DaFruits of Nathan, The Friend That Rebukes in Love.❤️

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“Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold.”
II Samuel 11:2
“Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house.”
II Samuel 11:4
“And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.””
II Samuel 11:5
“Now when David called him, he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk. And at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house.”
II Samuel 11:13
“In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah.”
II Samuel 11:14
“And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.””that he may be struck down and die.””
II Samuel 11:15
“Then the men of the city came out and fought with Joab. And some of the people of the servants of David fell; and Uriah the Hittite died also.”
II Samuel 11:17
“When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.”
II Samuel 11:26
“And when her mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.”
II Samuel 11:27
“Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor.”
II Samuel 12:1
“The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds.”
II Samuel 12:2
“But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him.”
and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him.”
II Samuel 12:3
“And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock and from his own herd and prepared it for the man who had come to him.””
II Samuel 12:4
“So David’s anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, II Samuel 12:5
“And he shall restore fourfold for the lamb, because he did this thing and because he had no pity.””
II Samuel 12:6
“Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.”
II Samuel 12:7
“Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon.”
II Samuel 12:9
“Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’”
II Samuel 12:10
“Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, II Samuel 12:11
“For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.’ ””
II Samuel 12:12
“So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.”
II Samuel 12:13
“However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.””
II Samuel 12:14 
“Then Nathan departed to his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill.”
II Samuel 12:15
“David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.”
II Samuel 12:16
“When David saw that his servants were whispering, David perceived that the child was dead. II Samuel Therefore David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.””
II Samuel 12:19
“So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate.”
II Samuel 12:20 
“Then his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.””
II Samuel 12:21
“And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, II Samuel 12:22
“But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.””
II Samuel 12:23
““No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, Luke 8:16
“For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.”
Luke 8:17
but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light.”
Luke 8:18
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Hmmm, is there anything that David did not do?
David coveted his neighbour’s wife.
He incited that same neighbour’s death.
He committed adultery.
He deceived himself, as well as others.
David coveted his neighbours wife.
He incited that same neighbour’s death.
He committed adultery.
He deceived himself, as well as others.
David was comfortable in his own sin.
Thank God for the life of Nathan.
Every believer needs a friend like Nathan the friend that rebukes in love.
Nathan respected David, but his respect for David did not hinder him from correcting David in love.
David pretended that he had done nothing wrong, in fact it got to a stage whereby he did not see that what he had done was wrong.
That’s how it is when we become comfortable in our own sin.
David became a pretender, a deceiver amongst men, but he could never be a pretender before God.
David became a pretender, a deceiver amongst men, but he could never be a pretender before God.
Whatever is done in secret The Lord will surely bring to Light.
David could deceive himself, but he could never deceive God.
Deception is dangerous.
Look at the calamities that befell the house of David because he was so far gone in sin, and it could’ve even been worse if God had not sent Nathan.
When David’s sin was brought to light, he then realised his wrong.
Before David’s sin came to light, he unknowingly rebuked himself thinking that it was somebody else.
““Judge not, that you be not judged.”
Matthew 7:1
“For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Matthew 7:2
“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?”
Matthew 7:3
“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?”
Matthew 7:4
“Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.Matthew 7:5
It is only by His grace, mercy, and loving kindness that we have become the righteousness of God. It is only because of the price that JESUS Christ paid that we are alive today.
It is only because of the price that JESUS Christ paid that we are alive today.
David was not open with God, he was not transparent before Him.
He went further, and he went deeper
After he committed adultery; he murdered, and lied.
David did not repent after he had sinned, he did not even realise that he did until The Lord rebuked, punished, and corrected him.
That’s how strong of a hold sin can have on us, we must not let this be.
Repent!
Before it is too late.
We must not allow ourselves to get so deeply caught up into sin.
We allow ourselves to get so deeply caught up in sin when we begin making excuses for sin, and justify it.
No one is perfect, but we must search our hearts and return to Jesus, the Heart of our worship.
That’s what David did.☺️👍️
Why was David still described as a man after God’s own heart?
Well it’s because when David realised his wrong he repented, and he worshiped.
We are still yet to discover the power of worship!
We still do not as of yet understand how much, our worship MOVES God.
David, just like you and I deserved to be accused by satan the accuser.
David, just like you and I deserved eternal condemnation.
We better thank God for His great mercy, and for His grace.
Every believer needs a friend like Nathan, the friend that rebukes in love.
King David was a very powerful man in that day and age, nobody dared to talk to him in such a way.
But Nathan was different.
Nathan was a part of David’s inner circle.
Nathan was not afraid to speak the Word of God which is Truth.
When you are surrounded by people that speak the Word of God, then you can never be lied to.
In a world full of deception, believers need to be surrounded by people of Truth.
David was comfortable in sin, until Nathan.
Pray for your Nathan, for it is so easy to become entangled in your own sin.
When you have a friend like Nathan, you need not pretend.
You can be transparent, and open.
There are too many pretend believers, that are just dwelling in sin.
May the Lord rebuke us, forgive us, restore, and help us.
Even though David was described as a man after God’s own heart, he was human.
He made mistakes just like you and I.
What matters, is what you do when you make that mistake.
Do you justify it, or do you turn away from it?
The longer you justify sin, the longer you will remain in sin, and the shorter your life will be.
That’s the seriousness of sin, and the danger of deception.
Remember satan came to steal, kill, and destroy.
It really does not matter who you are.
We need to search our hearts.
We need to pray for one another.
God punished David, but He did not kill him.
Pray for God’s mercy.
Even when God punished David, David still worshiped God.
Would that be your response?
David knew that without God he was nothing.
Do not stay down any longer.
Get up, and worship God again.
That’s enough to confuse the enemy.
When you worship The Lord, God will restore to you that which was lost.
“Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Now the LORD loved him,”
II Samuel 12:24
God hates ALL sin, not some but ALL.
Be very careful not to justify sin, for from the moment you begin to justify sin, is when you start digging your own grave.
How long will you hide?
You cannot hide from God.
Strive to live a life that’s pleasing to God.
David was a man of power, affluence, and influence do not allow such things to lure you away from God’s presence.
You can never be bigger than God, and neither can you be above His ways.
Pray for humility.
Do not allow sin to turn into iniquity.
I know how difficult it can be for believers to confide in one another, but there is that someone that you can agree with.
Just pray.
Do not allow sin to escalate and elevate in your life.
For David it started with coveting his neighbour’s wife, which finally led to murder.
Be careful to not let sin control you.
There were people around David who most probably did not see anything wrong with David’s sin.
Pray for friends that will not always say yes to you.
The friend that agrees with your sin is not your friend, but your enemy.
We need to be rebuked in love.
There is no Christian that gets it right all the time.
We need to be honest, there is no Christian that is not facing challenges.
David realised that his sin was ever before him, and so He asked God for help and said; “Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.”
We have just got to be honest, you know exactly what it is that you are struggling with.
Don’t hide from God, say it, let Him handle it.
It’s true that some battles we face we just cannot fight them alone.
“And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
II Chronicles 20:15
Do not be afraid, ashamed, nor dismayed.
I If an adulterer, a murderer, and a liar could repent and be forgiven.
How much more you and I?
How long will you dwell in self pity?
We fall down but we get up.
We fall down but we get up.
We fall down but we get up.
For a saint is just a sinner who fell down, and got up.🙏
He’s waiting for you.
Get back up again!
For a saint is just a sinner who fell down, and got up.❤️🙌🙏️
The truth is He is ready when you are.
He is ready to blot out your transgressions if only you repent.
Think about it, is it worth pretending you have it all together only to really be so far away from God?
Nothing is worth being cast out from the presence of God.
David knew that, and that is why He repented.
When you repent, it shows that you fear God more than you do man.
When you fear God, then you won’t care what man thinks of you but what God thinks of you.
After all, it is God that we will have to answer to.
There is now therefore no condemnation for the sinner that repents, but the sinner that does not repent shall be condemned.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, Romans 12:2
 
