Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Shimei Will Bow To You
"Then a ferryboat went across to carry over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. Now Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king when he had crossed the Jordan." II Samuel 19:18 NKJV
When David fled from Absalom, Shimei, being from the family of the house of Saul, met David on the way and cursed him continuously according to the Scriptures. And he even threw stones at David and at all his servants.
You know that there are people who dislike you for one reason or another; they are the Shimeis in your life. You know some of them, they are as friends, but they'll show their true colours when they hear unpleasant news about you; that's when they'll rejoice, believing that you deserve it and more. Shimei thought that David was finished, but he didn't realize that when a man is walking with God, even if he falls, he will always bounce back! Shimei thought that David would never be king again that was what gave him the effrontery to do what he did, but he was wrong.
I declare to you in the name of Jesus: all those who have mocked you secretly and openly will come and bow before you; they will not die, but they will be terribly ashamed when they see how much God has blessed you! Listen to me, whatever you are passing through right now is only temporary; stay strong and remain focused on God; it won't be long when God will visit you and turn things around. Say Amen!