May the Lord open our ears that we might hear
Do we believe a prophecy because it declares what we want to hear or because it affirms what we already want to do or prefer. We are blinded by confirmation biases so much so that we gather around us prophets who speak what we want to hear . We are like Ahab and his 400 prophets. I wonder who will rise up and be like Jehoshaphat to ask for a prophet of the Lord.
Today we pray Micaiah arise!!!
2 Chronicles 18: 3 – 7 (NKJV) “3 So Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me against Ramoth Gilead?” And he answered him, “I am as you are, and my people as your people; we will be with you in the war.” 4 Also Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire for the word of the Lord today.”5 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?” So they said, “Go up, for God will deliver it into the king’s hand.” 6 But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of Him?” 7 So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla.”
Great insight in light of the state of the prophetic and the nations.