When Leaders Reject God’s Word
By Daymond Duck
Syria captured the city of Ramoth-gilead from the Northern Kingdom called Israel. The king of Israel, a wicked man named Ahab, wanted it back. He thought he saw the opportunity to retake it when the godly King Jehoshaphat visited him from the Southern Kingdom called Judah (I Kings 22).
While King Ahab and King Jehoshaphat were talking King Ahab asked King Jehoshaphat if he would join him in a war against Syria to retake Ramoth-gilead. In essence, King Jehoshaphat replied, “I will help you, but I want you to seek the will of the Lord first.”
The wicked King Ahab called in about 400 false prophets and asked them if he should go to war. They answered, “Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.”
The godly King Jehoshaphat did not believe the false prophets so he asked King Ahab “Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might inquire of him?” King Jehoshaphat didn’t want the advice of godless men. He wanted the advice of God (the truth whether he liked it or not).
King Ahab replied, “There is one man, Micaiah …but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.” King Jehoshaphat told King Ahab he shouldn’t say that. And to satisfy the good King Jehoshaphat, Ahab sent for the prophet Micaiah.
While they were waiting for Micaiah to arrive, King Ahab’s false prophets assured him that the Lord would deliver Ramoth-gilead into his hands.
When Ahab’s servant reached Micaiah he told Micaiah what the false prophets said and urged him to “speak that which is good.” That is to say, “If you want to get along with King Ahab, prophesy good things instead of bad things.”
Micaiah’s response was, “As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.” His prophecy would be what the Lord told him to say not necessarily what King Ahab wanted to hear.
As the story nears the end, Micaiah told King Ahab, “I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd.” He also told King Ahab, “the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.”
Micaiah prophesied four things:
1) Israel would be defeated;
2) King Ahab would die;
3) God had put a lying spirit in the mouth of his false prophets, and;
4) God had pronounced judgment upon King Ahab instead of blessing.
Micaiah was slapped in the face by one of King Ahab’s prophets and he was cast into prison to receive nothing but bread and water until King Ahab returned from the battlefield.
The godless king rejected the advice of God’s man. He did what the lying spirit in the mouths of his false prophets advised him to do. He was killed and his body was brought home to be buried in Samaria.
On Aug. 29, 2016, John McTernan and Georgann Ryan wrote an insightful article (Europe: The Substitution of a Population) that triggered this message.
McTernan and Ryan suggested that huge numbers of Europeans have rejected the Bible (like King Ahab did when he rejected the advice of God’s man), aborted their babies and promoted the homosexual lifestyle. God didn’t want them to kill their children, become gay and things like that, but they did it anyway.
They could have had multitudes of babies that grew up as their children and grandchildren. Most of these descendants would have lived peaceful and productive lives among their ancestors. But their descendants didn’t get to grow up because they were killed or never born.
God gives people time to repent, but when they won’t repent His judgments begin to fall. He opened the borders of Europe and replaced the millions of unborn babies with millions of grown Muslims to live among the Europeans causing them to fear terrorism, persecution, rape and death.
Let’s take this a step farther. How did George Soros get so much power, influence and wealth? Could he have all of his power, influence and wealth without God’s approval? Is it possible that God raised up an atheist to give bad advice to world leaders that have rejected His Word of Truth?
We ask why do foreigners that illegally enter the U.S. draw bigger checks than people who were born and raised here? That is not fair.
Why can foreigners that have illegally entered the U.S. get free healthcare when many of our veterans are dying before they can get in to see a doctor? That is not the right way to treat people who have fought for this country.
Why is same-sex marriage taught in U.S. schools when most Americans don’t agree with it? That is not normal.
Why is America turning against Israel when God said He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel? We should want God’s blessings.
Do we really think an atheist (someone who doesn’t believe in God) would advise world leaders to be fair, normal, treat people right and do God’s will?
It may be far-fetched, but world leaders have rejected God’s prophets (like King Ahab did) so I believe God has raised up a godless men like George Soros (like Ahab’s demon-possessed prophets) that is tickling their ears with words (lies) that they want to accept.
And just as sure as the advice of the godless prophets led to the destruction of King Ahab, the advice of the godless George Soros and others will lead to the failure, perilous times and tribulation.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck