FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:4-9
In this passage is the account of David receiving the prophetic word offered to him – the covenant of Sure Mercy. We are told in 2 Samuel 7:4-9, “But it happened that night that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying, ‘Go and tell My servant David, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Would you build a house for Me to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt, even to this day, but have moved about in a tent and in a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about with all the children of Israel, have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’”’ Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel. And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth.” The Lord is telling David, ‘I took you from tending sheep to make you ruler over my people Israel. Because I have been with you wherever you have gone, I have cut off all your enemies from before you.’ There is the ra-rah/break and naw-fats/dash in action! God said He had done it. It was David’s covenant and David could pass it on through his seed. It is a great promise and it is part of the covenant. God obligated Himself by covenant to empower us to break and to dash. Otherwise, we could not rule with the Rod of Iron. But because God promised us by covenant that we could break and we could dash, then as we embrace and prepare, we have the full authority to use the Rod of Iron. Isn’t it time that we thank the Lord for it? Isn’t it time we began to visualize walking in this dimension? This is part of the covenantal promise that the church has for the last days. It is certainly time that we walked in it!