I was reading an article yesterday about someone that I respect greatly in their ministry.
As I read both sides I felt the Lord tell me that the accuser was at it again, trying to destroy one that He has called.
It was an event that happened a few years ago. I was hoping to meet up with this person a few weeks ago and was suprised to see that they were not at the event. When I read the article it made sense.
I was praying for him through the day and night, knowing that the Lord had His hand on his life.
This morning I was reading in Proverbs 24 and the verses 11- 12 stuck out to me.
"Rescue those being led away to death, hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not he who weights the heart percieve it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Wil he not repay each person according to what he has done?"
I at first thought something different until I read the scripture before it.
vs 8-9 "He who plots evil will be know as a schemer, the schemes of the folly are sin and men detest a mocker. If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength?"
Sometimes we want to look at the worst in a situation because of the way the world views events, when in God's eyes He knows all that has taken place. That whom He has raised up to share His word will be put through the fire and the fire will be that of which the person's heart is matched to what God has called that person to do.
We may not know anything about what is going on in a person's life or what the media percieves what happened. As God's people, those that He's called to be His servants we are to only to rescue them, not accuse them. We aren't to make judgements on them but find ways to build them back up to where God had placed them. We are to give them back the appointments God had given them when satan "dis" appointed them from that position.
Gal 6:1 says : "Brothers if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted, carry each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
So today, pray for those who are going through the fire. Even if you find out something about someone thats make you question where they truly stand. Don't judge them, but begin to pray over them blessings. God will take care of the rest.