Pouncing on the plunder


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Saul lost his ministry and revival the moment he pounced on the plunder. God wanted a sacrifice similar to when the Israelites conquered Jericho; they were not to touch any of the riches. King Saul should have remembered Achan, who sneaking away silver and a Babylonia tunic, was judged by God.

But no. After decimated the Amalekites, the Israelites swarmed on the riches, a normal practice in ancient warfare that God ordered them to abstain from this one time. But the people and Saul couldn’t suppress their greed.

God had warned Saul that he was losing credibility, but even so he paid no heed. It was here, when Saul and others pounced on the plunder, that God sent Samuel to anoint David as the next king.

Let the church be warned: when we love money more that souls, revival is over. God gives us money to reach souls, but when we grab it for our pleasures, God retires from that church. I don’t care if you’re a big church. Bigness doesn’t mean Godness.

6 responses to “Pouncing on the plunder

  1. Geoff with a G

    Great post! Is that pic real?

  2. Great point. Isn’t it amazing how we confuse something great based on money? A Hollywood movie could be a blockbuster but that doesn’t signify it as great. We need to be careful the direction of our hearts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Reblogged this on pastorglen52 and commented:
    Awesome message… must be shared… woe the love of money

  4. I grew up, for part in my childhood, in the very same church where the Andrew Murray revival took place in the 1860’s. Yes, revival goes when plunder enters.

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