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and upon my servants and upon my handmaidens in those days I will be sure to pour forth my Spirit and they will prophesy.

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and I will not leave out those men and women who have given up their will in order to do my will alone; I will be sure to lavishly impart my Spirit on them in the era of the Messiah and they will speak divinely inspired revelations of the mind of God.



“to prophesy” can mean to speak a divinely inspired utterance, to speak forth a spiritual truth that people need to hear, or to foretell details of something that will happen in the future. Actually, all of these should come to a person through divine inspiration. Although we usually think prophecy means to foretell an event in the future, that was the least common usage of this word in Bible times.