So Many Lying Prophets

Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor, and he made a marriage alliance with Ahab. After some years he went down to Ahab in Samaria. And Ahab killed an abundance of sheep and oxen for him and for the people who were with him, and induced him to go up against Ramoth-gilead. Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me to Ramoth-gilead?” He answered him, “I am as you are, my people as your people. We will be with you in the war.”

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Inquire first for the word of the Lord.” Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not here another prophet of the Lord of whom we may inquire?” And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.” Then the king of Israel summoned an officer and said, “Bring quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.” 2 Chronicles 18:1-8.

Jehoshaphat knew that Ahab was a weasel, so when he saw all these paid yes-men, he had to ask if there was a real man of God in the house. No, he would have to fetch THAT one, but Ahab knew exactly who he was talking about.

Godly people have bad reputations among the wicked because they won’t go along with their wickedness. But the wicked have their own robed class of liars to give them cover. It is a matter of time before the Lord brings disaster upon them. Make sure you are not counted among their fans when it happens.

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