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Day 19 of the Fast of Daniel

The way we react to problems shows our spiritual condition and what has been our priority.

It is not our many conquests will save us from the afflictions we’ll endure, but the knowledge in Who we believe.

When the baptism with the Holy Spirit happens, there are no doubts.
For this reason, it will not be a problem, no matter how great it may be, that will compromise our Salvation.

David was a man of conquest and was used to always winning.
One day, his child fell ill, and he sought God in favor of his child. He fasted and spent the night lying on the ground, yet he died.

When he found out, he got up, washed and anointed himself, and went into the house of the Lord to worship. Then, he ate. His reaction surprised his servants. David said:

As long as the child was alive, I fasted and wept because I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me, so that the child may live.’ But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Am I able to bring him back again? I will GO to him, but he will not return to me. 2 Samuel 12.22-23

The child was physically dead, but spiritually alive. He was with God.

And David was making it very clear that this situation would not compromise his Salvation, because he too would be with God one day.

I met a woman that lost her husband. Even though he may have died physically, he had not died spiritually. But though his wife was alive, she was spiritually dead because of the loss of her husband. This is, her husband meant everything to her, he was her priority.

David’s son was important, but not more important than his Salvation.

Once Salvation is the most important thing in your life, nothing, absolutely nothing, will compromise you.

Bishop Macedo
Bishop Macedo

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