combination of these, and many other different ways. All prophecyshould have foundations in His love aim to glorify Jesus.Prophecy is Gods way of speaking to man and sharing the things thatare on His heart. (Amos 3:7)
What is the purpose of the prophetic?
According to 1 Corinthians 14:1-3, it is to edify, exhort and tocomfort.
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especiallythat you may prophesy.
For he who speaks in a tongue doesnot speak to men but to God, for no one understands him;however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
But he whoprophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort tomen.
A prophetic word can encourage you when you feel weak, alone ortested. It can direct you for the path ahead. It can instruct you to door not to do something, and many other things. Prophecy is diverse,and we should never limit God in what way He would speak to us.Also read 1 Corinthians 12.1 Corinthians 14:26
How is it then, brethren? Whenever youcome together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has atongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all thingsbe done for edification.
Whatever we do should be to theedification of those we fellowship with.