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    When a Leader Fails

    When a Leader Fails

    When you see a leader fail the people that elected him, the first thought is to either remove him or wait to replace him. Before you make a hasty decision, consider the following...
    Galatians 6:1 says that when you see one overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore them being careful lest you be tempted (angry or frustrated if they do not respond in the way you hoped).
    The best picture I’ve found is Exodus 17 where Moses told Joshua to pick out some men and fight against Amalek who has attacked from the rear. Moses took his rod, representing the authority of God, and two men, Aaron and Hur, to a nearby mount. You know the story, he became weary and let down his rod. Before, the battle went in favor of Joshua but then, when he grew tired and let his arms down, the battle went in favor of Amalek.

    This is a graphic depiction of both our individual struggle with the flesh and what often is a corporate struggle. As long as God’s authority rises above our own heads or our authority, the battle against the flesh goes in our favor for Jesus is able to subdue the enemy. But eventually, because we are using our strength instead of God’s, we grow weary and the flesh begins to win.

    Aaron and Hur had the solution. They represent the spiritual man of Galatians 6:1. They saw the dilemma and straight away brought the ROCK for Moses to REST on. We cannot fight this battle in our own strength neither can we uphold God’s authority above our own through our own means. Only by FAITH, RESTING in Jesus who represents God’s ability or grace, can we stand. So we must REST on that ROCK. Then, the two men held up his arms until the battle was won. They stood alongside him to encourage him and held him up in prayer.

    The temptation of Galatians 6:1 here was to judge Moses as not being sufficiently qualified to do his job as the leader of God’s people. What these two men did NOT do was disqualify him and look to give the rod to another or take that rod for themselves.

    They trusted God in His choice of leader, knowing God does not make mistakes. They supported God’s choice of leadership both in action and prayer. And so it must be done today. We have two choices today of how we will respond to the apparent mess our government has created. We can sit and judge while seeking how we might take away his authority or we can seek to bring the ROCK to him, bring SALVATION to him and prayerfully lift up his hands until his term is completed.

    JUDGE or RESTORE. Will we be that spiritual man or will we choose to oppose that which God has chosen to lead our land? Remember, David was sought after by King Saul, to put him to death but David did not lift up his hand against God’s anointed. His attitude was, if God anointed him king then ONLY God can remove him as king, despite the promise and anointing given David as a young shepherd boy.

    If we act, let Aaron and Hur be our guide. Let us CHOOSE to be people of the Spirit of God and do what He has shown us in His word to do. We do what God says and we will continue to walk in His blessings, which by way of implication, if we do not but act wickedly, then we will have chosen for ourselves our reward for disobedience.

    This is not a message that affords us the luxury of prayerful consideration. This is a message of do or do not….obey or not obey. Choose wisely!

    Jerry Sundberg

    Soon after I received the Lord in 1976, I started receiving prophetic visions and warnings about the future of the church and the United States. I share my visions on my Hidden Manna websites and offer free of charge my two ebooks entitled “Hidden Manna” and “Hidden Manna 2”.

    Website: Hidden Manna

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