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a lying spirit???

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by jw, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. jw

    jw New Member

    Sep 2, 2005
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    Posted this in the Baptist section, wanted to open it up to others as well though. Any help would be appreciated.

    Trying to work through this one, would appreciate some feedback/comments/alternate opinions.

    This is my take thus far..
    Ahab and Jehoshaphat are trying to decide if they should go to war or not. Ahab calls for his 400 "prophets" and they all agree tell him that they will be victorious in battle, especially Skippy (aka Zedekiah) running around the room with horns on. The false prophets claim to be from the LORD (because they use phrases like, "the LORD will deliever them into your hand"), but Jehoshaphat obviously see's through it, and asks if there is a prophet of the LORD they might ask.

    So Micaiah is summoned to Ahab and Jehoshaphat to give advice. He parrots back exactly what the false prophets are saying, obviously mocking them, sending King Ahab into another hissy fit (This is the same guy who pouted in the corner and wouldn't eat in the last chapter just because a guy wouldnt' sell him his vineyard). So Micaiah let's him have it, and tells him they will fail if they go to war.

    Now the above quote comes in (This is where I'd like some advice). Ahab whines like the little woman he is, and Micaiah tells the story about seeing God on the throne in heaven. My guess is this too is sarcasm. He looks around the circus going on in the room and the kings standing there seriously considering the nonsense. He recreates a similar seen in heaven, with the Lord calling together a counsil on how to destroy Ahab (as if the Almighty needed advice).

    Does that sound reasonable? Anyone have a better suggestion?

    The moral of the story is obvious... not only is sarcasm funny, it's biblical.
  2. ascund

    ascund New Member

    Aug 4, 2005
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    So also say:

    Eugene H. Merrill, The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures


    Michael S. Heiser, “Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God,” BSac 158:629 (Jan 01): 60.

  3. Link

    Link New Member

    May 30, 2004
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    And Micaiah was recording a real vision. What does this say about the role of God in having spirit's lie? Was the lying spirit a 'demon' or an 'angel?'
  4. Joanna

    Joanna New Member

    Sep 6, 2005
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    The lying spirit would have to be a demon for the angels in Heaven are pure and sinless. The evil spirit was permitted by God to deceive Ahab through the prophets that were determined to flatter Abab at any rate.
  5. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member
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    Jul 31, 2004
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    Non Baptist Christian
    What's the difference, an evil sword, or an evil tongue. God shall destroy and destroy he shall all iniquity and all doers of iniquity. Holy and just is God in his judgements!