A Lying Spirit Is Sent to the Evangelical Prophets

In the weeks leading up the election all the way through the tragic events last week at the Capital building, so many evangelicals reported having received prophetic messages telling them that Trump would remain President for a second term. 

Many have commented on just how certain evangelicals are when they receive a "prophecy." There is no doubt, no pause for discernment. Just rock solid conviction.

This is profoundly strange. I really wish more evangelicals would read their Bibles. Because any cursory reading of the Old Testament reveals that Israel's prophets were far from being reliable, especially in instances where Israel had wicked rulers like Donald Trump. 

Consider 1 Kings 22. Wicked king Ahab calls in Israel's prophets to determine if he should go to war. To a person, every prophet predicts a great victory. Just like every prophet on the stage at Eric Metaxas' Jericho March and every wack job evangelical pastor who shared prophecies from their pulpits.

With every prophet in lockstep agreement in 1 Kings 22 you'd think that victory was assured for Ahab. Just like those Jesus-flag waving evangelicals expected when they assaulted the Capital building. God was with them! All the prophets said so!

But disaster awaited Ahab, just like disaster awaited the evangelical insurrectionists on Capital hill. But how could that be? How could all the Lord's prophets be wrong?

Well, as the story unfolds in 1 Kings, God sent a lying spirit to the prophets to lead Ahab to disaster. 

Let me make some very minor edits to 1 Kings 22 to make this preach:

And Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left; and the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Trump and his followers, that they may go up and fall at the Capital?’ And one said one thing, and another said another. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, saying, ‘I will entice them.’ And the Lord said to him, ‘By what means?’ And he said, ‘I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And he said, ‘You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.’ Now therefore behold American evangelicals, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has declared disaster for you.”

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