Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Day 2

Today are some verses from the old testament regarding false prophets.
Lesson 6 Day 2
1) Deuteronomy 18:18-32 (This is God speaking)
18) I will raise up a prophet from among their coutrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19) It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him. 20) But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. 21) You may say in your heart, 'How will we know the word, which the Lord has not spoken?' 22) When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.

2) Deuteronomy 13:1-5 (This is God speaking.)
1) If a prophet or a dereamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2) and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you saying, 'Let us go ager other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' 3) you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4) You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him and cling to Him. 5)But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.

3) Isaiah 28:7 (This is God speaking, by the way strong drink is mentioned 3 times in this one verse, do you think he is trying to make a point?)
And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: the priest and the prophets reel with strong drink. They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions. They totter when rendering judgment.

4) Micah 3:11
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, her priests instruct for a price and her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the Lord saying, 'Is not the Lord in our midst?' Calamity will not come upon us." The gold in this verse is Israel.

5) 2 Chron. 18
1) Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor; and he allied himself by marriage with Ahab.
2) and some years later he went down to visit Ahab at Samaria.
3) And Ahab, king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat , king of Judah, "Will you go with me against Ramoth-gilead:" And he said to him. "I am as you are, and my people as your people, and we will be with you in the battle."
4) Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Isael, "Please inquire first for the word of the Lord.
5) Then the king of Israel assembled the prophets, four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king."
6) But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not yet a prophet of the Lord here that we may inquire of him?"
7) And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me but always evil. He is Micaiah, son of Imla." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
8) Then the king of Israel called on officer and said,"Bring quickly Micaiah, Imla's son."
9) Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
10) And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, "Thus says the Lord, 'With these you shall gore the Arameans, until they are consumed.'"
11) And all the prophets were prophesying thus, saying "Go up to Ramoth-gilead and succeed, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
12) Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, 'Behold the words of the phrophets are uniformally favorable to the king. So please let your word be like one of them and speak favorably."
13) But Micaiah said,"As the Lord lives, what my God says, that I will speak"
14) And when he came to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?" He said. "Go up and succeed, for they will be given into your hand."
15) Then the king said to him, "How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?"
16) So he said, "I saw Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep which have no shepherd; and the Lord said, 'These have no master. Let each of them return to his house in peace.'"
17)Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"
18 And Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right and on His left.
19) And the Lord said,'Who will entice Ahab the king of Israel to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said this and another said that.
20) Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord and said, 'I will entice him.' And the Lord said, to him, 'How?'
21) And he said, I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, 'You are to entice him and prevail also. Go and do so.'
22) Now therefore, behold the Lord has proclaimed disaster against you."
23) The Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah, came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the Lord pass from me to speak to you?"
24) and Micaiah said, "Behold you shall see on that day, when you enter an inner room and hide yourself."
25)Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
26) and say, 'Thus says the king, 'Put this man in prison, and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely.'"'
27) And Micaiah said, "If you indeed return safely, the Lord has not spoken by me." "And he said, Listen all you people."
28) So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah went up against Ramoth-gilead.
29) And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you put on your robes." So the king of Israel disguised himself and they went into battle.
30) Now the king of Aram had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, "Do not fight with small or great, but with the king of Israel alone.
31) So it came about when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, "It is the king of Israel," and they turned aside to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him, and God diverted them from him.
32) Then it happened when the captins of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
33)And a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor. So he said to the driver of the chariot, "Turn around, and take me out of the fight, for I am severly wounded."
34)And the battle raged that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chaiot in front of the Arameans until the evening; and at sunset he died.

Wow, what a battle! Not just of war, but of wills, of good vs. evil! But God will always win. <><

No comments:

Post a Comment