what is prophecy?
prophecy is an inspired communication from god, it is god's supernatural communication. what makes it prophecy is that God speaks through his prophets before the earthly events in question occur. it is a predictive revelation that God, who is eternal, speaks from outside time to his creation and family in time.
once a word from the lord leaves eternity and makes its way to the earth, it proceeds the event that occasioned it.
prophecy is the inspiration to declare, tell forth, or reveal the word of the lord.
it is the act of calling forth the future as inspired by the holy spirit.