Author: Moyo, God’s Addict.

It appears that Saul was fired more than once. There was another time when they went to war and God said everything and everyone should be killed (1 Samuel 15:3) but Saul again obeyed but his obedience was incomplete.

1 Samuel 15: 9 (NLT) Saul and his men spared Agag’s life and kept the best of the sheep and goats, the cattle, the fat calves, and the lambs- everything, in fact, that appealed to them. They destroyed only what was worthless or of poor quality. 

God told Samuel what Saul did and Samuel told Saul the next day;
1 Samuel 15: 22-23 (NLT) says But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen!

 

Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshipping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.

 

So I ask, are you stealing from your company and bringing tithe to the Church? You are in sexual relationship with a married wo(man) and you pay tithe and offering from what they give you? You are deceiving yourself saying you are helping Gods work with the evil money.

 

Your Pastor may not know but God knows and God cannot be deceived.
In the latter part of 1 Samuel 15: 24 (KJV) Saul responds… because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

 

From Saul’s story, it was obvious that he was a people pleaser because, when he apologised in 1 Samuel 15: 30 he did based on wanting to be seen in a certain way by people, Saul did not repent because he was remorseful that he sinned against God.

1 Samuel 15: 30 (KJV) Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God.

 

Summarily, many times people think once they avoid stealing and sexual sin they are fine, truth is those are not the only sin before God.

Examining the lives of Saul and Eli, their offence was not money or sexual sin. Their offence can be summarised as placing human opinion above
God’s instruction.

Eli: 1 Samuel 2: 29 (KJV) …and honourest thy sons above me…
Saul: 1 Samuel 15: 24 (KJV) …because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. Who will ever think prioritizing human opinion above God will warrant dismissal letter?

What has God told you to do that you refused because of what people will say? Has God told you to pick up a certain job but you are resisting because it appears demeaning?

Has He told you to dress in a certain way but you are resisting because it is not trendy?

Has God told you to share His word with some people, but you are resisting because you don’t want to be seen evangelizing?

Being in service is not a proof that you still have your appointment letter.

 

There are ministers of God who have been fired but are still on pulpit, which is why as Christians we have to be sensitive. Yes, they will still perform the miracles, speak in tongues etc because God’s gift and His call can never be withdrawn (Romans 11: 29 NLT) but the Holy Spirit is gone and they have been replaced.

 

It is equally important to know that no one is irreplaceable. The fact that God used you today mightily doesn’t give you enough reasons to have puffy shoulders. Remain humble, remain small in your own eyes (1 Samuel 15: 17a).

 

Build systems around you that keep you humble; one of the ways to achieve this is having people in your life who can look straight into your eyes and tell you that you goofed. Surrounding yourself with only yes-men will
do you harm, especially when you are on top of the ladder.

 

I am not suggesting that you have people that damage your self-esteem, I am referring to people who can tell you the truth without sugar-coating it.

I pray God help us to prioritise His instructions above people’s opinion.

Remain Rapturable!

 

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