. . . That ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord
unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. — COLOSSIANS 1:9,10
It is dangerous for Spirit-filled Christians living under the New Covenant to put out fleeces. This fleece business is in the realm where Satan is god (2 Cor. 4:4).
When people pray, “God, if You want me to do this, then have this happen,” that’s a fleece. And Satan can move in the sense realm. But God has a better way of leading His children than by this hit-and-miss method of fleeces!
It was only after I came over into Pentecostal circles that I heard about fleeces. While I was pastoring one church, the board of another church asked me to try out to be their pastor. I preached for them, and driving back home, I put out a fleece.
I said, “Lord, I’m going to put out a fleece. Here it is: If that church elects me one hundred percent — if I get all the votes — I’m going to accept it as Your will.”
They elected me one hundred percent. I moved there, and I got fleeced! And they got fleeced. Both of us missed God one hundred percent! As I look back, I realize that I had a check in my spirit all the time, but I didn’t listen.
Confession: I pray that I might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that I might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, fruitful in every good work; and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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