The Lord is our shepherd, David knew this as a shepherd himself. He had times in quietness, solitude, where he had communion with God in praise and worship. It was these unrecorded private times that […]
If this were possible, has it actually been attempted? In the Bible there are several examples: ▪ Sarah gave her servant to Abraham has a means of fulfilling God’s promise that he would have descendants. […]
“Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. But Saul […]
Someone is in anguish now over a destiny they see passing away. This person is distressed from waiting and taunts from rivals. Nevertheless, hope is found in the Lord. Carry your burden and pour it […]
This is an extremely important topic that touches on rebellion, reliance on faith, judgment, the work of God, blessing and more. A proper understanding of Spiritual Authority is critical to submission thereto. Most important is an understanding of the sovereignty of God for without this one may experience confusion, restlessness, and openness to deception by the enemy. Because we are discussing a spiritual matter a fundamental knowledge of who and how the Holy Spirit deals with His people is relevant to the entire topic, e.g. the Spirit is contrary to natural worldly reason. So, Spiritual Authority is not based on conjecture and rational analysis, but by God’s anointing, and those under authority.
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Saul, first King of Israel is an example of what to avoid. When Saul went to battle he was told to wait seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel was delayed and Saul’s men began to scatter. So Saul said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” And Saul offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him. “What have you done?” asked Samuel. Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling