2 samuel 23a spiritual warriors


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2 samuel 23a spiritual warriors

  1. 1. Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 www.rossvillechurch.com Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. October 27, 2013 1
  2. 2. 2 Samuel 23 1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, God raised David up from being the lowliest son of a common man To become the anointed king of Israel And the beloved psalmist of the people of God. 2
  3. 3. God can make us to be anything He wants us to be. If you will let Him have His Way with you. 3
  4. 4. Let God have His Way with you. 4
  5. 5. Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. Then when? When we turn from sin unto righteousness. When we let God have His Way with us. 5
  6. 6. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. God does not honor nor bless a half-hearted Christian or effort. 6
  7. 7. 2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and His Word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. God spoke to David through the Holy Spirit, And He spoke by David to the people of Israel. 7
  8. 8. One who leads others as God leads him is as a sunrise without clouds. He is as the beauty of a day after the rain. Whether he be a king, leading a nation. A pastor leading a church. A husband leading his family. God honors him, and he should be held in high esteem by those who follow him. 8
  9. 9. 1 Corinthians 11 1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. All of life needs to be in godly order, with leaders leading in godliness and followers who obey God. 9
  10. 10. A leader must be out in front, showing the way. It’s impossible to lead from behind. Not a boss; a leader. You can’t lead from the bed. 10
  11. 11. 5 Although my house be not so with God; yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow. 6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands: They tear the hand. David knew that his house wasn’t perfect, but God had granted him grace in an eternal covenant. David always repented; his sins broke his heart. He didn’t feel justified in his sin. 11
  12. 12. 7 But the man that shall touch them (the sons of Belial – the wicked) must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place. Those who hang with the wicked will be like a man handling thorn bushes with no protection. In contrast to the harm that wicked men do, there are good men who are a blessing to be with. 12
  13. 13. 8 These be the names of the mighty men (warriors, champions) whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. Adino was the first of the top three champions. These were good men -- men whom David could depend on in times of trouble. Dependability God gave them supernatural strength and agility to fight against David’s enemies. 13
  14. 14. 9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: 10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. 14
  15. 15. The troops had run like chickens, but Eleazar stood like a rock. He fought until his hand froze to the sword. 10b and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; Eleazar fought with all his might, but The Lord gave the victory! 15
  16. 16. 10c and the people returned after him only to spoil. That is too often the case. During times when the battle gets tough, a lot of people desert the battlefield, Going somewhere easier to enjoy. Then, when the battle is over and the victory is won, they come back to enjoy the spoils. The easy blessings. So, what do we do when they come back? 16
  17. 17. Just as the deserters were allowed to return and reap the spoils of the battle against the Philistines, Welcome those back who return to the church. 1 Thessalonians 5 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded (timid), support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 17
  18. 18. Let us be as David’s mighty men : Warriors and Champions of Christ. But remember: We don’t fight against flesh and blood; we fight against spiritual wickedness. We don’t need to be strong physically, but we must be spiritually strong in the Power of God’s Might. 18