“Stay with me; do not fear. For he who seeks my life seeks your life, but with me you shall be safe.””
I Samuel 22:23
David went through a lot you know.
“And David stayed in strongholds in the wilderness, and remained in the mountains in the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.”
I Samuel 23:14
Imagine being sought after everyday.
David was constantly on the run, but The Lord never delivered David into the hands of his enemies.
God is a faithful God you know, and once He chooses you that’s it, its done, God has the final say and there’s nothing that no man can do.
Saul sought David everyday without fail as if David was some sort of fugitive, but The Lord always delivered Him without fail.
The Lord is your Deliverer.
The Name of The Lord is a Strong Tower.
The righteous run into it, and they are saved!🔥😀🙏
Strongholds will come, but be rest assured that The Lord will cause you to dwell in safety.
Saul was stir crazy though lol, The Lord left that man a long time ago.
The Lord will cause you to outrun, outsmart, and outwit your enemies.
In fact, The Lord shall take all your enemies out!
When demons rise up against you, The Lord shall scatter them all!
The enemy’s main priority is to rise up against the chosen few.
Why do you think the church is under so much attack?
The church is in the mess it’s in right now because there are many inside there that have not been chosen by God.
If you don’t believe me just take a look at the state the church is in right now, and then head on over to revelation, and you will find out.
It’s true, only few are chosen.
You know when God chooses you, man will you face some challenges.
It’s far from an easy ride, but The Lord is always with you.
The Lord is more than able to take you out of any situation.
David was being pursued by the enemy, but that never stopped David from running away from his calling.
“Then Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David in the woods and strengthened his hand in God.”
I Samuel 23:16
“And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel,
I Samuel 23:17
“So the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. And David stayed in the woods, and Jonathan went to his own house.”
I Samuel 23:18
Every child of God needs a friend like Jonathan.
Saul was Jonathan’s father you know.
David was blessed to have such a loyal friend.
A friend like Jonathan is very rare.
Tell me who would be willing to betray their own father to protect their friend’s safety against their father’s evil plots?
Tell me who?
Few are chosen.
Few are wise.
Few are discerning.
Friends like Jonathan are especially needed in ministry where there is competition, and strife.
Genuine Godly friends, friends that are really for you, and understand where The Lord is taking you, are needed.
Friends that even when they are away, you never feel their absence.
Pray for a friend like Jonathan, he sticks closer to you than a brother.
He has real love for you.
He will pray for you, and encourage you.
When you are in ministry it is important to have friends that will intercede for you.
In times of trouble prayers of intercession, are sure to deliver you out!
If the enemy does not know you, then I question whether the Hand of The Lord is upon you.
“Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,”
“so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.”
“Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus “Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus
“Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.”
“And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?””
Acts 19:15 😄😄😄
“Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”
Acts 19:16 😂
When God’s Hand is upon you, He shall surely deliver you out of trouble.
When God’s Hand is upon you, He shall give you the POWER to overcome the works of satan.
If satan does not know you, then you are not a threat, you have no power.
I’m just keeping it real.
Jesus, the demon said “he knows”, and Paul he said “he knows”,
but if he doesn’t know who you are, then I have the right to question whether God’s Hand is really upon you.
You better start realising who you are in Christ before it is too late.
Call out to The Lord whilst He is near.
Time is running out.
For the demon to have said he knows Paul is because Paul was a carrier of that same Jesus that the demon knew.
Paul was a carrier of The Light of the world, Paul had the Spirit of God in him, and that Spirit gave him the power to do exploits.
Do you think the enemy even cared about Paul when he was Saul, when he was a persecutor?
Paul troubled the Kingdom of darkness.
Those Jewish leaders that wanted to go and cast out demons, they just only wanted to show of, and boy did the devil make a show of them.😅
Do you know why God loved David so much, and described him as a man after His own heart?
It’s because David was a humble man.
David showed of God more than he did himself.
That’s humility, and that is the true meaning of less of me, but more of You(GOD).
When you are about your Father’s business that will show through.
Saul had to die, the flesh had to die in order for Paul to be born.
Where darkness is are you a Light, or do you just bring the same darkness?
The Lord said you shall know them by their fruits.
I just want to encourage you again, that The Lord shall surely deliver you out of a difficult situation if only you believe.
He is God our Saviour!
God our Healer!
God our Deliverer!
Yes He is.
Yes He is!
Every praise is to our God.
Every Word of worship.
With one accord.
Every praise is to our God!
Sing hallelujah to our God.
Glory hallelujah is due our God.
Every praise, every praise is to our God!
The Lord shall never leave nor forsake you.
Do not lose faith, hope, nor your trust in The Lord.
Do not be afraid for The Lord is with you.
He has called you by your name, and you are His.
Like David just learn to praise your way through every situation.
Our praise is our weapon against the works of satan.
“To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.”
“Hear the voice of my supplications When I cry to You, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.”
“Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts.”
“Give them according to their deeds, And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
“Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, Nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them And not build them up.”
“Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!”
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.”
“The LORD is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.”
“Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.”
What a friend we have in Jesus.
All our sins, and griefs to bear.
What a privilege to carry.
Everything to God in prayer.
Oh what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless pain we bear.
All because we do not carry,
Everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and tribulations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
You don’t have to discouraged.
Take it to The Lord in prayer. 🙌☺️❤️
“Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah.””
I Samuel 23:2
“But David’s men said to him, “Look, we are afraid here in Judah.
How much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?””
I Samuel 23:3
“Then David inquired of the LORD once again. And the LORD answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Keilah.
For I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.””
I Samuel 23:4
“And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines, struck them with a mighty blow, and took away their livestock.
I Samuel 23:5
Every time David went into battle, The Lord was never silent.
God always assured David that He would be with Him.
The Lord is our blessed assurance.
Now I’ve just got to mention Jonathan again, what a friend.
You know I believe Jonathan’s friendship with David was a symbolic one, in fact it was prophetic.
The friendship between David and jonathan foretold of the kind of friendship that we would have with Christ.
Their friendship was far from normal, it was unusual, deep, and sincere.
Thank God for the intimate relationship we now have with Christ.
You know jonathan did not abandon David, he always checked on him, he always followed him up.
Jonathan was a faithful friend, and I’m sure he had a life, and I’m sure he had a busy schedule, but it did not stop him from being there in David’s time of need.
What a friend.
There really are not many friends like this.
One would even say does such a friend exist?
God forgive us, and help us to be better friends and to be more loving.
We know it is a sin to put our trust in man, and that there is no friend like You, but help us to behave in the ways that You have taught us.
Remember The Lord shall deliver you out from the snares of the enemy.
The Lord shall cause you to dwell in safety.
“Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,”
“can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.””
“He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases.”
“He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.”
“You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day”
“or the plagues that strike in the dark or the evils that kill in daylight.”
“A thousand may fall dead beside you, ten thousand all around you, but you will not be harmed.”
“You will look and see how the wicked are punished.”
“You have made the Lord your defender, the Most High your protector,”
“and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home.”
“God will put his angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go.”
“They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.”
“You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.”
“God says, “I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.”
“When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them. I will rescue them and honor them.”
“I will reward them with long life; I will save them.””
The enemy knows you but he can never get you for you are hidden in Christ Jesus.
Thank You Lord.
I wasn’t expecting this revelation.
I thank You for Your faithfulness.
God You are good, 130 posts in total since the end of 2013.