By Gabriel Agbo
When David killed Uriah and took his wife the blood of the dead man refused to keep quiet. It continued speaking loudly and restlessly until God responded. Yes, blood does not die. It speaks. It reacts until it gets justice. If you have deliberately directly or remotely caused the death of anybody, expect firm and harsh responses from heaven. David made the worst mistake of his life when he murdered an innocent man and he paid direly for it. He went through hell. His family and the whole of Israel suffered for that. When other kings were busy working and going to wars, King David was at home, idling away. Instead of going to battles, he was loitering in the palace and as a result fell into sin of covetousness and immorality and to cover his track, he committed murder.
My God! One sin will always lead to another. Sin begets sin. Unrighteousness begets unrighteousness. That is why you must not take the first wrong step. If you do, you will definitely need many more wrong steps to cover it up and that will ultimately lead you an irreversible point of regret and destruction. When you are doing the wrong thing at the wrong time the result will also always be wrong and painful. David left his assignment, he left his duty post started loitering, coveting another man’s wife, impregnated her, tried everything evil plot to cover his tracks and when they failed killed the woman’s husband and took the woman. Did you see the web of evil cause by carelessness and carnality?
This singular incident caused so much sorrow, pain, tears and regret to this great man. If he knew that all that will happen, I don’t think he would have allowed that mistake. You know sometimes because we don’t know all the details of the price we will pay we go ahead and commit sin, crimes.
There is a price for every carelessness, wrong decision and actions. The eternal law remains that if you sow, you reap. If you don’t get it today, just wait for it tomorrow because it must surely come. I wish we will be more careful of what we are doing now. True. When God heard the cry of Uriah’s blood, he came swiftly and released generational curses on David and his family. I was really touched by his words through Prophet Nathan, ”Why, then, have you despised the word of the LORD and done this horrible deed? For you have murdered Uriah the Hittite with the sword of the Ammonites and stolen his wife. From this time on, your family will live by the sword because you have despised me by taking Uriah’s wife to be your own. “This is what the LORD says: Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in public view. You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.” 2 Samuel 12:9-12. May God have mercy on us!
Covetousness, envy, anger and hatred will often lead to higher sins like murder, betrayal and destruction. And that is why we were told to always uproot them from our hearts when we notice them. Don’t allow them to take root because they will certainly lead you to destroy others and yourself. Nobody commits murder without these – covetousness, bitterness, envy and hatred. And they often drop into us like the insignificant mustard seed that will later grow, dominate and overshadow. Look at the story of Ahab, Jezebel and Naboth.
The wicked demonic Jezebel arranged the murder of Naboth so that her husband King Ahab would take over the man’s vineyard. Yes, the plot succeeded, but the innocent blood of Naboth refused to be silenced. God heard the cry and sent Prophet Elijah to pass this verdict on the notorious king and the queen, “Give him this message: ‘this is what the LORD says: Wasn’t it enough that you killed Naboth? Must you rob him, too? Because you have done this, dogs will lick your blood at the very place where they licked the blood of Naboth! … And regarding Jezebel, the LORD says, ‘Dogs will eat Jezebel’s body at the plot of land in Jezreel.
The members of Ahab’s family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures” 1 Kings 21:19, 23-34. Yes, they and their family shall also die painfully and the dogs and birds shall also lick their blood and eat their meat because they have spilled an innocent blood. Be very careful of what you do to others. You cannot mess with lives and go free. What you sow is what you will reap! You can get my audiobook/book Breaking Generational Curses: Claiming Your Freedom on amazon.com to read more about all these. Do we still have Jezebels today? Don’t take just any advice. Pray over it first. And also make sure it is righteous.
There are terrible curses that follow those who contribute to other people’s death and suffering, especially the innocent. Murders, treachery, victimisation, betrayal that always stem from covetousness, envy, anger and wickedness will always attract the maximum divine punishment. These carry heavy curses that always turn generational. Yes, you may have done it in the secret but God saw you and the reward to you and your family shall be open and painful. When Judas gleefully betrayed his master for monetary gain, he paid for it with his own life and his family was also cursed. The money instead of being a blessing turned to sand in his mouth. Wealth and positions from crooked means will always ultimately turn into pain, sorrow and curses. And did you notice that the family and the land are always mentioned or affected by these curses? You must get my above mentioned audiobook from Amazon or other sites immediately to understand this very well. So many people, families, towns and our land are suffering today because of the amount of wickedness, injustice, victimisation and spilling of blood. There are blood and innocent cries everywhere, all around us for vengeance and justice. And they will not stop until they are avenged or appeased. Till next week.