While reading through 2 Ki 18, Rabshakeh is taunting the "Judahs" (Israelites had been carried away to Assyria by this point), and King Hezekiah.
This verse got my attention:
2 Kings 18:29 "Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spake, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria"
Rabshakeh cried the word of the king of Assyria. Was it the king's actual words? I don't think we are told. But Rabshakeh was Sennacherib's representative. He had the full authority of the King. He was his voice. I've seen this same sort of thing in Lord Of The Rings, The Return Of The King. The ugly guy couldn't see worth a ... umm, but he was certainly the voice of Sauron.
Curious question: Who is the herald of God's voice today? And how do you test those voices?
I have to go to the Word. We can listen to any man, but how do I know that is the voice of God? The Bible has got to be my standard.