THE LORD HAD A MAN – by David Wilkerson – David Wilkerson Today – FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014

THE LORD HAD A MAN
by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

It was a difficult time in Israel as depravity, apostasy and backsliding were
rampant in the land. At this time, the ark was gone from Israel. Eli, the
nation’s high priest, was lazy and complacent, allowing his sons to debauch
the priesthood. Under their leadership, adultery and fornication were rampant
in the temple. But Eli had become so used to his life of ease that he would not
do anything to stop them.

At one point the Lord wrote the word “Ichabod” (meaning “the Spirit of
the Lord has departed”) over the whole religious system. Once again, satanic
forces had risen to great power and to the natural eye, God’s work had lost
so much ground, the odds of recovery seemed improbable.

But the Lord had a man in place all along—a little child named Samuel. While
all the ministers around him were indulging in fornication and gluttony, Samuel
was learning to hear God’s voice. As he became more and more intimate with the
Lord, the Holy Spirit filled him with a prophetic word. He became a
testimony—living proof of the power of God!

Scripture says that as Samuel grew, none of his words fell to the ground,
meaning that he consistently spoke with power and authority. Because of his
godly authority, no nation was able to lift a hand against Israel for over
forty years.

“And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words
fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was
established (found to be trustworthy) to be a prophet of the Lord. And the Lord
appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by
the word of the Lord” (1 Samuel 3:19-21).

Once again, the Lord raised up a single man as a testimony to a whole nation.
God needed no army, no human organization, no “new thing.” All he needed
was one righteous man—someone whose ministry was committed totally to His
holy ways!

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