I shall lend to many nations

Few years ago whilst studying the word of God, I got to Deuteronomy 15:6.
I read it but had to read it over and over again.
I paused and asked the Lord if He really meant what He said in this bible passage.

I asked because when I study, I take each verse of the Scriptures as God's personal message to me.

What is in Deuteronomy 15:6?

Deuteronomy 15:6
For the Lord thy God blesseth thee as He promised thee and THOU SHALT LEND UNTO MANY NATIONS BUT THOU SHALT NOT BORROW and thou shalt reign over many nations but they shalt not reign over thee.

Well someone might say 'but God spoke this to the children of Israel thousands of years ago'
That is true but for me I know every scripture is written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16) and when I study it, it is for me today and I have been blessed.

So I said further to the Lord' Well as at now I am definitely not lending to a nation, let alone many nations so do you mean this word Lord?

I know you speak to me when I study your word so do you truly mean I will lend to many nations? 

How will that be? 

I looked at my present situation then as I studied the scriptures and thought 'how will that happen in my life'?

I could have just read it, jogged on and forgot about this verse of the bible but as I meditated on it, I couldn't just let go.

I knew if the Lord said it then He must mean it and as I wasn't lending to nations I needed to hear more on this from the Lord so I began to study the scriptures more. 

Sometimes I hear people say some of the promises in the bible are no longer relevant for us today.
When people are not getting bible's result, it's easy to explain it away rather than dig deep into the word of God and study how the early church got the result they had.

As I studied more, I found out that God's word remains the same and it is settled meaning even if I don't yet see the physical manifestations in my life, it's not failure on the part of God. It also does not mean it will not come to pass in my life.

I then came across something really interesting and inspiring that blessed me and answered my question and I will like to share it with you.

I have applied the word of God I read to my personal life, whilst I have not started lending to many nations, I see His hand upon my life, prospering me and taking me step by step towards the fulfilment of His word.

I smell the abundance of rain and it will shower upon me and you too if you will meditate on His word and stand in faith.

I trust Him completely and believe as I follow Him by listening to His instructions through consistent study of His word, it's only a matter of time before I begin to flourish and lend to many nations.

What I came across is about the kings of Israel and Judah in the Bible. 
I am still studying about them so I do not claim to know it all.

I put these kings into three main categories.

1.      Kings who do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord (majority)

2.      Kings who do that which is right in the sight of the Lord but refuses to remove the high places causing the people to burn incense on the high places (also majority)

3.      Kings who do that which is right in the sight of the Lord, removes the high places, brake all images and cut down groves (very very few)

Right from the very beginning, the children of Israel knows that when they go fight battles (as they fought a lot of battles to claim Canaan – a land flowing with milk and honey) the only reason they were able to drive out the inhabitants of the land and possess their land was because God was with them.

God told them what to do to win the battle, they only needed to obey his instructions and victory was assured always. 

Winning all their battles had nothing to do with the weapons they owned, their skill or their number, as a matter of fact, Israel was a smaller nation compared to their enemies.

It all had to do with the Lord.

As long they loved the Lord with all their heart, their soul and might and turned not aside to the right or left but walked in the commandment of the Lord, they conquered and reigned.

The book of the law was faithfully read to them and they hearkened to it.

However, with time, they began to look around and wanted a king to rule over them like their neighbours. 
Prophet Samuel warned them and was unhappy about their request and God told Samuel not to worry but to give them what they wanted as it is him the Lord they rejected as their King.(every man will be responsible for his actions)

And so the kings began to rule over children of Israel and as they ruled, gradually, they began to do what was right in their own eyes and made Israel to sin. 

Beside David who loved and pleased the Lord and ensured the people served and obeyed the Lord and his son Solomon who started well too though his many wives took his heart away from the Lord, other kings just ignored the laws of Moses and worshipped other gods; some of them partially followed the Lord whilst others completely did evil in the sight of God.

As I studied further, I noticed that when they went their own way and did evil in the sight of God, they suffered in the hands of their enemies and the promises of God was never accomplished in their lives.

Will we then say God's word failed?  Will we say God lied? No! They were the one that did not keep the laws.

These are the same Israelites with the promises of dominion, prosperity, success in battles etc but as soon as they ditched the laws of Moses and never read them anymore and did their own thing, they became the victim instead of the victor.

However there were very few kings who did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, I found out that these few kings PROSPERED EXCEEDINGLY and destroyed their enemies which was the original plan of God for them.

I have only came across 2 kings after David who completely did what was right in the eyes of God. I am still studying.....

King Josiah
2 Kings 22:2 – and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord and walked in all the ways of David his father and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
2 Kings 23:25 - and like unto him was there no king before him that turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might according to the law of Moses neither after him arose there any like him’

King Hezekiah
2Kings 18:3, 5, 6,7  – and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord according to all that David his father did.
He trusted in the Lord God of Israel so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah nor any that were before him.
For he clave to the Lord and departed not from following him but kept his commandments which the Lord commanded Moses.

And the Lord was with him and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the King of Assyria and served him not

In fact, for King Josiah before he became king, for a very long time, after David and Solomon’s time, the law of Moses was no longer read to the people, it was King Josiah who found the law in the house of God and commanded it to be read out by the priests.

No wonder he prospered exceedingly!

My conclusion 
As long as I study the word, meditate daily upon it, be a doer of the word and not do that which is right in my eyes even if that is what majority are doing, it's only a matter of time before I begin to lend to many nations.

What this means is before you get to the level of lending to many nations, it means you are flourishing and you have more than enough. This is what the Lord promised to do for those who will study, meditate and be a doer of the word.

Check it out yourself in the verse below- 

Joshua 1:8 – This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth; but thou shall meditate therein day and night that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shall make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success.

Do you believe you shall lend to many nations?

I believe.


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