WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:8,9
2 Samuel 7:8,9 shows us the first edge of a two-edged sword that is the covenant of Sure Mercy that was given to King David and very much responsible for all of his victories. Verses 7,8 says, “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 covenant of Sure Mercy is a covenant in which God promises that no one can be our enemy continually and persist in thwarting God’s purposes for us. It they do not relent and do not turn aside, all we have to do is ask and God will cut them off. That is the promise. He did it for David and He will do it for you and I. That covenant is ours, and we have to have the faith to stand in it. Sow it in the fields of our heart, believe it, stand on it and pray it in faith. We cannot be victorious in the last days, winning cities and nations without that truth in our in hearts. It is absolutely essential. And how does it become reality? We first plant it in our heart. We ponder it, consider it and think on it until it goes deep in our memory and even deeper in our heart. God calls us to rule with Christ! That is who we are and what we are called to do. But we have to plant the seed so it grows inside us and changes how we think. We should think according to the promise. No one can be our enemy and live. That is who we are, what we have and how we need to think and to walk.