SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Scripture: II Samuel 7:13-16
Verses 13-16 state, “He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.” The covenant of Sure Mercy is a two-edged sword. Edge one is a Kingly edge where we rule over the adversary through our relationship with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. We rule by what we pray judicially over an enemy, because God has the authority and power to put them in the grave. If they will not relent, graveyard prayer is very appropriate. The second part of this covenant is the mercy to restore failure. It is not enough to make a person a military leader, and officer and a commander but then once they are endued with judicial authority God promises to redeem any failure that they may make. God redeemed David’s failures! Turning those failures into blessings is what only God can do. The covenant of Sure Mercy not only gives us the authority to pray an enemy out of the way but it also guarantees that whenever we have a personal failure, God Himself will restore us. If we will simply acknowledge and turn, God will turn our failures into that which praise Him. He will turn failure into blessing.