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19/05/2017 - THE FIRST BLESSING

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It happened after this that David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up to any of the cities of Judah?” And the LORD said to him, “Go up.” David said, “Where shall I go up?” And He said, “To Hebron.” 2 Samuel 2:1

For a long time David fled from Saul, because the king felt that the son of Jesse would be his successor. David respected the anointment of Saul, and because of this, even though he could have killed Saul many times, David did not. Many do not respect the authority of a person and given the chance they push the anointed one to error; however, be careful not to touch God’s anointed is a serious warning. (Psalm 115:5)

When word of the death of Saul and his son Jonathan during the battle reached him, David lamented the loss of one who had authority over him. He wrote a eulogy that still moves readers to this day (2 Samuel 1:17-27). In his grief, David confesses that his love for Jonathan was more than the love for a woman, which some fools interpret as homosexual relation, but in truth, it was a sentiment that only real and true friends experience.

Knowing he had been anointed by Samuel, to be king of Israel by order of God, David consulted the Lord as to what he should do. In any situation, never take the most likely decision. Understand this: as a servant you should never take hold of an inheritance in a hurry. The Most High will direct, lead and guide you, but first you must open your heart to the Lord and wait for His instruction.

David had already been anointed by the Almighty but was this the time?  Where should he go up to? These were his questions which God did not hesitate to answer. Those that rush into doing things they think to be correct find out later to have done wrong. The Father reserves the right to guide us in all things, to open the doors that will never be closed and to close those that would bring us losses. Be alert and always willing and ready for the Omnipotent´s call.

The reply was positive, short and swift because God knew that his chosen one was wise, which is what God expects from all of His children, to the point of joy when they act wisely. The Lord told him to go up. This was the sign that said to David that the time was approaching for him to shepherd his people. But the one who fought the Almighty’s wars had one more question to ask.

It was indifferent where he would start his battle for the throne of Israel, as long as it was with divine direction. So he asked: “Where should I go up to?” Even if you have heard from the Almighty about what to do, ask Him where you should start. When the Lord gives you directions, He goes on before you, opens your path and leads you to succeed. To fight a battle without direction is like going on without God, which is definitely not good.

On hearing from the Lord that he should go up to Hebron, the young warrior did so. In his heart, the work was done; all he had to do was lay his feet down to take possession of his kingdom.  He should not rush or falter.

In Christ, with Love, 

R. R. Soares

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Lord! We should do as David did; but many times we don’t think it to be necessary, then, as we move to take possession of what is ours, we discover that we still lack information or instruction. Help us!

You did not permit Your servant to not be fully informed of Your will and we know this is also true for us. Teach us to hear Your voice which speaks through the revelation of You Word. We don’t want to proceed without Your presence and instruction.

Where do we begin and what do we do before so many alternatives? How do we fight our battles and how do we speak, act, proceed? The beginning of the blessing is to give You our full attention. David went to Hebron and was acclaimed King. Reveal Your purpose and plan for us!

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