WORD & POWER for TODAY
HANDLE GOD’S ITEMS WITH UNDERSTANDING
“Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.” Daniel 5:2 KJV
If I was to rewrite the book of Daniel Chapter five; I would write: “and King Belshazzar committed suicide by mishandling the items that belonged to God Almighty!”
When God said, “touch not mine anointed …”, He wasn’t just referring to human anointeds, He was talking about everything that belonged to Him. If you see the signage “Military Zone, Keep Off”, and you defy that instruction; you’d be doing that at your own risk. King Belshazzar defiled the vessels that were used to worship God, by drinking alcohol in them, and by using them to worship idols-he was killed that same night (verse 30)!
How do you handle those musical instruments of the church? Do you insult church workers because you feel you’re better than them? How do you treat Ministers of God? How do you handle God’s money? Ananias and Sapphira died because they did not know that after vowing to give their money to God, the money ceased to be theirs-they touched the money and died for it! Treat God and His belongings with respect. He will bless you greatly if you do so. Obed-edom can attest to that: “And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obed-edom, and all his household.” 2 Samuel 6:11 KJV