by Benjamin Munsell on February 17, 2019
Now therefore behold the king WHOM YE HAVE CHOSEN, and WHOM YE HAVE DESIRED! and, behold, the Lord hath set a king over you. IF YE WILL FEAR THE LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, THEN SHALL BOTH YE AND also THE KING that reigneth over you CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE LORD your God: BUT IF ye will NOT obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against your fathers. Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. But if ye shall still do wickedly, YE SHALL BE CONSUMED, BOTH YE AND YOUR KING. 1 Samuel 12: 13-15, 24-25. Only the Lord KNOWS the heart of the people, and He's not talking. If the people want a king to lead them in the way THEY want to go, God will give them a worldly king But if the people want a King that will lead them in the Way THE LORD wants them to go, God will give them a God-fearing King who WILL lead them in the Way they should go, in Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity towards the Lord. It's the same today. If a church wants to follow worldly ways, God will give them a worldly preacher, because that preacher himself wants to preach "feel good" worldly messages. Truly, a match made in heaven. But if the congregation truly has a Hunger for the Things of the Lord, then the Lord will give them a Preacher who himself, wants the Things of the Lord. Again, a match made in heaven. This is why so many churches are happy with their preacher. Saved or unsaved, both are getting what they want. If your friend tells you he's going to a great church, and you KNOW they don't preach the Gospel there, THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT. If your Pastor Preaches THE GOSPEL, you'll find conflict there because The Sheep will LOVE the Preaching, and the goats will hate it and will fight the Preacher at every turn. Pray for your Pastor, that you, AND he, will, Be Blessed.