God does not need assistance through our own concocted good ideas rather than by the voice of His Spirit.
Look no further than the story of Uzzah.
Uzzah was an enlisted man in King David’s service:
2 Samuel 6:3 And they put the ark of God on a new cart and took it out of the house of Abinadab which was on the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were the drivers of the cart.
4 And Uzzah went by the side of the ark, while Ahio went before it.
5 And David and all the men of Israel made melody before the Lord with all their power, with songs and with corded instruments and instruments of brass.
6 And when they came to Nacon’s grain-floor, Uzzah put his hand on the ark of God to keep it safe in its place, for the oxen were out of control.
7 And the wrath of the Lord, burning against Uzzah, sent destruction on him because he had put his hand on the ark, and death came to him there by the ark of God.
What Is The Lesson?
King David had assigned Uzzah to facilitate the transporting of the Ark of God back to Israel, after its release from enemy hands.
There came a point in the journey when the ark began to fall from the cart probably due to a treacherous road which caused the oxen to freak out.
Uzzah reacted in human haste and wisdom to help the Ark from tumbling to the ground.
God immediately struck him dead!
Was God cruel? Absolutely not!
God did this to protect His character, His nature, and laws.
RULE # 1
Isa 48:11 For myself, even because of my name, I will do it; for I will not let my name be shamed; and my glory I will not give to another.
Human flesh cannot touch God’s glory and live.
RULE # 2
Ex 13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, guiding them on their way; and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light: so that they were able to go on day and night:
Don’t touch God’s glory, rather follow it.
RULE # 3
Luke 5:5 And Simon, answering, said, Master, we were working all night and we took nothing: but at your word I will let down the nets.
In verse five, the word, word, is rhema, which is the word produced by the voice of God’s Spirit.
6 And when they had done this, they got such a great number of fish that it seemed as if their nets would be broken;
God does not need help through our own concocted good ideas or agendas rather than by the voice of His Spirit.
This is a big reason why churches are feeble in the manifested reality of Christ which they display to the world
When the church moves by the rhema word, she will see great fruit.
Until she does, she will continue to plant much and harvest little.
RULE # 4
2 Cor 3:7 For if the operation of the law, giving death, recorded in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the eyes of the children of Israel had to be turned away from the face of Moses because of its glory, a glory which was only for a time:
What is no birthed from the Spirit of God only gets His temporary blessing.
If we want His enduring blessing it will only come through what He dictates through His voice, not ours.
RULE # 5
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things (energizes) according to the counsel of His will,
The energy of God increases or decreases in proportion to how closely or distant we do things from His will. I call this God’s Quantum Law of Energy.
RULE # 6
Mt 24:35 Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end.
Only His word spoken from His Spirit endures forever, not our fleshly plans.
In 2015 the church needs much more of God’s Spirit and much less of her good ideas. Shalom!
Flesh cannot touch God and live. This is why God has passed a verdict and condemned our flesh to die. There is no hope for it, is in cancer stricken and it must go. God commands everything in regards to our relationship to Him, to die and be resurrected. Anything that is left of our flesh will only produce death and will hinder God’s work through us. Even our best-intentioned church programs and plans must all be taken through the cross of Christ, death and resurrection.