> Today´s Message

13/02/2021 - CONSULT THE LORD

  • Envie por Email
  • Imprimir
Therefore David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah.” 1 Samuel 23:2

David ran from Saul like a slave runs from his master, but he never lost his fear of God. Even in trouble, he was worried with his people. That was his way of showing that the calling of a pastor was already upon him. In the same way the love of a girl for her doll is made evident when she calls her “my baby”, people who were called by the Lord to minister validate their calling through the love they demonstrate when caring for other people’s spiritual lives.

Because he was a warrior who was well succeeded in battles, including when he fought against a lion and a bear who are trying to take sheep from his father’s pasture, David could’ve fought and destroyed Saul. After all, Saul’s goal was to end the young shepherd’s life. But those who fear God always wait for His justice.

David’s obedience to the Lord made him respect the anointing that was upon Saul; he denied to raise his hand against God’s anointed one. When we see people, beginners or more experienced in their faith, rising against their leaders and speaking of “what they heard”, we should pray for them. They’re certainly lacking fear of God. Those who fear Him respect His anointed ones!

When he heard the city of Keilah was being attacked by the Philistines, David felt touched to go fight for it. However, as he knew he could do nothing without the Almighty, David asked the Lord if he should get involved in that battle, as it was the king’s job to do that. The Lord was training His future governor; so He gave David the opportunity to accomplish that work. God still acts in that same way to empower new leaders!

Jesus said that without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). But, unfortunately, we insist in acting without confirming with the Lord if our desires come from heaven or from ourselves. We can’t go into a fight without guidance from heaven, or we will surely fail. Remember that we are not the ones in charge; we are servants of God, whom we should honor!

The Father promised that if we ask Him, we will receive an answer. Why not call out to Him in every situation? Do we not care about being defeated? That’s what it seems like, isn’t it? Your time on earth could be shorter than you think, but first, seek to be approved by the Most High. Serve Him with fear and faith; this way you will present yourself to Him approved, with nothing to be ashamed of (2 Timothy 2:15).

David’s decision to pray asking for guidance shows that his obedience was complete. Those who are willing to serve the Lord with wisdom and prudence should do the same. We are on our way to the Kingdom of Heaven, and we have a lot to learn before we can teach others about something we haven’t experienced yet. God is never early or late, He is always guiding His work! 

In Christ, with love,

Dr. Soares

> Today´s Message





Lord to whom we run! We must seek Your guidance to fight our enemies, because we are not yet prepared. We can never play around with Your work or forget that we are servants. That’s why we ask You for guidance!

We have heard that other “Keilahs” are being attacked, and we’ve done nothing about it. Sometimes we feel in our heart the desire to help those who are under the enemy’s threats. However, as they are not members of our family, we quit coming to You to pray for them.

Give us not only a spirit that’s ready to execute Your justice, but also a spirit of servant. Your will should be our main concern. Who knows You have been preparing others to help those in need! But if that’s Your plan for us, we will obey!


> Faith Show Program

Program 1334
Program 1333




and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
(Genesis 11:23)


> Agenda

  • No events scheduled.
Copyright 2013-2014, International Grace of God Church