Summary: Jesus desires to bring you home to the place you belong.
From Lodebar To The King’s Table II
Pastor Ken Crow
2 Samuel 9 (King James Version)
1And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
2And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
3And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
4And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
5Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
6Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
7And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew 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.
8And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
9Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.
10Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
12And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
13So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
1. Mephibosheth had been born into royalty. The son of Jonathan,the grandson of king Saul. He had known the life of living in the kingdom at a very high level. Just think about it . Mephiboseth had witnessed the inner workings of the kingdom. Was under the protection of the royal family. Living at that high level in the kingdom of his grandfather everything available in the kingdom was at his disposal. When we live at a high level in a kingdom with that close personal relationship with a king it gives us great authority. But . Mephibosheth not only had that relationship with the king but he was blood kin!
Someone tonight needs to declare themselves not only living in the kingdom but declare that once that blood of Jesus touched their heart that now they are blood kin ! Grafted in as a child of the king! Some of us need to pick up our authority in Jesus Christ and start living at a higher level!
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:
2. Mephibosheth had eaten at the king’s table.
Can you just imagine how the table of a king was at meal time?
This what . Mephibosheth had became accustom to .
The finest of meats and the cream of the crops were appointed for the king’s table!
Nothing was with held.
I remember a sister who used to sing with the Light House Messengers who every concert sung a song called “ All that Heaven Holds” .
. Mephibosheth was used to everything that Saul and Jonathon was used to.
There are benefits when you are a child of the King!
Psalm 103:2 (King James Version)
2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Some of us tonight need to remember the benefits. Somewhere along the line we have forgotten what is on the table for a child of God who is blood bought through Jesus Christ!
Isaiah 53:5 (King James Version)
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.