FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
If you do not deal with your doubts, you will be given over to a spirit of
murmuring and complaining. You will live that way and die that way. Your doubts
cannot simply be suppressed, they must be pulled out by the roots.
Look at Israel just three days after their deliverance from Egypt. They had
been singing, shaking their tambourines and testifying to the power and
strength of a mighty God, boasting that He was leading and protecting them.
Then they arrived at Marah, which means “waters of bitterness.” This was to be
testing place for them.
God just keeps allowing crisis after crisis until we finally get the lesson. If
we keep refusing to learn it, a time comes when He gives us over to our own
bitterness and murmuring. “And they went three days in the wilderness, and
found no water. . . . And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall
we drink?” (Exodus 15:22, 24).
On Sunday, the Israelites were having a great time—singing, dancing and
praising. Then Wednesday came and they were in trouble. Another crisis—and
they were falling apart!
How could a people lose their confidence so quickly? Because they never had
any. They never had that foundation built under them. So again they failed the
test. They had learned absolutely nothing from their previous crisis and again
they missed an opportunity to shine forth the greatness of their God.
From that day on, Israel was beyond learning anything from God. They even began
to take His goodness for granted. They had no food, so He sent them manna from
heaven. He dropped quails out of the sky, piling them three feet high outside
the camp. But not a word of thanksgiving was heard! Instead, the people turned
to greed, hoarding all that God gave them. Israel became stiff-necked!
Oh, what a shame it is to go from crisis to crisis and learn nothing in the
process. It carries with it a curse that you will be given over to a spirit of
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