Neh 6:11 -12
And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
12. And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
Nehemiah was very resolute in his decision to ignore Sanballat and Tobiah, irrespective of what approach they adopted. Even when they hired prophets to prophesy against Nehemiah, he just wouldn’t budge. The Spirit of Discernment was definitely mighty on him and he operated comfortably in that space.
I listened to a man of God tell his story about his upbringing one day. He recounted how other men of God had lied against him to his parents, even as a child. As if they knew and could see what God had in store for him as a mature adult. His ministry is now blooming!
Opposition may come in various forms, in so far as the devil can see the good in you. ‘Men of God’ may even prophesy against you, but probably they may only be hired. You cannot give up on a cause just because the prophet spoke. Like Nehemiah, you need to discern hard.
Discerning God’s voice in an atmosphere of ‘hired prophesy’ is not an easy thing, but it is possible. My prayer is for God to give you ears that are very sensitive to His bidding, so we can isolate what is important from the chaff.
Have a blessed day.