by | Jun 24, 2024 | Prophetic | 6 comments

There are times when trying to help God balance a move of His Spirit in another person’s life, can have a negative effect. If we assume the role of “God’s Balancer” it will move us to do things that can cause death, not life.

On one occasion, when the Ark was being moved, the oxen pulling the Ark stumbled and a man named Uzzah reached out in an attempt to stabilize the cart. When he touched the Ark, he was struck dead. Only the Levites could touch the Ark, “The Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 10:8). 

Perhaps a move of God to supernaturally balance the Ark in a time of distress was missed because Uzzah, not thinking, reached outside of his assignment in an attempt to solve the problem. Uzzah’s action at first glance seemed innocent but it was not his choice to make.

The problem with Uzzah’s attempt to balance the Ark took place because those moving the Ark “failed to ask God how to move it properly” (I Chronicles (15:13).  So, as the priests attempted to move the Ark once again after Uzzah’s failure, they “carried the Ark of God on their shoulders with its carrying poles, just as the Lord had instructed Moses” (vs.15).

As the Ark was being moved forward according to the Lord’s instructions, the Lord was doing something that required no human effort to stabilize, “God was helping the Levites as they carried the Ark of the Lord’s covenant” (vs. 26). To have God “helping” meant God had a plan of rescue apart from any human intervention to stabilze a stumble.

All of us under the New Covenant are living and breathing “Arks” of God’s new covenant. We carry the presence of Jesus Christ. Be careful not to prematurely judge what you see happening in other ark carriers. A premature effort to correct another person’s perceived imbalance may rob us of seeing the intervention of God that will become a greater miracle than our initial rush to correct an imbalance. 


  1. Cynthia

    Oh my…the timing of seeing your post could not have been more perfect. God is so good.

    I was woken up at 3:30 am because of a massive burden for my 25 yr old daughter and her 2 yr old baby girl, recently diagnosed as autistic. I live in HI and just returned from a trip to Seattle to help my daughter to a new apt and to help with my grand baby. While there I discovered she has multiple substance abuse and I’ve been a wreck since returning home. I am willingly giving them to the Lord because this burden is too heavy for me alone and I live far away, due to the stress and trauma I’ve already been through with her DV in times past. Now it’s something more and different than just rescuing her from DV. She now has an innocent child in harms way. I just sent an email to the Oahu regional director for Celebrate Recovery. I needed support and wisdom in how to deal with this. This is why your post today is so significant and timely. Thank you for listening the the Holy Spirit and sharing His word to help His people.

    Please pray for use?

    • Robin Richey

      I will pray for you, Cynthia, and your daughter. I, too, have children with children who struggle with addictions. I have found multiple scriptures that I pray over them. I know that His Word does not come back void and the angels respond to His Word spoken. God is faithful.

  2. Truth Seeker

    Amen, I needed to hear this. Thank you. 🙏🏼 🇺🇸🦅

  3. Judy Wagner

    I received this! Watching brothers and sisters Struggle in the walk is difficult!

  4. Michael Kludt

    I had a vision a couple of days ago. Something new in my life. There was a person in a mud puddle. The water was 5 feet deep the water so dirty you couldn’t see through it. The person was struggling, water up to the chin. I was standing at the edge of the puddle, my hand outstreched towards this person. I did not want to go into the puddle, been there. Behind me I could sense the presense of Jesus. I felt his hand on my belt holding on to me. The person in the mud could see Jesus.
    The person could lift his feet out of the mud, and walk towards my hand. Or, he could lift his feet from the mud that was trying to suck him down and swim towards help.

    • Cynthia

      That is a powerful vision and one of which resinated with me and the circumstance’s surrounding my daughter. Thank you for sharing. Blessings from the Lord Jesus Christ.


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