Whose messenger are you? You are a messenger and may not realize it, but you speak a message every single day of your life. You can be a messenger of the world and be a strong advocate for what the culture around you thinks and likes. You can be a self-messenger that speaks mostly about yourself. There are even people who are messengers of Satan who spew out dark sayings disguised as something spiritual and godly. Included in this list of messengers are false messengers of God who say what they know people want to hear. They are also called false prophets. False prophets are like some politicians who will say whatever pleases the people to keep the attendance up and the cash flowing. But you’ve got to know this, God’s heart is that you will become one of his messengers. God takes messengers who were once messengers of someone else and makes them a messenger of His. A great example of this messenger transformation is found in I Samuel 19.
“Then Saul sent messengers to take David. And when they saw the group of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing [as] leader over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied. 21 And when Saul was told, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. Then Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.” I Samuel 19:20-21]
Three groups of messengers of Saul became the prophesying messengers of God. They changed their message and their mission and spoke of the glory and majesty of God. It’s also been suggested that these messengers prophesied of David being the King. But how did those messengers change? The messengers of King Saul came under the influence of God through the a group of prophets who were with Samuel prophesying and the Spirit of God came upon them. That wasn’t their mission or goal, but that’s the power of God’s Spirit and the power of godly influence. Let me ask you, when do you come under the influence of God’s Spirit? Hopefully that happens when you attend church services or Bible study groups. The messengers/prophets of God were instrumental in this spiritual transformation. Godly influence grows one messenger at a time.
I was once a messenger of the world and never had anything to say about God, or Jesus, or heaven, but today I am a messenger of the true and living God and my Savior Jesus Christ because He changed my life! Messengers are all around you and you are one of them. Whose messenger are you?