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,