“God is Sovereign”
Psalm 90 is the first Psalm in Book four of the Psalms consisting of Psalm 90-106. It is the only Psalm written by Moses and therefore is the oldest one. Its title is, “A Prayer of Moses, the Man of God”. Man of God is mentioned over 70 times in the Old Testament and signifies the leadership that was essential for the survival of the people of God.
The church has been given three things for leadership: The Spirit of God, the Word of God, and the Man of God. We must recognize the sovereignty of God in all three. God entrusted his Spirit and Word to dwell in man. Through revelation and anointing the Man of God preaches the unadulterated Word of God (or is supposed to) into the ears of those that the Spirit of God touches.
We know that the Word of God does not change and the Spirit of God is the same today, yesterday, and forever. The only real variable in the trilogy of leadership is the Man of God. When God instructed the seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation he addressed “The angel of the church”, “The messenger”, “The pastor” or “The God called Man of God”. God set up His ministry in the church, his gifts to the churches, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: until we all might come to the unity of the faith. (Eph 4:11-13)
The absolute beauty of the gospel message, the good news, is how God, who is sovereign, works through fallible men to bring about salvation to the world. We, as men of God, have feet of clay. Only Jesus had feet of brass, yet God uses man to usher in the powerful Word and Spirit of God into a world that so desperately needs Him! May we pray for our Nation, State, and Local Governments during this time of crisis and may we pray for the church leaders, the ministers, and the Man of God in your life, to lead us by the Sovereign power of the Almighty God.
- Pastor Winkler