April 23 - Morning
'Therefore hear the word of the Lord:
I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left. And the Lord said,
"Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?"
One suggested this, and another that. Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord and said,
"I will entice him."
"By what means?" the Lord asked.
"I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets," he said.
"You will succeed in enticing him," said the Lord.
"Go and do it."
So now the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in
the mouths of all these prophets of yours.
The Lord has decreed disaster for you.' "
Then Zedekiah son of Kenaanah went up and
slapped Micaiah in the face.
'Which way did the spirit from the Lord go when he went from me to speak to you?' he asked.
'You will find out on the day you go to
hide in an inner room.' "
- First Kings 22:19-25