Question: Biblical prophecies are predictions of events that are going to happen in the future. This information is received from the Creator by special people called prophets.
Predictions are information about events that are more likely to occur in the future. Moreover, predictions are divided into rational and irrational. Rational ones are predictions of some risks, financial indicators, weather, and so on. Irrational ones are all sorts of clairvoyance and fortune-telling.
What is the difference between prophecies and predictions?
Answer: Predictions can be attributed to the fact that people have some knowledge about the development of society, technology, science, and culture, on the basis of which they make assumptions about the future.
They do not have firm confidence in their assumptions, they just know all the technological, cultural, historical, and political moments of human development and by relying on their scientific experience, they can forecast the future.
In principle, this is the usual work of scientists that we turn and consult with for advice for the future. These are not prophets, but just smart people who predict the future with some kind of probability coefficient; since they also do not know it, but have knowledge of the current state of affairs, they can roughly say what may happen tomorrow.
Prophets are people who can immerse themselves in the system of governance of our world, feel the forces that control it, and can to some extent align themselves with these forces. Therefore, they do not predict what will happen based on some calculations, but simply say what should be and will be.
We see stories about such people in the sources and we call them prophets because due to their spiritual development, they rise above the limitations of our world, above time, space, and motion, and thus tell us what can happen.
There are no prophets in our time. We are at such a level that we are no longer waiting for them and do not believe in them. Yet, in general, prophecy does exist.
Question: It is interesting that for religious people all biblical prophecies seem to come true. For skeptics and non-religious people on the other hand, of course none of this happened. In principle, the prophets wrote so ambiguously that it was possible to interpret both ways. Why?
Answer: The fact is that the prophets wrote or spoke from the spiritual level. Those people who were at this level understood them and therefore accepted and saw what was happening. And those people who did not perceive the spiritual level, did not hear and did not feel either the prophets themselves or what happened according to their prophecies.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/21/21