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Speaking Against God’s Faithful People

It is a serious offense when a person speaks evil against a man or woman of God.

In recent time people have become quite callous towards church leaders because of the scandal that surrounds many of them. Hence, some people like to regard everyone as being the same.

However, treating all pastors and ministers as tricksters is a serious mistake and can be detrimental to the persons who are doing this.

An example of the dire consequences of such behavior can be seen in the backbiting of Miriam and Aaron against Moses in Numbers 12.

After Moses’ siblings passed the derogatory comments against him, the Lord called them into an urgent meeting and told them the reasons why Miriam and Aaron’s actions were sinful.

Reasons for God’s protectiveness towards His leaders

The Lord is specifically protective of His servants and prophets who have developed an intimate relationship with Him.

Their humility touches the heart of God and so He speaks to them directly and plainly and not in proverbs.

Because these men and women of God dwell daily in the presence of God, He protects them and rebukes the devourer for their sake.

Then He said,

“Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house. I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the LordWhy then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?” (Numbers 12:6-8)

Consequences

The Bible states that the anger of the Lord was aroused against Moses siblings and when He left their presence Miriam was struck with leprosy as white as snow.

Unfortunately, only Miriam was struck with this terrible disease. The Bible did not state why God did not strike Aaron as well. I can only assume that because he held the office of an anointed and consecrated priest he was saved from God’s direct wrath.

When the anger of the Lord is kindled against men it is released in fire, diseases, earthquake or they will be destroyed suddenly (Deuteronomy 7:4).

The spiritual consequences when the wrath of God is released against persons is that their spirit will die. Their body will be alive but their spirit dead, and without repentance, their soul will also perish.

If you are a victim of backbiting or false accusation because you are doing the work of God, you do not need to retaliate because the Lord will fight your battle.

However, You will need to pray for your accusers because only your prayers will help to save them.

Prayer for those who spitefully use and persecute you

Heavenly Father, I cry out to you on behalf of ——–. Please do not lay this sin against them where they have done foolishly out of ignorance. Have mercy upon them and grant them remission of their sins so that they will be healed and delivered. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen!

Even if your accusers do not repent of their sins the Lord will grant them mercy on the seventh or multiples of seven. We pray that they will be sensitive to God’s designated time of mercy.

6 Comments »

  1. Much needed post to balance our culture’s addiction of attacking leaders (not just in church but many areas). While there are bad pastors and leaders we must also be careful of making a blanket statement.

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  2. Miriam and Aaron attacked Moses out of jealousy – and because he was married to an Ethiopian princess (why they were angry about that, I don’t know). That’s distinct (from my perspective, anyway) from becoming skeptical of most or all leaders as a result of public scandals (such as with Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn – whom I hold low views on). A blanket condemnation of them isn’t necessarily the way to go, but I certainly don’t entirely blame those who do go that way. I’ve long since stopped listening to the big preachers etc. I just read the Word of God for myself.

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