DO WELL TO PAY ATTENTION TO PROPHETIC MESSAGE
Prophetic message is not invented by human minds. They are not "cleverly devised" stories, meant to mislead, and they are not insightful human predictions meant to encourage. Prophetic messages are not simply speculation or guesses; they come straight from the mind of God. A prophetic message is God's mind for you, delivered to you by the move of the Holy Spirit. However, they are proven over time because that they are confirmed and inspired by the Spirit of God.
Reference: 2 Peter 1:19 New Living Translation (NLT) "We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."
Make no mistakes about it: Just because a prophetic message has been given concerning you does not always mean it will automatically come to pass. According to the Scripture, you must do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. What does this mean? A light shining in a dark place can signify a tough situation, where the only light you have to "hold on to" is that word of prophesy. So the prophetic message (light) keeps you going at such tough time (dark place), until the day dawns (until its fulfilled). Prophetic messages can establish strong faith in your heart, ensuring that those prophecies yet to be fulfilled will surely come to pass in your life.
Jesus came to fulfil everything that had been written about Him as the Messiah by the prophets of old. Many of those prophesies were fulfilled with His birth, life, death, and resurrection. In Hebrews 10:7 (KJV), this was mentioned of Jesus: 'Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.' Jesus knew undoubtedly, that He is God's remedy for the sins of human kind, however it got to a point it was tough for Him to continue.
Here is Jesus' response in Matthew 26:38-39 (NLT), "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death..." Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
Jesus understood two crucial realities: First, God's will is supreme, because He is the sovereign ruler of all things, who sets the standard for all things. Second, Jesus knew that His life must be governed by the prophetic message written concerning Him in line with God's will and not His own. The entirety of human salvation was dependent on Jesus' obedience to fulfil that which was spoken and written concerning Him. So regardless of the suffering and persecution ahead of Him, He had to accept the prophetic with a heart-felt phrase from His lips: "I want your will to be done, not mine." Same way, we must be encouraged to hold on to our faith in the prophetic, even in the face of difficult situations.
Our future and glorious destiny are always determined by our following what God has said concerning us. Though Jesus was given the opportunity by God to accept or reject His will at Gethsemane, at the point it got seriously unbearable for Him, He chose to do the right thing anyway. He wasn't forced by God to continue, He complied by choosing God's will over His. However we must take note that this was only possible at the altar of prayer. Probably, He couldn't have chosen God's will over His own; who knows, the flesh would've dominated His choice because it was indeed, uneasy for Him.
Our referenced Scripture assured that the prophetic message is something completely reliable; therefore we must do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in our hearts. This also means, there are dire spiritual consequences for those who know the will of God concerning their lives or regarding a matter, but choose to act in disagreement with His will.
Scripture Reading - Amos 3:7; Luke 1:69-70; Acts 1:16; 2:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 1:3.
Guided Prayer: Precious Father in heaven, what a great news to know that Jesus was willing and obedient to submit His will to yours and allow Himself to be crucified for my sin. By paying attention to your Word concerning my life, I continually follow your Word and purpose. And by your Spirit, I'm daily empowered to choose your will over my own will, regardless of the circumstance, in Jesus' Name, Amen!