And he said, Hear thou, therefore, the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-Gilead?
And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth and do so. (1 Kings 22:19-22)
There were four hundred seminary students who claimed to know the Word and wasn’t respecting it. They thought they’d bypass it because of pomp. They tried to bypass it, because it was the king to pat somebody on the back.
But this little holy-roller, as I called him a while ago, he didn’t care how much patting on the back went on, he stayed with God’s Word. And he couldn’t prophesy anything or preach then but what the Word said. God will back that Word up every time. He didn’t care what the seminaries taught; he didn’t care what any of the rest of them was; he knew the Word of God pronounced a curse on Ahab, and nothing else could take the place of it.
So, therefore, being with the Word and lined up with the Word, the Holy Ghost lined up with him, for he lined with the Holy Ghost and saw a vision. What was it? I feel really good, real religious. Get with the Word. Stay with the Word. And if there ever a true vision comes, it’ll come by the Word. Amen. Never thought of that before. That’s a new one. Thank the Lord. Stay with the Word, brother.
Micaiah was with the Word because the Word had pronounced cursings on that thing. And how could Micaiah say anything else but stay with the Word? So by staying with the Word, God showed him a continuation of the Word. Hallelujah.
There you are, I hope, sinks into you like it does me. There it is. God’s going to show the continuation of the Word. Said, “Sure, go on if you want to. All right, go do what the preachers tell you to do, but I saw Israel scattered like sheep that had no shepherd. I saw God in heaven; I saw the throne, and the host of heaven standing at right and left hand. Said, ‘Who can we get to go down and deceive Ahab?
Who can we get to bring him out here to fulfill old Elijah’s prophecy?” See, Micaiah was right on that Word. That Word had to be fulfilled. And a lying spirit comes up, come out of hell, come up there and said, “I can do something for you.” Said, “You know what, I can get in that seminary easy, ’cause they don’t have no more much prayer meeting, no agonizing. There’s nothing around there, no Blood, so I can just walk in anytime I want to. I can take possession of that thing, that whole denomination. I can get the whole thing; they don’t even believe in the Blood. So I can take the whole thing.
God said, “That’s right, you can do that.”