Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Showers of Blessing

We read in the Holy Bible about the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord. Wherever the Ark came there was blessing for God’s people and chaos for the enemy. In 1 Samuel 4:5 we see that the Ark of the Lord came into the camp and all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook.

The Philistines were afraid and said “God has come into the camp.” They knew that the God of Israel had performed great miracles, signs and wonders while bringing out the Israelites from Egypt and the same God has come into the camp. So the Philistines knew that God himself had come down to help the Israelites.

In 1 Samuel 5 we read what happened to Dagon, the Philistine God. First, it fell on its face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. On the second day Dagon fell on its face to the ground before the ark of the Lord and the head and both the palms of hands were broken off on the threshold. So they returned the Ark of the Lord to Israel.

This same Ark of the Lord was hidden in the house of Obed-Edom, a Levite and a bodyguard of David (2 Samuel 6:11). See how the Ark of the Lord brought fame and blessing to Obed-Edom and all his family, he being an ordinary bodyguard. I believe God must have elevated this man which in turn was informed to King David. David loved the Lord and he made arrangements that the Ark be brought to the City of David. In 2 Samuel 6:14 David danced before the Lord with all his might imagining the blessings which are going to come upon him. His happiness is mentioned in the verses that follow.

Beloved, know that when you were baptized into Christ, you have put on Christ Galatians 3:27. So when you are wearing Christ all Dagon’s will fall before you and flee from you. Do not be surprised when the world acts against you and deprive you of your privileges. But I would say, rejoice for you are the chosen vessel of the Living God. Know your authority. Born again believer, you are the Ark of the Living God because you are wearing Jesus Christ. Believe! no enemy can come near you.

Be blessed!

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