecy is an invitation from the Father to see ourselves as He sees us. The question is, will we accept that invitation?


[1] This article is a revised version of a previous article I have written on this topic in 2012.

[2] For more tips on weighing up prophecy, including the importance of weighing up the prophet (the person who has given you the personal prophecy) see ‘How Do I Know A Personal Prophecy Or Dream Interpretation Is From God?’

Is Personal Prophecy Biblical?

[3] See_

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21 thoughts on “Personal Prophecy: 7 Things You Can Do With Your Prophecy”

  1. i just woke up and read this email about receiving prophetic words. Ive been troubled for the last 2 nights and i havent been able to sleep all night. I fell asleep for 5 min and had this very vivid dream. I was in an old mall. As i tried to go downstairs with a group of old, familiar, peculiar faces to get a hair cut. i was directed to go back upstairs to get a ticket to be admitted. As i left to go soneone made a smart remark about the PURPLE dress shirt i had on. As i walked UP the steps i noticed how nice the shirt i had on was and was also reminded that purple is royalty. i then noticed it was a security tag on it that wasnt taken off at the store. I thought i would have to leave the building to get it off but the store i walked in upstairs had a device yo remove it. i felt free, relueved and happy when it was removed. i didnt return downstairs

  2. Greatings Helen.Thank you for another teaching on how one should go about a personal prophesy.I have two dreams that i’m still confused about,from saturday morning until today i have been asking myself questions about these dreams.I will follow these 7 instructions,i believe God will clarify them to me because i don’t know what do they mean.THANK YOU SO MUCH!IT’S LYK YOU CAN READ MINDS.MAY GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY AND YOUR FAMILY.THANK YOU.

  3. Hi Helen, thank you so much for the video clip about “The Door of Glory”, I was deeply moved by the beautiful Scriptures you mentioned in Revelation about The KING of Glory standing at the Door of our heart and knocking to come in, this truly is to me the Heartbeat of GOD. I felt the Powerful Anointing of Holy Spirit upon you as you prophetically declared our loved one’s come to JESUS, because this truly is the cry and prayer of my heart.

    My JESUS I thank you LORD for You have heard the cry of my heart, yes LORD, You have poured out Your Grace, Mercy, Love and Goodness upon my loved one, LORD You have answered the cry of their heart for Salvation and Reconnection back to You JESUS, and for this I give You all Glory, Honour and Praise. Yes indeed, You Truly are a Good, Good FATHER, all Glory be to JESUS my GOD, LORD and KING. No Words can ever express my gratitude and thankfulness to You LORD, for You have opened the eyes and ears of my loved one’s to see Your Unfailing Love for them, and have granted a chance to Reconnect and Reconcile their heart and soul back to You JESUS. I believe every teardrop and prayer of mine has been stored in a bottle, and now is about to be poured out, I know that our Precious LORD JESUS is always making intercession for us day and night, and that I too have been called to come before Heavens Throne Room and Stand in the Gap on behalf of those who need JESUS. Truly our GOD is able to do abundantly above and beyond anything we have ever imagined, hoped or prayed for.

    I decree and declare “The Tipping Point is here”, this is the cry of my heart.
    “This is the Time, this is the Day, now is the Hour, Today is the Day of Salvation, in JESUS Powerful Name I pray.

    The Winter is past and gone
    The Spring is here
    I see the birds and the flowers appear
    JESUS is calling us to “Draw Near”
    HE has New things HE wants to whisper into our ear
    It’s a New Hour, the Dawning of a New Day
    A Great REFRESHING is on the Way

    1. Beautiful, Irene…and yes and amen to that!
      (I’m glad you loved the Door of Glory clip. A truth very close to my heart)

  4. Excellent, excellent article. One more thing to add. In the process of fulfilling our God-given destiny, there will be a tangible sign at the very beginning. Isa. 30:21 talks about it. In my case, it was a very strong inner conviction, that I was entering into something that would change all my life.

    God-given destiny is a gigantic puzzle, so we can grow, learn new things and skills. The art of discernment is one of them. The path to God is encoded in our childhood memories. Your blog is a great help for all God seekers Helen. Only fairy tales are true!

    This world does not understand one thing. If we travel the path of a material career we will never, ever meet the real God / our future identity and destiny!

  5. “7 Things You Can Do With Your Personal Prophecy” has encouraged me tremendously. It is a very reassuring masterpiece.
    Helen, God bless you and enlarge your coast for His eternal glory.

  6. Hi Helen

    As I was reading this weeks blog I was reminded again of two prophetic word I had been given way back in 1994 and 1995 exactly a year apart from each other and by the same person. Unfortunately, I lost those prophetic words when I shared it with a person who was intending to help me discern some of what was written. That person left the church and I have never been able to retrieve them. I messaged this person on Facebook, but this person never replied. I am wondering whether, because I lost them, those prophetic words will ever be fulfilled in my life? ( I only remember a couple of things from them)

    I have always had this thought that God doesn’t lose things, and recently came across a book written by Shawn Bolz – “The Keys to Heavens Economy”, that God can redeem things that are lost, even from previous generations? Have you found this to be true?

    I would love to know your thoughts on this.

    Thankyou for your ministry. God Bless you.

    1. Hi Shane, I do believe God can redeem something that is of Him but has been lost – I would certainly be praying that way, in fact agree with you now, Father let this word be redeemed, and also returned, through insights from Your Word, and through future words of prophetic insight direct to Shane from You and from others, in Jesus’ Name.
      Also, the essence of the words has not been lost (in the spiritual realm) because a word of and from Him carries the activation / the power to fulfil it. ‘For no word from God shall be void of power.’ (Luke 1:37 ASV)
      Another way of looking at it, is that the snippet you do remember is significant

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