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Seeds of the Kingdom

From Obscurity to Glory

by Patricia Lake

26 October 2009

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Now David said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, to whom I may show the kindness of God?”
2 Sam 9:3, NIV

Life could have been so different for Mephibosheth, King Saul’s grandson, if only Saul had been obedient to God. As it was, Mephibosheth’s young life did not begin well, being hit by the triple tragedy of the death of his father Jonathan, and his grandfather Saul and being dropped by his nurse during their escape to safety, as a result of which Mephibosheth became lame in both feet.

Consequently, the young prince spent many years of his life being totally dependant on the help of others in less than princely circumstances. He could do nothing for himself. But, just when all seemed lost and Mephibosheth had all but given up hope…God intervened and rescued him.

The new King, David, remembered the covenant he had made with Jonathan to show the kindness to Jonathan’s descendants. Suddenly the king’s call came for Mephibosheth, and like a shaft of brilliant light, pierced his darkness. He was plucked from obscurity and hopelessness and seated in the king’s house where he ate at the king’s table for the rest of his life. What a transformation! The call of the king had made all the difference.

The great news is that the call of the King of Kings has done the same for you and me.
Mephibosheth had the choice – he could have politely refused King David’s invitation and allowed pride to keep him in poverty and obscurity – but he wasn’t about to miss the best offer he’d ever had in life!

Know today who you belong to! The King of Kings has prepared the best for you. No matter how bad your start in life, or whatever your circumstances are now, God is calling you by name, Jesus is the lifter of your head and through his sacrificial death on the cross of Calvary, and resurrection power, Jesus has made it possible for you to enjoy ALL the blessings he has in store for you. He loves you with an everlasting love and DELIGHTS in you!

Prayer: Dear Lord thank you for calling me by name and coming to my rescue. Thank you for your favour, love, life and hope. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Patricia Lake Patricia is now Ellel’s Representative in Curacao, in the Dutch West Indies, where she is now living, having served with Ellel Ministries as Peter Horrobin’s Secretary for almost 20 years. Prior to that she was in ministry in her local Pentecostal church in Birmingham, before feeling the call of God to serve in the healing and deliverance ministry at Ellel Grange in the northwest of England.

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