The prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do all this! May the Lord make your prophecy come true! May he bring back to this place from Babylon all the valuable articles taken from the Lord’s temple and the people who were carried into exile.
Afterward you will go to Gibeah of God, where there are Philistine officials. 1 When you enter the town, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place. They will have harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres, and they will be prophesying.
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord’s will. 1 But I despise 2 him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. 3 Jehoshaphat said, “The king should not say such things.”
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord’s will. 1 But I despise 2 him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but always 3 disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. 4 Jehoshaphat said, “The king should not say such things!”
The people to whom they are prophesying will die through war and famine. Their bodies will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem 1 and there will be no one to bury them. This will happen to the men and their wives, their sons, and their daughters. 2 For I will pour out on them the destruction they deserve.” 3
“Micah from Moresheth 1 prophesied during the time Hezekiah was king of Judah. 2 He told all the people of Judah, ‘The Lord who rules over all 3 says, “Zion 4 will become a plowed field. Jerusalem 5 will become a pile of rubble. The temple mount will become a mere wooded ridge.”’ 6
And we have different gifts 1 according to the grace given to us. If the gift is prophecy, that individual must use it in proportion to his faith.
“Then, Jeremiah, 1 make the following prophecy 2 against them: ‘Like a lion about to attack, 3 the Lord will roar from the heights of heaven; from his holy dwelling on high he will roar loudly. He will roar mightily against his land. 4 He will shout in triumph like those stomping juice from the grapes 5 against all those who live on the earth.
“The Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 also has something to say about Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying lies to you and claiming my authority to do so. 2 ‘I will hand them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and he will execute them before your very eyes.
So prophesy and say: ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Surely because they have made you desolate and crushed you from all directions, so that you have become the property of the rest of the nations, and have become the subject of gossip 1 and slander among the people,
Do not treat prophecies with contempt.
I, the Lord, affirm 1 that I am opposed to those prophets who dream up lies and report them. They are misleading my people with their reckless lies. 2 I did not send them. I did not commission them. They are not helping these people at all. 3 I, the Lord, affirm it!” 4
You should have reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth who is pretending to be a prophet among you! 1
The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul and he prophesied within his house. Now David was playing the lyre 1 that day. There was a spear in Saul’s hand,
Indeed, the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
Now, brothers and sisters, 1 if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I help you unless I speak to you with a revelation or with knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
So then, tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers.