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God’s Unfailing Love

Volume 2 – March 19, 2010


Article written by: Cynthia Wilson

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estoration and Redemption of Mephibosheth.
I’m reminded of Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. He was a prince that didn’t get to live as a
prince until years later. The grandson of Saul, he was crippled at the age of five by an
accident at the hands of his caretaker running for the purpose of saving his life. Did
Mephibosheth incur the curses of his father Saul? Everything went downhill for Mephibosheth.
Parents need to live godly, obedient lives unto the Lord, so the blessings will flow into the lives of
their children. It is through our faith and obedience to God we break generational curses and
release the legacy of blessings into our children’s lives.

Let’s look at Mephibosheth’s name. In the Hebrew the word “bosheth” means “shame.” Not only did
Saul have one son with this name, but one named Ishbosheth. “Ish” in Hebrew means “man,”
bosheth meaning shame, therefore Ishbosheth means “man of shame.”

David honored his covenant agreement with his friend, Jonathan. He extended favor, blessings and
compassion to this man. And just as Mephibosheth was a man of shame and disgrace, we too were
once sinners that deserved death; however, God extended His unfailing love to us. “But God
demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
(Romans 5:8).

What I love about the story of Mephibosheth is that God released restoration and redemption into
this man’s life. And God is saying to you today that He will bring restoration into your life. His
desire is to compensate you double for all the troubles that you have experienced. Yes, many years
were wasted and unfruitful. Some of you went through calamity and devastation. However, there is
a better plan God designed for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future.
Listen to what the Lord is saying to you today.
“And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten-the hopping locust, the
stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you. And you shall eat
in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously
with you. And My people shall never be put to shame. Joel 2: 25, 26.
God’s plan is to bring forth prosperity, blessings and restoration in your life. All the wasted years,
lost dreams and hope, years of poverty and lack will no longer have dominion in your life. The
enemy may have stolen many fruitful years in your life, but now is the season for healing and
restoration.

Many have not been able to move forward because of the locust wreaking havoc in your life. Things
are just not working out for you regardless of how hard you try to improve your life.

This locust reminds me of two trees we have in our front yard. Two trees of the same kind that were
beautiful, tall green trees, but for some reason the trees were dying. I couldn’t understand why, but
upon close observation by looking inside the limbs of the tree, I saw moth like things hanging from
the tree, that looked like it was a part of the tree. Upon close inspection, it turned out to be a locust
type moth that were eating the tree at night time and hiding in the cocoon in the day time.

That’s exactly what the enemy does in the spirit realm; he is working behind the scene to bring about
destruction. That is why we are admonished to always pray. You as a believer can put a stop to
the workings of the enemy through prayer and obedience.

It was our duty to destroy the moth-like locusts with chemicals or the trees would not live. After a
couple of applications of the chemical the locust shriveled up and died. You are responsible for
using the weapon of prayer; you pray and it seems as if nothing is working. Let me admonish you
not to give up and continue to seek God’s wisdom and guidance in combating the enemy at work in
your life. Stand steadfast, unmovable against your adversary and God will surely deliver.

“Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity
and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?” Yet amid all these things we
are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.” (Romans 8: 35, 37).

Blessings to you,

Minister Cynthia Wilson

Cynthia Wilson Ministries, Inc. Web address: www.cynthiawilson.org


Copyright © 2010 Cynthia Wilson
Scripture Reference: Scripture taken from the Amplified Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by
The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission
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