1 Kings Chapter 22

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1 Kings 22

1 And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.

3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?

4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.

5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord to day.

6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might enquire of him?

8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.

10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the Lord, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.

12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the king’s hand.

13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.

15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord?

17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.

18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?

19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.

21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him.

22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.

24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?

25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son;

27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.

29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.

30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.

31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.

32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out.

33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.

34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.

35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.

36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.

37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.

38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the Lord which he spake.

39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.

41 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.

42 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.

43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the Lord: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places.

44 And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.

45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he shewed, and how he warred, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.

49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.

50 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.

51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.

52 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:

53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.

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46 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 22

  1. 8.And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the Lord : but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

    Galatians 4:16
    Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

    2 Timothy 4:3-4
    For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    Oh, how dangerous it is, yet we all have watched people who know the Truth decide to ignore it because it doesn’t fit the way they want to live, and go find someone that will tell them what they want to hear.

  2. THE KINGDOM OF GOD RULES

    20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
    21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him.
    22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
    23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.

    The authority, affinity and dominion of the LORD our GOD is not limited by any. The fact that JESUS would use a lying spirit, a spirit from hell to accomplish his Kingdom plan, should reveal to us that GOD will not withhold any resource in heaven, earth or hell to fulfill his will.

    MSG
    18 Then the king of Israel turned to Jehoshaphat, “See! What did I tell you? He never has a good word for me from God, only doom.”

    19-23 Micaiah kept on: “I’m not done yet; listen to God’s word:

    I saw God enthroned,
    and all the angel armies of heaven
    Standing at attention
    ranged on his right and his left.
    And God said, ‘How can we seduce Ahab
    into attacking Ramoth Gilead?’
    Some said this,
    and some said that.
    Then a bold angel stepped out,
    stood before God, and said,
    ‘I’ll seduce him.’
    ‘And how will you do it?’ said God.
    ‘Easy,’ said the angel,
    ‘I’ll get all the prophets to lie.’
    ‘That should do it,’ said God.
    ‘On your way—seduce him!’
    “And that’s what has happened. God filled the mouths of your puppet prophets with seductive lies. God has pronounced your doom.”

    We must not be found guilty of placing all our confidence in man. We must be Kingdom minded toward GOD and try the spirit to see whether it be of GOD.

    1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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  3. 22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

    23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.

    24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?

    25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

  4. 14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.

    The prophet had to speak what God gave him. No matter what the outcome was to be he had to be obedient to God.
    If we trust in God then we shall have no fear that he will sustain us through every situation. God is in control He has all authority and is able to do anything.

  5. 52 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
    We see a constant parallel throughout this chapter: Children tend to grow up to do what mama and Daddy did when they grew up. If mama served God and was righteous so was their kids but if not their kids usually did not. I just reminds me of the importance of being a spiritual example to my kids as much as possible,because they are watching!

  6. 5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord to day.

    In many things we do in life, we need to enquire or ask God about it in prayer. Because we need to follow God’s will for our lives and how we will know what it is if we don’t ask?

  7. 14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.

    Are we saying what the Lord is saying? If not, we need to check our connection to be sure we are hearing with clarity and only repeating what the Lord is saying and not add our own thoughts to it.

    Whether good or bad, the bible says don’t add to or take away from His Word.

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    “The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “As we go into battle, I will disguise myself so no one will recognize me, but you wear your royal robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭22:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Folks think they can fool God and the man of God by disguising themselves and disguising their sin, but God is not mocked.

  9. 51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.

    52 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:

    53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.

    We MUST make sure that we teach and set an example to our children so they may live for God.

    Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

    As we observe through the kings of Israel those that follow their fathers way of serving God did good, those that did evil was because their fathers did not follow God. As parents it is our responsibility to show and train our children in God’s way. May the Lord help us reach our children to keep His commandments. One God, One Faith, and Ine Baptism!!! In Jesus Name Amen

  10. “And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭22:21-22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    The Spirit or a spirit….. The king heard both prophesies but chose to listen to a spirit. Lord, I pray that you would protected POFW from a lying spirit. Let us be in unity! 

  11. 5 Then Jehoshaphat added, “But first let’s find out what the Lord says.” (NLT)

    But first, lets talk to God. This should always be our first step to insure that we are obeying the Lord and following His will. Be cautious who you consult in and the words they speak, make sure they align with His word. Stay close and focused on God so that you know His voice when He speaks.

  12. 13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

    14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.

    15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

    16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord?

    17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.

    This story speak to me about being careful who u listen to. The king of Israel. Had man who only to him what he want to hear the lie to and their was no truth in that conversation but thank god we had a man name micaiah that will say this might not be what you want to hear but i am going to speak the truth i am going to speak what the lord to me to.

    Sometimes in life our leader or our pastor is go to speak about things that we might not like but we need to listening to them because they are only. Trying to help us

  13. 7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might enquire of him?

