Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
Did you know that you prophesy all the time? Prophesy is simply speaking the vision before you see it. It’s talking about your future.
Kids do this all the time. A little boy will say, “I’m going to be a fireman.” He imagines himself as a fireman. He uses your garden hose to pretend he is putting out fires. And when he grows up, he goes into training to be a fireman and begins his dream job. All of the years he spent growing up, he was prophesying his future until he began to live it out. Kids have no problem speaking something until they do it.
Then we become adults and we throw all that out, or we do it negatively.
The words you speak about your life might be positive and based on God’s promises, or they might not be. If you are saying things like, “I’m going to have a terrible year,” or “I’m always sick and tired,” those words don’t line up with what God’s Word says you can have.
Now, you might be thinking, “Well, it’s true! I am always sick and tired!” That may be your reality today, but it’s not your future. Jesus teaches us that we need to have confidence that through Him we will have what we don’t yet see (Hebrews 11:1, NIV). That’s the definition of faith, according to Him.
So when you speak positive things over your life like, “I am healthy. I am prosperous. I am full of joy and peace,” it’s not that you are being dishonest. You’re just speaking the language of the spirit. You are prophesying over your life, or in other words, you are telling your life what it is now because of Jesus.