Who is online?
In total there are 15 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 15 Guests :: 1 Bot

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 115 on Wed 03 Jul 2019, 3:20 pm
Latest topics
» PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 6:20 pm by Admin

»  KEEP OUT ISIS Bride Shamima Begum's Husband has been banned from Britain and is seen as a National Security Risk.
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 6:15 pm by Admin

» servant @ TWO LISTENERS
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 5:57 pm by Admin

» Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 2:51 pm by Admin

» PROPHESY NEWS WATCH
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 2:01 pm by Admin

» BIBLE STUDY on VERSE
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 12:49 pm by Admin

» WORTHY NEWS
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 12:46 pm by Admin

» Daily Disciples
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 12:45 pm by Admin

» BIRTH PANGS – Series of Powerful Earthquakes Volcano's Strike Around the Globe
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 10:06 am by Admin

» ENDTIME HEADLINES
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyToday at 9:52 am by Admin

» CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 10:31 pm by Admin

» BREITBART NEWS
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 9:57 pm by Admin

» Delrifkah: HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY.
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 4:39 pm by Admin

» R.D SOUZA Saved by faith
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 4:36 pm by Admin

» NUGGET Today's Devotional
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 4:07 pm by Admin

»  Chip Brogden CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 4:03 pm by Admin

» +Dev+ Michael D. Inman Pastor
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 4:00 pm by Admin

» ISRAEL VIDEO'S VARIOUS COVERAGES
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 3:16 pm by Admin

» WORLD ISRAEL NEWS
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 2:05 pm by Admin

» Mrs. P's Haven of Refuge Inspirational
Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews EmptyYesterday at 2:03 pm by Admin

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search

Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews

Go down

Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews Empty Bible Study: Beware of False Friends ~by GoodNews

Post  Admin on Wed 10 Nov 2010, 3:03 pm

Bible Study: Beware of False Friends

Beware of False Friends
Ahab ruled the northern kingdom of Israel where his capital was the
city of Samaria. His evil, wasted life is summed up in just a few words,
There were none like, Ahab. "But there was none like unto Ahab, which
did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom
Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following
idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast
out before the children of Israel." (I Kings 21:25-26).

Ahab invited Jehoshaphat, his daughter's father-in-law who was the king
of Judah, to join him in a war to regain Ramoth-gilead, a strategic
fortress on the Syrian border. Four hundred of Ahab's paid prophets
unanimously assured the two kings of a great victory. "And it came to
pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to
the king of Israel. And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know
ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out
of the hand of the king of Syria? And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt
thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the
king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as
thy horses. And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I
pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day. Then the king of Israel
gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto
them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And
they said, Go up; for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the
king." (22:2-6).

However, godly Jehoshaphat, having an uneasy feeling with the unanimous
decision of facing such a grave crisis, asked for prophets of God to be
called. "And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD
besides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto
Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we
may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good
concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so."
(22:7-8).

Ahab sent the messengers to get Micaiah. The messengers attempted to
persuade Micaiah to agree with the false prophets and assured him that
by doing so he would win the king's favor and be released from prison.
But neither fears nor favors tempted Micaiah to betray his calling. He
refused to be intimidated even by the presence of two kings and his 400
experts. Micaiah's one vote of opposition was rejected by Ahab who
fulfilled the very prophecy proclaimed by Micaiah. There were 400 yes
votes to one no vote, a miserable minority, but truth is seldom with the
majority. Though he was slapped, dragged back to prison, and threatened
with cruel treatment, the faithful Micaiah persisted in maintaining the
truthfulness of his message and called upon the people to bear witness
to it. "And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou
shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself. And the king of Israel
said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the
city, and to Joash the king's son; And say, Thus saith the king, Put
this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and
with water of affliction, until I come in peace. And Micaiah said, If
thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he
said, Hearken, O people, every one of you." (22:25-28).

God's presence can transform a dungeon into a palace when one is aware
of God's presence. I saw the Lord was the response of this lonely
prophet. A revelation from the Lord revealed the shallowness of earthly
greatness. Many have sacrificed truth and good conscience for popular
opinion or earthly treasures. Micaiah chose to wait for future rewards
and endured the suffering he faced by not following those false
prophets. We need to admire and follow the words of the Apostle Paul,
"And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing
the things that shall befall me there: Save that the Holy Ghost
witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto
myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry,
which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the
grace of God." (Acts 20:22-24).

We must be careful with whom or what we align our lives, hanging around
the wrong person can cause great affliction in the end. Only by reading
God's Word daily can we keep from making wrong decisions and falling
into the control of wordly people. "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that
the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it
is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked
men: for all men have not faith. But the Lord is faithful, who shall
stablish you, and keep you from evil." ( II Thessalonians 3:3).

In today's message Jesus Christ is revealed By Micaiah, who would say
only what God instructed him to say (I Kings 22:14). Jesus faithfully
told others only what God told Him to say. "Then said Jesus unto them,
When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he,
and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I
speak these things." (John 8:28).

Today's Psalm: 16:8
"I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."

Today's Prayer:
Dear Lord,
Help me to remain faithful to You and your calling upon my life.
Strengthen and grow my faith as I daily search Your Scriptures and apply
their truths to my spiritual walk. As I go through the trials and
experiences of my earthly journey would You fix my eyes and my
ever-wandering heart upon Jesus. When the howling winds and forceful
storms of this life attempt to shipwreck my faith may they instead prove
my faith to be more than sufficient to withstand the continual assaults
from the enemy. Because I take refuge in Jesus my spiritual foundation
is firm, always dependable, and leads me to glorious victory. In Jesus'
name, I pray.....Amen.

God Bless,
Admin
Admin
Admin

Posts : 58841
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 74
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum