KEY SCRIPTURE:1Kings 11:38 KJV “And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee”.
When we read about the stories of the kings of Israel, we see a cycle of error that keeps repeating itself over and over again. What we find is that a king will assume the reign of affairs over the kingdom, and he will turn to idol worshipping. (Please Read 1 kings 11-14) In the case of Jeroboam, the prophet Ahijah explained to him the error of Solomon and the fact that, the Lord has taken ten tribes of the kingdom, and given to him. In spite of all these, Jeroboam became king and started committing the very sin that Solomon committed, that made him loose his throne
Why this constant cycles of error? They fail to honour God’s very first and principal commandment. Mark 12:30 KJV “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment”. King David was so successful because he was an ardent lover of God. Dear servant of God, the only way to escape this cycle of error is to love the Lord our God with all your soul, all your heart and all your mind. Idol worshipping is the sickness of not loving God. Please note this, if your love for God is not total then you are definitely suffering from idol worshipping.
A heart filled with love for God never considers his personal interests first, but God’s. Such a one is always ready to obey the voice of the spirit. John 14:21 KJV” He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” The presence of God with any man attracts favor to him. Loving the Lord makes one a high flyer. Now the question is why are people and even certain ministers not loving the Lord as required? The answers vary. Some don’t know the Lord that they are following. Others are not ready to forsake their personal longings. Dear servant of God, there is no reward or blessing that surpasses a heart totally yielded to God.
I love God with all my heart. I have no idols in my life. My God manifests Himself to me in every area of my life. My life is a great delight and have an abundance of favor.
Make the following prayer: Father I break myself free from anything that holds my heart from you, in Jesus name I pray.
Acts 13:22 KJV” And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
Deuteronomy 11:13 14 KJV. And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.