Ahab: Deceived and Dead

September 24, 2006 ()

Bible Text: I Kings 22:1-40 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Sept. 24, 2006 – 1&2 Kings – Worship Service – Alan Conner

1 Kings 22:1-40

Ahab: Deceived and Dead

 

INTRO

 

 

  1. AHAB DECEIVED (22:1-28).

 

1) SOLICITS REINFORCEMENTS (VV. 1-4).

 

2) OPPOSITION TO CONSULTING THE LORD THROUGH TRUE PROPHETS (VV. 5-12).

 

  1. a) Who were these 400 prophets?

 

 

 

  1. b) What was their message?

 

(1) words (vv. 6, 12).

 

(2) actions (v. 11).

 

 

3) THE MINISTRY OF MICAIAH (VV. 13-23).

 

  1. a) Who is this prophet?

 

(1) Hated by Ahab (v. 8).

 

(2) Held in confinement (vv. 26-27).

 

  1. b) What was his message?

 

(1) As the Lord lives, what the Lord says to me, that I shall speak (14).

 

(2) prophetic sarcasm (v. 15).

 

(3) God’s word: death and defeat for Ahab (v. 17).

 

(4) A deceiving spirit controls Ahab’s prophets (vv. 19-23).

 

(5) Micaiah’s defense and imprisonment (vv. 24-28).

 

(6) Implications.

 

* God did not lie to or deceive Ahab.

 

** God is sovereign over the demons.

Cf. 1 Sam. 16:14 ; Job 1:6-8; Lk. 22:31.

 

 

  1. AHAB’S DEATH (22:29-40).

 

1) HIS VAIN DISGUISE (VV. 29-35).

 

2) AHAB’S DEATH AND DEFEAT (VV. 36-38).

 

3) GOD’S CONTROL OF THE BATTLE:

 

  1. a) God’s command to the spirit, “You are to entice him and also prevail” (v. 22).

 

  1. b) the plan of the king of Aram – “Fight . . . with the king of Israel alone.” (v. 31).

 

  1. c) the cry of Jehoshaphat (v. 32).   Cf. 2 Chron. 18:31

 

  1. d) The “random” arrow (v. 34).

 

  1. e) Ahab’s blood licked up by dogs according to God’s word (vv. 37-38).

 

 

  1. LESSONS LEARNED:

 

1) Our relationship with God and His word is the ______________________________.

 

 

2) Some prophets (or preachers today) of the LORD are under the influence ________________.

 

 

3) Satan is a real enemy, but God is _____________________________________.