From a Dog to a Prince 13 June And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely show thee kindness for Jonathan thy fathers sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
Most people know the story of the covenant between David and Jonathan. The Word says, The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul (1 Samuel 18:1). These two men, a sheepherder and a prince, entered into a blood covenant with one another. What most people dont know is what happened after Jonathan died. The covenant relationship continued between Jonathans son Mephibosheth and David. You see, Davids unconditional love (hesed) didnt end the day Jonathan was killed. It remained within himeven though he had become king. Even though he was wealthy and powerful, his covenant with Jonathan still burned inside him. He was so compelled that years later he cried out, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathans sake? (2 Samuel 9:1). One of Sauls former servants, Ziba, gave David his answer: Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet…. Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar (verses 3-4). When David sent for him, Mephibosheth was afraid David would kill him. He came into the palace, threw himself at Davids feet, and began to religiously bawl and squall about what an unworthy dog he was (verses 6-8). David didnt even acknowledge his unworthy dog talk. In his eyes, Mephibosheth wasnt a dog. He was a rich man. He just didnt know it. David had kept his covenant with Jonathan…and all of Jonathans wealth had been set aside for an heir. All Mephibosheths life he had been covenanted to David, but he didnt know it. David was as much his father as Jonathan was because of the blood covenant between them. Thats the message of Gods prosperity. Mephibosheth didnt do anything to become prosperous. Someone sent for him, picked him up, and placed him in the middle of the most prosperous situation hed ever seen in his life. Someone loved himnot because of anything he had done, but because he was the heir of a blood covenant. Once you grasp that, you wont ever believe you dont deserve to be healed, blessed or delivered. You didnt do anything to get where you are except receive Jesus. Once you did that, the Holy Spirit fetched you and placed you in the middle of the abundance of God Himself. You are surrounded by His blood. You are filled with His Spirit. You are crowned with His crown. And you wear the robe of His righteousness. Receive who you are in Christ Jesus today. Live like the son or daughter of the King. Youre a prince…destined to live in abundance in your spirit, soul and body.1 Chronicles 5-6; 2 Thessalonians 1God has made me a king and priest and I reign on the earth. Revelation 5:10
Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 9