Why did King David’s newborn son meet his untimely demise? It could be because he was the son of an adulterous relationship. It could be because David had his lover’s husband killed. It could be because David stepped on the roof and lusted after a married woman. Or the ROOT cause could be that David was out of place. The King should have been out to battle but instead he was home taking a nap. He abandoned his place as a warrior and defender. He became at ease. He was in the flesh, his mind was carnal, his nature was calling, and the devil catered to his urges.
During my prophetic mentoring session last night I covered a chapter from my book, The Burden of Prophetic Ministry, on the burdens of the Lord. I talked about Rahab’s role in Jericho and the fact that though the Lord told Joshua to take down Jericho, He yet had salvation for Rahab in mind. Contrary to popular opinion, the Lord is still in the business of saving souls. I know that God is ‘doing a new thing’ and we are ‘chasing the glory’ but if your work in ministry is not setting the captives free, your labor is in vain.
The Lord knew full well that Rahab would one day fall into the ancestral line of the Lord Jesus and therefore ensured her survival of Jericho’s ruin by sending the spies to her whore house first. Yes, the Lord is so serious about getting deliverance down to you that He will send someone right where you are, in the middle of your mess to bring you a word of deliverance. The Lord didn’t need spies in Jericho, He wanted to offer salvation to Rahab’s house so he routed His army in her direction. Those spies were His sending agency.
This is how the prophetic word of the Lord works. No matter where you are in your mess, the word of God comes to you, sits at your table, and speaks a word of deliverance in your life. Only a fool would think that Heaven goes through the sending of armies and spies to find you in your place to prophesy to you a new car. Prophets are concerned with the souls of mankind. We don’t care whether you like us or not, for many times we spy in enemy territory, but you better believe that we are going to drop that word like it’s hot and get on up out of there as soon as we are finished with our assignment because we are not trying to make friends with you, we are trying to get you delivered so God can use you.
Sometimes the blessing you need is a delivered mind to stop doing the things you know are wrong so that you can obtain the greater promises of God in Christ. But you won’t get it until you ask for it. Hear me well, loud and clear, you can’t serve two masters. The Lord is a jealous lover who is not into sharing. It’s either all of Him or all of His arch enemy. You choose.
There will be many questions asked you throughout your life. Are you married? Do you have children? Where are you employed? Where were you born?
These are all common and ordinary questions. But there is one question that you must ask yourself. This question will determine where you will spend your eternity. This question will affect all you do in this life and quite possibly the life to come.
The question is,
Is your name written in the Book of Life?
Plainly speaking. Do you have a personal, intimate relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ where He knows you and you know Him?
The answer to this question weighs ……a……lot.