But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what my God says.” 2 Chronicles 18:13
King Ahab in Samaria was wanting to attack the town of Ramoth Gilead and had asked King Jehoshaphat of Judah to help him in the attack. Ahab had consulted with many prophets, none of God, who all said to go and attack. Jehoshaphat wanted to consult a prophet of God first. They went to Micaiah, a prophet of God, for an answer. When he was called for, they told him what the other prophets had said. Micaiah said that he can only say what God says.
People everywhere claim that they know what God is saying and that they are speaking the words of God. The words that they often speak, are the words that the people want to hear. Many that are not fully following God with all of their heart, like to look at God and state that He is a God of love. They feel that they can ask God for anything that benefits themselves and God will grant it. They do not believe God will ever give them a negative answer.
It is for this reason that many people change from church to church on a regular basis. They are not hearing what they want to hear.
Although God is a God of love, there are times that He will give a negative answer to a person. All the words of God must be listened to and obeyed, not just the happy words.
If you are in a position to speak to someone about what God is saying or has said in the Bible, be sure to speak only what God says. Do not be the one who will speak just what sounds good or what others want to hear. There will be times of saying negative things to a person to get them back on track with God, while most times, God speaks with words of love to draw a person to Himself. Say only what God is truly saying.
This also goes for listening to God in your own life. Don’t just listen when the words sound good. Hear God when He gives you a message that is not easy to accept. Listen to the whole word of God.
I pray today that you will hear the words of God; that you will only speak as God speaks; that you will accept all the words of God; and that God will use you to draw many to Jesus.