People that hinder us: THE OLD PROPHET-2
Galatians 5: 7 “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”
The young prophet discusses with God as if they live in the same apartment. God honoured everything he said with immediate alacrity.
That guy would have been a fiery prophet in the mould of Elijah and Elisha but then his ministry ended abruptly. The whole ministry started and ended same day. How sad!
What was the issue? The young man was hindered and eventually stopped by an Old prophet. He fell for the devilish wisdom of an older man of God.
This young man like Joseph violated Proverbs 21:23.
Proverbs 21:23 “Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble” (NLT)
After the whole “prophetic display” his mouth ran faster than his legs.
1 Kings 13:7 “And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.”
1 Kings 13:8 “And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:”
1 Kings 13:9 “For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest”
God gave him specific instructions as regards his assignment but he divulged it all. Now to the Old Prophet:
1Kings 13:11 “Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.”
This old prophet heard about the exploits of the young prophet and made up his mind to hinder and stop him. He went after him and he succeeded.
He got the details of the exploits and plans of the young prophet…
To be continued…
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