1 Samuel 11:1 “Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.”

When Nahash the Ammonite besiege Jabeshgilead, the men of that town decided in their myopic mind to do something they felt will bail them out.

Rather than confront the devil, they chose an “easy way” out. They decided to do a deal with the devil! Those men went to Nahash and asked him to make a covenant with them.

They didn’t consult God; no fasting, no prayers, they went straight to the devil and asked for a truce. To make matters worse, they promised to serve him!

These folk’s minds have been so bastardized that they have lost their identity. The have become so debased in their thinking that they believe cutting a deal with the enemy will save them. They forgot everything that God had said about them.

They were only concerned about their immediate comfort. They never put up a fight nor challenge the decision of the enemy. They went to Nahash like a sheep been lead to the slaughter. There was no resistance nor fight.

How come this God’s precious people descend so low? They have completely forgotten their identity. Hear this:

Deuteronomy 11:25 “There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.”

Psalms 44:2 “How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out”

Can you imagine all what God said about them? God already told them that no man will be able to stand before them. He told them that nations will fear them, not the other way round!

These are men whom God parted the red sea for. Men who had seen the wonders of God in unimaginable ways, yet they went to beg the enemy, how sad!

To be continued…

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