Written by: VWoods
As Christians how do we get into trouble: and when I say “trouble” I mean the type in which a spiritual weapon is pointed at our heads, because when the enemies shoot, they don’t intend to miss, but cause irreparable damage to get you out of their way and life. How does a well meaning individual, wrapped up with the anointing of the God and just wanting to pour out their hearts and soul into service for Jesus end up on the wrong end of spirits such as hatred, envy, backbiting, spiritual murder, condemnation….I could go on with the lists of black arrows which are utilized as weapons of massive destruction by the body of Christ in its arsenal against each other.
Keep in mind that if you do a study, you will find that many of these attempted spiritual murders occur just after you have accomplished something marvelous in the body of Christ: a great and prosperous fundraising, the best hosted function at your church, preached one of the best sermons where many are convicted and brought to salvation, etc… shortly after this you find yourself in an armory seeking rebuttal weaponry, much as mentioned in Ephesians 6, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph 6:11 KJV).
This my friend is because of the anointing on your life, the selected oil running over your head and which is visible on your forehead, much like Aaron’s, “It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments (Psalm 133:2 KJV).
So we hear this promised cliche being repeated frequently and bullet like as a mantra to any suggestions of Christians being attacked from any arena, “who God bless, no man curse” Hmmmm!! I searched ardently for this phrase in the Word of God and never found these specific words, but the closest I could find was this story which I have heard preachers spread to the congregants in encouragement to be not dismayed, if God is for you nothing anyone say shall harm you.
Picture this scenario, the Israelites were coming through a section of their wilderness experience when, they approached this strip of passage and naturally, word of their prowess in destroying and annihilating those they came into contact with had spread quickly.
This prowess was accomplished by the mighty hand of God; can anyone understand what anyone looking at you sees when the hand of God is upon you for good? Well just consider Moses coming down from the mountain after spending time in God’s presence (Ex 34:35), it is a totally shocking vision and the ordinary person cannot grasp or deal with this change in your personage (visage).
Hence when God is blessing you and has created a change in your life, the people around you, in the church, on your job, in your home, at school etc. cannot deal with you and will try to destroy you just as Balak did with the children of Israel, “and Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel” (Numbers 22:2, 3). This was a start to one of the famous scriptures in the Word of God as we see the fear of these anointed folks, caused hell to turn over and subtle but dangerous attacks issued against their lives. So to compare those stories to us today who are under spiritual attack, what we have here is hatred “just because of who you are”.
Fear not then, we see this is where the famous cliché comes in, “who God bless, no man curse”; we see this individual Balak seeking a renowned “Seer” to pronounce judgment on God’s people, just because of who they were and this Seer was offered bribery to curse them. The cliché gains strength because the anointing and promise which was on the life of the Israelites was such, that instead of cursing, blessings spewed forth out of the mouth of the ‘’Seer” whose name was Balaam. He attempted to curse God’s people three consecutive times, but failed in this attempt and if we read carefully, this might not have been because he did not wish to, but because he knew the power of God and what God was capable of if He chose to destroy him.
The Israelites received the blessings and immediately after passing through this fiery storm and spiritual warfare, they cross over and committed idolatry; fell smack dab into one of the grievous errors they could have perpetrated against themselves and God:
“And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel (Numbers 25:1-3 KJV).
Do you see a strange occurrence happening here? These are the same people who were just prophesied over, anointed with power, a prophet did a benediction on your life and you walk from the church into the disco is a great analogy for this incident. Is there any empathy with this situation; have you ever been used so mightily of God to the point that your body feels as if it does not belong to you then you fall splat (sort of like a Sponge Bob crashing into the wall)?
Beloved, this behavior demonstrated by the Israelites is hardly unique for many of us are prey to the Balak malady in our ministries today as described in the first few paragraphs above. But does the blessing of God insulate you against thoughts of wrongdoing and make you feel infallible? I beg to differ; I believe when there is an anointing on your life, this is the time you need to be highly cautious and paranoid because your enemy, the adversary will utilized whatever he can in and out of your life to torment the grace of God and to take Jesus unto the cross another time by your lifestyle.
I believe now more than ever, we need to “run for our lives”….