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The Prophets







The Prophets


by


Gary DeVaney






Hosea 9:7 The prophet is a fool, the man of the spirit is mad…


Micah 3:5 Prophets make My people error…


Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen for you – false, deceptive visions.


I Kings 20:35-36 God caused a prophet to say to his companion: Strike me. The companion refused. God’s prophet said: Since you did not obey the voice of God, when we part a lion will kill you. When they parted a lion killed him.






Prophet Killed by Lion




I Kings 22:19-23 God, after holding counsel with His Angels, permits His prophets to lie and deceive others on His behalf. God put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours and decreed evil against you.


Jeremiah 23:16 God said: Don’t listen to the words of the prophets.


They speak of their own heart and not out of the mouth of God.


Ezekiel 14:9 If a prophet be deceived, I, God, deceived that prophet.


Israelite Prophets became important and were listened to mostly in times of fear and war.


Let’s look at Isaiah, Amos and Hosea.


Each prophet promoted and projected their one God based on their personal life experience.


Each jealously condemned the Israelite worship of other gods. Isaiah, over 50 years, was influential during the reigns of at least 4 Israelite / Judah kings. He envisioned and projected God as a King.


Amos was a shepherd who described empathy with the poor.


Hosea, who had marriage problems, described God as a jilted and jealous husband – who still desired his wife, Israel.  





TANACH, The Stone edition lists:




The 48 Prophets



Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Phinehas, Elkanah, Eli, Samuel, Gad, Nathan, David, Solomon, Iddo, Michaiah, Obadiah, Ahijah, Jehu, Azariah, Jahaziel, Hosea, Amos, Michah, Amos, Elijah, Elisha, Jonah, Isaiah, Joel, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Urijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Shemaiah, Baruch, Neriah, Seraiah, Mehseiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Mordecai, Oded, Hanai.






Some of The 48 Prophets





The Bible Prophetesses: Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Abigail, Huldah, Esther, Anna, Noadiah.




Biblical Heroines


http://www.womeninthebible.net




Genesis 3:6 Eve disobeyed God, ate the forbidden fruit; then gave it to Adam to eat.


Genesis 18:15 Sarah, Abraham’s wife and half-sister lied and went to be a wife to Pharaoh.


Webster’s dictionary: Lie: To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to utter falsehoods habitually. To cause an incorrect impression. To present a misleading appearance.



God’s female heroes are not beyond lying as well as the males.


Genesis 31:34-35 Rachel deceived her father.





            


                                 Rachel & Her Father?





Judges 4:21 Jael murdered Sisera. She drove a tent-pin through his head with a hammer while he slept.


The Bible is the purest art; wherein, the definitions of good and evil get transposed. Believers who read the Bible and still support it prove to be behaviorally dyslexic.


Genesis 38:15-27 Tamar prostituted herself and seduced Judah, the father of her late husband.


Tamar sold sex and was in Jesus Christ’s lineage / bloodline.


Joshua 2:8-13 Rahab, the harlot, was a traitor to her people. She was NOT a Hebrew. She was a great, great grandmother of King David and a blood lineage / bloodline of Jesus Christ.


II Samuel 11 Bathsheba appeared to be a willing adulteress.


Bathsheba was also in the blood lineage / bloodline of Jesus Christ.


Do believers want these “ladies” to become the models of their little girls?






Sweetness?











Comments? Corrections? Questions?


gary@gdevaney.com