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1 Kings 22:20-25 False Prophets and the Need for Discernment

 

22:20-22 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. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said to 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. 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. 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 to thee? And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

The desire to hear what we want to hear is very strong in the flesh.  This is why we need to die to self.

Also, there are many false prophets.  False prophets work on presentation.  They work on showmanship.  They don't have time to stand in the presence of the Lord. These false prophets are seen in cults such as Secular Humanism and in organizations and consortiums that name the name of Christ.



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