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Summary: Prophecy is history in advance. It is foretelling or prediction. There are good and evil prophecies. There are harmless prophecies and there are harmful prophecies.

This week, we are looking at the message titled, “Destroying Destructive Prophecy.”

1 Samuel 17:41 says, “And the Philistine came and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.”

Goliath challenged the people of Israel twice per day for forty days. He came eighty times saying, “Bring a man to come and fight me. Bring your champion. If I defeat him, you become our slaves but if he defeats me, we become your slaves." God was watching him all these eighty times as if He did not hear what he was saying. Goliath had the armies of Israel beaten hands down. We know the true soldiers when giants come to battle. David was not impressed with Goliath at all. He said, “Who is this man? How can this fellow defy the armies of God?" By the eighty-fourth time that Goliath came, David was ready for him. Without a Goliath, there is no David. It was Goliath that really produced David. When David dealt with Goliath, he became somebody to be reckoned with. I Samuel 17:41-43 says, “And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bares the shield went before him. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog that thou comest to me with staves? And the philistine cursed David by his gods.” Why did he do that? He did it in order to defeat David. He called for demonic assistance. Verse 44 says, “And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.” The destructive prophecy made against David started here. Verse 45: “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”

In the foregoing, David started his counter prophecy. So, when somebody pronounces a vindictive prophecy against you, what you need to do is to utter a counter prophecy. When two prophecies confront each other, the one that is backed by the power of God will defeat the one that is backed by evil powers. David continued his prophecy against Goliath: Verses 46 -47 “This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee: and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands” - a counter prophecy. Fortunately, Goliath had a very big head, so the stones of David had no problem locating it. And immediately Goliath was brought down, the armies of the Philistines fled. That is always the pattern; immediately the strongman in charge of your case is brought down, all the small ones supporting him will scatter.


Prophecy is history in advance. It is foretelling or prediction. There are good and evil prophecies. There are harmless prophecies and there are harmful prophecies. Just as we have good prayers, we also have satanic prayers. There are verbal prophecies, mental prophecies, silent prophecies and loud prophecies. There are good wishes, that is somebody can wish you well and there are evil wishes. Silent evil prophecies are a real problem because the perpetrator is unknown. He or she is silently prophesying against another person while smiling.


1. Horizontal curses: These are curses between men. They are destructive prophecies issued against people.

2. Clinical prophecy: There are satanic clinical prophecies issued by doctors upon people’s lives. I want you to know that a doctor can see what the devil wants him to see. A doctor can tell a person that he has a condition which the person does not have. And immediately the person begins to think about it, he will begin to have it. I read a story of someone that went for a laboratory test and was mistakenly given a medical result of someone else. The result stated that he had HIV. And his own result that was devoid of HIV was given to another person. The man with the HIV positive result called the whole family told them what happened and assured them that he was not going to die alone. He woke up that night and poisoned the food meant for the family. He killed himself and everybody, only for the laboratory attendant to rush to his house the following day to say that they were sorry for giving him the wrong result.

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