Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What Might Have Been, May It Not Be So In The Remnant
1Sa 10:5 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a timbrel, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they will be prophesying:
1Sa 10:6 and the Spirit of Jehovah will come mightily upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
1Sa 10:7 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion shall serve thee; for God is with thee.
We all know the end of the life of King Saul, At first he was anointed, prophesied, turned into another man, later he reverted into a evil man and the Kingdom was taken from him he died, and In came king David.
What might have been?
When a man thinketh he stands take heed lest he fall. We are told in the N.T. we are to be steady, faithful, servants of the most high. There are times when our dreams never happen, our hopes vanish into air. Our hearts desires and all we hold dear become like grains of sand and fall through our hands. This is a normal thing in life.
With Saul, this is different, he was once anointed, once a mighty man, only to end up falling away and ending up dead. This Saul who prophesied, in the end, is the same that had the Holy Spirit depart from him.
I have known ministers that were once anointed vessels that are now fallen into sin, back in the world, others still are behind pulpits but the anointing is gone, they are professional, but empty. Sadly this is the case in most Churches today, professional and empty men with no word from the lord stand behind pulpits under Judgment, the Holy Spirit has departed from them, their life and their ministry, may it never be so with the remnant.
King David committed serious sins, yet was till death called, ' a man after God's won heart'
Why? King David was always in full hearted repentance when he sinned, this is a key, we will and do sin, but if we take action, repent and mean it, the lord will keep us in his arms, we will never be seen as ones who might have been a remnant, but a remnant that is and will always be.
There is a dual message in this chapter.
1Sa 10:18 and he said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all the kingdoms that oppressed you:
1Sa 10:19 but ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saveth you out of all your calamities and your distresses; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before Jehovah by your tribes, and by your thousands.
It was a sin for the Hebrews to want a human king, they did not feel Jehovah was enough; they wanted to be like all the other nations. Reading the book of the kings we see the prophecy given all came true, how many evil, bad Kings came after King David, almost all. This was their judgment for rejecting the lord, the lord that delivered them in the Exodus.
We are ready for another Exodus, politicians cannot save us, or fix anything, and we are not to look to any man, but to our lord and him alone. This lesson must be driven into our hearts, we must learn to lean on and trust only the lord in the coming Exodus, he did it before, and he can do it again. If we look to anything else, anyone else, we are rejecting our Lord almighty, may this not be so, for if we do this rejecting the lord by looking to man, we will end up one day with a sign on our grave saying, 'What might Have Been'