I've wondered too about delusions, but King Ahab was given delusions because he wouldn't take the truth.
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." (1 Corinthians 14:33)
"Let all things be done decently and in order."
(1 Corinthians 14:40)
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
"He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him." (Proverbs 18:13)
If people would seek the Lord with a sincere heart and an honest desire for The Truth, He would be more than happy to reveal it to them. But you see,
they don't. Instead, they read the Bible with a critical eye just looking for errors of one sort or another. Because they have rejected the Word of
the Lord, they want to be convinced that it is full of mistakes, contradictions and inaccuracies. This is the only way they can justify their sin of
unbelief and their ungodly lifestyle. While they think they are pulling one over on God, what these types of folks apparently don't realize is that
God is the One Who is pulling the wool over THEIR eyes! If they really want to be deceived, the Lord will allow them to be deceived. In fact, we are
told that He will choose their delusion for them:
"I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear:
but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Another good example concerning the defeat of evil King Ahab in 1 Kings chapter twenty-two. The gist of this amazing story is that Jehoshaphat, king
of the southern kingdom of Judah who ruled from Jerusalem, went to see Ahab, king of the northern kingdom of Israel who ruled from Samaria. This is
the same King Ahab and Queen Jezebel who persecuted the Lord's prophet Elijah. The Lord was very upset with Ahab and Jezebel because of their many
evil doings, all of which are recorded in 1 Kings chapters sixteen through twenty-two. At any rate, Ahab revealed his plans to attack Ben-hadad the
king of Syria. Being a righteous king in some regards, Jehoshaphat asked Ahab if he had first sought the Lord's Will regarding this matter. Being as
evil as he was, Ahab couldn't care less what the Lord thought. However, to appease Jehoshaphat so that he would join him in battle at Ramoth-gilead,
Ahab called for his prophets. It is here that we get a behind-the-scenes view of what was really going on in the Spirit World in the realm of the
"And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right
hand and on his left.
And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go
forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now
therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning
thee." (1 Kings 22:19-23)
The above words were spoken to the two kings by the true prophet of God, Micaiah. Because he faithfully obeyed the Lord, Micaiah was cast into prison
by the evil King of Israel. Ahab and Jehoshaphat then went against the King of Syria. During the course of the battle, one of King Beh-hadad's
archers shot an arrow up into the air by chance. Because of the Lord's Will, this arrow found its mark, and King Ahab was mortally wounded and died
that same day. As had been prophesied, Ahab's blood was licked up by the dogs when it was washed out of his chariot. Later, his evil Queen Jezebel
was also eaten by dogs.
The main point in all of this is that because Ahab was leaning upon his own strength and wisdom, because he didn't care what the Lord thought, the
Lord purposely allowed the king to be deceived by permitting one of His many ministering Spirits to go speak lies through the mouths of his false
prophets. That Spirit told the king exactly what he wanted to hear. A few other excellent verses on this topic of delusion which I've shared before
are the following:
"...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie:"
(2 Thessalonians 2:10b-11)
The Bible is self-interpretting. It explains itself. However, in order to know and understand this, it is imperative that you do a lot of reading;
otherwise you will never make the right connections. The Truth will evade you at every turn. You must read, read, read; and study, study study. If you
do this, if you take the time to diligently study God's Word, He will most certainly reward you with pearls of great price.