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  • 1. Stone Creek You are welcomewww.rossvillechurch.com781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 March 10, 2013 1
  • 2. Jared Thompson will be preaching tonight. 2
  • 3. King Saul is Ishbosheth David is King dead. is killed and of Judah. beheaded. 3
  • 4. 2 Samuel 5 1 Then came all the tribes of Israel toDavid unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, weare thy bone and thy flesh. 2 Also in time past,when Saul was king over us, thou wast he thatleddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORDsaid to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, andthou shalt be a captain over Israel. Kinship with one another. David had been a hero of Israel even when Saul was king.That David would be king was foretold by God. 4
  • 5. 3 Soall the elders of Israel came to the king toHebron; and king David made a league with themin Hebron before the LORD: and they anointedDavid king over Israel. 4 David was thirty years oldwhen he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. Samuel anointed David as a teenager, signifying God’s choice of him as king. Now the people anointed him, agreeing with God’s choice of David as king of Israel. 5
  • 6. 5 InHebron he reigned over Judah seven years andsix months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty andthree years over all Israel and Judah.Israel will first have to take Jerusalem from the Jebusites who live there. 6
  • 7. (TLB) 6 David now led his troops to Jerusalem tofight against the Jebusites who lived there. "You’llnever come in here," they told him. "Even the blindand lame could keep you out!" For they thoughtthey were safe. 7 But David and his troops defeatedthem and captured the stronghold of Zion, nowcalled the City of David. The devil often thinks his strongholds are strong enough to stand against God. He is always wrong. 7
  • 8. Devils build strongholds in the minds of God’speople, just as they had done physically in Jerusalem.2 Corinthians 10 3 For though we walk in the flesh, wedo not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of ourwarfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to thepulling down of strongholds;) 5 Casting downimaginations (human reasoning; logic), and every highthing that exalteth itself against the Knowledge ofGod, and bringing into captivity every thought to theobedience of Christ; 8
  • 9. Just as God defeated the stronghold of the Jebusites in Jerusalem, He will destroy the strongholds of devils in the minds of God’s people. Just agree with our God. He will fight the battle within us. He will cast down the vain imaginations of our mind. 9
  • 10. Romans 12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, bythe mercies of God, that ye present your bodies aliving sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, whichis your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformedto this world: but be ye transformed by therenewing of your mind, that ye may prove what isthat good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of God. We best fight the spiritual battles within us by letting the Word of God crowd out the vain imaginations of our mind. 10
  • 11. (TLB) 8 When the insulting message from thedefenders of the city reached David, he told histroops, "Go up through the water tunnel into thecity and destroy those ’lame’ and ’blind’ Jebusites.How I hate them." (That is the origin of the saying,"Even the blind and the lame could conquer you!")1 Chronicles 11:6 (TLB) So David captured thefortress of Zion, later called the City of David, andsaid to his men, "The first man to kill a Jebusiteshall be made commander-in-chief!" Joab, the sonof Zeruiah, was the first, so he became the generalof David’s army. 11
  • 12. 9 SoDavid dwelt in the fort, and called it the city ofDavid. And David built round about from Milloand inward. 10 And David went on, and grew great,and the LORD God of hosts was with him. Taking Jerusalem and making it his capital showed the world that David was a king to be reckoned with. 12
  • 13. Romans 8 (NIV) 29 For those God foreknew he alsopredestined to be conformed to the likeness of HisSon, that He might be the firstborn among manybrothers. 30 And those He predestined, He alsocalled; those He called, He also justified; those Hejustified, He also glorified. 31 What, then, shall wesay in response to this? If God is for us, who canbe against us?That’s the whole secret of victory! Be on God’s side; agree with God. 13
  • 14. 11 AndHiram king of Tyre sent messengers toDavid, and cedar trees, and carpenters, andmasons: and they built David an house. 12 AndDavid perceived that the LORD had establishedhim king over Israel, and that he had exalted hiskingdom for His people Israels sake. Hiram king of Tyre was a powerful king. For him to recognize David in this way sent a message to the rest of the nations. 14
  • 15. 13 And David took him more concubines and wivesout of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron:and there were yet sons and daughters born toDavid. 14 And these be the names of those that wereborn unto him in Jerusalem; Shammua, andShobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, 15 Ibhar also,and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia, 16 AndElishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.Even the man after God’s Own heartmade mistakes, and this is one that brought David much sorrow. 15
  • 16. 17 Butwhen the Philistines heard that they hadanointed David king over Israel, all the Philistinescame up to seek David; and David heard of it, andwent down to the hold. 18 The Philistines also cameand spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.Psalm 2:1 (TLB) What fools the nations are to rageagainst the Lord! How strange that men should tryto outwit God! 16
  • 17. 19 And David enquired of the LORD, saying, ShallI go up to the Philistines? wilt Thou deliver theminto mine hand? And the LORD said unto David,Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistinesinto thine hand.Prayer before battle Prayer before anything. And wait for the answer. 17
  • 18. 20 And David came to Baalperazim, and Davidsmote them there, and said, The LORD hathbroken forth upon mine enemies before me, as thebreach of waters. Therefore he called the name ofthat place Baalperazim. 21 And there they left theirimages, and David and his men burned them. David didn’t take credit for the victory. God gave the victory to Israel, and demonstrated that it was God’s victory over their gods. 18
  • 19. 22 And the Philistines came up yet again, andspread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.23 And when David enquired of the LORD, He said,Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behindthem, and come upon them over against themulberry trees. God gave David a different strategy this time. God doesn’t always have us do things the same way. Pray every time and get instructions. Don’t get in a rut. 19
  • 20. 24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of agoing in the tops of the mulberry trees, that thenthou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORDgo out before thee, to smite the host of thePhilistines. When the Holy Spirit moves, we move, and not before.Move with the Spirit; neither ahead nor behind. 20
  • 21. 25 And David did so, as theLORD had commandedhim; and smote thePhilistines from Gebauntil thou come to Gazer.Psalm 20:7 (KJV) Some trust in chariots, and somein horses: but we will remember the Name of theLORD our God. Be always on God’s side. Agree 21