Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1Samuel 11 & 12)
“Making a Covenant with Death”
Text: 1 Samuel 11:1-2
“Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh Gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you.”
And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, “On this condition I will make a covenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.”
“Making a Covenant with Death” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
To reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to Make a Covenant with Death. See the carelessness of the elders of Jabesh Gilead; having rejected God as their King they are ready to Make a Covenant with Nahash (meaning snake or serpent).
They will make this Covenant with the “snake” Unless there is No One To Save Us (v.3).
When they hear “The Good News” that Help Is On The Way to Save them, They Are Glad!
Saul and the Warriors of Israel come to “save” them.
This is a dramatic picture of satan himself “surrounding you and I with his forces of doubt, fear, and unbelief; and offering us a Covenant with Death!”
The terms of Surrender are “I’ll give you whatever you desire, and blind you with deception as my slaves.”
Those who accept this Covenant with Death are made blind slaves.
But wait! Someone has sent a “messenger” of Prayer to God, with Confession and Repentance, and Accepting His Offer for a Covenant of Life! Heavens Warriors appear suddenly, and satan’s forces are shattered! Ooooh Rah!
We’re Saved! Our Covenant with Death has been Shattered by blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross - and a New Covenant of Life is Born, a New Creation IN Jesus Christ!
That’s how you and I got saved; but what about those desperate souls that are still blind slaves today? These Prisoners of War (POW’s) are the “package” of the Warrior’s Rescue Mission!
We ARE The Messenger and the Prayer, and we have the Good News of the Gospel that will Liberate these POW’s Immediately!
Oh Hallelujah! May our Covenant of Life burn brilliantly in our Life so that ALL Will Know That Help Is Here Now - Waiting to Shatter their Covenant of Death with God’s Covenant of Life! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy