Prayer Email archive:
(01/30/2001) submission in speech
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: submission in speech
1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of
the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had
married an Ethiopian woman.
2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by
Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord
Sometimes we say things in private against leaders in
the ministry because they have done something wrong or
for other reasons. But we know that in God, there is
no privacy. He knows all things and He hears all
Submission is not just in deed but also in speech.
What happened when Miriam and Aaron spoke against
7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even
apparently, & not in dark speeches; & the similitude
of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye
not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
9 & the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; &
10 & the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; &,
behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: & Aaron
looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
Maybe Moses shouldn't have married a Cushite woman
(they were considered to be of a vile and contemptible
race because they were descendants of Ham) and they
may have a legitimate case against him, but they have
said these statements in malice. God was angry with
Miriam because she spoke against His servant Moses.
We need to recognize that people that God has
appointed into authority are His servants. If anyone
is to speak against my staff, I want to hear about it
because they are accountable to me. I will protect
them and defend them. If they have done anything
wrong, I will deal with them. The same it is with
servants of God. They are accountable to God and not
to us. It is a very simple principle.
David learned this even when dealing with Saul.
[1 Samuel 24:10-12]
10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the
Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the
cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared
thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand
against my lord; for he is the Lord's anointed.
11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of
thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt
of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see
that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine
hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou
huntest my soul to take it.
12 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord
avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon
David was careful not to raise his hand upon God's
anointed. He said this even when he knew that Saul was
already walking out of the will of God when Saul
pursued David and sought to kill David. He knew that
God is the ultimate judge.
So, whatever situation you are in, even if you feel
that there has been an injustice, you need to remember
that submission to leadership is not just in deeds
alone but in speech because ultimately we are
submitting to God and all of us, including the
leaders, are servants of God and are accountable to
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iv. pray for my son -- guest
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i. I know God is with me -- guest
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|Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:12:56 AM waihun|