Hananiah proclaimed deliverance from the Babylonians. He spoke boldly in the name of the Lord (Jeremiah 28:2-4, NLT):
“I will remove the yoke of the king of Babylon from your necks.”
“I will bring back all the Temple treasures…”
“I will bring [the] king of Judah, and all the other captives…”
“I will surely break the yoke that the king of Babylon has put on your necks.”
Like Hananiah, it is possible to be confident, positive…and wrong.
Beware the snare of self-deception and pride.