Changing the Unchangable?

My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knows the ruin of them both? (Proverbs 24:21-22)

What brings a man or a woman to the point of lowering their guard on God’s mandates? What burning insatiable desire in mankind causes us to spin and take an “about face” stance on issues that before were nonnegotiable? Simply put…PRIDE!

No longer in pursuit of God’s sanctioning, preferring rather the approval of our fellow man, we insist on our intellect, we impose our position, we conspire to retire the essence, the anointing, the power, and the favor! Much like Uzzah, who touched the Ark of the Covenant, so too does mankind touch and tarnish, desire to desecrate, foundational truths. It seems everything we touch, we contaminate with our pride, our preferences, and prejudices.

God is God – He doesn’t change! But, some change can be good when we “decrease” and God “increases.” But, if the catalyst for change is based in self satisfaction or personal preference, we put our plans above God’s and we destabilize those over which we have influence. Uzzah thought he was stabilizing the Ark, when in reality he was indicating his ideas and mode of transport for God’s anointing were superior to God’s commandments. The outcome cost Uzzah his life, and disrupted the flow of God’s anointing and favor to the entire nation of Israel!

Drawing the Line

When GOD was about to speak to the nation of Israel at the mountain, He told them to cleanse themselves and abstain from certain tasks in preparation. Then He ordained Moses with the responsibility of determining where the line approaching the mountain began. The issue is never where Moses established the line, it is once he drew the line he never once erased it and then established it again somewhere else.

By Sis. Natalie Johnson of Frederick, MD. She attends Apostolic Lighthouse Church – Pastor Michael Mangold. Her many talents include conference and camp meeting speaker and anointed singer and signer for the hearing impaired. A video of her testimony can be found at http://youtu.be/Nxq90806oCo