I have heard stories, particularly in the last five years, of media exposés touching on men of God’s character, relating to money and sexual immorality.
It is time when every stone will be turned and any secrets exposed, so that The Body of Christ may be healed and then restored to the holiness position Christ intends it to be.
However, God doesn’t allow one person’s sins exposed in the public, to hurt His Church. His motive is different to the way men look at sin, and is not to be bring the person down either…
Let me share a little bit here….
I have identified a “would be principle” in the way God works with His Servants, in that He rarely exposes His Servants for their sins during their “productive season in His Ministry”.
The LORD somehow ignores the weakness in the public vessel during the season of high performance, first because the Ministry Season is His, and secondly because personal growth of the functioning vessel is achieved differently from the general growth of their Ministry Assignment within the local Church and the entire Body of Christ.
God won’t uproot the major weed-tree during the heightened productivity season for the harm it would cause to the growing good seed trees, but somehow manages the crisis until the season of what the man has been producing and establishing is over.
I have known of men and women of God who had nothing bad said about them until the day their season ended, some even after their deaths.
People fail to achieve personal growth during Missional Mandate because of the focus they give to the Territorial Expansion and to The Call, so character is left unattended.
And so the scandal will still be there. Then the murmurings, but nothing clearly comes out in the public for the same reason God didn’t invest greatly in exposing David for adultery with Bathsheba.
In fact, 1 Chronicles does not include David’s adultery with Bathsheba that 2 Samuel 11 records, which was a well-known fact — but limited within the Palace and Military circles.
Nobody else came out to question the king, not even his family. No court cases, no newspapers, no nothing.
I even wonder if Joab really understood the secrets behind the orders to place Uriah in the line of death. In Chronicles, David comes out as an ideal king who carries long term assignments, and no matter what happens, God approves him through his assignments, because it is his Productive Season.
Right there, we see how God values The Assignment above the failure of men.
One may wonder how the writer captured a sin that was strategised within the Palace in 1 Samuel 11 and 12, because it appears to be managed so well that this sin David committed had no serious consequences in his mandate at that time.
Shockingly, the sin was not exposed publicly. But… but… but I say, BUT the consequences were fulfilled publicly when king David’s vibrant Productive Season was over.
God said only a few know about what you did in the Palace, but the all Israel will see your wives being defiled.
“What you did in secret I’m going to do right in front of all Israel and in broad daylight as well!” 2 Samuel 12:12.
I want to warn that Ministry Success and Productivity doesn’t approve a man.
Ministry Success… can hide the darkest character.
~ Prophet Peter Odhiambo
Prophet Peter Odhiambo of Heart Revival Network International, Kenya is a Prophetic End-Time Minister of the Gospel, preaching in Crusades and open air Revival meetings. The LORD continues to show him the apostasy in the Church and the need to prepare the Bride, fit for the Wedding of the Lamb, as in Revelation 19:7-8.