April 22, 2017

David's Last Words

THESE......are David's *LAST* words. (2 Samuel 23) you know.....the David who messed up ROYALLY?
The David who slept with another man's wife and then purposefully had him stand in the FRONT line of battle so he'd be killed?
THIS man....
His last words were not ones of regret.
His last words were . TESTIFYING to the SAVING GRACE of God
THESE are the last words of the man *exalted by the Most High God. *ANOINTED by the God of Jacob. The SWEET Psalmist.
THE GOD WHO SET THINGS RIGHT FOR DAVID.
David says, "Is not my house right with God? Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant? Ordered in ALL things....ARRANGED and SECURED in every part? Will *HE NOT BRING TO FRUITION MY SALVATION, caused me to prosper and GRANT ME MY EVERY DESIRE?

THIS David.
His last words were ones of REDEMPTION. and RESTORATION.
His identity did not lie in the mistakes he made but rather in WHO God set him apart to be. WHAT God set him apart to DO.

It doesn't matter what lies behind you.
It doesn't matter the mess you find yourself in now.

What matters is how you FINISH.
What matters is what God DOES from HERE.

He is the Alpha and Omega.
The beginning and the end.
That means that wherever He found you..... whatever the mess He found you in .....He has no intention of leaving you there!
Only God can take what was meant to destroy you and make you an overcomer that you could even rise from the ashes and lay hold of all that Christ has already laid hold of for you.
There is a joy set before you and you're not meant to stay in the ashes. His story for you does not end here.
He is the God of all that is behind you... And the God of all that is ahead of you. He is the Great I AM! The God of right here and right now. He is the God of the hope and the future planned for you long ago!
Wherever you are today... This is not the end of your story.
Finish with Him and your end will be greater than your beginning! And *YOUR* last words will be words of HOPE, RESTORATION and REDEMPTION!!!!!
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