It never entered the lepers’ minds that they would become God’s army. They did not go because they had great faith, a love for God or a determination to be used of God. They went because they were hungry.
Where were the mighty warriors of Israel? They were stuck inside the walls of the city eating donkey heads and dove dung!
They were waiting in misery for the enemy to come to them instead of taking the fight to the enemy!
This is very accurate picture of many churches today. So many sit behind the walls of church buildings starving to death. They build the walls high to repel the attacks of the enemy: false doctrine, compromise and worldliness.
Yet if we stay, instead of going; if we merely defend, instead of attacking, those same walls that protect become walls that imprison us!
When this happens a church dries up and ceases to be used of God.
God’s people today are not starving for Bible teaching, songs of praise, fellowship, books and materials. We have all these in abundance.
We are starving for A GENUINE OUTPOURING OF THE POWER OF GOD! Are you hungry, starving and do not even know it? Again, the principle is that we are to be going, not staying!