Hello people! I was reading my devotional this morning and this got me jumping up and down. A lot of us tend to forget our identity in this life. Especially when life happens to us. When the devil throws one challenge at us, we are totally thrown off balance and we begin to question our salvation, who we are, our covenant with the Father, our authority in Christ, the integrity of our God, the effectiveness of God’s word and the likes.
Here is a very unlikely story about someone who was from the lineage of King Saul (his grandson) and he saw himself as a dead dog. He was forgotten not because he was lame but because of how he saw himself, ‘a dead dog’.
Jesus asked his disciples a question similar to this, ‘who do you say that I am? ‘ Matthew 16: 13-16
It shows that it is important that we have the right identity especially as born again Christians.
Let’s go back to the story of Mephibosheth
“And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely show thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.” 2 Samuel 9:7
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 don’t know is what happened after Jonathan died. The covenant relationship continued between Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth and David.
You see, David’s unconditional love (hesed) didn’t end the day Jonathan was killed. It remained within him—even 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 Jonathan’s sake?” (2 Samuel 9:1). One of Saul’s 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 David’s feet, and began to religiously bawl and squall about what an unworthy dog he was (verses 6-8). David didn’t even acknowledge his unworthy dog talk. In his eyes, Mephibosheth wasn’t a dog. He was a rich man. He just didn’t know it. David had kept his covenant with Jonathan…and all of Jonathan’s wealth had been set aside for an heir. All Mephibosheth’s life he had been covenanted to David, but he didn’t know it. David was as much his father as Jonathan was because of the blood covenant between them.
That’s the message of God’s prosperity. Mephibosheth didn’t do anything to become prosperous. Someone sent for him, picked him up, and placed him in the middle of the most prosperous situation he’d ever seen in his life. Someone loved him—not because of anything he had done, but because he was the heir of a blood covenant.
The covenant we have with God is better than this. If King David, a man, I mean an imperfect human being, could not forget his convenant with Jonathan. How much more will our perfect God forget the covenant he made with us considering the fact he gave his very best (Jesus) for us… #selah
Once you grasp that, you won’t ever believe you don’t deserve to be healed, blessed or delivered. You didn’t 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. You’re a prince…destined to live in abundance in your spirit, soul and body.
Speak the Word
I am created in the image and likeness of God
I am a convenant child of God. I am in a convenant with my God.
I am loved. I am a lover.
I have the mind of Christ. I am intelligent, sharp, alert, smart, insightful, creative.
I am an ambassador of Christ.
I am seated with Christ in heavenly places.
I am a god.
I am a king.
I am a priest.
I am the redeemed of the Lord.
I am blessed. I am a blessing.
I am free indeed.
I am complete in Christ Jesus.
I am more than a conqueror.
The greater one dwells in me.
My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I mean God dwells on the inside of me.
I am victorious in Christ Jesus.
I am rich. I have power to make wealth.
I am a virteous woman.
I am gifted and I possess & manifest the fruits of the Spirit daily.
I have a sound mind, good health, strength.
You are all these and so much more.
Never forget for a second who you are. And live it!