THE WORD SIROCCO
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Theme: The Anointing
Topic: When you think what you have is not enough
“He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.”
In spite of being fed with the food of angels and being healthy, the Israelites were not satisfied. They wanted something else or something more. The “mixed multitude” among the people of Israel initiated the confusion. Mixed multitudes constitute disgruntled personalities in our churches, homes and businesses. They are so worldly that they don’t value heavenly things. They incite others against God.
The children of Israel wanted the manna replaced. They queried, “who shall give us flesh”? The Flesh was earthly, manna was heavenly, yet they preferred flesh to manna. Fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic were from Egypt but manna was a heavenly meal.
God gave the people of Israel flesh but the result was catastrophic. While the flesh of the quails was in their mouths, a plague hit them like a tornado. When we reject the benevolence of God, He gives us up to our own lust. God gave the people of Israel quails from the sea. They rejected heavenly provision (manna) so God gave them earthly things (quails).
When God gives us heavenly gifts and we refuse them, He allows us to have earthly things. This is can be dangerous. If God gives us a revival and we don’t want it, because it’s too radical, He will give us dead liturgy. If we reject preachers because they are not intelligent enough for us, God gives us philosophers who appeal to our minds and starve our spirits.
Pray that you shall not reject heavenly provision for earthly struggles.
“Accessing the Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)