Summary: Let us study David’s last words about GOOD SOLDIERS. God needs some good people to enlist and serve the church well.
#2 ENLIST AS A GOOD SOLDIER
THE LAST WORDS ABOUT GOOD SOLDIERS ...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aolcom
I would like to thank Gene Hammon, Hazard, Ky. for the fodder that started this message.
This is part two of a two part series.
Our nation claims: WE NEED A FEW GOOD MEN.
It is time that good men and women arise and work toward the goal of One Nation Under God --- fearing, respecting and honoring the God that gave His only Son...
The church is the ARMY OF GOD. We need young people as well as old people to ARISE.
During WW II a parade of well trained soldiers was marching through the downtown. The soldiers were trained and now preparing to leave for war. As they marched by one old lady’s house she was so proud of the men.
She grabbed her broom stick, placed it on her shoulder and started marching right beside the handsome men in uniform.
Someone shouted from the crowd, OLD WOMAN YOU CAN’T GO TO WAR WITH THEM.
The old woman said, I KNOW I CAN’T GO, BUT I CAN LET THE BOYS KNOW WHOSE
SIDE I AM ON... I CAN SUPPORT THEM.
VIII. A GOOD SOLDIER HAS LEARNED THAT HE IS PART OF THE ARMY,
SYNERGISM --- WE CAN DO MORE TOGETHER THAN APART.
A. Good soldiers know the value of TEAMWORK...
Often 3 individual stars or heroes have EGO PROBLEMS. They are jealous, in competition or move in fear of dispalcement. NOT A GOOD SOLDIER.
B. A GOOD SOLDIER LOVES AND RESPECTS HIS PEERS, HIS COMMANDER AND HIS KING.
2 Samuel 23:15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
C. Good soldiers will do anything for their leader and their nation.
The King longs for water --- HE WILL HAVE WATER FROM HOME.
D. A good soldier will SUBMIT and run all night.
IX. A GOOD SOLDIER UNDERSTANDS THE HEART OF THEIR LEADER AND WILL NOT GET ANGRY OR BITTER --- A GOOD SOLDIER IS SUBMITTED.
A. When the King spilled the water on the ground as an offering to God, the GOOD SOLDIER NEVER FUSSED AND GOT ANGRY.
B. The good soldier traveled all night --- to have the water poured on the ground?
2 Samuel 23:16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.
C. The good soldier knew the WATER WAS A SACRIFICE OF LOVE.
X. A GOOD SOLDIER KNOWS THERE IS A WAR GOING ON AND STAYS PREPARED AT ALL
TIMES TO FIGHT.
A. A good soldier knows THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF WILL RECEIVE A REPORT OF THE BATTLE.
B. A good soldier wants to OBEY THE COMMANDS and REALIZES HE HAS A DUTY.
C. A good soldier WORKS FAR BEYOND HIS DUTY --- he has convictions and
XI. A GOOD SOLDIER KNOWS THERE IS NO PLACE FOR FEAR IN THE CAMP ---
A. A good soldier knows a lean mean fighting machine is better than FAT and LAZY.
B. GIDEON GOES FROM 32,000 MINUS 22,000 EQUALS 10,000.
Judges 7:3 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.
C. YET THERE ARE TOO MANY ...
Judges 7:4 And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee,
This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.
D. LET US KEEP THE GOOD SOLDIER THAT IS PREPARED AND SERIOUS.
Judges 7:7 And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
XII. A GOOD SOLDIER KNOWS I MAY BE HERE, BUT THIS IS NOT MY HOME.
A. This world is not home, I am just passing through.
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
B. I DON’T WANT TO GET ATTACHED AND ADJUSTED TO THIS WORLD.