The Truth does not change to please people
2 Chronicles 18:7,8 - And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Jehovah: but I hate him; for he never prophesieth good concerning me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.
Ahab the king of Israel knew for sure that Micaiah was not a man pleaser like his other 'so called prophets'. Ahab feared Micaiah because he knew deep in his heart that Micaiah had power to his words and spoke the truth. It was on the persuasion of King Jehoshaphat that Ahab called for Micaiah and as expected Micaiah prophesied doom for Ahab.
Was it that Micaiah had bitterness for Ahab?
Micaiah was a true Man of God and spoke the Truth even though everyone else spoke otherwise. He did not fear being different nor feared the consequence of being different.
Ahab accused Micaiah of being evil but the Word of God exposes Ahab as the evil person all because he blindly followed the ways of his mother. Ahab did worship Jehovah but in the same temple he also kept idols of other gods.
Some people really get upset with me when I speak against the RC Church. They want me to be like the prophets of Ahab prophesying peace and prosperity even when the church goes against the Word of God and make people to do evil in the sight of God, like Ahab made Israel do. They follow blindly what their ancestors did without understanding or questioning it with the Word of God. They trust man's word more than God's Word.
Walk into a RC Church and you will see their gods put up all around the place like Ahab had idols in the Temple of God. Catholics worship (pun) these statues while they also keep the Word of God in the same place. When the Lord says in the second Commandment not to make an image of anything below the earth (meaning any person or being dead), anything on the earth (meaning any person or being alive) and also anything in Heaven (including any image of God, Angel or any other including the Son of God) and bow before it. To bow does not mean bend.
The Catholics will say 'we do not worship them we just venerate or give reverence to them for what they did'. But they should realize in the days of Moses when they worshiped they would go down on all fours. When the Lord said not to bow it meant that even if you do not worship these idols, you are not even allowed putting flowers, or candles, or even bending before them.
The Lord was upset the Israelites during the time of Samuel for they wanted a man King even when the Lord was King over them. Today we have the Lord Who came as man Jesus and is King, yet they want a person in white robes, whom they can touch to rule over them. They will not check what this person is saying is contradicting God's Word or not. The Pope states the book of Genesis should not be taken literally, that is like telling people that God does bull at times like any human.
God is not human and every word of His Word is true. Science as yet not progressed to a level to understand His Word. In His Word the Lord wrote about car, roads, satellites, stem cells in medicine, money being transferred wirelessly controlled by human brainwaves and even the next material to be used in electronics (ether based instead of silica based) about 2,500 - 3,000 years back!
Let us change our minds and understand that we cannot go against God's Word and expect to be blessed. We might prosper for some time but soon or later the Truth will come out, for the Lord Liveth and His Light overcomes darkness.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are merciful God and do not want your children to perish. Lord, harden not the hearts of your children. Let your grace be abundant on these people who are lost and by your Spirit open their eyes...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
2 Chronicles 18:10-17
10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith Jehovah, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until they be consumed.
11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper; for Jehovah will deliver it into the hand of the king.
12 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth: let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good.
13 And Micaiah said, As Jehovah liveth, what my God saith, that will I speak.
14 And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper; and they shall be delivered into your hand.
15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of Jehovah?
16 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and Jehovah said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace.
17 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
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