In psychology, the term projection is used to describe when someone projects their feelings onto another. Their feelings are usually negative, and they are in denial that they are even having them.
For example, a spouse who is attracted to someone who is not their partner will project their feelings onto their spouse and accuse them of being unfaithful. That's one example of emotional projection.
Or, you dislike someone but you have to interact with them in a polite way. Instead of admitting to yourself that you don't like them, you project your emotions onto them and believe they don't like you. That's another example of emotional projection.
Is prophetic projection similar to emotional projection? Definitely. Prophetic projection is based on something emotional going on with the person that gets entangled with their perceptions and the prophetic word.
Remember that God's words are pure, but unhealthy issues in our own heart can do a voiceover. We then say something as a prophetic word that God isn't saying.
Jennifer Eivaz is a minister and international conference speaker with a heart to equip the church in the supernatural and to raise up passionate and effective prayer. She is a regular contributor to Charisma online and The Elijah List, has been featured on several Christian television shows, hosts the popular podcast Take Ten With Jenn and has authored several bestselling books, including Seeing the Supernatural and Glory Carriers. Jennifer released her fourth book, Prophetic Secrets, in August 2020. Jennifer lives with her husband, Ron, and their two children in Turlock, California, where she serves as an executive pastor at Harvest Church.
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