As much as the left tries to hide it, Christmas is all about Jesus Christ. As they say, it’s the reason for the season. Unfortunately, they don’t know Jesus and therefore, they don’t fully understand the meaning of Christmas.
If you’re an atheist, or a liberal, or even if you don’t know if you’re saved, though you want to be, this story is for you. You see, there’s one story in particular that you must know about, which foreshadows the blood covenant that Christmas represents – the same blood covenant that followers of every other religion, including atheists and the left, don’t seem to understand.
This blood covenant is really the WHOLE POINT of the Bible. It’s what the entire Bible is about. In fact, Testament and Covenant are really the same word. You have the Old Testament (or Old Covenant) and the New Testament (New Covenant), sealed with blood...
The story I’m talking about is in the OT and it’s the story of David and Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was King Saul’s grandchild and Jonathan’s son.
Pay close attention to this story because Mephibosheth could be you…
Keep on reading to find out...
When King Saul was ruling Judea, David made a covenant with Saul’s son, Jonathan. Jonathan, the Prince, loved David because it was David who had saved Judea and Saul. He was the warrior who fought and succeeded in every single battle for King Saul. Jonathan knew that without David he would have nothing, and he respected David so much as the anointed one, that he gave David his robe and his clothing symbolizing Jonathan’s power and possessions were now transferred to David.
This was a big deal – it was the recognition that, while Jonathan was the Prince, David was the rightful heir to the throne. Jonathan and David sealed this deal with blood – like in those old western movies - by cutting an incision on their wrists and joining them together in blood.
As the story goes, King Saul grew jealous of David’s popularity in the kingdom, so he decreed that David was to be killed. Jonathan alerted David, as he felt much closer to David than to his own father, so David had no choice but to flee for his life.
Soon after, King Saul and Jonathan were both killed in battle. As a result, David finally returned home as the anointed King. By then, every single one of King Saul’s aides had been chasing David to kill him, but now David would become their king. You can imagine the panic among these servants – ‘what is David going to do? Have us all killed?’
Among Saul’s aides was a nurse who was taking care of baby Mephibosheth - she was certain that David would come back to kill the little boy. Running with the baby she tripped and fell on him, crippling him for the rest of his life.
As he grew up, young Mephibosheth would ask his nurse why he was crippled – she would obviously explain ‘because we’re running from David. He wants to kill you and when you were a baby, I fell on you trying to save you’.
You have to understand that this young man grew up FEARING and HATING David. Mephibosheth is a PRINCE who’s barely getting by, poor as he can be in an unknown land, unable to walk – all because of David. That’s what he grew up to BELIEVE.
But David had a covenant with Mephibosheth’s father, Jonathan, which he intended to honor. David wanted to find Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9: 1
David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
Did you notice? David is asking whether or not there’s anybody left of the house of Saul ‘to whom I can show kindness'. Remember, all this time Mephibosheth thinks David wants to kill him.
When David learns about Mephibosheth he immediately sends his aides to bring the young man to the palace. Now, pay attention to what went on when Mephibosheth and David finally met:
2 Samuel 9:7-11
“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.” Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.
Did you notice? Mephibosheth grew up fearing and hating David, and all David wanted to do was to BLESS Mephibosheth – because of the blood covenant David and Jonathan had made.
With Jesus it’s the same. If you’re like Mephibosheth – crippled emotionally or spiritually – please know that ALL YOU NEED to be blessed and SAVED is the blood covenant that Jesus made with YOU on the CROSS. It’s a GIFT. All you need to do is RECEIVE IT. Jesus LOVES you and He WANTS TO BLESS YOU! But You have to BELIEVE first…
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