SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:4-9
In 2 Samuel 7:4-9 we see the first edge of a two-edged sword that comprises the covenant of Sure Mercy that God made with David. 2 Samuel 7:4-9 says, “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.” We need to pay particular attention to verse 9 which is the first edge of the sword that God put in David’s hand. Verse 9 says, 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 first edge of covenant mercy says, ‘I will be with you wherever you go and whenever an enemy rises against you I will empower you to walk all over him. The lion cannot prevail against you David. The bear cannot prevail against you and Goliath cannot prevail against you. The lion, the bear, and Goliath cannot prevail against you because your covenant says, I will cut off all your enemies from before you.’ Every one of us has that promise. If ever there was a verse that you want to sow and farm all the way to harvest it is 2 Samuel 7:9. When we get the harvest of verse 9, we become God’s mighty men in the earth and that is what the Lord is looking for – those who can claim an end-time harvest. Are we ready? God is ready! Let’s not disappoint Him! Sow it. Memorize it and speak it into your heart.