Meditation In Preparation
One of the great things that I love about the Lord is that He speaks! There are some that may disagree with me on this, but nevertheless He does. You have to listen intently, expecting Him to speak. He speaks in so many ways that we tend to miss Him even in the simplest way. You may even have to listen with your eyes and not your ears. Are you listening?
Recently I was reading in John, chapter 16 and there was a scripture that spoke to me. You know how you read scriptures over and over and one day, the word literally comes alive. “I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now.” (John 16:12 AMP). Since that day, that scripture has become apart of my daily meditation, which means I am giving much thought to these words.
In the beginning, when I thought about it, I wondered what were the many things that God wanted to speak to me. I understand that it is His wisdom that guides my life, but these words made me very curious. Pondering and thinking on this word led me to may questions with various answers that were mine, not His. As I continue to seek Him, I wonder if my seeking Him was one of those things that He wanted to speak. If course, seeking Him is a part of my life, but this time something is different. This time more is required.
Reflecting upon the assignment of writing, I remembered when it was first spoken by my Pastor that I would be writing books and articles. At that time I was totally unprepared and in unbelief. Who was I that God would call me to write? In fact, I was thinking that He had a different path for me. Writing books was far from my mind. This word was not revealed to me when I first became a born again Believer. In fact it was eight years later that the first book was written and published. God in eternity used time, an instrument that He created in the earth dimension, to process and prepare me for the release and manifestation that which was already in my spirit. His spoken word through my Pastor was the key to unlock the secret hidden thing in me. “ So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void, without producing any effect, useless, but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 AMP).
The Old Testament gives accounts of David being anointed three times before he was positioned as king of Israel. In I Samuel, chapter 16, after God rejects Saul, He instructs the prophet Samuel to anoint David as king. David was the youngest of his father’s sons who stayed in the field tending to the animals. He did not look like a king or even act like a king, but God chose him and anointed him to be king. “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.” (John 15:16 AMP).
From the time of the first anointing, which was private, to the second anointing, which was public, David went through a process that included being hated by someone he loved and respected, having many enemies on the inside and outside of his camp, years in the wilderness on the run for his life. Everywhere he went there was a battle. During the years there were also victories as he continually sought the Lord for wisdom and guidance every step of the way. Even though there was much pain and agony in the process, David was being prepared to take a position that God had ordained before the foundation of the world.
David’s second anointing in II Samuel, chapter 2, is where the men of Judah anointed him to be king. Prior to this David inquired of the Lord whether to go to Judah or Hebron. He went to Hebron as instructed and the men of Judah came to him. The third anointing is in II Samuel, chapter 5, where the tribes of Israel come together to anoint David to be king over the nation. David was thirty years old when he began to reign as king.
The enemy fought against the word of God after the first anointing by the prophet. “Samuel grew up. God was with him, and Samuel's prophetic record was flawless. Everyone in Israel, from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, recognized that Samuel was the real thing—a true prophet of God. “ (1 Samuel 3: 19-20 MSG). The battles began and the enemy did not waste any time in the attacks. The enemy fought the word of God that was spoken in an attempt to prevent the manifestation.
God declares the end from the beginning. “Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose.” (Isaiah 46:10 AMP). Focusing on the part of that scripture that states “the things that are not yet done” He has already seen what He has designed us to become. If we knew all that was involved in the process, we would probably reject the assignment. It is all a part of the molding and making process.
“See what an incredible quality of love the Father has given ,shown, bestowed on us, that we should be permitted to be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know, recognize, acknowledge us is that it does not know recognize, acknowledge Him. Beloved, we are even here and now God's children; it is not yet disclosed made clear what we shall be hereafter, but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall as God's children resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He really is.” (I John 3:1-2 AMP).
“Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all. But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.” (Galatians 4:1 KJV).