Thursday, June 12, 2014

Yahweh, Day 80

Yahweh Day 80, Yahweh Always Has a Prophet

1Kings 22:7 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
“But Jehoshaphat asked, ‘Isn't there a prophet of Yahweh here any more? Let's ask him.’”

One would do well to note in this chapter how the One that inspired this text resisted actually giving the name of the king of the northern confederacy of Israel … until after the king’s ignoble death in verse 35.  There we find the vivid picture of dogs lapping up his putrid blood ... and prostitutes washing in the waste water of his cleansed chariot.

Ahab was that repulsive king and his 400 lying …prophets … could not alter the judgment of Yahweh on His rebellious King ... try as they may ... under the influence of lying spirits ... sent to them by Yahweh ... for Yahweh’s own purposes.

Jehoshaphat, King of Southern Judah, asks for a reliable spokesman ... recognizing the trite accolades from the liars for what they were ... liars.

We would do well to listen to the Spirit of Truth ... rather than the flattery of men and spirits ... of which there is no end ... until the end.

Intercessory Prayer:  Oh Yahweh!  For the sake and honor of Your Name … let the searchlight of Your Truth illuminated this dark night.  And raise up fearless men and women to glorify Your Name among humanity once again!  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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