The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Cave of Adullam


The Cave of Adullam 
Joining the Ranks of the Hunted and the Despised


     The cave of Adullam was the cave that David and his mighty men went to hide from Saul. When they were hidden there and Saul could not find them. It was a cave of rest and refreshment, even though the beds were beds of rocks. David and Saul are a picture of Spirit versus flesh or Jesus versus enemy. When one stand with one, they stand against the other. Saul was in a since Israel’s Goliath, and he was very attractive and strong, so it seems that he would be the one to rule the kingdom. Instead, David was overlooked, had the lowest position of a shepherd, and he was the youngest, but God chose him to become king, and in so doing show His heart through David. Over and over Saul demonstrates his opposition to the Lord by being controlled by fleshly desires. He did not kill the Amalakites because they represent the flesh too, the flesh can not kill the flesh. In the same way, we can not crucify ourselves, or try to remove fleshly or evil things from our own lives. 

     After David is anointed he has the Spirit of God upon him (1 Samuel 16:13) and a swagger or audaciousness in the Lord. Just as Jesus had the 40 day fast before his ministry starts, David was unseen until the 41st day after being anointed when he ran towards Goliath and killed him. Our godly swagger is the same. We are little sheep mocking the wolf pack. We can not do anything by our power or discipline, but it’s sticking close to the Shepherd and Him doing it. We walk in the authority of Jesus Christ and we do not need to fear. Jesus was the Mighty Warrior defeating evil as He crushed the enemy on the cross. He was doing the errand of the Most High and He was Victorious. 

     The cave was a place for David and his mighty men, it was a place of safety and restoration. King David (Jesus) invites us to the cave of Adullam (Himself) to dwell and be kept in Him. He’s promised His protection. He invites us, mets us at the cave, and though unworthy, we are beckoned in and lavished with the presence of the King. He finds a nice spot for us to lie down and stays up watching and singing over us. He makes us mighty and audacious in Him, as we draw closer to Him and get to know Him more and more. We do not base our decisions based on comforts, but on the presence of the Beloved. Secure and safe in His shadow are those who abide in the cave of Adullam. When David’s men hear that he would like a cup of water from the stronghold in Bethlehem, they go out of love for their beloved. They would have only been able to hear his longing if they would have been close to him. In the same way, to understand the heart of Jesus and hear His heartbeat we need to be so close to Him and forsaking all else. His cup of water may be the one little orphan in Africa, it may be a small thing, but nevertheless it’s on His heart. In going on His mission impossibles we are clothed in Him and His strength and it is possible through and in Him.

     The message is almost a love song with Jesus. He is my Beloved. He is inviting me to dwell in Him, to be in His very near presence. I want to be so close to Him, that I hear His heartbeats and hear His secret longing. Only His beautiful presence will satisfy and He is so gracious to protect me and sing over me. When I wake up, His face is smiling radiantly at me, and He directs my steps. He will protect me with His right arm of righteousness. He is the Mighty Man! What a wonderful Beloved I have!