Prophecy is a charism to speak a message from God inspired by the Holy Spirit, which is always consistent with the Scriptures and the official teaching of the Church. “In every age the Church has received the Charism of Prophecy, which must be scrutinized but not scorned,” explained Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI.
“Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” (1 Corinthians 14:1)
“Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22)
A prophetic word delivered correctly can change your life, because prophecy always edifies, encourages and comforts.
Prophecy explains the will of God for the present, and shows the right path for the future. Private revelations the Church has approved, like in Fatima, Portugal, helped us to understand and respond to The Signs of the Times.
God has always safeguarded His people through prophets in difficult periods. “Lord, let there not be a lack of prophets among your people!” preached Pope Francis. The Church is in great darkness, and is suffering persecution and insidious attacks in The End Times.