1 samuel 11 don't be defeated

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1 samuel 11 don't be defeated

  1. 1. Will be leading worship Sunday night, February 12 at six oclock. You will be blessed by this Christian family of talented musicians and singers. www.rossvillechurch.com 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 1January 8, 2012
  2. 2. Saul has been chosen to be king of Israel. Some good men are for him and with him. Sons of Belial are against him.Back home. 2
  3. 3. 1 Samuel 11 1 Then Nahashthe Ammonite came up, andencamped against Jabesh-gilead: and all the men ofJabesh said untoNahash, Make a covenantwith us, and we will servethee. Jabesh-Gilead was an Israelite city on the east side of the Jordan River -- In Ammonite territory. 3
  4. 4. Notice how easily the Israelites were willing to submit to this Ammonite warlord.They were so used to defeat that they had no will to resist against overwhelming odds.Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 4
  5. 5. 2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, Onthis condition will I make a covenant with you, thatI may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for areproach upon all Israel. Not willing to settle for an easy victory, Nahash was determined to humiliate Israel. 5
  6. 6. 3 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give usseven days respite, that we may send messengersunto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be noman to save us, we will come out to thee. 4 Thencame the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and toldthe tidings in the ears of the people: and all thepeople lifted up their voices, and wept. Amazingly Nahash was so cocky that he agreed. He knew that Saul didnt even have an army. 6
  7. 7. 5 And, behold, Saul came after theherd out of the field; and Saulsaid, What aileth the people thatthey weep? And they told him thetidings of the men of Jabesh. Saul had gone back to farming. "What are they crying about?" They told him. 7
  8. 8. 6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when heheard those tidings, and his anger was kindledgreatly. I thought the Holy Spirit had already come upon Saul when he prophesied with the prophets. He did, but thats how it was in those days.He came for a specific purpose and then withdrew. 8
  9. 9. 7 And he took a yoke of oxen, andhewed them in pieces, and sent themthroughout all the coasts of Israel bythe hands ofmessengers, saying, Whosoevercometh not forth after Saul and afterSamuel, so shall it be done unto hisoxen. And the fear of the Lord fell onthe people, and they came out withone consent. 9
  10. 10. Saul knew the people would not willingly come tofight against Ammonites on the east side of Jordan. "If you dont come, Ill destroy your herds." 10
  11. 11. 8 And when he numbered them in Bezek, thechildren of Israel were three hundred thousand, andthe men of Judah thirty thousand.9 And they said unto the messengers thatcame, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabesh-gilead, Tomorrow, by that time the sun be hot, yeshall have help. And the messengers came andshewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad. 11
  12. 12. 10 Therefore the men of Jabeshsaid (to Nahash theAmmonite), Tomorrow we willcome out unto you, and yeshall do with us all thatseemeth good unto you. 12
  13. 13. 11 And it was so on themorrow, that Saul put thepeople in three companies;and they came into the midstof the host in the morningwatch, and slew theAmmonites until the heat ofthe day: and it came to pass,that they which remainedwere scattered, so that two ofthem were not left together. 13
  14. 14. 12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he thatsaid, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, thatwe may put them to death. 14
  15. 15. 13 And Saul said, Thereshall not a man be put todeath this day: for todaythe Lord hath wroughtsalvation in Israel. 15
  16. 16. 14 Then said Samuel to thepeople, Come, and let us go toGilgal, and renew the kingdomthere. 15 And all the people wentto Gilgal; and there they madeSaul king before the Lord inGilgal; and there they sacrificedsacrifices of peace offeringsbefore the Lord; and there Sauland all the men of Israelrejoiced greatly. 16
  17. 17. Saul had a good beginning as king of Israel.Ecclesiastes 7 8 Better is the end of a thing than thebeginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is betterthan the proud in spirit. But Saul didnt finish well. He became filled with pride, went his own way, and lost his position as king of Israel. 17
  18. 18. The men of Jabesh-gilead were quick to surrender to Nahash the Ammonite when he came.Too often Christians are quick to surrender to the devil, when we are taught to resist him. We can defeat the devil in our own lives.We can live life Gods Way, and walk in victory, joy, peace, and contentment. 18
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