Tight Fisting Idols

10-26-20

Oh my goodness guys, I just saw something fantastic in the Word!! I am re-reading a book that my friend Bonnie wrote called “The Spirit of Leviathan, Jezebel, and Athaliah”. Dude if you haven’t read it, you should! It is fantastic! (I will put a link at the bottom if you would like to order a copy.) Anyway, I am sitting here reading her beautiful words. She starts talking about David and Saul, and how Saul chased David year after year, but the Father did not stop the attacks. My mind started wandering back to the whole account of Saul murderously pursuing David. One specific detail that is found in 1 Samuel 24 was really on my heart. In this chapter we find out that David and his men are hiding in a cave. Low and behold, Saul, hot on his trail, stops at the cave to relieve himself. Seriously guys this is what happened! So David and his men saw Saul and in verse 4 the men of David said to him,

“Behold, this is the day of which the LORD said to you, ‘Behold; I am about to give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it seems good to you.’” Then David arose and cut off the edge of Saul’s robe secretly.”

We learn later in verses 10 & 11 that David points out to Saul that he, David, had a chance to kill him and instead he took the edge of his robe. Saul was completely unaware of what had happened! Guys, please go back and read this whole account to see the full picture! It is so full of different lessons that the Father wants us to glean from. But, about this one in particular passage I want to show you what the Father showed me today.

The word edge in 1 Samuel 24 in Hebrew is kanaph. It means wing, extremity, edge, wing, border, corner, shirt. David had cut the corner of Saul’s robe. This is very significant! This took me back to a command in Numbers 15:37-40…

37 The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 “It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.”

Yah commanded His children to make for themselves tassels (tzit tzit the singular form in Hebrew) and to place them on the four corners of their garments. Saul was of the tribe of Benjamin. He was of the family of Yah, so he would have affixed tzit tzits on the corners of his garment. In the command, Yah states that when you look on these tzit tzits, you will be reminded of His commands and do them. When David cut off the corner of Saul’s robe, he would have removed his tzit tzit with it! Saul didn’t even realize it was missing!! He had no clue it was gone!! This shows a physical representation of how Saul had no regard for the instructions of the Father and that he was living of his own flesh! WOW!!

Listen guys, have we lost our necessity to be reminded of Yah’s instructions and to walk in them? Are we all out here just walking in our flesh with no regard to the commands of the Almighty? I know I am guilty of this sometimes myself. My heart’s desire is to walk in His ways, but sometimes I am overcome by my flesh and forget His instructions. I start living under my own power without regard to the Power He has given me. It doesn’t have to be this way! He is kind and has equipped us with all the tools needed to overcome!

I want you guys to know that this lesson was a direct result of my prayers to Him. The other day I was at my house praying. I was praying for deliverance from the sin of idolness. No I am not harboring any little graven images at my house, but I am aware of an idol that just keeps pulling me in. I loath it! Every thought of it makes me repulsed. Yet, I can’t break free! I was praying to the Father to sever the tie I have with this idol. I prayed that He would release me. Ya’ll are going to think I am crazy, but as I knelt there, I saw in my mind, myself praying. I saw me just as I was at that moment. When I looked to the back of me, I saw my hand clinching this idol. It was so vivid! Then in my heart I heard Him say, “You ask but you are still holding on. Look at how tight your grip is. Look at the white knuckles.” I just cried! I felt at a loss!

Then this morning I was praying. I asked Him why do I do this, why can’t I let it go? I asked Him to show me how to break the ties. I prayed He show me where I am in error. Then, He gave me this lesson! Ya’ll, I am no different than Saul. Saul had become murderously crazy in his sins because he had not reminded himself of Yah’s commands. I’m not going on some homicidal frenzy, but the fierceness of my sin is no less destructive than Saul’s was! I need to remind myself of the commands of Yah every time evil peaks its slithering head! I need to be reminded every second of every day! I need to grab my tzit tzit and walk in His ways!

Release comes from the Almighty! Oh He is so loving and kind to show me where I fall short. He doesn’t just say, “Look at this filth” and walk away. No, He says, “Here it is, and I will show you how to overcome!” HalleluYah!

All we have to do is ask guys, and He is faithful to direct us!

I appreciate you all taking the time to read this. I know my posts can get a little wordy at times. I just pray that you all can be blessed by the lessons He shows me because I know I can’t be the only one causing my own struggles over here, lol. He loves us beyond our own understanding, and the thought of this just floods my heart with joy! I love you all!

Here is the link to the book I spoke about up at the top. Check it out, it is fantastic!
https://www.amazon.com/Spirit…/dp/0578530341/ref=sr_1_1…

Also, if you guys want to do a little more digging in on the tzit tzits, go check out Matthew 9:20-22. Prepare yourselves to be blessed when you see that whole picture!!

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