(What Does The Bible Teach About Preachers?)
Part 12: Micah Warns The Prophets
Peace be unto you. There is nothing new under the sun. The Church leaders still come extorting money from the wise and the not so wise. Also there are still some called by God that will speak out against these crimes against God. Brethren let it be written that the FreedomJournal will never sacrifice Truth for a friendship with the world and its people.
Peace and Love, Carl Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 10 May 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
As we turn to the Book of Micah we will review several verses. However we advise you to read chapters 2 and 3. We will start with the following verse.
Micah 2: 11. If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
The Prophet Micah was in touch with the people. Thus he knew of their needs. He also had a good heart and he longed for the people to receive social justice. However he knew that living apart from God was a claim to sin.
Meanwhile we see a great precedent in scripture regarding the people and their love for false teachers. Even during these days of the Old Law the people loved for the teachers of the Law to tell (teach) them only what they wanted to hear. As we look to 2006 the host of TV Preachers and most pulpits are filled with this type of Preacher. Most are just motivational speakers and entertainers. Meanwhile the misguided people who basically live apart from God love this type Preacher.
Micah was a true Prophet. Thus he had a responsibility to make predictions about false prophets. We (FreedomJournal) also have a responsibility to note those that do not serve God. We also know that in doing so we will be rebuked and scorned.
In the Book Jeremiah we see an additional example of the kind of Prophet Micah describes.
Jeremiah 5: 31. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Brethren what is the responsibility of the three people noted in this verse? How can we use this verse to help discern those that are teaching falsehoods today?
The prophets of Old taught the law of God. The Priests were to execute the teaching rendered by the Prophets. Lastly the citizens (people) were to regulate their conduct, the way they live due to the teaching. What if the people are basically taught things not of God?
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