THEME: VICTORY IN CHRIST
2 Samuel 22:47-51
“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior! He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me, who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me. Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name. “He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.”
-Victory in Hebrew is written as teshuah and it means to triumph, win, conquer and succeed. It can be defined as a success over an enemy in battle or war or an engagement ending in such triumph. King David knew the secret of winning his battles and he put all his trust in the Lord. He completed the conquest begun by Joshua and secured all the boarders. He did not rely on his own strength but enquired of the Lord before his conquest. He defeated the Philistines through a divine strategy that the Lord gave him, as he instructed him saying, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar tree” (2 Samuel 5:23). He conquered the Jebusite fortress of Jerusalem (2 Samuel 5:6-10), he defeated the Moabites who opposed his authority (2 Samuel 8:2), he defeated the Aramean kingdoms of Hadadezer, Damascus and Maakah, and put them under tribute (2 Samuel 8:3-8), he subdued Edom and incorporated it under his empire (2 Samuel 8:13-14), he also defeated Ammonites and brought them into subjection (2 Samuel 12:26-31). The Lord gave David victory wherever he went (2 Samuel 8:14). In Psalm 20:7 king David notes that, some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. The Lord established his kingdom forever through Jesus Christ. The Lord promised to give the people an inheritance which He faithfully did. This was a picture of an eternal inheritance that we receive when we believe in Jesus Christ. It is through faith in God that we obtain victory through the challenges that we face in our live, and have an eternal blessing through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Prince of peace and calls all people and nations to have peace through Him.
Our dear heavenly Father we come as Your feet with humility today thanking You for who You are and what You have done in our lives. Your mercies are new every morning, we give You thanks and praise. You are full of mercy and love, we exult Your holy name. You are the Creator of the heavens and earth, and all that is in them. All glory, honor and power belongs to You Jesus. You are Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent and Your will is perfect. We put all our trust in You. You have done marvelous things in our lives, we give You all the thanks and praise. Let all the people know You and worship You alone. Let all the people in the world believe in You. Grant us peace in our hearts and nation dear Jesus. Grant perfect peace to the Israelites and Palestinians; Prince of peace. Grant peace to the whole world Jesus. Let all people know You Jesus. Grant all people the gift of salvation merciful Savior. We exult You and lift You high Jesus for You are good and Your mercies endures forever. Heal all the sick in hospitals and grant them peace. Grant peace to all those who have lost their loved ones dear Jesus. Grant us peace merciful Savior in all our adverse situations. Fight for us all our battles and grant us rest. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in Your name Jesus. All our hope and trust is in You. Thank You for the gift of salvation to us and to all our descendants. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen
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