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|NASB||1 Kings 13:18 He said to him, "I also am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.'" But he lied to him.|
|1 Kings 13:18 He answered him, "I too am a prophet, as you are; and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" But he lied to him.|
|Subject: Be lead of God not of men!|
Bible Note: 1 Kings 13:17-18 (KJV)
17 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.
18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.
This is the story of the young prophet and the old prophet. The young prophet was sent by God to Bethel to prophesize to Jeroboam, which he did, 1Kings 13:1-10. An old prophet heard about this and went out to meet him. 1 Kings 13:11- 16. The old prophet wanted the young prophet to come to his house so he lied to him even after the young prophet recited to the Old Prophet what the Lord had told him.
The young prophet was deceived and went to the old Prophet’s house where he ate and drank. 1 Kings 13:19- 20. At this point the old Prophet, which had lied stood and prophesized to the young Prophet, saying that since he had disobeyed God his body would not be buried in the grave of his fathers. 1Kings 13:21-22.
If we continue to read 1 Kings 13 we will see the young prophet was killed on the road by lions and to prove it was God the Donkey remained untouched as did the body of the prophet.
The old Prophet took the body of the young Prophet and buried him in the his families tomb and told his children that when he died we wanted to be buried in the same grave.
The end of the story is seen in 2 Kings 23:16-18 where King Josiah was defiling the false altar by burning bones on it spared the tomb of the young prophet which also spared the bones of the old Prophet.
What is the point of this story? Two things Allow God to lead you but don’t turn away from what God has told you. Second thing even lying prophets can be and are used of God but they can not supersede what God has already spoken clearly to you.
This is how the Holy Spirit works today, He speaks to us and gives us direction. However that direction will never violate a truth already established by God’s Word.
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