PROPHECY

Prophecy: When Israel grievously strayed into idolatry, God sent prophets to announce his plans for his people.

Though their proclamation often produced “foretelling” (i.e., predictions about the future), its main staple was “forthtelling” (i.e., announcements of imminent divine judgment in the present or near future).
 

Klein, Blomberg & Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (2004), 359.