When moral failure comes…

We have been studying the theme Root and Offspring of David, and i contemplated sending this out as a part of that series. The “Lord” said No. So this must go out as a separate post, because our focus is David, but Jesus never had moral failure. So if Jesus is the root and offspring of David, how are we to reconcile this with David’s fall and adultery with Bathsheba, and the murder of Uriah her husband? Moral failure in God’s leaders is age old, that even Scripture does not hide it either. In fact it faces it, with all … Continue reading When moral failure comes…

The Root and Offspring of David; a man after mine own heart

I am now preparing for a trip to the USA next week, in September for what will be an interesting venture. Preparing something objective when what is whirling around the spiritual realm is an intense transitional process is not easy. David is pivotal with Jesus. Jesus is both root and Offspring of David. What is more is David himself is a pursuer of God’s heart. This in itself should be pivotal because if Jesus is David’s root then David should live knowing the things that are dear to God’s heart. There are two extremes which David would have known to … Continue reading The Root and Offspring of David; a man after mine own heart

Root and Offspring of David; the pain of betrayal in the preparation

1 Samuel 30 I think in the Christian walk there is no greater pain than that of betrayal. And betrayal never comes from outside an intimate circle. It comes from close quarters, close friends, family and church people. When we consider the context of David and Jesus being his root and being his offspring there are common experiences in their mission, their preparation. When you consider the love and friendship between Saul and David, between David and his sons, David and Michal. All in various way showed betrayal in many different dimensions that David lived. Psalm 55 shows us the … Continue reading Root and Offspring of David; the pain of betrayal in the preparation

Root and Offspring of David; the pain of preparation

This will not be a extensive message rather drawing parallels with David to our own contemporary situation today. David has a period of between 13 and 20 years between the anointing oil and he sitting on the Throne in Jerusalem. He learns that the anointing does not make the man, but character. The character is formed in the waiting through the chaos and setbacks that come in that waiting period. David knows that there is nothing between him and death. Does that not hark to Romans 12 where we are to be a living sacrifice? Moses according to Acts 7, … Continue reading Root and Offspring of David; the pain of preparation

The Root and Offspring of David; How long will you mourn for Saul?

And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth–lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. 1 Samuel 16:1 KJV To get the full manifestation of what this series points to; the Root and Offspring of David, and all what that entails we need to understand that before David is fully manifest we must see God enlighten why Saul exists, why he is the position he is in. What … Continue reading The Root and Offspring of David; How long will you mourn for Saul?