2 Chronicles‬ ‭20‬:‭20‬ ‭NLT “‬‬Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”

2 Chronicles‬ ‭24‬:‭20‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, “This is what God says: Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands and keep yourselves from prospering? You have abandoned the Lord, and now he has abandoned you!

Bottom feeding is a sign of one breaking God’s commands and a path of abandoning the Lord.
Since bottom feeders really can’t hear the Lord properly to believe in Him, they must listen to the prophets (proper and assigned authorities) to succeed.

What is bottom feeding? Bottom feeding is not just about being poor in finances. Bottom feeding is living a cursed life where one is always making wrong decisions and harvesting bad outcomes. Bottom feeding is experiencing the thief always stealing and destroying from you. Bottom feeding is not realizing you have so much pride that it keeps taking you to the bottom. Bottom feeding is feeding from the bottom. How do we get out of bottom-feeding?

When the Sidonian lady came to Jesus, because her daughter was demonized, Jesus told the Sidonian lady that she was a bottom feeder. How did the Sidonian lady respond? Because of the proper response, her daughter was healed, and the demonic hold was released from the curse.

We need to know how to respond in order to be set free. We need to know the type of question, statement, or test upon us before a great breakthrough may happen. Or we will lose an opportunity for a great breakthrough because of our pride.

Why did God use prophets in the Old Testament? What do prophets represent in the New Testament era? Does hearing God make one a prophet? What is the difference between hearing God and one who is called a prophet? I want you to think about those questions.

Pastor Steve Kim