The death of Ahab is placed with his rejection of the Word of God through God’s prophet Micaiah. Jehoshaphat was a godly person. He foolishly allied himself with Ahab through the marriage of his heir. Jehoshaphat’s foolishness had devastating consequences for his family!
* God in Heaven, not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your Name give glory, for the sake of Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness!
“Who will entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?”
This passage gives us a glimpse into heavenly politics, the spiritual happens that occur outside of our perception.
There is a discourse before the throne of God.
A spirit comes and says,
“I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.”
Here is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how things work.
The prophets telling Ahab that they would conquer and triumph against the Syrians, these prophets were false. False prophets.
The Lord is at work, His hand is sovereign,
“Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets;”
These can be difficult truths to process, hard to understand and work through.
But we need to wrestle with them.
God does not lie (Numbers 23:19), He is the God of truth (John 14:6, John 16:13).
The devil is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).
In these events God is completely sovereign.
The lying spirit could not do a thing without the Lord commanding it (not simply a passive allowance).
We are not living solely in a physical world.
The heavenly realities are real!
* God Above,
We can struggle to understand portions of Your word.
Please open the eyes and ears of our hearts to know what You have for us today.
A small glimpse here, a big profound mystery unravelled there.
Please write Your WORD on our hearts today.