“INSISTING ON HAVING THE WRONG THING”

Mike Bamiloye

Numbers 11:4-6,10 KJV
[4] And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

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[5] We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
[6] But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
[10] Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

The Lord God had been sustaining them with Manna, which the Bible calls “The food of the Angels”, and there was an account of them, that they were not sick, they were not feeble. their clothes did not tear on their body and their shoes did not worn out. I don’t know yet, how eating the Manna had something to do with supernatural renewal of their clothes on their body and their shoes on their feet. All I could conclude is that, when the Lord gives you His own provisions, out of His joyful heart, it adds peace and strength to your body and soul.

However, the case of the Israelites were a bit different here, they were fed up with the Lord’s provisions. The Manna was becoming tasteless to them, they did not want the stable food again. It was Manna everyday, 24/7. Every morning and evening, it was Manna. No varieties. No difference. It was one single stable food. They had no other choice. But this food had given them strength and affected positively, the clothes and shoes they wore somehow. This food was constantly coming from heaven daily.

The Bible says it was the food of the Angels. “Corn which came down from Heaven”
Psalm 78:24-25 KJV
[24] And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
[25] Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.

Can you Imagine human being eating Angels’ food and still complaining? They wanted another variety. Number 11:10 says they began to cry in the various tents. And their grumbling and displeasing wailing got to God in Heaven. He became angry. Then, he sent Moses to tell the Israelites:

Numbers 11:18-20 KJV
[18] And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
[19] Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
[20] But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the Lord which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

Do you know what the Lord did in His anger? He flooded the camp with Quails, a very delicious fleshy bird. He brought the birds in multitudes of one mile radius around the camp, flapping their wings close to the ground for easy catch. the people stood up catching the birds and roasting, boiling, grilling and barbecue-ing and spicing their meat. THEY DESPISED MANNA, THE FOOD OF ANGELS. THE IGNORED THE FOOD FROM HEAVEN, THE PROVISION OF GOD.

Watch Out!!! When the Lord Gives you a Provision out of His anger.
Then, they sat down to eat the meat they had desired.

Numbers 11:33 KJV
[33] And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague.
The Book of Psalms describes the incidence this way:
Psalm 78:29-31 KJV
[29] So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
[30] They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
[31] The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

AS THEY SAT DOWN TO EAT THE MEAT THE LORD GOD HAD PROVIDED FOR THEM MIRACULOUSLY, AS THEY PUT THE MEAT IN THEIR MOUTH AND BEGAN TO CHEW THE DELICIOUS MEAT, EVER BEFORE THEY SWALLOWED IT, THE LORD SMOTE THEM IN ANGER.

They were mercilessly slaughtered while the meet was in their mouth. Wha-oh! The Bible did not say they swallowed the meat. The Lord did not allow them to swallow the meat.

THEY SAID THE LORD COULD NOT FEED THE MILLIONS IN THE WILDERNESS WITH MEAT.
THEY SAID THE LORD WAS GIVEN THEM ONLY MANNA, BECAUSE HE WAS NOT POWER ENOUGH TO GIVE THEM OTHER VARIETIES.
THEY BEGAN TO CRAVE AND CRY FOR MEAT….UNTIL GOD BECAME ANGRY.
SO, GOD, PROVED TO THEM THAT HE COULD DO IT. HE COULD BEYOD WHAT THEY ASKED FOR.
…They Blackmailed God.

So, God made them see that He could do it, He supplied the meat, he made them chew the delicious roasted or grilled meat, BUT DID NOT ALLOW THEM TO SWALLOW IT.
Now, I have heard many ministers teaching us that we can insist and persist and Persist on what we Insist before God. I have heard from many ministers that “DON’T TAKE ‘NO’ FOR AN ANSWER FROM GOD….INSIST ON THE DESIRE OF YOUR HEART!!!

Well…I personally, I think it is better to ask from God according to His will. then, you can insist on having his Will.
BUT IF YOU INSIST ON HAVING YOUR OWN WILL, YOU TOO ARE ASKING FOR MEAT IN THE WILDERNESS.

SO, WE NOW SEE THAT IF YOU TURN AWAY FROM THE WILL OF GOD, AND INSIST ON HAVING YOUR WAY AND HAVING YOUR DESIRE FROM GOD….IT IS TO YOUR OWN ADVANTAGE IF GOD DOES NOT ANSWER YOUR PRAYER
….BUT TO YOUR DETRIMENT IF THAT PRAYER IS ANSWERED.

So what is the best way to ask something from God. Identify if your desire is His will for you. Then, ask for it and insist on having it.
May I not be consumed with the Fire of my own Desire.

May I never request from God what will endanger my life and ministry.
May I never insist having my on THING, or going my own Way in His presence.

Source: Mike Bamiloye

Jesus loves you, accept Him today, tomorrow might be too late.

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