    8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

    How unfortunate that the reaction of some people towards the man of god is to hate him instead of accepting the word of the Lord

  14. 1 Kings 22:4-5 (MSG)
    4) He turned to Jehoshaphat and said, “Will you join me in fighting for Ramoth Gilead?” Jehoshaphat said, “You bet. I’m with you all the way – my troops are your troops, my horses are your horses.”
    5) He then continued, “But before you do anything, ask God for guidance.”

    “Before you do anything, ask God for guidance.” This is a good concept (plan or idea) for all christians to live by when doing anything, to Ask God For Guidance.

  15. 5 He then continued, “But before you do anything, ask God for guidance.”

    In any thing you do make sure you ask God what to do. Every time I don’t know what to do I ask people what I should do and I’m so blessed to have people say pray about, ask God. Everyday we need to ask God for guidance and we can find it in his word or in prayer! So before you do anything make sure you know what God has in store for you today, in his word. Thank you God for guiding me!

  16. 14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.
    I’m thankful for a Pastor that listens to God and tells us the truth instead of satisfying us. We need to hear the truth. Be careful who you are listening to.

  17. 5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord to day.

    Before we do anything and make any decision we must first talk to God about it. We must be sure it is in the Will of God!

  18. “52 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
    53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.”

    Today I encourage the young people to stay focused on the things of God. Many times we can be easily distracted , allowing other things in life to become priorities rather than allowing God to be the center. I pray that this generation is more aware of decisions that are made and follow guidance . The devil is working hard to make you fall and rebel against God , causing you to make more time for friends and other activities. …. But in these last days we must work even double , to save our generation , to strengthen our spiritual lives to become difference makers and make in impact . Listen to your man of God, obey and respect the elders , be humble in all things , strengthen your faith in the good and bad times , and watch how my God will open doors that no man shut. Life is temporary ….Set your eyes on eternity.

  19. While I understand all the things that are going on with Ahab, Jehoshaphat, Micaiah and all the prophets – I cannot get passed the thought that God and His purpose is not the center of their lives. We all know the words to the song:

    Jesus, at the center of it all
    It will always be, it’s always been You Jesus
    Nothing else matters, nothing in this world will do
    Jesus You’re the center, and everything revolves around You

    Think of the simplest things in life. When the center is out of balance everything is affected. If the tires on a vehicle are out of balance the entire car shakes; sometimes to the point of rattling the car to pieces. Of course, tires that are out of balance wear out faster than tires that are balanced properly also.

    If we find our lives are shaking and parts of our lives are falling apart – it could be our center is miss-aligned.

  20. 7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might enquire of him?

    8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

    9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.

  21. 53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.

    I serve the one true living God! There is no one like him! There is power in his name
    Healingso in his name, victory in his name!

  22. 5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord to day.

    We always need to check the word of God to make sure of what it says about the situation before we act on it!!

  23. God knows what’s in our heart. God knows everything wether it be good or bad. We can run but we can’t hide because the truth will find you out. Turn to God and stay faithful . The Lord wants nothing more than for us to serve him and to
    follow his commands with a loving heart and turn away from sin.

  24. 1 Kings 22:13-14 (Message)
    13 The messenger who went to get Micaiah said, “The prophets have all said Yes to the king. Make it unanimous—vote Yes!”
    14 But Micaiah said, “As surely as God lives, what God says, I’ll say.”

    Micaiah stood as a prime example for us in this hour. He knew his life was on the line yet understood that speaking the word of God was more important than appeasing the wicked king. I can almost here the sarcasm in his voice when he says the king will be ok to pursue.

    No matter what happens or how things are we should always speak the word of God.

  25. 16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord?

    16 But the king replied sharply, “How many times must I demand that you speak only the truth to me when you speak for the LORD?” -NLT

  26. ““All right,” said Micaiah, “since you insist. I saw all of Israel scattered over the hills, sheep with no shepherd. Then GOD spoke: ‘These poor people have no one to tell them what to do. Let them go home and do the best they can for themselves.’””
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭22:17‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    Sometime within a situation God will expect us to do the work needed! Sometimes God is waiting on us to arise and walk forward

  27. “For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.” The word of God (Judge) states his actions made Jesus (God) angry. Anyone (creation) that thinks one can do as one wants, and that the concept of ‘coexist’ is acceptable too God (Creator) is in denial of God’s word, which one will be judged from. Dear God, remove the scales from our eyes and ears so that we (I) might do what is pleasing to you. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  28. “And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.” The prophesy came true, which proved he listened and obeyed the Lord. It was also recorded that the people should hear and remember; however Micaiah was well aware that memory is often short. There was also a prophesy that went forth several years ago, which may not be remembered; nevertheless it identifies where we are today. God help us hear, recognize, and remember prophesies that are from you, in Jesus name.

  29. Don’t sweat the small stuff

    31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.

    Keeping your eye on the prize during a fight is imperative. Little distractions can turn your head for just long enough for the enemy to see an opening and strike. The objective is not subject to the obstacle in your way. why not cut the head off the snake instead of fooling around with his scales on at a time?

