The prayer meeting was very good. All glory to God! There was a great longing in the people’s hearts for intimacy with God. This is a good sign. In the past we prayed against ‘junk spiritual food’. The people are to come hungry for reality and thirsty for the living waters. This time they obeyed that command. The longing was expressed thru warfare praise and prophetic worship. We bound the evil spirit of religious entertainment that makes people passive as spectators. This time the whole congregation was like one body and one Spirit seeking God’s face. The troubles of life were abandoned at the foot of the Cross and we could soar like the eagles in free worship. Then the word came. It was taken from Numbers 25.
“Where is Phinehas?” The evil spirit of Balaam is attacking the Body of Christ. It is the spirit of the false prophet that tries to make the church worldly. In every church there shall be women who try to seduce the Christian men! Many seat and do nothing! They know it is wrong to be passive but they still continue the gossip doing nothing!
This is a call for the fathers, the mothers, the pastors, the leaders… you need to have the Phineas spirit! In every church you can find men like Zimri (whose name means singer, worship leader)! In every church you can find women like Cozbi (whose name means liar, deceiver, failure and vanity)! But where are the men like Phinehas? Any church that has men and women filled with the anointing of Phineas is bssed by God and shall experience revival.
“Phinehas… has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal… Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God…’” (Nu 25:11-13)
What are the characteristics of Phinehas?
Phineas had zeal, but not any zeal! He had zeal for God’s sake! To protect the honor and glory of God! He was very sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He was led by the Holy Spirit. He knows what God wants and obeys the voice of God! He rejected passivity and chose to be actively involved in the Father’s business! Moses and the congregation were repenting, weeping, praying. He too was praying. But when God called him to action he left ‘the prayer meeting’ and acted! He knows when to pray and when to act! He confronted the sinners with his sword! This is the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God! Never confront sin in your wisdom or strength! Never confront evil without the Holy Spirit and the Word! When Phinehas acted, the plague stopped immediately. The plague of sin can be stopped by the action of one man! He was rewarded personally by God! God commended him! God blessed his children and his descendants with a covenant of peace!
Finally we prayed to be like Phinehas. We repented of passivity and laziness. We rejected lies and religious spirits. We prayed to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We prayed for boldness and strength to defend the honor of God’s name. We prayed for the gift of intercession and spiritual leadership. We prayed for our church, for the choir and all the other ministries, for our marriages and children. In Jesus name, amen!