You Are Not Alone - Part 9

If you constantly think you're lonely; you’re inviting fear, loneliness, low self-esteem into your life that will cause you to live much lower than God’s standard and you’d breathe your last as a nobody. But when you know God, He’ll bring us out of that thought pattern.

Mephibosheth was a son of Jonathan and also the grandson of King Saul, Israel's first king. When Saul and his sons died in battle at Mount Gilboa, Mephibosheth was only five years old. His nurse picked him up and was fleeing, but in her haste she dropped him, injuring both his feet and making him lame for life.

In today’s terms, he was actually a billionaire by his lineage, but in his ignorance, he lived in Lo Debar which meant ‘land of nothing’. However, by the power of God’s covenant, his life was restored and Mephibosheth, who referred to himself as a "dead dog," lived in Jerusalem and ate at the king's table, like one of David's sons. Because of David’s covenant to Mephibosheth's father Jonathan, he now enjoyed the royal blessings and his lifestyle changed. This is the blessing of the covenant!

Irrespective of our situations, our life is based on a covenant with the King of Kings. My life itself is a history of how God began to change the life of a low-profile village boy when I got to know Lord Jesus and walked in fellowship with Him.

We have the high call of God upon our lives and so, we see an apostolic prayer of Apostle Paul for all God’s people in Ephesians 1:17,18 - “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.” God has called you to take you to heights that you’ve never imagined!

When we partake in the Lord’s Table, let's always remember we’re having a covenant meal, by which the covenantal blessings are released through the blood of Christ into our lives from Abba, Father. 

Once the eyes of your heart become enlightened, you’ll begin to see a hike in your standard of living. You’ll grow spiritually to live in the glorious realm and every earthly blessing (car, house,marriage, children, career,etc) will be added on to you as a by-product. God has called us to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and the rest will be added unto us. (Matthew 6:33)

Last week, I biblically proved to you that every person on Earth has an escort of at least 5 persons throughout their life - God the Father, Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit and minimum two angels. 

Yesterday, I shared with you ‘the Elder Son Syndrome’ based on the second half of the prodigal son story that we read in Luke 15: though the elder son lived under the same roof with his father and was faithful in everything that the father entrusted him, he lacked a heart to heart connection with his father and was offended seeing the father welcoming the young son who squandered his wealth. 

Luke 18:11-14 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Pharisee was a religious devout and had a competition spirit in him due to which he said he was not like the other men. Moreover, due to his spiritual orphan mentality, he thought he had to prove himself by fasting and giving tithes in order to be accepted by God. The elder brother in the parable also worked hard for the father but his heart mentality/attitude was wrong. Cursed is the man whose heart turns away from the Lord. We can perform with our mouth and hands even when our hearts are far away from God. 

You should be connected to God in your heart more than in your prayers. People with an orphan mentality are driven to compete with others and perform well in order to be accepted by God and people around, but the truth is our identity is in Christ because He died for us while we were still sinners, we’ve been justified by His blood. Abba Father has accepted us in Christ Jesus and in His Name we can approach the throne of grace with confidence. What more do we need to live a cheerful and victorious life?!

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About the Author
Dr. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Dr. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.

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