HEAVY PRICE || Bishop Dag Heward MIlls
29th June 2018
READ: Numbers 12:1-10
“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.” – Numbers 12:10
The most effective accusers are those closest to you. This is a warning for people who work closely with the leader; every close person is a potential future accuser. Friends, close associates, personal assistants, husbands, wives and children are all at risk of becoming accusers. Almost all accusers come from this list. If God has placed you in an honourable position and brought you near, beware lest the accuser uses you to do his work.
There are sons who criticize their fathers and pay heavily for it. A son who criticizes his father usually inherits his father’s problems and devils. Being critical of a person opens you up to the person’s problems for a number of reasons.
Problems pass from fathers to the sons who murmur and criticize. Murmuring and criticizing is a sin and sins open the door to evil spirits. Evil spirits operate in the darkness of sin. The evil spirit of incurable sickness attached itself to Miriam when she criticized Moses. The evil spirit of death and destruction fell upon the Israelites when they murmured against Moses. None of them passed into the Promised Land.
Similarly, the spirit of demotion, affliction, inferiority and mediocrity came upon Ham when he despised his father. Noah was disgraced and embarrassed by the exposure of his nakedness. But now, Ham and his descendants would be disgraced and embarrassed by the mediocrity of their lives.