Don’t Be a Vessel of Nonsense

He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
Psalm 105:14-15, NKJV

Anyone who knows me knows that one of my pet peeves is church nonsense. I define church nonsense as those things that make no sense to anyone but the enemy. If you ask the person who is delivering the nonsense why they are doing it, more than likely they don’t even know why. They may think they are having a bad day or that they were just doing the what needed to be done. Sometimes, people who deliver church nonsense think they are doing the work of God. But, I promise you if you ask them to trace this nonsense back to the source, they will find the enemy smiling and God not smiling.

One of the ways the enemy loves to deliver nonsense to me is by destroying a God moment in my life. This nonsense usually comes in the form of discouragement disguised as godly advice. I had an encounter like that recently. Someone in the body of Christ just had to say something unnecessary and then tried to clean it up by pretending the message came from God. But, thanks be to God, that person left a clue that they were being used by the enemy, even though they may not have known that was the case.

How did I know? The person did something that violated scripture. She accused a woman of God of lying. She violated Psalm 105:15. She actually said that what I was told by this minister was a lie. This accuser of the child of God wanted me to believe that what I was told was a lie. What is so funny is that this didn’t line up with anything else that I was told about this woman of God. When I asked the accuser why she thought the woman of God would tell a bold face lie, she said, “I don’t’ know.” That was my second clue. They didn’t know because they were being used by the enemy. The enemy loves the gray areas of truth, and usually the person has holes in their “revelation” that don’t make godly sense.

In seeking God’s face through study, stillness, silence and wise counsel, I realized that the enemy was trying to draw a wedge between the woman of God and me. I also realized that the enemy was trying to discourage me by causing me to doubt the peace that God had given me about this area of my life. On that day, when this accuser spoke to me, I was not even thinking about the “delay” in God’s promise. I was still beaming from my last encounter with God. I was so caught up in the last blessing of God that I was not even trying to ask for anything more. This accuser, this one used by the enemy unbeknownst to them, tried to wreck that.

But, PRAISE BE TO GOD!

God, blocked it. My peace, while shaken a little, was not destroyed.

The moral of the story is this: Don’t allow the enemy to use you to deliver nonsense into the lives of other people. You should always ask yourself: “Is this true, is it necessary, and is it being delivered with love?” In other words, does it line up with God’s unchanging and holy standard, God’s Word? Is this God’s timing for this? Is it being delivered as a word of conviction (not condemnation), comfort, or confirmation? Does it sound like something God would say to someone whom God loves? If you can’t say yes to all of these, then resist the urge to be a vessel of the enemy’s nonsense?