In the 21 Century, we are faced with so many plagues, in our lives, our towns, and our countries that we need to do some introspection and ask ourselves where are the Golden Calves in our lives that open doors for the plagues?

This week Abba gave me 1 Samuel 15, now I have gotten this passage a few times over the last few months but this week Abba started giving me a new revelation on this passage and how it relates to us today.

Now Abba had given very specific instructions to Samuel to give to King Saul (Sha’ul) regarding the punishment of Amaleq. YHVH had commanded everything and everyone including the king needed to be put under the ban, in other words, killed. But Saul decided to do what was good in his own eyes and keep king Agag and all the best in the land alive, apparently to slaughter to YHVH. (verse 21)

In Jeremiah 48 YHVH says in vs 7″For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures, you shall be captured…..vs10 Cursed is he who is slack in doing the work of YHVH, and cursed is he who withholds his sword from blood“.

King Saul had overthrown other cities before and then was allowed to take the spoils to sacrifice praise offering to YHVH, but this time YHVH had given very specific instructions through His prophet to make an end of ALL the Amaleqites.

In Verse 22 Samuel makes a statement in addressing King Saul by saying “….to obey is better than a slaughtering.”

(1Sam 15:22 [TS2009]) Then Shemu’ĕl said, “Does יהוה delight in ascending offerings and slaughtering’s, as in obeying the voice of יהוה? Look, to obey is better than a slaughtering, to heed is better than the fat of rams. (1Sam 15:23 [TS2009]) “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and stubbornness is as wickedness and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of יהוה, He also does reject you as sovereign.”

REJECTED is a harsh word how is it that YHVH says Saul had rejected Him when Saul was doing it with “good intentions”? Much like people today saying they do Christmas or Easter with “good intentions”!

Hebrew word for rejected – H3988 מָאַס ma’ac (maw-as’) v.

1. to spurn.

2. (intransitively) to disappear.

[a primitive root]

KJV: abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, X utterly, vile person.

In other words when you despise, refuse to obey, abhor or cast away the word of YHVH God then you are rejecting HIM!!!!!!

Many times we have golden calves in our lives and we do not even realize it, any time we do anything opposed to YHVH’s word then we are despising His word and being rebellious. Idols are anything we put before YHVH and are abominable to Him.

(Ezekiel 14:5-6 “…for they have become estranged from Me by their Idols, all of them. Therefore say to the house of Ysrael , Thus said the Master YHVH, “Repent, and turn back from your idols, and turn back your faces from all your abominations.”)

Judges 17:6 and 21:25…..“everyone did what was right in his own eyes“.

Whenever we do what is right in our own eyes then we are destined to do what is abominable to YHVH.

We as believers need to be careful that we are not serving YHVH with our mouths but our actions are in contradiction, as YHVH God sees the intent and heart of man.

Saying the Sabbath is every day, or doing Xmas and Easter and saying I know it is pagan but I do it for God, then it is the same as King Saul did in 1 Samuel 15.

(Isa 29:13 [TS2009]) And יהוה says, “Because this people has drawn near with its mouth, and with its lips, they have esteemed Me, and it has kept its heart far from Me, and their fear of Me has become a command of men that is taught!

This week do some introspection and see if there is an area of your life that has not got YHVH God as number one in your life.

Apostle Cathy

Oct 2021

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