David’s sin started with his mind.
Pray for The Lord to renew your mind.
Pray for your thoughts to be soaked in the Blood of Jesus.
Pray for your mind to be aligned with The Word of God.
Pray for His Fire to purify your heart, and mind.
Pray for humility.
Pray for a clean heart, a heart that worships God in Spirit and in Truth.
Pray for transparency.
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.”
James 1:14
“Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”
James 1:15
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.”
James 1:16
Don’t allow satan to deceive you, it is never too late to repent.
It is late when satan destroys you, do not let this be you.
Jesus overcame death so that we might live.
Repent.
No matter how far of you’ve gone, just repent.
Jesus loves you, and is ever interceding for you.
What a love!😊❤️🙌️
Finally, again I want to encourage you to pray for a friend like Nathan, the friend that rebukes in love.
Every believer needs a friend like Nathan. A friend that will tell you the truth, a friend that will rebuke you in love to get right with God.
In all David’s imperfections, God still saw David as a man after His own Heart.☺️
What a merciful and loving God we serve.❤️️
Do not let the chances that God is giving you pass you by.
Be grateful for a God sent friend like Nathan.
Do not let your Nathan pass you by.
We need to set a boarder officer at the door of our mind and heart🔥💯🙏 Pst Zino Genesis.
Psalm 26:2. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my veins and my heart.
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The Name of The Lord is
A Strong Tower.
The righteous run into it
And they are saved!
Blessed be The Name of The Lord,
Most High!☺🔥🙌🙏👏
Who has the final say?
Jehovah has the final say.
Jehovah turned my life around.
He makes a way where there seems no way.
Jehovah has the final say.☺👍 🙏
As usual I wasn’t expecting this message, but we thank God for His Word.
Be encouraged, repent, and get back up again.
God bless☺❤️️🙏

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