2 Samuel 5:17 Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. 18 The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 19 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.”
20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. 21 And they left their images there, and David and his men carried them away.
22 Then the Philistines went up once again and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 23 Therefore David inquired of the Lord, and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. 24 And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” 25 And David did so, as the Lord commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.
Friends, when you and I were ignorant of our status as beloved of God, tossed all about by life, the evil one gave us a free pass didn’t he?. We were not a threat to its reign of terror. Some of us had it very easy, everything fell into place for us. For some, it was a struggle still, however, now that you and I knows we are a royal priesthood, a royal diadem, God’s special people it seem all hell has broken loose. Everywhere we turn to there are attacks on almost every areas of life. The Philistines have gathered together against us- Philistines from all walks of life – family members, friends, Church family, workplace, even finances, health, and all seem to be conniving against us. Everything seems not to fall in place as it should naturally.
Please do know it is not the time to second guess yourself. Block out self pity and demonic taunt, and hold unto God’s promises. Your best friend should be every word that proceed from the mouth of the Lord. Seek God’s face while He may be found, I mean constantly for He said in Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
David inquired of the Lord every time and always got an answer, he obeyed instructions from the Lord and got victory over the challenges facing him every time. Note also that sometimes the response to our request might not sound logical to us, still obey for He who promised or gave the word is faithful. How possible is it to “hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees” Marching on a tree? It doesn’t make sense but David listened for the sound because the Lord told him to. How many times the Lord had given us instruction and we assume it was our thought for it was not logical, it doesn’t make sense, God can not give such a “dumb” instruction we explain away our disobedience.
The God who told David to go against them frontal is the same one on another occasion who told David to circle around from behind them. Don’t assume you know how God will solve the problems you place before Him. God’s ways are not ours my friend. Your helpers of destiny may come as a pain in your behind. Treasures are stored in earthen vessels for a reason, so that it is only the discerning that can locate it. Pearls are not meant for swines, they will not know what to do with it, pearls are to adorn the necks of royalty which you are my friends. Wait patiently on the Lord, do not let restlessness push you out of God’s perfect will and plan for your life.
The Lord is saying to you friends from Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ 11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you, shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. 12 You shall seek them and not find them— those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
The Lord is also saying to you today friends that He will break through the camp of your adversary before you like a breakthrough of water- I Samuel 5:20b. Just like the red sea opened up –Exodus 12:28 and swallowed all the armies of Egypt, the Lord will swallow up all the pursuers of your destiny – ogun aleni ma deyin. The forces arrayed against you partaking of the fullness of the provision of the Most High God for you shall be driven back by the arm that is not of mortals. You shall suck the juice from every fruit and eat the skin also for nothing shall be wasted. The Lord will rebuke the devourer of your resources – His provision for your life in Jesus name.
Fear not, be still and know that the Lord, He is God!