As I was meditating upon The LORD, God begin to speak to me as to why obedience is so important to Him in this season.
And, not only that, as I prayed this morning, I saw a picture of a ram as I begin to minister before The LORD.
A Ram is symbolic for an offering, Christ (male sheep), compared to obedience, sacrifice, protection and a symbol of a strong city, nation or a state.
I believe that God is saying that this ram is important in this season, because it demonstrates our love and sacrifice to God, the same as Christ demonstrated himself as a sacrificial offering and an atonement for the sins of the world.
We all know the story of Saul and how he chose to keep the Amalekite king Agag alive and took the plunder from the battle rather than destroy everything as God had commanded him to do.
When Samuel confronted him, “Saul said to Samuel, I did obey The LORD and I went on the mission The LORD assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. But, Saul said to Samuel it was the soldiers who took the sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to The LORD your God at Gilgal” (1 Samuel 15:20–21).
But Samuel said, “Has The LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of The LORD?”
Samuel replied, “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.”
People, it does not cease to amaze me how that many of us can bring it to our mouths and hearts to say that we have obeyed God, when the evidence is right in front of us, that like Saul, many of us are making nothing but excuses after excuses as to why we have not obeyed God!
Saul blamed it on the people, instead of just taking responsibility and accountability for his own actions as King!
If God cannot trust you in the smallest of things, how will He be able to trust you with His Kingdom and His people!
God tried and tested Saul’s heart and He found it to be unfaithful to obeying His commandments. Not only was Saul unfaithful, but he proved that he couldn’t be trusted to obey God’s command in carrying out His assignments to fulfill them.
Saul, like many of us to whom God gives an assignment, will come back contaminated with the smell of the world. Instead of Saul killing the Amalekite king Agag, he decided to raise back up God’s enemies by allowing them to live.
Also, he took the plunder from the battle field, rather than destroying everything as God had commanded him to do.
Sounds familiar? God sends some of us to do a job, but because we failed to allow God to be first in our lives, we give in to the ways of the world and the people who do not value the things or the people of God in our lives!
Instead of us drawing them, they have begun to entice us into sin with the stink of the world!
Moses was another leader who loved the people so much that he failed his assignment. He allowed the people to vex him enough to disobey God!
I believe that God wants to deliver His people from the lust of the eyes, the pride of life and the lust of the flesh that draws them back into a sinful nature. Not only that, but the fear of man, in general.
We know that after Moses disobeyed God, consequences followed him severely!
The LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession: and die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people: because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel, (Deuteronomy 32:48-52 KJV).
People, it is a dangerous thing to know the Word of God and not obey it, or to hearken unto it!
For the Bible says, Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin, (James 4:17).
And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more, (Luke 12:47-48).
You cannot and shall not escape the Word of God no matter how little or how much you do. God is coming back and He is expecting a return upon what He has invested in each and everyone of us!
It does NOT matter if you are a leader or a disciple of Christ, God is looking for obedience in this season.
Many folks want the blessings of God, but they, like Saul, are not willing to be obedient and when things go wrong, they are looking for somebody else to blame.
But in that day, you will have to stand before God and explain what you did with the talents He distributed to you in your care!
The LORD’s heart of compassion and love mingled with unwavering holiness, fails not. Everything we have, comes from God and belongs to Him.
Moses (Aaron) forgot this and began to do things own their own and failed to demonstrate holiness in the presence of the people, thus disobeying God.
Saul didn’t have the heart of God, but was contaminated by his own pride, arrogance and ego He thought he knew more than both Samuel and God, and that lead him into catastrophe and the ruin of his kingdom.
People, we are responsible for using our God given resources so that they increase in value. As Christians, we have been given the most valuable resource of all — the Word of God.
If we believe and understand Him, and apply His Word as good stewards of God, I believe we will not only be blessed but a blessing to others also and the value of what we do, multiplies.
We are accountable to The LORD for the use of His resources in every way and area of our lives, even our finances!
~ 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!