CAN FATHER GOD COUNT ON YOU?
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
In Genesis, God created man—Adam and Eve—and gave them authority and
responsibility over the earth. Because they were tempted by the devil
to relinquish their authority to him, Jesus had to come to buy it back
by shedding His blood and by His death and resurrection. He conquered
and defeated the devil, took all earthly authority away from him and
took back the keys of death and hell. Jesus, before He ascended back
into heaven, restored this authority to every believer.
have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have the right to use
the Name of Jesus to walk in divine authority over devils and
circumstances! With this authority comes a responsibility to do not our
own will, but God’s will. God uses people to carry out His will on the
earth. If you are a Christian, you are God’s representative on
the earth. You are His instrument—His mouth, His hands, and His feet—if
you don’t do His will on the earth it won’t be done. If you don’t say
it, pray it, and do it, it won’t be done! How important is it to obey
God promptly and exactly? Saul learned this lesson, too late.
came Amalek [descendants of Esau] and fought with Israel at Rephidim.
(Exodus 17:8 AMP) And the Lord said to Moses, Write this for a memorial
in the book and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly
blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens. And Moses
built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is my Banner; And he
said, Because [theirs] is a hand against the throne of the Lord, the
Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. (Exodus
Moses’ day, God spoke to Esau’s rebellious descendants, the Amalekites,
and promised that every remembrance of them would be blotted out from
under the heavens.
told Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel.
Now listen and heed the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts,
I have considered and will punish what Amalek did to Israel, how he set
himself against him in the way when [Israel] came out of Egypt. Now go
and smite Amalek and utterly destroy all they have; do not spare them,
but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel
1 Samuel 15:1-3 AMP
God’s chosen vessel to carry out His judgment on Amalek. However, Saul
did not obey God—he did not kill every living thing as God had
ordered—he left the king and the healthy animals alive. God was
furious. He had made a declaration to Amalek and He always keeps His
word. In Saul’s disobedience, he made God out to be a liar—which He is
definitely not! Because of the seriousness of this offence, Saul lost
both his anointing and his throne.
times have you asked God to come through for you with something
specific in a specified time frame? Who did God use to answer your
prayer on time? Aren’t you glad that they obeyed God? What would have
happened if they had not? We waited six months for a new van in 1988,
because five people were disobedient to the Lord. Finally the sixth
person obeyed God and helped us get a brand-new van! We sure were happy
God asked you to do to answer another person’s prayer? You most likely
had no idea what they asked for, just that God told you to do something
for them or say something to them. As you obey God immediately and
specifically, you carry out His will and His plan in the earth. If you
don’t, you make God go out and find someone else. If you continue to
disobey God, He will cease to call on you and you will lose your
Don’t be the one God has to bypass—be the one that God can depend on to carry out His will and purpose in the earth.