Meaning of Prophecy
What is Prophecy:
Prophecy is a supernatural gift through which a person can announce a future event. The word prophecy derives from late Latin prophetīa, and this from greek prophesied.
A prophecy is the prediction that an individual is capable of making through divine inspiration or by being enlightened by the grace of God.
Prophecies can be based on an apparition, a dream, or a message from God that contains information about what will happen in the future.
Prophecies are a way of perceiving and interpreting the future making use of divine inspiration, through which a set of signs can be identified and does not involve logical reasoning, as is done in predictions.
For example: "A few years ago I read an investigation about some prophecies that mention possible wars"; "Various prophecies are described in the Bible."
On the other hand, in monotheistic religions such as Judaism, Islam or Christianity, the prophecies are considered as the designs of God, which have been interpreted by the prophets, considered as the messengers of God on Earth.
Hence several Old Testament prophecies of the Bible, which were written by important prophets such as Isaiah, Ezekiel or Jeremiah. It is even worth mentioning that there are testimonies that the Virgin Mary has also made several prophecies made known after different appearances experienced by some people.
However, throughout the history of mankind there have been several prophets who have announced different prophecies, including Nostradamus, to whom important fulfilled prophecies are attributed, such as the coming to power of Hitter and the explosion of the atomic bombs of Hiroshima. and Nagasaki.
Also, there are those who attribute to Nostradamus the prophecy of the terrorist attack of the twin towers in New York. However, various experts have determined that this is false.
In addition, it is also worth mentioning the prophecies made by the ancient Mayan civilization that were carved in stone. They are seven prophecies in which apocalyptic events and spiritual changes and the values that humans must do to avoid chaos and destruction are warned.
See also Future.
It refers to the interpretation of some biblical precedents in order to decipher the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future.
Different opinions exist and converge on how biblical prophecies should be interpreted. Some do not support the interpretation literally, that is, as it is written.
On the contrary, there are those who give relevance to the interpretation of the symbols to make a broader prophecy.