“And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores,” Luke 16:21 KJV.
This afternoon, the LORD spoke the word ‘Crumbs‘ to me! I said, “LORD, what are you saying to me?”
He said that the crumbs are symbolic here for mercy. The fragments that fall from the rich man’s table, to be grateful and a spirit of humility!
Meaning, “God, I am not asking you for much, but I am coming with a humble heart to receive and to be thankful for whatever you want to do for me or to give to me.”
In other words, “Lord, I am and will be grateful for whatever you want to do, but LORD, I need your help, your deliverance! And, LORD, I am not even asking you to take away the children’s bread or their resources, but I am humble enough to accept what falls from the table, the crumbs!”
This poor woman came worshipping God! She came on her knees seeking a God that she did not limit or place restrictions upon him! SHE HAD SUCH A HUNGER FOR THE THINGS OF GOD! She knew he could do all things if she just believe! When you come to God how do you come to him?
Do you come as though you are deserving of his help or do you come worshipping like this poor woman?
Do you come looking for much or do you come knowing that deliverance belongs to those who will humble themselves before a great God, who does not have to hear your prayers, and “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail us not” (Lamentation 3:22)?
“Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour,” Matthew 15:25-28.
Yet, does that mean the LORD desires that we, as the people of God, beg others as his people? Of course not!
David said, “I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread!” (Psalm 37:25).
However there are times when we, as the people of God, will be tested. But remember, God is a God of both fairness and justice.
“There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day, and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, (the tables were turned; reaping time had come for the rich man to give an account of his soul and all he had done with the things God had blessed him!)
He said father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, (the one he had been rude and mean to) that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead,”Luke 16:19-31 KJV.
I believe that God is revealing the hearts of many in this season how that we as a people are so unworthy to receive from a loving father, but if we would cry out and begin to use our faith no matter how small it is God will in return do great things for us!
Many folk walk around as if God owes them something, but in this season God is looking for vessels that will humble themselves under the mighty hands of God and he will exalt you in due time!
Had the woman which recognized she was not worthy to receive the crumbs from Christ table; unlike the rich man who had everything no doubt she also would have been turned away, but she like Lazarus was willing to accept the crumbs demonstrating a spirit of gratefulness and humility!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!