Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Micah 3:5-8 (New International Version, ©2011)5 This is what the LORD says:
"As for the prophets
who lead my people astray,
they proclaim ‘peace’
if they have something to eat,
but prepare to wage war against anyone
who refuses to feed them.
6 Therefore night will come over you, without visions,
and darkness, without divination.
The sun will set for the prophets,
and the day will go dark for them.
7 The seers will be ashamed
and the diviners disgraced.
They will all cover their faces
because there is no answer from God."
8 But as for me, I am filled with power,
with the Spirit of the LORD,
and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression,
to Israel his sin.
The first part of this passage is that the false prophets are, well, going to hell. The people who take advantage of others when they are themselves full are going to eternal darkness. This could mean a life without light, a life without God. My friend and former co-teacher Lee Friesen has a story about a friend who had a near death experience. The friend did not see a light in this vision, all he saw was darkness, cold, damp, darkness. The friend did not know God, but does now.
So what do these false prophets do? I stated that they take advantage of others, but how? Re-read vs. 5. Could this mean a spiritual deception? If we are full of the Spirit and are reveling in God’s love but do not share, are we doing the same thing? Micah is not afraid. He knows he is doing the things God wants and needs. Are we?
1. What is going to happen to the false prophets?
3. What can we do to insure we do not follow them?
Prayer- Lord, help us share. Help us share the blessings you have given us to those who have not received the. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.