Do not speak against God’s servants. It is speaking against God and God’s anger will be kindled against you.
Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them (Num 12:8-9)
A servant of God is just a servant doing the will of His master. S/he is a vessel being used.
Speaking against a servant of God is speaking directly against God. It is blaspheming the same God you claim to praise and worship.
God punishes people severely for speaking against Him by speaking against His servants. In the Bible we see some examples with lessons to learn.
For speaking against God’s servants, God’s anger is kindled against you
Some Biblical examples are;
1. Miriam and Aaron speaking against Moses
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married and the anger of the Lord was kindled against them. Miriam became leprous, as white as snow.
Num 12:1-2: And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. And they said, ‘has the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? Has he not spoken also by us?’ And the LORD heard it.
For speaking against God’s servant Moses, God called Miriam and Aaron out to meet them.
Num 12:4-5: And the LORD spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, ‘Come out you three unto the tabernacle of the congregation’. And they three came out.
And God said,
‘If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?’ (Num 12:6-8)
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them
Num 12:9: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.
Miriam became leprous
Num 12:10: And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
2. Korah against Moses
Korah gathered some children of Israel against Moses
Num 16:1-2: Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men. And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown.
And they said to Moses
‘You take too much upon you, seeing the entire congregation is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: why then do you exalt yourself above the congregation of the LORD?’ (Num 16:3)
‘Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land that flows with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you should keep acting like a prince over us? Moreover you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up’ (Num 16:13-14)
And God said to Moses
Num 16:21-24: Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. Speak unto the congregation saying,’ Get away from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram’.
For speaking against Moses, God’s anger was kindled against Korah and his company and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up into the pit.
Num 16:31-33: And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words that the ground split apart under them. And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men with Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
And all Israel feared God and feared speaking against His servant Moses
Num 16:34: And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, ‘Lest the earth swallow us up also’.
3. Children of Israel speaking against Moses
The children of Israel spoke against God and against Moses
Num 21:5: And the people spoke against God and against Moses; ‘Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loathes this worthless bread’.
And God’s anger was kindled against them. He sent fiery serpents to bit them and many of the children of Israel died.
Num 21:6: And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
4. Youths speaking against Elisha
Youths mocked Elisha. Mocking is speaking against.
2 Kings 2:23: And he went up from there unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came youths out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, ‘Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead’.
Two female bears came out of the woods and mauled 42 of the youths
2 Kings 2:24: And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and mauled forty and two of the youths.
Do Not Speak Against God’s Servants: – God’s Anger will be Kindle Against You
Speaking against a servant of God is speaking against God Himself and blaspheming the same God you claim to praise and worship. It is a sin.
Num 21:7: Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, ‘we have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against you’
Separate yourselves and get away from the likes of Korah and his company who speak against the servants of God otherwise you be consumed by God’s wrath with them.
Num 16:21, 24: ‘Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. Get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram’.
Many are perishing because of Korah’s rebellion which is speaking against the servants of God. Many are going to hell.
Jude 1:11: Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
Woe to you for opening your mouth against a servant of God.
Why do you not fear God? Why do you not fear speaking against a servant of God?
Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?’ (Num 12:6-8)
An employee does what her/his employer instructs. A servant does what his/her master instructs. A servant of God does the will of God.
Many people speak against a servant of God because s/he is not doing according to their will. A God’s servant is a servant of God to do God’s will not humanity will.
Instead of speaking against a God servant, encourage and help her/him. S/he is in the forefront of spiritual battle for you. By helping a God’s servant you will see yourself winning battles. Aaron and Hur knew this principle.
Aaron and Hur noticed that when Moses’ arms were up while directing a battle, that Israel had the victory over their enemy and when they were down, Israel was defeated. Aaron and Hur made sure that Moses arms were held high, so that they would get the victory. They physically held up God’s servant arms.
Physically hold up a servant of God hands; help and encourage her/him and you will win battles. Honoring a servant of God is honoring God Himself. Wake up and realize this. Lift up God’s servants arms, do not force them down!
If you have ever spoken against a servant of God, repent! You will see things change in your life because God will repent His wrath on you.
Many things are going wrong in the life of many people today because they spoke against a servant of God and God’s wrath was kindled against them. They wonder why this and that is wrong in their life. Repent! God will forgive you.
From today, encourage, help, hold high the hands of a God servant and you will win battles.
Not all are servants of God; not all are servants of ‘I AM’. There is a brood of vipers out there; brood of Satan.
Do not open your mouth against any person claiming to serve God without knowing the spirit powering the person; without knowing who the servant is serving (the master of the servant).
Many people have spoken against me. When you speak against me, you speak against my master (Jesus Christ) not me. I have no problem with you but my Master’s wrath is kindled against you. Repent!
I have seen the wrath of God kindled against people for speaking against me.
Do not speak against God’s servants.
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand!