“I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets…”
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Didn’t I tell you that he never prophesies anything good about me, but only bad?”
Micaiah continued, “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.”
1 Kings 22:18-23
This passage can take someone in over their head with theological ruminations. “How can God, who is truth, employ a lying spirit to do His will?” That question is outside the scope of this article. Let’s just agree that the Bible says He did do this to bring ruin on an evil leader.
If my point isn’t obvious, the shock that Hillary Clinton felt when she believed her own paid liars in the MSM must have been similar to what King Ahab felt when his paid prophets failed to protect him from God’s judgement.
Ahab is gone. Hillary Clinton is gone. Neither will be back in any meaningful way. They now serve mostly as object lessons.