PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: BLESSEDNESS OF A HOME…part 5.
Text: 2 Samuel 6:10-12.
10: So David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
11: And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household.
12: And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
Let me continue from where I stopped in part 4. A lot happened in the home of Obededom within the space of 3 months, but all were summarised in 2 verses, by the spirit of the Lord let me analyse some of the events that most have taken place.
Look at verse 12; …And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God.. please follow me patiently, I trust God to be able to deliver this as I got the inspiration. Note the phrase ‘ because of the ark of God ‘, this is the same ark that has killed many non-Levites, and this Obededom was a Gittite, not a Levite, only the Levites and Samuel the prophet have survived staying or living with the ark, to the imagination of many, how did Obededom and family survived living with the ark?
Originally, the ark is not a terror, but a blessing. God instructed the Levites only to carry the ark because of the disobedient nature of the Israelites. So, God chose only the Levites and gave them strict warning that they must purify themselves before touching the ark.
So, when Obededom approached God in prayer, God must have instructed him, no one will die in your family, rather you all shall be blessed, just tell everyone in your home to live holy, simple. Job 22:23 will help here to know what Obededom did, look at it; If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles (bodies or home).
Obededom must have instructed his children, if you don’t want God’s wrath upon this home, you must stay away from sin, no foul utterances in this house anymore, no ungodly music in this house. If he had boys, he must have forbade them from bringing their girlfriends home.
We see terrible things in many christian homes these days, some parents watch their children host ungodly parties in their house and say, ‘ those children are having fun ‘. You can be sure that the presence of God will leave such home.
We see how some parents tolerate insolence from their children, you watch your children go to club, night parties, sleep in the same room with his or her fiancee while they are not married, you’re simply driving away God’s presence from your home. Oh! You see your daughters dress seductively and even tell them ‘ you ladies are beautiful ‘, men couldn’t keep their eyes away when they pass, you’re simply driving away God’s presence from your home.
Obededom must have warned his household, stay away from sin if you don’t want to see the wrath of God, this ark means God is closer to us than ever before, but if we can stay holy great will be our testimonies.
Look at verse 12 again; And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God.. Everything that pertains to Obededom was blessed his children inclusive. He was so blessed that the news got to David.
If you ask me to describe the way he was blessed, I will say; what he couldn’t achieve in 3 years he achieved in 3 months. Sanitize your home beloved, and you can be sure of God’s blessings upon everyone and everything that pertain to you.
* Help me Lord to keep my home holy unto you.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE (RTB)
Psalms 120, Mark 14.
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