In the book of I Samuel chapter 10 and 13, the scriptures speak to the actions of Saul when he was king. Saul was king of Israel because the people wanted a king and not because God chose him. (I Samuel 8:19-21). Mistake.
In chapter 10, Samuel advises Saul that he is to go down to Gilgal, and Samuel would come down too., and offer the burnt offerings and the sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings. However, in chapter 13, verses 7-10 the scriptures tell us that Saul did not obey. Saul took it upon himself to offer true burnt offering and the peace offerings. the scriptures state, “And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. And, Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.” Why do Saul do that?
According the scriptures, Saul saw that the people.. What about the direction that the prophet Samuel had given? Why didn’t Saul wait for Samuel to perform the duties of the priest? Why did Saul not realize he was not the prophet or priest of Israel. Saul acted on his thoughts and what he saw instead of obeying the prophet of God.
Looking at situations and thinking past what the Lord ordains is not good. For God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and Gods ways are not our ways. Saul thought too much and made a move based on what he saw and thought.
What was the result of what Saul did? “And Samuel said to Saul, Thou has done foolishly; thou has not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established by kingdom upon Israel for ever. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man AFTER HIS OWN HEART, AND THE LORD HATH COMMANDED HIM TO BE CAPTAIN OVER HIS PEOPLE BECAUSE THOU HAST NOT KEPT THAT WHICH THE LORD COMMANDED THEE.” I Samuel 13:13,14
Don’t over think the ways of God. Obey the word. just as it is written. Obey your Pastor, like the scriptures say. And if you have a Pastor that is not doing right or living right, ask the Lord to guide you to one that is. Don’t use someone else’s disobedience as a reason for your disobedience.
There is a song that has the following words in it: "Can't you see the sign of the times. Don't you know the time is short. Soon the Lord, He will return...."
Earth quakes in California. Hail in Mexico. Hot temperatures in Alaska. Murders are on the rise. Crime is on the rise. Families are being broke up. Children are being misused. The love of many has waxed cold. Men have become on a greater scale than ever before, lovers of themselves more than lovers of God. Sickness and disease are at an all time high. Discipline and self control hardly exists any more.
Jesus is on His way back.
During the radio broadcast this morning it became more certain to this preacher that preaching the Gospel, preaching and teaching against sin is needed now more than ever. Yes, there will be a price to pay. But in the end, serving the Lord is going to pay off after while.
In the book of Acts chapter 26, Apostle Paul is recalling how the lord called him on the road to Damascus. In verses 16-18 the directions from the Lord are straight and to the point; "But rise and stand upon they feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make the a minister and a witness both of these things which thous has seen, and of those things in the which i will appreciate unto thee: Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee. TO OPEN THEIR EYES, AND TO TURN THEM FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, AND FROM THE POSER OF satan UNTO GOD, THAT THEY MAN RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, AND INHERITANCE AMONG THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED BY FAITH THAT IS IN ME." This is still God's requirement for the preacher.
The laws of the land may change. Men, as they gather together, may come up with new ways of doing things to 'attract the youth'. But these ways will never work to the saving of the soul.
In just this past month, many I have know personally have died. One this morning. Knowing someone that dies always causes me to ask myself if I am ready to meet the Lord? Am I ready to stand in the judgement? Have I completed the work He called me to do.
This web site is not for popularity. It is a vehicle to use to let a soul know if he or she is looking for Christ, they can find Him at Steadfast Apostolic Church. Many have come through the doors over the years. Many have fell to the wayside. But we are still here.
I can badly declare that Jesus is Lord, Savior. I can badly declare that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I can boldly declare that you must be born again of the water and the Spirit to go to Heaven. Majority does not rule. Jesus does.
Mankind can make all the laws they want to make ungodly things lawful. But all their laws will not change what God has already said.
I would admonish the Saints to draw closer to the Lord. And always remember, that if the righteous scarcely make it in, where will the ungodly and sinner appear?
Holiness is still right.