|Tell me what I want!!|
|Written by Josh Winslett|
|Friday, 02 September 2011 19:13|
During the reign of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah (funny name-hehe), Jehoshaphat sent messengers to Ahab the king of Israel so they may join forces to take Ramoth-gilead from the king of Syria (1 Kings 22). The nation of Israel and Judah would usually have their prophets inquire of God on whether or not God would bless them with victory. Ahab gathered four hundred prophets that spoke smoothly to him. They told him what he demanded to hear. Jehoshaphat then asked if there was yet one more prophet to inquire of the lord. Ahab knew of just one more prophet, Micaiah. Listen to the description Ahab gives of Micaiah; "I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." Reluctantly they called for Micaiah. When he was called, the messengers told him to "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."
What would your answer be to such a command from the kings court? Pastors, what would your answer be to your congregation? Members, what would your answer be to your friends? How would you answer?
In the "cotton-candy-Christianity" that runs rampant in the ecumenical Christian pop culture, it has become increasingly difficult to proclaim God's truth without being considered a mean spirited fundamentalist. It becomes hard to answer the simplest questions. How did Micaiah answer? Micaiah said, "As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak" (1 Kings 22:14). Micaiah did not fall to the idol and peer pressure of popularity. He stood firm in his resolution and in God's truth in spite of the personal loss that might occur. This should be the strong conviction of every believer. We should, in spite of ALL opposition, speak whatsoever God has said through his word.
"....let God be true, but every man a liar...." -Romans 3:4
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