5. Then King David sent, and fetched him
out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
How wonderful it is was for Mephibosheth to find favor with King
David; this favor was the result of the covenant King David established
beforehand with Mephibosheth’s father (Jonathan).
After the death of his grandfather (King Saul) and his
father Jonathan, Mephibosheth’s life drastically changed.
As a child (5yrs) fleeing for his life, Mephibosheth fell
out of the hands of his nurse / care-taker which left him lame in his feet.
Before then he lived in a Palace where he ate the very best of food, wore the
finest cloths and there was nothing lacking, nothing missing and nothing broken
in his life.
Mephibosheth went from living in the King’s Palace on Main Street
to living in a Roach Motel in Lo-debar (a pasture-less place in the land of the
Philistines) a place worst than Israel’s lowest Ghetto.
Today, we’ve got lots of modern day Mephibosheth who are
lame in many areas of their lives; spiritually, physically, financially, emotionally,
etc; due to the fact that they’re ignorant of their covenant rights through our
King of Kings, Yahshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ).
The Messiah made a statement; that if we ever
truly get a hold of, get the revelation of the statement our lives would also be
“John.10:10b. I am come that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly”
The word abundantly in the Greek is:
Perissos, per-is-sos'; and it has several meanings as follows: (1)
superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); (2) excessive; (3) preeminence;
(4) exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly; (5) advantage; (6) very highly;
and (7) beyond measure.
Yahshua came and ransomed us from the Lo-debar lifestyle /
mind-set. As he completed His work / the ransoming process from Lo-debar, He made
“It is finished (John.19:30)” He paid the ultimate price for us
to live the Kingdom life, the prosperous life, the good life; life with an
advantage, (Zoe) the God kind of life.
Many well meaning Christians are living beneath their God
ordained privileges due to a great lack of knowledge and the holding fast to
their erroneous religious teachings, beliefs and traditions.
Today there’s no better example of the New Wine and Old Wine
skin concept than that of hearing the religious mind-set talk eloquently about
the kingdom; yet they’re operating in religion and tradition.
Here’s one of the erroneous religious beliefs and teachings
that’s hindering many from living the abundant life. The teaching that the
thief Yahshua mentioned in
the devil / Satan himself, but to the contrary. He was speaking of those wicked
religious leaders who came before Him that was robbing and abusing God’s people
and causing them to live beneath their God ordained privileges.
As I’ve stated time and time again, whenever
Yahshua spoke of the devil / Satan, He (Yahshua Messiah) always made it clearly
Here are few examples:
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the
world; and the reapers are the angels.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and
taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be
4. Matt.4: 10.
Then saith Jesus
unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
5. Mk.3: 23.
And he called them
unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath
bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you,
that he may sift you as wheat:
A simple study of the scripture will clearly prove that Yahshua
was not referring to the devil in
(John.10:10), for here’s what He
John.10: 8. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:
but the sheep did not hear them.”
The transition from Lo-debar to your promised land is also
predicated upon you acting on the information / revelation you’ve
For many this maybe very
difficult to digest, but the facts are what they are; our Lord and Savior Yahshua
Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) called them out as thieves and robbers. And if
He has called them out as such, why should I make any apology for doing
There are some thieves and
robbers / some Religious Leaders in the pulpits of the church that’s masquerading
as shepherds of God who are assisting the enemy in one form or another by abusing
(spiritually, financially, sexually, etc) the sheepfold.
Some of these thieves and robbers looks and sound real good;
multitudes of itching ears, gullible church-folks gather to hear and praise
them for their works and entertainment.
But here’s what Yahshua said concerning them:
Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and
in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
If you happen to be like Mephibosheth and find yourself in
the state of Lo-debar; I’ve got some good News for you. It’s your time to walk
in the FOG (Favor of God); set your heart and mind to follow the leading of the
Holy Spirit and not the spirit of religion and the tradition of men.
Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l