Beloved. Come to the King’s Table. We are no longer estranged but you have been made My sons and daughters through the Blood of the Lamb.
You are no longer in Lodebar, My Child, but you have entered through the Veil into My Presence. Do not fear. You have been raised up and seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Even in the midst of your enemies it has been ordained that you should feast on the Bread of heaven. You shall drink Living Water from the River of My Delights. You have access by one Spirit unto your Father, Dear One.
Now therefore you are no longer a stranger and sojourner, but a citizen of My Kingdom, and you are of the household of God.
You are no longer without pasture, Dear One, but I AM your Shepherd King. I shall lay you down in My pastures of Peace.
I shall lead you beside the still Waters, and restore your soul. Lean on Me, Beloved. You shall not want.
Surely, for all the ages to come, both now and forever, I shall show you the exceeding riches of My Grace in My kindness toward you. You shall eat at the King’s table forever. I have brought you to My banqueting house, and My banner over you is Love.
Lo-debar: Without pasture.
“The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul,” Psalm 23:1-3.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;) and has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:4-7.
“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light,” Psalm 36:7-9.
“Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb,” Revelation 22:1.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near by the blood of Christ,” Ephesians 2:13.
“For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore you are no more strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God,” Ephesians 2:18-19.
“Then the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, to whom I may show the kindness of God?”
And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is lame in his feet.”
So the king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “Indeed he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lo Debar.”
Then King David sent and brought him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo Debar.
Now when Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, had come to David, he fell on his face and prostrated himself. Then David said, “Mephibosheth?” And he answered, “Here is your servant!”
So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually,” 2 Samuel 9:3-7.
~Deborah Waldron Fry