There are some incredible riches to be found in the prophetic insights revealed in scripture. Through those we can see what is important to God.
Most of the “prophetic” declarations we hear and read from other sources are more focused on what is important to man, with God’s judgement being attached to give some kind of legitimacy.
So often it man’s frustration with the state of the world that is behind most “prophecy” – wanting to see God’s anger poured out. Just like John and James wanting to call down fire upon the Samaritans.
Also it may be frustration with God and the patience He shows towards the world’s sin. Some want to hurry Him up, to force His hand by “prophesying” destruction in His name.
He is patient but His patience will only last so long – and the first demonstration of his wrath will be expressed on behalf of those who have suffered for His name. That is part of the truth behind my ” Hour of Judgment” painting.
“‘Rejoice over her, you heavens!
Rejoice, you people of God!
Rejoice, apostles and prophets!
For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you.’” (rev 18)
This comes as an answer to the cry of the martyrs recorded earlier in Revelation:
“I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?’ ” (Rev 6)”