God’s Prophecies Were Specific
Nothing seems either too small or too great. Whether a prophecy be of the future destiny of the earth or something to happen tomorrow, it is a clear demonstration of Divine power, for who of us can know what will happen one hour from now?
Someone has said that the best way to predict the future is to not state any time with a prediction—almost anything can happen eventually! This is surely the only way to “predict” successfully if the mind behind the prophecy is human, but no such need for uncertainty plagues the prophesying of the Omniscient God. “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips,” is His own testimony (Ps. 89:34). The test of the ancient prophet was just this: “If the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him” (Deut. 18:22).
King Saul’s servant could testify about the Lord’s “seer” Samuel, “All that he says comes true” (1 Sam. 9:6, MV)—even if it is only a matter of locating lost animals! 1 Sam. 9:20; 10:16).