The men of Israel were battling the Philistines.
Watch what happens when the hubris of leadership mandates an oath of pride.
Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed on that day, for Saul had put the people under oath, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food before evening, and until I have avenged myself on my enemies.” So none of the people tasted food.
All the people of the land entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground.
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey;
but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
But Jonathan had not heard when his father put the people under oath; therefore, he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.
Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying,
‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’” And the people were weary.
Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land.
See now, how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
“How much more, if only the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found! For now the slaughter among the Philistines has not been great.”
A foolish oath motivated by the desire to avenge oneself…at the expense of others.
Saul instilled fear on his own people.
Saul limited the ability of his people because he did not allow the sustenance of the Lord.
The same occurs in the Body of Christ today.
So much of what is called “leadership” is nothing but white-washed witchcraft instilling fear among the people of the Lord.
The people are spiritual anemic.
They are not taught the full counsel of the Truth of the Word of the Lord.
Rather, they are controlled by fear and hunger for the Word.
Seek the true sustenance of the Lord…
Jesus said to them,
“I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger,
and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.