Summary: After prolonged sufferings, betrayals, wandering, uncertainty, pain and losses, you tend to lose hope and the sheen begins to wear off from your life, that’s exactly what happened to David, is that how you feel now? Sit up for a powerful word!
Error of a Leader
1 Samuel 27:2”David arose and crossed over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.”
a) GUARD YOUR MIND
b) WRONG PLACE
f) CLOSE TO THE ENEMY
Look where David the anointed great warrior who killed Goliath of Gath that we read in 1 Samuel 17 go now!!! David went bowing for help to the very enemy that he triumphed, king of Gath, why did this happen? How did it happen? How come David forgot Goliath of Gath whom he killed so valiantly? How could David forget the God who gave Goliath’s head into his hands? Our head reels as we read chapter 27 to 30 where we don’t see GOD in the life of David upto Ziklag catastrophe. The man who played the flute and worshiped God day and night was now so terrified, petrified and horrified that he has forgotten to call upon his God who is very near him. Anybody listening to me??
a) GUARD YOUR MIND: Listen to me carefully, the enemy attacks your mind so violently that you take erroneous decisions in succession , which not only affects you but all the people connected with you, watch this now. David said: (verse 1) “There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand." Did you see that? We see no prayer here, no “O Lord, My Lord, Save me Lord, Hear me Lord, I trust you Lord….”, nothing of these words but David determined that he has no other way than to go to the enemy’s territory. How sad! Caveat! Remember to be close to the Word of God during times of adversity, poverty and difficulty – because He is your only SECURITY! Make note of that.
I write this article on April 6, 2020, during the Corona quarantine period, I actually advised everybody to read the Word day and night so much, that they exhaust themselves not from watching trash on the internet but by reading the Bible. In fact, I write this article tired myself after having spent several hours reading the Word and meditation, but my spirit is fresh and anointed though. I know scores of people would be benefited, comforted and charged through this writing.
Apostle Paul said: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Yes, more of Word guards your mind from negativity!
An African-American prophetess who lost everything and became homeless and lost everything on a single day said:” I was able to save my mind from going insane during that time of adversity and utter calamity in my life because I kept meditating on the Word of God all the time. Amen. Later after she recovered and God gave back all that she lost, she started doing research on the brain and also was able to prove that a person who meditates the Bible is able to save his mind and brain from crashing, she now also conducts master class on this. Glory to Jesus! How important it is to read the Word, that’s exactly why the Bible says: “Blessed is the man who meditates the Word day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)
b)WRONG PLACE: “You cannot make RIGHT decisions from a WRONG place! Are you listening? David was terrified that Saul would kill him, so he jumps over to the enemy territory and felt that Saul would not be able to find him in Gath. How unwise! After prolonged sufferings, betrayals, wandering, uncertainty, pain and losses, you tend to lose hope and the sheen begins to wear off from your life, that’s exactly what happened to David, is that how you feel now? Sit up for a powerful word! This is for some who have been rejected and cornered, who feel they are being treated insignificant and small. Don’t take it to heart, this is preparation ground to take you to higher levels, did you catch that? Ah! Not higher level but higher levels! There is no promotion without humiliation! Let this word today teach us to persevere during times of delay and extended period of sufferings, it is now that we got to stay with God and in His presence rather than go to the enemy territory, the lesson here is not to err like David. Stay with me…
c)DISOBEDIENCE: Once you transgress, disobey and go away from God then how do you expect protection??? I know of a good, Bible reading Christian girl who eloped from home to marry her boyfriend, but unfortunately he betrayed her in the last minute, so now she gets help from a married man with kids, who puts her in a hostel and takes care of her but with an ulterior motive to finally possess her. This silly girl gets involved with him and they start living together too, this man smartly managed both the women and took them to the church too. I am not kidding, this is true and the worst is yet to come, the pastor knows everything but still used this wicked man in his ministry. Well, I told the girl that she was in the wrong place and the wrath of God is upon her. Finally after great wrestling, beatings and fights she escaped from the enemy. Today if you are in the wrong place despite several warnings from God, please move immediately. Please note David was in the wrong place for one year 4 months! Alas, For all these 16 months, David had forgotten his God!