|Sound in the Mulberry Trees|
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It saddens one to hear of ministries that are in trouble for whatever the cause may be. The ill advised use of money, allowing morals to slip to the level of sin, or being dishonest in some, or in all matters concerning the church.
REV. C.H. Spurgeon preached a sermon on 2 Samuel 5:24, on May 31, 1857, using the text "When thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shall bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
“My brethren, let us learn from David to take no steps without God. The last time you moved, or went into another business, or changed your situation in life, you asked God's help, and then did it, and you were blessed in the doing of it. You have always sought God, but do not think that the stream of providence necessarily runs in a continuous current; remember, you may march to-morrow without seeking God's advice; venture upon a step which you will regret but once, and that will be until you die. You have been wise hitherto, it may be because you have trusted in the Lord with all your heart, and have not leaned to your own understanding.” C.H.Spurgeon
There have been victories in the past just as David had fighting the philistines but the need arose again for David to return to battle.
Today the church is under the strongest attack that I have known during my life time, and the church of today is having to fight a new battle against a Neo-philistine army. The attacks are coming from many directions, and are empowered by none other than Satan himself.
Much of the media at its heart is anti-Christ and they will use every opportunity to amplify the failings of those who name the name of Christ.
False religions are increasing mightily and their gods are being accepted as the only true God of the universe. Alien people are using the laws of our land against the people of this land. All this is discouraging to the Lord’s people for once knowing the truth, and the reality of our one true GOD the deception being spread abroad is detestable.
The message spewing from too many ministries is a message of greed designed to enrich the ministers of GOD. It is little more than a self enrichment service to mammon. They care not that they cannot serve GOD and mammon, for they have chosen the mammon and have bowed down to him.
Where is our David? Where is the new Billy Graham? Where is the man that is waiting for a word from GOD to go forth? Where is the sound in the mulberry trees that signal the attack on the haters of our GOD?
Where is the man who is filled with the spirit and power of GOD that can unite the true church into a mighty force that can be victorious over the Philistines and their gods?
Oh Lord how long?