SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:10-16
2 Samuel 7:10-16 says, “Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously, since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also the LORD tells you that He will make you a house. ”When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 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 single most important verse in this passage is verse fifteen. It is the second edge of the two-edged sword which says,” But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you.” Saul had a failure. He refused to fully execute judgment on the Amalikites. As a result he lost his office first, he lost his call second and third he lost the anointing of the Holy Spirit to walk in the office and fulfill the call. The covenant of Sure Mercy says that if you and I have a failure we do not have to lose our office. We do not have to lose our call and the Lord will make sure we do not lose the anointing to walk in the office and fulfill the call. This is a verse we want to know and sow. What it promises is that God will redeem any failure we make and make that failure praise Him and use it to make a contribution to the Kingdom. Here is a double win. If we make a failure, through repentance and turning it can turn instead to that which will contribute to the Kingdom. The second edge of the sword is that no one can be our enemy and survive. If there were ever two verses that we need to sow into our spirit those verses are 2 Samuel 7:9 and 2 Samuel 7:15. These are the cornerstones of the covenant of Sure Mercy. Sow them, speak them and continue to do so until you gain the harvest. Your life will never be the same! Let’s faithfully farm our spirit until we move forward in Davidic-style fruit.