Praise the Lord for another day to be in the land of the living and for seeing another sunrise. As David asked us to praise the Lord form one sunrise to another even unto the setting of the same. My brothers and sisters in the Lord and The Mystical Order it is time again to look at another phase of the lives of David and Saul.
More than a couple of times, King Saul tried to pin David to the wall with his spear but David eluded him. David served a king (Saul) with serious issues. Saul had already disobeyed the order of God and had lost his anointing from God. Saul wasn’t just someone that David would see every now and then. He lived in the same house with his king. Today we serve God in the same church with those that have serious issues with God and His anointing. Many ministers are not aware of their state of affairs with the God we serve. Many have fallen from grace and there is no way to get back to the cross. I thank God and John Bunyan for that dream that has guided us and showed us the way forward. The Evangelist was able to guide Pilgrim back to the road to the Celestial City. For straight is the way and narrow is the gate that leads us to the shining light.
And later, the once anointed King Saul pursued David to the ends of the earth. David was not the problem with Saul. Saul had lost his way with God and he had David for a way of escape, to satisfy his failure. Yet David kept his peace, his mouth and respect for the authority that was over him. David remained faithful to Saul who was still king over him while he was in Israel. Not once, was it recorded that David went and told anyone that their leader was demon possessed or he needed deliverance. No, whenever he had the chance to instruct his spiritual sons, he would say to them, “How can we touch God’s anointed leader and be guiltless?” I tell you my brothers and sisters of this faith that we serve and the people that surround us, your journey is now starting. How dare you to go to another to discuss your leader that God has put in place for you. You are not in any position to criticize your leader to another. You are on your own, for in so doing you are speaking against God who places that person in the position.
For example, David and his servant Abishai were in a cave. King Saul was in hot pursuit after him. He was sleeping in that same cave. David and Abishai sneaked up on Saul and Abishai said to David, let me kill him, it will only take me once to spear him through. David said to him, “Abishai what do you and I have in common?” Meaning, Abishai if you are going to be like me, do like you see me do. David said to him, “I will not touch God’s anointed.” God had anointed him to be the next king, yet David would not touch the wicked King Saul, and he didn’t. So can anyone find a close example of David in your gathering or church? It is not an eye for an eye, nor a tooth for a tooth. You cannot touch what God has anointed and put in place. Whether you like the choice or not, it is not in your place to remove the ancient landmark.
Today I can only exhort you with the word of God and encourage you to walk in your vocation wherein you were called to serve your God. As we continue talking and learning about David and Saul and how God played in their lives. I trust that you will search the Scriptures and find and establish the truth in and around your lives and communities
Who are we to go up against God or His anointed leaders? Are we willing to risk all that God has given to us? Are you prepared to give up the fight for the promised land? Well, my brothers and sisters, there are many examples in the Bible for us to look at and take note. David to Saul is one such example. Take note and as a minister, I warn you that are reading these message to pray and not to destroy. My brothers and sisters let God hold us accountable for our actions, but I implore you to pray and not to faint by the way.
Well then, who are we to even speak against anyone that has been anointed, even if they have had issues in their life? Now I am speaking about major prominent men and women of God that have fallen short. They have had great stature, people we often see in the public. Christians bashing Christians, like they have lost their minds. Are we really serious about that as we practice it day after day?
What part of Jesus saying, if a kingdom is divided against itself it will not stand, do we not understand? I see a lot of bashing godly authorities going around lately. It is very disappointing. Do you know that if you speak against God’s anointed man or woman of God, even if they have had issues, you may unknowingly open yourself up to a similar attack? If not careful, you may end up exactly like the one you are persecuting. We must remain careful. The Bible says the heart of man is deceitful. I say it like this the flesh will do anything for attention, and sometimes the crowd follow that one person that is leading the discourse. A person in this fight is after one thing and that is power. To control without authority. I say to you that David was not in a rush to the throne. It was given to him already and was waiting on the Lord. So today we are waiting on the Lord for His direction.
When an anointed man or women of God falls short, all we should do is pray for them. Read these examples from the Bible, remember when Miriam spoke against Moses she broke out with Leprosy. When the young men spoke ugly and irreverent toward Elisha and Elijah, “Go thee up you bald head,” She-bears came and mauled them. Saul was blinded on his way to persecute the Christians. The good thing came out of that is a conversion with a name change. So take warning, and do good. So let your light shine bright and do good.
Daniel was persecuted and thrown into the lion’s den, but God kept him. The authorities say that his God was the one and only God, and he was let out. His betrayers were thrown in instead, they were devoured even before their feet hit the ground. In the New Testament, it says it’s God’s way to trouble those who trouble the godly. We must be very careful with what we say or do against God’s anointed men and women of God. Why invite needless trouble to yourself?
I trust that the word of God is not falling on deaf ears, but that someone who read these messages will find a place in the Kingdom of God where there are peace and joy forever and ever. My brothers and sisters in Christ I can only ask you to trust God and lean not unto your own understanding. Let every man be a liar and God be the truth.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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