Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | June 27, 2013

SONSHIP: Part Five


“And Samuel said unto Jesse, ‘Are here all thy children?’ And he said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he keeps the sheep’. And David said to Saul, ‘Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.’ And Saul said to David, ‘Thou art NOT ABLE to go against this Philistine to fight with him: FOR THOU ART BUT A YOUTH, and he a man of war from his youth.’ David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver out of the hand of this Philistine. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a YOUTH Then said David to the Philistine ‘This day WILL the LORD deliver thee into my hand.’ And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh unto David, that David HASTED and RAN TOWARD THE ARMY TO MEET THE PHILISTINE. And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put the armor in his tent” (1 Samuel 16: 6 – Chap. 18).

Lord, I ask for Your revelation in this lesson; I ask that You direct my writing; that Your message will come forth to the people it concerns, in Jesus name!

I am so excited about who David represents in this Scripture and what it is about him that should personally impact each of us. He has a heart for God. It is VITAL you see this, as God ENDORSES this teenager who had a heart for Him. We see in 1 Samuel 13: 14 that David fulfills the heart desire of God, “But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought Him a man after His own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over His people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.” Church, it matters NOT the age, gender, culture, or status of a person; it DOES matter that you recognize the person’s HEART towards God!.

As a healthcare provider, I often have to deal with the physical issues of the heart. It is the organ that is vital in pumping blood to all of the body systems. The blood carries the oxygen necessary to the functioning of all body cells and as God declared, “Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the LIFE OF ALL FLESH IS THE BLOOD THEREOF.” (Leviticus 17: 10-14). I believe that when Scripture speaks of the “heart”; it is synonymous with that person’s spirit. As you can see in the above Scripture, many people (elder brother, King Saul, Goliath) will say or infer that, “You’re too young to do this for God; you haven’t gone to seminary school; you haven’t done all we have done; you are to be seen, not heard; you’re from the wrong social class; you’re the wrong color; you DON’T THINK THE WAY WE DO AND YOU DON’T KNOW THE RULES OF WAR, etc.” It seems to me that we are often at war with the future of mankind, rather than the enemy. “The thing that hath been, is that which SHALL BE; and the thing which is done is that which SHALL BE done: and there is NO NEW THING UNDER THE SUN. Is there ANY THING whereof it may be said, see, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Ecclesiastes 1: 4- 10).

David When we allow the PAST to control our worship of Jesus and our relationship with Him (He is a NOW GOD), it erects walls that are held in place by the cement of our self-made “religious tradition.” The walls isolate us from relationship with others and especially with our youth. If the younger generations are to be “seen only” we invite apathy, discouragement, and we murder the spirit within them. Our disdain of their abilities can actually stop the LIFE flow of the spirit (heart) in them and this can also apply to the new “baby in Christ.” Jesus said in Matthew 18: 5, 6, “And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receives Me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which BELIEVE IN ME, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

David exhibits the passion and fire I desire to see in the young people and church of TODAY. I recently went to an African American church to hear a friend of mine speak. Several youth were sitting toward the back of the church in their little “group.” I was watching them through the first part of the service and they were whispering and fooling around. During the first part of worship, some of them sang and some didn’t; but the thing I noted most was that hardly any of them smiled and all looked bored beyond description. I glanced around at the congregation and most of them had that same expression of boredom. Then a group of about six or seven of the choir split off and came down to main floor level and a musical introduction began. Just before they started to sing one of them called to a girl in the audience to, “Come on up.” She hung back a bit and it was as if she was wrestling within but suddenly, she jumped to her feet and RAN UP and grabbed the microphone and she opened her mouth and SANG with passion and joy! The kids went wild; it was like a bolt of lightning hit them. They were singing, clapping, dancing, laughing, smiling and just PRAISING the LORD with “all their might!”

Do you remember David doing just that same thing? “And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through the window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.” (2 Samuel 6: 16). The girl that was singing unto the LORD had recently been DELIVERED from “crack cocaine.” That was her “paw of the lion” and she BELIEVED that Jesus had forgiven her sin and she was shouting VICTORY over the enemy (1 Peter 5: 8)! Oh Hallelujah!

I was able to pray with that young woman after the service and I felt such an anointing on her LIFE. I was given a word from the LORD for her and it was, “To step out in the call He had given her; to touch the LIVES of the children and teens in the street through her gifts of music and dance. That God the Father saw the beauty within her heart. He had created her with purpose and as she stepped out to do what she loved to do, she would be transformed into His likeness through His grace.” I feel that this is also a specific message to some of you reading this and I encourage you to “run forward and do not fear, for He is with you.”

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