Pastor Pierre Bennett is the founder and pastor of God’s Luv International Ministries, which has two weekly services in Virginia. With years of work serving others, Pastor Pierre Bennett is working hard to fulfill his vision of worldwide service through this ministry.
According to Pastor Pierre Bennett, sometimes God will show us things, and then ask us what we see. For an illustration of this truth, Pastor Pierre Bennett points to Amos 7:7, when God and Amos were standing on a wall made with a plumb line. When God asked Amos what he saw, Amos told God he saw a plumb line.
Of course! Pastor Pierre Bennett explains that God knew exactly what Amos was seeing. God was the One showing it to him, but He wanted Amos to describe it. Amos simply replied, “I see a plumb line, Lord.”
At the time, Amos was not a very popular prophet, Pastor Pierre Bennett points out. According to Pastor Pierre Bennett, Amos was prophesying against things that were popular at that time in Israel, and that caused the people to dislike him. Prior to this conversation between God and Amos, Pastor Pierre Bennett says that God had shown Amos a couple of visions.
One of those visions, Pastor Pierre Bennett states, was a swarm of locusts during the late crop. This frightened Amos, who begged God not to cause this destruction, relates Pastor Pierre Bennett. His pleading got through to the Lord, who said, “It shall not be.”
However, God’s point was not really about locusts, but about the destruction of the traditional church, Pastor Pierre Bennett believes. In the same passage, Amos begs, “O Lord God, forgive, I pray! Oh, that Jacob may stand, for he is small.” Pastor Pierre Bennett explains that Jacob represents the church. God is talking about the destruction of the church and Amos is begging for its salvation, says Pastor Bennett.
When Amos described Jacob as small, according to Pastor Pierre Bennett, he meant small like a baby. Babies don’t know any better, and Amos was asking the Lord to save the church because it wasn’t aware of what it was doing, just as a baby wouldn’t know.
According to Pastor Pierre Bennett, God then showed Amos another vision. In the second vision, fire devastated the entire earth. Amos begged for the world’s salvation again, and simply by asking God, Amos was able to save the world from destruction. God said “okay,” Pastor Pierre Bennett recites. Because Amos prayed for it, God changed His mind.
The prayers of a righteous man, says Pastor Pierre Bennett, are powerful and when we keep ourselves in line with the will of God we should not hesitate to call on Him for our needs.