Have you ever done something foolish and acknowledged that it was your fault? Sometimes, I refer to it as ‘sleeping on my watch while the thief breaks in’ and takes what I have been given responsibility over!
We sometimes do things that declare us GUILTY but because we are prophets of the Most High GOD, He declares us innocent and punishes the other party instead! You see, GOD tells the other party to return what belongs to us for we are His prophets!
“Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelech king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her. But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to
him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.” Now Abimelech had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister,’ and didn’t she also say, ‘He is my brother’? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands.” Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this
with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die. (Genesis 20:1-7)”
At a certain time of his life, Abraham lived in the land of Gerar. During his stay in this land, Abraham lied to the king (Abimelech) that Sarah (his wife) was his sister. Therefore, she was taken into the king’s harem. Now, one night GOD appeared to Abimelech in a dream and rebuked him for taking Abraham’s wife. He commanded him to take her back to Abraham or else he and his household would die. GOD also told Abimelech that Abraham was a prophet and that if he prayed for him and his people, they would live.
Now, we often find ourselves in situations that we walked into ourselves...nasty situations that came about by our own doing. However, because we are prophets of the Most High GOD, GOD rebukes the other party instead! He declares us INNOCENT and orders the enemy to return what is rightfully ours.
Now, I honestly do not know what you got yourself into this time but GOD wants you to know that it is important to Him that you are His prophet. He can do, for you, what He did for Abraham. However, do you know who you are in the kingdom of GOD? Have you given your life to Christ? Do you serve GOD? How does GOD refer to you when rebuking someone concerning what is rightfully yours?
You must know that GOD looks out for you. He protects your ‘property’ and even warns people against it whether or not you foolishly handed it to them on a silver platter.
Give your life to Christ if you have not already done so. Find out what term GOD uses when referring to you or if you already know it, remind Him that you are His prophet. Tell Him your situation, admit that you were at fault and ask Him to do for you what He did for Abraham. Tell Him to speak to ‘Abimelech’ in a dream and rebuke him for taking what is yours. Ask GOD to command Abimelech to return your property or else he is destroyed!
Dear GOD, I slept during my watch and foolishly handed over what belongs to me to someone else! Please forgive me. LORD, I know that I am your prophet and that what is mine should never be touched by another. Please help me get it back. Appear to ‘Abimelech’ in a dream and warn him against taking what is mine. Command him to let it go so that I can pray for him and his entire household. I thank you, LORD, because you have done it. In Jesus’ mighty name, I have prayed, amen.