FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:13-15
2 Samuel 7:13-15 says, “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.” In verse 15, God cut Saul off in order to guarantee the Throne to David. God loved David enough that He was willing to cut Saul off in order to preserve David’s Throne. God desired to kill Saul in order to preserve David. Some may not like how things turned for Saul, but Saul’s decisions earned him that place. The truth is, in the last days, our job is to raise up men and women like David. Every Christian should be like David. If we name the Name of Christ, we should know the God Who desires to kill. We should know David’s covenant. We should know what enemies qualify for invoking David’s covenant. Be prepared to declare it and bring it forward any time, any place, but always under the Spirit’s unction. Why were the apostles so bold in the New Testament? They knew the God Who desires to kill! They were ready to face the sin of Ananias and Sapphira. They were ready for Herod’s opposition. It was not rocket science to them, it was relationship. They were in relationship with God – the God Who saves by destroying the enemy! Depending on our choices and behaviors, and depending on the prayers of those in intimate relationship with Him, God’s Hand will move to save or kill. A major problem for today’s church is we have not raised up a generation who knows Jesus the Judge. God knows how to remove people and when the time comes for our word to be fulfilled, He will remove the ones who are in the way and no one will be able to stop it when His Hand moves.