Married to My Covenant

I was talking with a good friend yesterday & we were discussing how our humanity is. It’s very frustrating the constant battling & barrage of temptations that our flesh struggles with.  During our conversation an old thought starting coming to me that dealt with the life of David & his famous affair with Bathsheeba. 

If you remember the story of how he saw her showering on the roof top while he was away from battle.  He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time.  STORY OF MY LIFE!  It seems I’m that type of person & stupid stuff happens to me. 

While e sees her, he falls for her….big problem.  SHE’S MARRIED.  So long story short, he has her husband sent to battle & killed. 

Well, they end up together.  Funny thing though was he kept flirting around with Bathsheeba.  And Bathsheeba’s name meant ‘covenant’.  He kept flirting with his covenant.  He would never marry the covenant. 

So Bathsheeba gets knocked up & they have a son.  But his son is going to die.  So David prays, cries, fasts & does everything Sunday school taces us to do.  But guess what?  None of it worked!  Talk about frustrating.  But isn’t that like us?  We screw up & then run back to God.  Then we act surprised when He doesn’t answer us.  And then our excuse is that we’re waiting on the Lord when in actuality God is waiting for us to get our act together.

David’s son dies.  And it’s then that he comes to this amazing revelation.  I’ve now got to bury the past & marry the present (Bathsheeba/Covenant)

When David buried the past (his dead son & sin) & married the present (his covenant) that is when Solomon was born.  And Solomon was the wisest & riches man in history & ever will be.  Even richer than ole Billy boy himself!

MEANING THIS:  “When you bury your past & marry the present; your covenant…that’s when wisdom & riches will be birthed into your life.”

Stop flirting with your calling & anointing.  And this temptation & battling with our weaknesses SUCKS!  For real it’s frustrating & tiring.  But guess what?  The greater the kingdom responsibility, the greater the struggle. 

I heard T.F. Tenney once say, “With every new level comes a new devil.”  It’s so true.  If you want a powerful ministry & anointing, then expect a great struggle.  And if you’re being fought so hard, that means the devil knows your potential to greatness.  He knows his time is short & that you’re going to hurt his kingdom.  The gates of hell shall not prevail. 

Keep or head up.  Look unto Jesus the author & finisher of our faith! Bury the past of all your mistakes.  God is faithful & just to forgive.

Trying my best to keep up the good fight of faith,

Josh

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3 Comments »

  1. Fighter Said:

    A good friend once told me that many of us want to be in the army, but we don’t want to fight. That’s my story. Not being bold. Not wanting to fight for what God wants for me. Just wanting to receive it. Even worse, wanting to be able to do anything, be protected from the power of the enemy, and still receive it. How did I get to this point? This easy-breezy faith?

    We must fight. The truth is Satan is fighting us. So we’re either gonna fight back or get beat down. Putting my armor on now.

  2. joshobannion27 Said:

    I keep thinking what Pastor Phil here says… “Neither give place to the devil” If you do, you’ll fight him in that area you gave place to all your life. Because Satan knows what it’s like to have place in you life.

    I think the biggest lie we buy into is that we’re alright. And we don’t truly understand the spiritual consequences going on. Really I think we don’t spiritualize things enough. Church people get accused of over spiritualizing things, but we must understand how real things are. And that everything in the natural has something spiritual. And for us to ignore that is ignorance.

    “Be watchful, for Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour!”

  3. JUDY Said:

    NICE CONCEPT, DID NOT KNOW BATHASHEEBA’S NAME MEANT CONVENANT… WOW!! YOU ARE RIGHT, THE HIGHER THE CALLING,
    THE HARDER SATAN FIGHTS YOU… HIS TIME TRULY IS SHORT….

    SATAN CAN NOT DEVOUR THE GODLY IF WE REMEMBER TO PUT OUR WHOLE ARMOUR ON EVERYDAY. HE ALSO DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IS IN OUR MINDS. HE ONLY KNOWS WHAT WE THINK WHEN WE SPEAK IT OR ACT IT OUT….

    YES WE SOMETIMES THINK WE ARE OKAY IN GOD, THAT IS APATHY, SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP AND DEEPER SLEEP. FORGETTING TO PRAY EVERYDAY, READ GOD’S WORD AND PLACING EVERYTHING BEDFORE OUR FATHER IS SIN….

    JUST AS SATAN GOES SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR, GOD ALSO SEEKS AND SEARCHES THE LAND FOR SOLDIERS TO BE IN HIS MIGHTY ARMY. NO LONGER CAN WE SIT BY AND LET ANOTHER FIGHT THE BATTLE. IT IS OUR TURN. GOD IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH BACK BONE AND KNOW WHO THEY ARE IN HIM. TO KNOW HIM IS TO TRUST HIM AND TO TRUST HIM IS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM….

    THERE IS NO TEMPTATION THAT IS BROUGHT TO MAN THAT GOD WILL NOT MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE….

    KING DAVID PLAYED WITH FIRE AND GOT BADLY BURNED…. BUT GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE MADE HIM A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART. GOD WAS NOT SURPRISED BY WHAT KING DAVID DID, BUT I BET HE SURE WAS DISAPPOINTED…. BUT EVEN IN DISAPPOINTMENT GOD LET HIM GO ON HIS OWN FOR AWHILE UNTIL HE FINALLY REALIZED THIS REALLY “SUCKS”.

    ISN’T THAT JUST LIKE GOD!!!!!!


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