Judging a Prophecy
Judging prophecy is not an easy thing to do. However, there is one way to do this, and it involves TIMING.
“When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:22)
If a you hear a prophetic word, give it time to allow God to bring it to pass. If it never happens, then you have nothing to fear because that person was no prophet. But on the other hand, if it does come to pass then you may be in the presence of a true prophet.