  30. Jehoshaphat clearly doesn’t trust the prophets of the land possibly because they serve under the evil King Ahab. Perhaps he also has contacts in the north who tell him which prophets which prophets can and cannot be trusted. Perhaps God has given Jehoshaphat the ability t discern which prophets truly represent the Lord. Ahab doesn’t want to recommend Micaiah’s prophecies about his because they are always negative ( vs 8). It’s possible we are more like Ahab than we like to admit by praying for revelation and insight from the Lord -then reject a message because it displeased and doesn’t favor us. God reveals truth to us, particularly through his word, but many times it isn’t exactly what we are wanting to hear. For example God never promises that we won’t suffer. In fact he says the exact opposite ( Php 1:29; 2Ti 3:12). We don’t like hearing that or experiencing it! But God does promise that all things work for the good of those who love him (Rom 8:28).

  31. 14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.

    It may not always be what you want to hear but the Lord’s guidance is what we need for our lives always.

  32. 26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son;

    27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

    28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.

    29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.

    He got punished for saying the truth… Will we be able to stand for the truth even when it seems like we are going to go throught an inferno for it? Pray That we all stand for truth and defend it

  33. Jewish theology takes a turn in the story of the deception of the prophets. We see God stacking the deck against Ahab. Ahab had a preference for hearing what he wanted to hear, not truth. This is the folly of Ahab. God gave him what he wanted and it ended in his death.

  34. 14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.
    LORD help us to be sensitive and deliver only that which is pleasing to you and not our own flesh.

  35. 1 Kings g 22:34 But someone threw his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the sections of his armor. The king told his Chariot driver wheel around and get me out of the fighting I’ve been wounded. All day long the battle raged and the King was propped up in his Chariot facing the Armenians. The blood from the his woman ran down into the floor of the chariot and that evening he died. As the sun was setting a cry spread through the Army every man to his own town every man to his land! So the king died and was brought to Samaria and they buried him there. They wash The Chariot at the pool in Samaria where the prostitutes bathe and the dogs licked up his blood as the word of the Lord had declared.

  36. 21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him.
    22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
    23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.
    24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?

    My DADDY HAS POWER AND DOMINION OVER EVERY spirit, demon and they tremble at HIS NAME!!!

  37. 1 Kings 22:5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

    Sounds like something we can repeat to all of friends and family when ever they come to us with a problem. This is the wisest thing any one can say to you, the second thing that would follow this is, have you asked your pastor?

    You know what was crazy, when someone wanted to inquire of the Lord for there situation, they would go to the prophet of God, i.e. your pastor! Next time you have a problem, talk your pastor, he’ll help you get your situation in order.

  38. We may not always like what the man of God has to say into our lives; but, keep in mind that he is looking out for your soul. Hebrews 13:17 AMP says “Obey your [spiritual] leaders and submit to them [recognizing their authority over you], for they are keeping watch over your souls and continually guarding your spiritual welfare as those who will give an account [of their stewardship of you]. Let them do this with joy and not with grief and groans, for this would be of no benefit to you.”

  39. “He turned to Jehoshaphat and said, “Will you join me in fighting for Ramoth Gilead?” Jehoshaphat said, “You bet. I’m with you all the way—my troops are your troops, my horses are your horses.” He then continued, “But before you do anything, ask GOD for guidance.”

    The king of Israel got the prophets together—all four hundred of them—and put the question to them: “Should I attack Ramoth Gilead? Or should I hold back?” “Go for it,” they said. “ GOD will hand it over to the king.””
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭22:4-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Many times people think that God will only allow nice good things to happen. This scripture opens our eyes to see that God does allow for some people to believe a delusion. In this instance the king saw the delusion and it was supported by the prophets. You can’t always listen to the good things. Sometimes you have to take the warring.

    “Micaiah kept on: “I’m not done yet; listen to GOD ’s word: I saw GOD enthroned, and all the angel armies of heaven Standing at attention ranged on his right and his left. And GOD said, ‘How can we seduce Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead?’ Some said this, and some said that. Then a bold angel stepped out, stood before GOD, and said, ‘I’ll seduce him.’ ‘And how will you do it?’ said GOD. ‘Easy,’ said the angel, ‘I’ll get all the prophets to lie.’ ‘That should do it,’ said GOD. ‘On your way—seduce him!’ “And that’s what has happened. GOD filled the mouths of your puppet prophets with seductive lies. GOD has pronounced your doom.””
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭22:19-23‬ ‭MSG‬‬

  40. 8The king of Israel replied to Jehoshaphat, “There is one more man who could consult the Lord for us, but I hate him. He never prophesies anything but trouble for me! His name is Micaiah son of Imlah.”

    King Ahab hated Micaiah, but in reality he was rebellious against the Lord. He did not like what the Lord would say through Micaiah. We too do the same, we may not care what the man of God preaches on Sundays, but we’re really saying, God I don’t agree with you.

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