Scripture Reading:  2 Samuel 9:1 – 7

David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan sake?”Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba, who appeared before King David and told him that,There is still a son of Jonathan, he is crippled in both feet.”So the king got him brought from Lodebar from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.  The same of this remnant of Jonathan’s household in Mephibosheth”.The house of Saul had become desolate, disgraced and consumed by shame because of the rejection of Saul as king of Israel.  As God rejected him, everything about him crumbled including the loss of his son Jonathan in war.  This happens to us each time we live with unconfessed mortal sin.  We are technically separated from God until we reconcile with Him through a heartfelt confession of sins.  This was the fate of Saul and his household.  Unfortunately, Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son shared the same fate until his divine restoration came.  This fate faced by Saul’s household, is experienced by so many household today.  Share this text message with me, “I have challenges in my life and family: (i) Problem on education (2)Giving birth before marriage.  The ones that married in the right way have no children.  None of my mother’s children entered the University and it is affecting the grandchildren including my mother’s junior Sister’s children and grandchildren.  I need God’s intervention”.

Many families are in bondage or what may be referred to as ‘satanic prison.’  However, our confidence is that at the fullness of time God of mercy and power shall intervene and restore us fully.  Mephibosheth was so affected by the ugly situation in his grandfather’s house that he relocated to the house of Mahir son of Ammiel.  At this point, he had lost all the privileges, preferences and respect that were customary of a royal blood.  Infact, he was now a common man.  This is the condition of many persons, rich or poor who refuse to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.  You could be the king of a community, President or Governor, strikingly wealthy; you are as common as a beggar along the street until you decide for Jesus Christ (1 John 5:12).Just as Mephibosheth was forced by circumstances beyond him to live outside the palace so it is for the man who doesn’t have JesusYou may be living in a physical mansion, but your soul lives in dirty, filthy hut.  Beloved in Christ, David, remembering the covenant he made with Jonathan his friend, took pity on Saul’s household and restored to the only surviving child everything due to his father’s household.  Even in his crippled state (sin) he was called to eat on the kings table.  What a wonderful divine restoration.Beloved, the Holy Spirit says to you today, “Even though sin has crippled you and separated you from the kingly banquet, you can find your way back to Christ Jesus.  Even though sin has made you relocate to Lodebar (valley of pain) push for divine relocation to the king’s palace, in Christ Jesus.  Even though sin has reduced the abode of your soul to a dirty, filthy hut, turn to Jesus Christ today and your soul shall enjoy a glorious welcome in the kingdom of light, which only Christ Jesus provides.  God is prepared to restore you today; go for it.

Prayer points:

  1. Take this declaration seriously: “Father, I thank You for warning me to beware of the evil doctrines of the devil.  Because of your righteousness, I have been trained in righteousness and Satan cannot deceive my mind anymore.”
  2. Father, I acknowledge my sins which have relocated me toLodebar (city of pain). Daddy, please come to my aid and help me.
  3. O Lord, trouble those who are troubling me and cause them to turn their evil intentions away from me.
  4. Lord, restore me to my rightful position and let my divine helpers locate me in the name of Jesus.

Exercise:  Take the prayer on Self Surrender to God.

Memory Verse:  Colossians 3:4

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