Gleans from Pastor W.F Kumuyi DCLM Worldwide Sunday Covenant Service Message
8th January 2016
Topic – Unlimited Privileges for the King’s Adopted Son
Text – 2 Samuel 9:1,7,11-13; Galatians 4:24; Luke 1:31-33; John 18:37; 1 Corinthians 10:11; Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 4:4-6; Proverbs 29:21
Notice this word – Shew – pronounce this as show just as you have sew which is pronounce as sow.
This is an important chapter in the Old Testament. And many people do not go far enough in the things that the Lord is revealing in this chapter. As we read about David and Mephibosheth, we are looking at David and the grandson of Saul, that great enemy of David. And now this is an allegory. To start with, as we look at David, we see the king. As we see Jesus the son of David, we see the King of kings. As David said unto Mephibosheth “Fear not”, the King of kings is telling you this year “Fear not.” Restoration is coming for you this year. Just as Mephibosheth was transferred from Lodebar to the king’s palace, you have been transferred into the kingdom of God. And now you dwell and abide with the King. Things are going to be different everyday of this year in Jesus Name. Mephibosheth was lame on both feet. King David provided food, but could not provide healing; our King will provide both because He goes beyond David. David stood for and represented Him, but David was limited. Everything Mephibosheth got from David, we can get from Jesus, but will get more because we are adopted into the family of the King. You are a child of God and the blessings of God’s children will be upon you in Jesus Name. Adoption into a family was well accepted in Israel, well approved by the people of God and practised. There were times when servants were just translated to be sons. And those servants would have all the privileges of the son in the family. And there were laws especially in the Roman Empire regarding adoption into the family. Those laws ensured that any child adopted into the family would have all the privileges, inheritance and opportunities which the real biological sons and daughters had. After the fall, all men were sinners, born in sin and were children and servants of Satan. But now we repent and turn away from our sins and we are forgiven. He set us free and that freedom now adopts us into God’s family. Now we are sons adopted into the family of God. And because of that, we have the privileges of the Son of our Heavenly Father; and as servants of God in His kingdom, all those promises are unlimited.
1: THE CALL AND CONVERSION OF AWAKENED SOULS
2 Samuel 4:4
- The Kindness shown Mephibosheth was the king’s initiative – 2 Samuel 9:1-5; Titus 3:4-7: Mephibosheth never expected this favour nor thought about this, it was David that initiated it. So likewise our salvation was the initiative of God. He called us first because He loved us first. He took that initiative Himself, not our own making. (2) The King sought for him – 2 Samuel 9:3-5; Luke 19:10: The King was the one that sought for him. When Jesus came, the sinners were not aware that He had come; He was the one that went seeking for them. (3) Mephibosheth was without strength and hope – 2 Samuel 9:3; Romans 5:6: He was lame. You don’t need to better yourself before you come to Christ. Come as you are, in your condition of having no strength, and He will answer you. (4) Mephibosheth was unworthy, and yet was called – 2 Samuel 9:8; 1 Timothy 1:13-16: This is how the Lord calls everyone. Nobody is worthy of salvation, eternal life, His everlasting love and grace. You don’t have any excuse to say that you cannot come, or that you cannot be a member of the family of God. (5) He was a dead dog – 2 Samuel 9:8; Ephesians 2:1-4: We are dead in trespasses and sins, and Christ still calls you to come because He is looking for those who are dead in trespasses and sins. (6) Fear not – 2 Samuel 9:7; Luke 2:10,11; 12:32: The Lord is saying fear not. As a sinner, oppressed, saint, needy, fear not, you can come. He will give you the kingdom. (7) He became an adopted son – 2 Samuel 9:11; 1 John 3:1-3: He was lame, sick, without strength, helpless, hopeless and dead, yet he became an adopted son. This is what the Lord has made you, adopted son of God, cleansed, washed and saved by the blood of the Lamb. We are called and converted as we are awakened out of our hopeless and helpless situation.
2: THE CARE AND COMPASSION FOR ADOPTED SONS
2 Samuel 9:3
- David wanted to show the kindness of God to the house of Saul, not just human, limited, shallow, superficial kindness, but the divine kindness of God – 2 Samuel 9:3; 1 Samuel 20:14-16: The type of kindness God shows you is the one that goes beyond the kindness of man. (2) Mephibosheth was to have restoration of all – 2 Samuel 9:7; Joel 2:25-28,32: This is what the Lord has promised us. As we come to the Lord this year afresh, there will be restoration for us. (3) He was to eat continually at the king’s table – 2 Samuel 9:7; Revelations 3:20; John 7:37-39: For the rest of our lives, the bread of life, that sustains, refreshes and makes us grow all throughout our life, the Lord will give to us in Jesus Name. (4) David gave charge to all the servants to take care of him – 2 Samuel 9:10,12; Psalms 91:1-16: This year, angels will be given charge to watch over you. The blessing of the Lord is upon your life this year. (5) He was to be as one of the king’s sons – 2 Samuel 9:11; Romans 3:22; 10:12: No partiality or difference between Mephibosheth and other sons of David. This year, whatever any other son of God has, you will have too. No partiality. The favour of the Lord will never dry up in your life in Jesus Name. (6) He relocated from Lodebar and dwelt in Jerusalem – 2 Samuel 9:13; Ephesians 2:6; John 17:24: You are going to relocate, out of poverty into plenty, out of sorrow into satisfaction, happiness and blessings. (7) He was lame at both feet – 2 Samuel 9:13; Acts 10:38: David could not heal him, but our King will heal us. He has power on earth to forgive sins, and to heal all sicknesses and diseases. As David took care of Mephibosheth, the King of kings and Lord of lords will take care of you this year and for the rest of your life in Jesus Name.
3: THE CONSECRATION AND CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTED SERVANTS
2 Samuel 9:6,8,11; 15:15; 1 Kings 20:4; John 12:26; Romans 6:22; Ephesians 6:6-8; Luke 1:74,75
Mephibosheth consecrated, submitted and offered himself to David as servant of the king. As you now set yourself to be not only as a son, but as servant, we must be ready to obey, follow, do as the Lord has commanded both in major and minor things, great and little things. That is what is expected of us as the servants of the Lord, that we submit ourselves to the Lord day and night, everyday of the week, every moment of our lives, and we picture ourselves as the servants of the Lord, and we are obedient to Him as His servants. He expects that we yield and give ourselves to Him for all the privileges He has made available to us. As servants of the Lord, we are following Him. And we are asking ourselves “What would the Lord do in this condition?” Our lives should be an embodiment of holiness unto the Lord. And I pray that you will become a servant in all ramifications in Jesus Name. He calls us to obey Him from the very heart, not superficially or only when the public eyes are looking at us, but everywhere we are. We will serve the Lord and the promises He has made will be fulfilled to the letter this year and for the rest of our lives in Jesus Name. The Lord is saying unto you, Fear not. In the day, night, in Jerusalem, Lodebar, and anywhere you find yourself this year, fear not. The hand of the Almighty will be underneath you; the light of the Lord will be before you, the power of the Lord will be your support, and the angels of the Lord will be all around you in Jesus Name. You will meet love, kindness everywhere. What have you lost, it’s coming back. He will restore all unto us. No recession, scarcity, sorrow, peculiar need in your life. The Lord will be the Supplier and meet all your needs this new year. Fear not, He will take care of you.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Ponder on this! You don’t need to better yourself before you come to Christ, no need to turn a new leaf, come as you are, in your condition of having no strength, come, and He will answer you. Pastor (Dr) W. F Kumuyi.
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