How To Share A Prophecy With Someone Who Is Not A Christian

You did it! You have a prophetic word, picture, scripture or thought that you believe is from God for your non-Christian friend or family member. How do you share it?

Prophetic Evangelism: How to Share a Message from God

In the context of church life, we understand that prophecy is subject to being weighed up (1 Cor 13:9, 1 Thess 5:20-21). So generally, we don’t preface a prophecy with ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ and neither should we when we have a prophetic insight for someone who is not a Christian believer.

You can frame a word that you believe God has given you for an unbeliever with a question like, “Does ___ mean anything to you?” or, “I’ve been praying for you and I believe God is saying, ___.”

Remember that your objective is to build a bridge, not to burn your bridges! This is especially true when the person you are bringing a prophetic word to is someone you know personally and not a stranger. So you should bring a prophecy sensitively and in a relaxed manner.

I have also found it helpful to give a brief explanation about what a prophecy is, and to encourage them to consider it and even pray about it!

A genuine word from God will hit the spot, even when you bring it tentatively. This is because:

1.    You are sharing something that you could only know by supernatural means, and

2.    The Holy Spirit will bring impartation or conviction with a word that originates from God

Recently, I preceded bringing a prophetic word to a couple of young guys by saying, “If this is me, you’ll be able to brush it off, but if this is God, it will lodge.”

A Prophecy Will Point People to Jesus

To share a word that you believe is from God takes faith and involves risk. When deciding what to share, remember that God’s word to an unbeliever or backslidden Christian will be like a signpost.

A prophecy will point or lead them to Jesus. It will always be redemptive. It’s going to have the mark of the Gospel on it. In other words, it will reflect God’s desire to save them, turn the direction of their lives around, and transform their mess into a testimony of God’s goodness.

It will convey the message that God is personally interested in them, that He loves them and has a destiny and a purpose for them.

1 Cor 14:24-25 says,

‘But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”


Related Posts:

 A Beginners Guide To Prophetic Evangelism Part 1

Key To Prophetic Evangelism: What is the Father Doing?


Are you interested in Prophetic Evangelism?

The above post was adapted from a chapter in the e-book,

‘How To Be a Supernatural Christian In Your Everyday World’


© Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching

On team with David McCracken Ministries: Prophetic Ministry That Empowers The Church

5 thoughts on “How To Share A Prophecy With Someone Who Is Not A Christian

  1. brydie

    Hi, Just wanting to say ti great to see such wonderfully encouraging and discerning teaching on prophesy. I was a very backslidden christian or christian who really did not now God. My mother actually spoke a prophesy to me before she died of cancer. 7 years later, every single part of the prophesy had come to pass and God was able to cut through to the very assunder of my soul with the word which had been imparted. I wish more than anything that I would have heeded the word which was spoken to me and made the path much easier to begin with, but the Lord did know the desires of my heart and where I was headed as Satan most certainly did try to sift me. At that time when the word took root, immediatley God was able to break the chains around me and I was set free. It is amazing also the way that the Holy spirit quickened me at that time and brought the scripture to my rememberance. Of course not all is made perfect and it still is a road we need to continue to march down wirth struggles at time, but I can honestly say prophesy and words of knowledge are most certainly an amazing tool for the body of christ to understand and utilise at the will of god and for his glory. Thankyou so much for your teaching it makes me so happy to see this truth written. I also found the idea of praying over unfullfilled prophesy, I think this has propmted me tonight to begin prayer over these unfillfilled prophesies that we can see longing to be fullfilled!

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Brydie, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, it is wonderful to hear from you!
      What an amazing story of God’s grace on your life. It can be hard when we look back and see how things could have been different if we had heeded God sooner–and yet He has a way of using even those failures and mistakes to bring testimony and glory to Him, as well as shaping our character and ability to influence others. I pray that you will continue to grow in grace and in the gifts He has placed in your life.

  2. joanna

    l was waiting in the waiting room while my son was having physio and l started praying for the other woman who was sittin gthere. And God gave me a picture of her head being covered by black clouds. So l asked her a few spiritual things like if her father was an imam etc and no, then l felt maybe the black clouds represented headaches to which the answer was yes, that she gets migraines every day and has to lie down in the dark. But she wasn’t as excited as me about gettting it right. So anyway I prayed for her all week. Yesterday she was there again and l asked if l could pray for her about her migraines andshe said yes so l did. Then l pretented to have a bit of sleep but was secretly praying and god showed me she had a painful pinching sensation in her left hip and also a word about her being afraid for her future and where she would live when her parents die and God had a message about that for her. Anyway l shared these 2 things and they were both correct (woweeee!), and l was very excited but she didn’t even seem impressed, let alone touched in the heart.

    This is what l just don’t get. Why, when God reveals stuff to me about people (non-christians) and gives love messages, WHY aren’t people more touched by that?
    Is it because they don’t know how to react?? Maybe l expect the typical reaction l would get from a christian? This sort of thing happens quite a lot.
    Or am l wrong in expecting prophetic words to break through?
    Thanks
    Joanna

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Joanna, it’s great that you have such a heart for bringing God’s love to people who don’t know Jesus and also that you are on the journey to greater clarity in your gift. My only suggestion is, if you are consistently not getting a positive response, try adapting your approach. Maybe sharing less information than God actually shows you to start with, start small and only share more if they are responding openly (the rest can be to pray for them). And don’t be discouraged for those times that you don’t get a response, in the Gospels, not everyone who encountered Jesus and received a miracle followed Him.
      Here’s another article you might find interesting. https://www.enlivenpublishing.com/blog/2011/05/05/when-non-christians-encounter-god’s-power-they-learn-of-his-love/

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