There is such a prophet. Micaiah is summoned by a messenger and told, “Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them and speak favorably” (22:13). Micaiah is not so fast to agree with such a demand. There is a higher priority which he makes very clear. “But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what the Lord says to me, that I will speak”” (22:14).
There is an unprecedented need today for Micaiah’s. So many follow the popular voice of religious leaders, but rarely listen to what God says through His Word. In a few places, God is raising up those who are returning to the Word of the Lord, the Scriptures, as their sole authority for life and ministry. It is through them the Spirit is igniting a fire of revival that is renewing the church and accomplishing what only the Spirit can do. The question that comes out of this observation is whether we want to follow the crowd or follow the Lord? Which is your preference?