I’m forever receiving WhatsApps forwarded to me of some supposed prophet’s new, ground-breaking, prophecy.
Funnily enough, the prophecies always involve a “break-through” and a musical instrument. For example,
“The Lord showed me a vision for Africa. 2017 is the year of break-through. You must blow the shofar (trumpet) and repent of the nation’s sin.” Etc., etc.
I’ve chatted to so many people who have had “words from the Lord” or prophecies spoken over them and to them. These prophecies have ranged from marriage partners and business deals, to the number of children they will have. A common factor is how unhelpful these prophecies have been and how they have done little, but complicated their lives (sometimes to a tragic degree) and created feelings of guilt, because the “prophecy” has not been fulfilled. The person over whom the prophecy was spoken is left thinking, “Am I being disobedient? Do I lack faith? Am I living God’s second best?” Etc.