Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Song of Solomon 3:1 All night long on my bed
I looked for the one my heart loves;
I looked for him but did not find him.
2 I will get up now and go about the city,
through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
So I looked for him but did not find him.
3 The watchmen found me
as they made their rounds in the city.
“Have you seen the one my heart loves?”
4 Scarcely had I passed them
when I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go
till I had brought him to my mother’s house,
to the room of the one who conceived me.
5 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires.
Judges 17: 6 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. This sentence was repeated three more times in the book. It means everyone made rules and lives by whatever pleases them per time. They were a law unto themselves, answerable to no one. No guidelines, no best practices, agreed to stipulations of how we ought to live, behave and serve God and others. The list goes on! So is chaos!
King here refers to leadership, a supreme being, authority and to bring it down to this moment, for a man, a King is first God Almighty, Father – spiritual and biological, bosses, and anyone in authority above you.
A king to a woman represents God Most High first, husband if you are married, Father – both spiritual and biological, bosses and anyone in authority above you. To both sexes, then when there is no “King’, that is, when there is no one we are answerable to, that is when everyone does as they saw fit! We behave and act as we deem fit which does not necessarily mean good, bad or perfect, for you know our knowledge and perspective at best are one-sided and narrow often.
When we do not have the full picture of a situation, we bring tools we think is ideal to play. This most often will give temporary relief, but, to garner a long lasting solution and relief, knowing and having all sides of the issue tabled before us will enable us to proffer the best solution which is where the need for a “King” comes in.
The role of a King cannot be emphasized enough in a nation, life of its people and individuals. Therefore, be careful and prayerful! Only the King Eternal has the full picture of your life and He has given us His Word and His Holy Spirit to guide us. You must be answerable to God, the King Eternal and to those He has set over you. Only then, can you actually live to please Him that died for you
In many instances, Kings have been the downfall of a nation and also the strength, prosperity, peace, and well-being of its people. The King then, that only good emanate from is the King Eternal. From the category of Kings, you have choices to make except in the King – biological father. All others then require you to seek the King Eternal’s input to make the best choice.
Have you been making wrong choices? Does it seem you cannot make right choice since all your choices have been “ish” afterward? Will you go to the King Eternal this moment? Ask Him to help you to make the right choices, not the choices based on your logic, but according to His will for you.
In organizations, we will say industrial best practices, which basically is a generally accepted way of doing things that give the best result superior to other means. Therefore, friends, let your next choice be made in line with the best practices, God’s best for you.
This brings me to this question! Have you given your life to Jesus Christ? I mean the King Eternal! Yes. Praise God! If you haven’t, today is the day to do that. You see, friends, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God Romans 3:23! We all need a King, a Savior, and His name is Jesus Christ, be you a man or a woman, young or old! Jesus Christ died for us, let us live for Him! Repent of your sinful ways friend, accept Christ Jesus into your heart, confess Him as the King and Lord over your life. Speak to the King now!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
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!
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalms 34:8
Many a time we crave for something so much that we will do whatever to have it. Then comes the opportuned time, the appointed season that this “thing”, whatever it means to you gets into your possession. Then what? That’s it? You ask yourself! Your desire is satisfied temporarily and the emptiness or lack of it ensued. You lived in expectation of earning a six figure and finally, you’re in that bracket and you found out the ecstasy soon waned and you seize feeling any joy.
Not with our God! Not with the Lord Jesus Christ, that your soul has been craving for a long time, even without your knowing why and what was missing. You just knew something else needs to be in for it to feel right. Friends, we were created by God for Himself, every single one of us has this space in us that was placed there by the Porter Himself when we were been molded that only Him can fill up.
No matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, how far you’ve gone away from Him, your achievement, attainment and endowment, without Jesus Christ in the center of your being, and a personal relationship with Him, you will be empty and miserable, devoid of real joy and satisfaction, but wait a minute. It does not have to be so!! You can experience Him. Yes! You can experience Jesus Christ today. Guess what? You will yearn and thirst for fellowship with Him even more.
Come today friends to drink from the well of life that can never run dry. Come and quench your thirst! Come to be filled with overflowing joy in the presence of Christ Jesus today. Come to the cross at Calvary!!! Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Invite Him to come into your heart, let him fill that void in your heart. Jesus loves you with an everlasting love. Confess your sins and let go of it for while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, therefore live for Him henceforth in holiness, body, soul, and spirit! Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Peace be with you!!!