Summary: Trusting God for direction and leading when we are not sure of the way.
David was a man after God's own heart. I like that enduring quality about David. Although he had his faults he still had a heart after God.
In the text we see that the Philistines have received word that David has been anointed King over all Israel-vs. 8,
"8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them. 9 Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim;"
However, the Philistines are not pleased about this. And they move quickly to challenge David's anointed leadership and they are out to get him.
Remember, this is the same David who has killed Goliath
Notice, what is said here in verse 8, " they mobilized their forces to capture him."
Why did they want to capture David as opposed to killing him?
3 QUICK OBSERVATIONS
1. They wanted to capture David to undermine his leadership
2. They wanted to capture David to undermine Israel's resolve..
3. They wanted to capture David to undermine God's
Hear me this morning - there is nothing more the enemy had rather do than knock off the leader. That is why I covet so strongly your prayers and support.
There is something else I want you to take notice of her this morning. David was "anointed" King over Israel. He wasn't just "chosen" but rather was anointed by God to be the leader of Israel at this historic time.
"THE ANOINTED BREAKTHROUGH"
A. I believe that you are the anointed of God this
1. God has great things in store for his anointed!
B. From these few verses there are things about the
anointing of God that I want you to understand...to
get in your heart and spirit.
I. THE ANOINTING BRINGS OPPOSITION - VS 8
A. David is the Anointed King of Israel. He is
chosen by God and yet walking in this realm of
anointing brings opposition.
Hear me this morning---the anointing of God upon your life will bring opposition your way! Some think of the anointing in terms of being seen and the spotlight--but hear me--the anointing of God upon your life is a magnetic field for the enemy to come at you
1.David is the anointed by God as the King of Israel and all the news is not sitting well with
2. The Reason is that David is not just anointed as
King but is walking in the anointing.
3. Are you hearing me this morning? There is a
a. I am not concerned this morning if you have
been anointed (past experience) but are you
walking in the anointing now? (Now Experience)
4. Being in the presence of the anointing doesn't
make you anointed!
a. Being in McDonalds doesn't make you a
b. Being in church doesn't make you anointed
...only the touch of God upon your life
make you anointed as you walk in his ways!
B. It Was This anointing upon David's Life that
brought opposition and it is what will bring it in
your life also.
1. Paul experienced this opposition time after
time in his ministry. In 1 Thes 2:18 18 For we wanted
to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan
blocked our way.
2. Paul says satan "prevented us" He encountered
opposition from the enemy that prevented him
from accomplishing things he had set out to do.
3. The anointing of God upon your life will create
opposition in your life from the enemy. EXPECT IT!!
C. YET, THE SAME ANOINTING UPON YOUR LIFE IS
WHAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO RISE ABOVE THE
ADVANCES OF THE ENEMY AND BE
1. As God's anointed you are empowered to do
mighty exploits for God.
Jesus Said, 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12
2. The Anointing may bring great opposition but it
will also bring about great exploits for God if you
will walk in it.
II. The Anointing Brings Direction vs. 10-11
10 so David inquired of God: “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”
The LORD answered him, “Go, I will deliver them into your hands.”
11 So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.
It is interesting to see here what David did in the face of opposition - he went to the source of the anointing!