Covenant with a testimony
2 Samuel 7:8-17
We see in today's message when the Lord talks to David (through the Prophet Nathan) the Lord starts be confirming what He had done in the life of David and then goes on to reveal His promise - what He will do.
We need to understand the Nature of God; He is not like man who first needs things to be clearly confirmed before doing anything or making any promise or a pledge to do.
I am also a testimony of the Nature of God. Before He made Himself known to me of who He is, He did great things in my life. It was only after that, that He revealed to me some of the things He would do. Had He not shown His Hand in my life before, it would have been difficult for me to accept His plans in my life.
The same was with Mary. Before the Angel came to her the Lord had already done something impossible in the life of her cousin Elizabeth. God could have birth John through any other woman but chose Mary's cousin for it. It was this testimony that helped Mary to believe and accept the plans of God in her life.
Today God is telling each and every one if God has called you with a plan we can look back and see we all will have a great testimony in our lives. Therefore if you have a testimony you can now ask of God and He will reveal His plans in your life. And if you do not have a great testimony, then be ready for God will do one very soon. It is His Nature to start with a testimony before reveals His plans to us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, before You open our plans to us You let your glory be seen in our lives. Lord, You are Light and you're coming in our lives brightens our lives. Lord, we pray that each and every one You have called with a mission will know your plan in their lives...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
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