Beware of the words of the faithful,God ratifies them,even unto death!
Look at these examples:
One day Jacob was moving from his uncle’s (Laban) place back to his fatherland,among the people he was with was his beloved wife called Rachel,unfortunately she stole her dad’s idols and had hidden them under her camel’s saddle and sat mischieviously on it so that it could not be seen, When Laban realised his idols were missing he immediately suspected Jacob,he assembled a sizeable team and was hot in pursuit of Jacob,on reaching Jacob he confronted him for having stolen his gods,he said ” Now you have gone away because you had a desire for your father’s house. But why did you steal my gods?”,Jacob replied”I was afraid, because I thought you would take your daughters away from me by force. But if you find anyone who has your gods, THAT PERSON SHALL NOT LIVE. In the presence of our relatives, see for yourself whether there is anything of yours here with me; and if so, take it” Jacob said this unkowingly that his most beloved wife Rachel was the one with her father’s idols. After a frantic search in Jacob’s tents,no idol could be seen,both Jacob and Laban entered into a covenant and parted ways (Gen 31),Now it came time for Rachel to deliver her second born,it was very complicated,she couldn’t bear it she died (Just like Jacob had furiously said).Look at this, (Gen 35) “While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty,the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.” As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni.[h] But his father named him Benjamin.[i],SO RACHEL DIED and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)”
One time King Saul was hunting for David(1 Sam 26),so that he could preemptively eliminate him,David was hiding in the hill of of Hakilah, which faces Jeshimon. King saul went with 3000 specially selected troops and camped beside the road on the hill of Hakilah facing Jeshimon,King Saul slept inside the camp as his troops surrounded him,David decided to pay them a surprise visit at night,his passionate and battle hardened nephew called Abishai decided to accompany David to the enemy’s camp,they stealthily managed to reach the centre of the camp,and behold King Saul lay defencelessly before them, Abishai whispered to David” Now let me pin him to the ground with one thrust of the spear; I won’t strike him twice.” ,but David remembering that Saul was God’s anointed, issued staying words,he warned his nephew against it and said “the Lord himself will strike him, or his time will come and he will die, or HE WILL GO INTO BATTLE AND PERISH”.Look at how precisely David’s words were fulfilled in the due time(1 Sam 31),it came a time and there was a battle between Israelites and Philistines at Mount Gilboa and King Saul alongside his sons decided to join the troops in the battle unknowingly that would be their last stand.”The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically.Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.”
But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it.When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. SO SAUL AND HIS THREE SONS AND HIS ARMOR-BEARER AND ALL HIS MEN DIED together that same day.”
At one time there was a very severe famine in the besieged Samaria,Elishah told the king that the following day ,there would be plenty to eat, a certain officer(the king was leaning onto his arm) openly mocked Elishah saying “Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?”
Elishah (disgusted with the disbelief of this man) ,told this man “YOU WILL SEE IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES,BUT YOU WILL NOT EAT ANY OF IT!”.Look at how precisely these words get fulfilled on the following day”.The following day the siege was lifted and people heard about it they went and plundered the camp of the Arameans,there was so much to eat but look at this “Now the king had put the officer on whose arm he leaned in charge of the gate, and the people TRAMPLED him in the gateway, and HE DIED, just as the man of God had foretold when the king came down to his house”(2 kings 6&7)
One day God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son,Abraham being a man of great faith and trust in God obliged and started preparing,he picked up all the requirements and alongside his unwary son they headed to the region of Moriah where God would show Abaraham on which mount to sacrifice his son. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. WE WILL WORSHIP AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU.” As they walked to the place chosen by God ,Isaac curiously noted that they had wood,fire and knife but no lamb for the burnt offering and asked his daddy where was the sacrificial lamb,to which calmly his daddy replied ” GOD HIMSELF WILL PROVIDE THE LAMB FOR THE BURNT OFFERING,MY SON” On reaching ,Abraham built the altar,placed wood on it,tied his son Isaac and placed him on the altar ready to slay him,but an angel called him twice and warned him not to hurt Isaac instead shown him a ram held by horns by a thicket ,which he offered instead of his son.God was very pleased with Abraham’s obedience,He made a solemn vow to bless Abraham to become a great nation with many descendants ,his descendants to always be in possession of their enemies cities,and through him all nations of the earth would be blessed because he obeyed God.After finishing the worship Abraham and Isaac went back to the servants and they headed home. Just as Abraham had said ,God provided the ram for the burnt offering,he successfully worshipped God alongside his son and all together they went back to the servants and went back home. (Genesis 22)
1.THAT PERSON SHALL NOT LIVE,SO RACHEL DIED ……….( words of Jacob)
2.HE WILL GO INTO BATTLE AND PERISH,SO SAUL AND HIS THREE SONS AND HIS ARMOR-BEARER AND ALL HIS MEN DIED ON THE SAME DAY(in battle of Gilboa)…..( words of David)
3.YOU WILL SEE IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES,BUT YOU WILL NOT EAT ANY OF IT! ,HE WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF THE GATE,TRAMPLED,HE DIED…….( words of Elishah)
4.WE WILL WORSHIP AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU (they worshipped and came back)……( words of Abraham)
5.GOD HIMSELF WILL PROVIDE THE LAMB FOR THE BURNT OFFERING,MY SON(God provided the ram) ….(words of Abraham)
Among many other examples.