Confidence In Numbers 03-11-20

Good day everyone. We are in a place in our spirituality where we should be calling out the enemy and sending him packing in every area of our lives. If you don’t feel that you have that kind of Holy Ghost power, you better press into the Father and get yourself charged up and get into the battle against those things that are not God.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come before you this morning on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to say thank You for the gifts that You have given freely to your children. Father, as You know, some of us are afraid to walk in those gifts. My prayer today is that You will stir up the gifts of every individual that comes in contact with this message so that they will start using their gifts to strengthen and grow the body Christ. You have used me today to call everyone that reads this message into spiritual warfare and I am so very grateful. Thank you for using me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Confidence in Numbers

David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the fighting men, and he said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, O Lord, I beg You, take away the guilt of Your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.” – 2 Samuel 24:10

It just seems to be human nature. As we grow in wealth and ability, our confidence moves from complete trust in the Lord to trust in our resources. The bible tells us that King David decided one day that he needed to know how many fighting men he had in his army. This was a grievous sin in the nation of Israel. God always made it clear to the nation that He, not their army, was their source. It was against the law of God to number the troops. David’s general, Joab, knew the serious nature of such an action.

But Joab replied to the king, “May the Lord your GOD multiply the troops a hundred times over, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king want to do such a thing?” (2 Samuel 24:3)

Joab knew that David was treading in dangerous waters when he brought up the idea to him. But David had it in his mind that this is what he was going to do. And he did. The result: God judged David for this sin by smiting the nation with a plague that resulted in the loss of 70,000 lives.

Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend who is former stockbroker who lost everything when we worked together in the 1987 stock crash. He made an interesting comment. “You can’t know how to fully trust the Lord in the financial area until you really have to. When I lost everything, I was forced to trust Him when I knew I could not pay my next bill unless God provided. This was the time I learned to trust God. I never had to trust God before I lost my money because I had plenty. We don’t willingly enter this level of trust with God.”

Ask God today to keep you from trusting in your own resources. Ask Him how to balance trust and blessing from Him this day.

Quote of the Day

Make sure that when you leave a person, he is closer to Jesus than when you first met him.

Glenn Sterrett





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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