1 Kings Chapter 22 Discussion

  • Mishaet - In Reply on 1 Kings 22:23 - 3 years ago
    Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all LIARS shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    Why all the questions about demons?

    If you are wanting to be set free from demonic capture, let someone know.

  • Mishael - In Reply on 1 Kings 22:23 - 3 years ago
    Lying spirits are Demons. They work for satan.
  • Linda Covington on 1 Kings 22:23 - 3 years ago
    Did God send a lying spirit from heaven
  • Jonathan - In Reply on 1 Kings 22:43 - 4 years ago

    Thank you for your comment. This is something i will think about.
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 Kings 22:43 - 4 years ago
    Jonathan, I doubt if there is any specific literature that would give you a definitive answer to your question, as there would be many commentators giving their own understanding on these verses. So, it's anybody's guess as to what this supposd contradiction means.

    In my understanding about these 'high places', not all of them were wholly devoted to idolatry. Sometimes, a high place could have been formerly used for idolatry & subsequently used as a place to worship the true GOD. Or, Israel could have assigned particular elevated areas to conduct their worship. Therefore, those high places that Jehoshaphat took down were idolatrous places but those he left were used for worship to God. But this is a pure guess as to how the writers of these books (1 Kings: Jeremiah & 1 & 2 Chronicles: Ezra) perceived these high places & the way they were used.
  • Jonathan on 1 Kings 22:43 - 4 years ago
    1 Kings 22:43 and 2 Chronicles 17:6 seem to contradict each other, the only way they cannot is if the latter was talking of Judah only. Is there other literature in the bible that can clear this up?
  • Janet on 1 Kings 22 - 5 years ago
    V. 16 Father, help me to proclaim boldly the gospel of Your Son that You have entrusted to us.
  • BSP on 1 Kings 22 - 5 years ago
    Verse 14~Micaiah was going to speak the truth no matter what. He had God's approval for this.
  • Ren on 1 Kings 22 - 6 years ago
    @LeeAnne-What about Romans 12:19-Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
  • Peter A. Okebukola on 1 Kings 22 - 6 years ago
    Ahab should have known that to obey is better than sacrifice. He had all the evidence for years to obey the Living God. He paid dearly for despising the Word of God.
  • A disciple on 1 Kings 22 - 7 years ago
    Hi LeeAnne; The Bible has many, many Scriptures which say that God does all these things. Jesus Himself said, that we should not be afraid of them that kill the body, but afterwards have no more power to hurt us; but that WE SHOULD FEAR HIM who after He has killed, has power to cast into hell. It also says that God looks for an occasion to take it up with His enemies, and sends their delusions.
  • LeeAnne on 1 Kings 22 - 7 years ago
    The Old Testament can be confusing since those writing it didn't fully understand the adversary and his ways the way we can understand today. All references to GOD bringing evil is a figure of speech since GOD is love and GOD is light and in HIM is no darkness at all. The figure of speech is a Hebrew idiom of GOD giving permission for evil to do as it pleases because of mans freewill to do evil.
  • Dewey J on 1 Kings 22 - 8 years ago
    Milan, I believe the scriptures are implying that a demon or the devil who's nature and job it's to lie for Satan is the father of all lies John 8:44. Just as Satan appeared before God for permission to try Job it appears the same happened here an evil spirit volunteered for what they love to do be a lying spirit to Ahab the King. Glory be to God in the highest Amen!
  • Ovalthorpe on 1 Kings 22 - 8 years ago
    God is the Author and Finisher beginning and ending of all things. God has a purpose. Somewhere it also says that God is not the author of confusion yet it was God that confused the tongue at Tower of Babbel. Then he brought the tongue back together at pentecost which was his purpose. What is Lying to you and i is cleansed by the divine order of his purpose. What Yahweh cleans is truly cleaned. Truly.
  • CRHarris on 1 Kings 22 - 9 years ago
    Verse 20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and die at Ramoth at Gilead. To clear up all confusion, verse 21 and there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. I believe that Micaiah came forth and told the Lord he would go forth and be that lying spirit in the mouth of all the king s prophets. The Lord said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also. 22 The Lord said go forth and do so. When the prophets did as the Lord allowed, verse 24 Zedekiah walked up to Micaiah and slapped him. He asked Micaiah do you think the Lord would speak to you and not to me? Micaiah replied, thou shalt see in the day when you shall hind thyself in the inner chamber. Ahab had Micaiah put in jail. Verse 16 and the king said unto him, how many times shall I adjure the that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord? The Lord does not lie but will allow one thru a willing vessel that He choose. Consult the Lord 1st, Jehoshaphat king of Judah did. CRHarris.
  • Douglas on 1 Kings 22:47 - 9 years ago
    this has great life learning, their may be others ' but this speaks the "GOD remembrance of him ".
  • Mwila musonda on 1 Kings 22:22 - 10 years ago
    who was this lying spirit? we know that it is impossible for God to lie. was he the devil,i would like to know.
  • Pauline on 1 Kings 22 - 10 years ago
    Sometimes we come to God to ask of His will when we have already made up our minds. We don't sincerely ask for Him to show us His way. The Lord lets us continue, because we know in our heart of hearts that which is God's will. Obedience from the heart is key as we cannot deceive God.
  • April Ferris on 1 Kings 22 - 11 years ago
    There is a lot in this chapter to gather:
    1. There will always be a lot of people telling you to do this and that (the four hundred) and there will be that counsel that you have with God (Micaiah) who will lead you the right way; you must choose wisely;
    2. Obedience is not an option; to be in God favor sometimes, you must obey Him. We all have God�s favor but to come into the blessings, he will lead us in some ways that will benefit us (His blessing upon us);
    3. Lying, the King sent for Micaiah and the servant wanted Micaiah to lie like the other prophets (lying spirit), Micaiah responds whatever God says is what he will say, be mindful of our thoughts and words, our mind must be on God, in tune with God. God is so amazing!
  • Kimbelea on 1 Kings 22 - 11 years ago
    I love the story of King Solomon.
  • MKHULULI NDLOVU on 1 Kings 22 - 11 years ago
    It is quite crucial to note in the previous chapters how GOD demonstrated HIS total forgiveness to Ahab. However Ahab still hardened his heart that �lying spirits� could easily influence him. Dear reader, today if you will hear the word of GOD, do not harden your heart.
  • RALPH M. WATERS on 1 Kings 22 - 12 years ago
    I guess if I had to pick one item out of this chapter, I guess, I would focuss on "lying spirits",. GOD's Will, Will Be Done. As I spoke earlier on "Obedience", obedience to God's Word, is just that, "Obedience". We must not look to preachers, or anyone else ministering God's Word, for their are false priest as well as prophets, we must rely on the Holy Spirit to give us the understanding of God's purpose for us. Lying Spirits, are just one group, I would imagine of angels, ministering to GOD. Man, cannot do anything but obey GOD'S WORD, or suffer the consequences. Its better to obey than to be sacrificed.

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