A prophecy is words from the Lord, spoken by a human being. If a prophetic message is authentic, it is true that this is a message directly from the Lord. And that God is speaking to the world through that message and through that messenger. And that message is intended to be applicable to what is happening or going to happen here on Earth. So in that respect, the message is divine and Earthly as well but delivered from God.
Renown Pastor of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua stresses that his gifts including the gift of prophesy would not be possible if they weren’t from God. “If my mission here is not of God, it won’t stand just as Gamaliel said.”
The receiver of the message has an obligation to deliver God’s word and can add something to the message, something of their own that enhances the message but does not alter it. The receiver can also decide how best to communicate the message again as long as it is done with the acknowledgement that the message is a word from the Lord; that God is speaking to us through that message.
So anyone who prophesies must take responsibility for how they prophesy. On this point God does not give an option. He does however understand that the human vessel is imperfect and that these imperfections might alter or dilute the message.
So why does God use these messengers knowing of their weaknesses? The answer is actually simple. When a strong person does something that he can normally do, it is usual. However, when a strong person accomplishes something more than what is normal, it can lead to pride, because the strong person feels he was strong enough to accomplish this on his own.
But when a weak person does something that typically requires the strength of a strong person, as a Christian, you require God’s help. This person must stay humble and ask the Lord for the strength to get it done and in doing so, God gets the glory. In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV, Paul said, But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
So the gift of prophesy is given by God and those who accept it and use it, will not automatically become strong, in fact their weakness will bolster their closeness to God because they will have to lean on him more for understanding and guidance and support.
And in this respect and many others, the gift of prophesy is truly a gift from God.