tisdag 29 mars 2011

Kraft, auktoritet och andlig mognad

Power, Authority and Maturity
by Fletch Whipp "

(P + A – M = Failure) A most dangerous place for a believer is to have Power & Authority without Maturity. When our circumstances equate to what our mindset considers success, it is then we have actually initiated the process of becoming handicapped by way of overconfidence in our abilities. We may have ‘arrived’ spiritually in our minds, yet in actuality our journey of dominating our prophetic destiny has only just begun. I like the illustration below Os Hillman shares for this subject.

So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. - (1 Chronicles 21:14)

When was the last time your overconfidence cost the lives of 70,000 men? That is exactly what happened to David. David made what might appear to be an innocent request of his general, Joab. But the minute Joab heard the request he cringed. He knew David was in big trouble for this one. You see to number the troops was a great sin in Israel because it was against the law. Why? Because it demonstrated that you were placing more trust in numbers than in the living God. David displayed enough pride to cost the lives of 70,000 fighting men. God gave him three choices of punishment for his sin. A plague was the one he chose, and it resulted in the loss of 70,000. "

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