The message that my dad brought to us was that Jebus was like a cancer in the middle of David's kingdom. The Jebusites taunted David as he came to overtake the city saying, "You shall not come in here; but the blind and the lame will repel you", as if David and his army of men were not strong enough, and that even those who were blind, or cripple could fight and win against the Israelites. Our congregation was then asked if we had a Jebus inside of us. Something that was eating away at us, like a cancer. Bitterness, anger, a grudge, gluttony, all of these were brought to the table. Sometimes we have these things held inside of us and they seem to taunt us. We see that these things should not belong, but there is a little voice that says, "You are not strong enough to overcome me," just like the Jebusites did to David and the Israelites. But if we look further in the story, David, DID overcome the city, "Then David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward. So David went on and became great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him". So if we do have a Jebus inside of us, we can see that God of hosts is with us, and with his help we can overcome, and take back what belongs to us.
I have been doing much better with my overeating, and emotional eating, but there are times when I feel like the urge is there. The message last night helped me to realize that gluttony has no place in my life, and even when I do feel as that little voice is there, taunting me, I can rely and God, and remove that "Jebus" from my life!