Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have genuine peace? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To emphasize the work of the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives not our works of fake peace. IV. TEXT: 1 Chronicles 12:18 (New Living Translation, Second
Do you have genuine peace?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To emphasize the work of the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives not our works of fake peace.
1 Chronicles 12:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, the leader of the Thirty, and he said, “We are yours, David! We are on your side, son of Jesse. Peace and prosperity be with you, and success to all who help you, for your God is the one who helps you.” So David let them join him, and he made them officers over his troops.
HOLY SPIRIT gives peace, success, prosperity.
HOLY SPIRIT's Peace
A. Author: uncertain
B. Time of writing: Probably written during or shortly after the Captivity.
C. Function: supplementary to 1&2 Samuel and 1&2 Kings.
D. Distinctive feature: deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah.
E. Central thought: Sovereignty of GOD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The HOLY SPIRIT motivates success
"Then the Spirit came upon Amasai"
"Peace and prosperity be with you"
1. Success = peace
John 20:21-22 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
The HOLY SPIRIT when received in a form of CHRIST's breath ushered in peace.
Galatians 6:15-16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.
May God’s peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God.
1 Peter 5:14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Greet each other with Christian love. Peace be with all of you who are in Christ.
The HOLY SPIRIT is a lot more of course, HE's Another Comforter, the One who is silent in our lives manifesting CHRIST-like features in our lives, it's because of the HOLY SPIRIT that we have succes, victory, prosperity and genuine peace of CHRIST.
John 16:33 (New King James Version)
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
To those who are not yet in CHRIST, you can't have peace unless you accept the LORD JESUS CHRIST in your hearts, you may look for peace in different places: booz, sex, vices but He's not there, the reason why celebrities commit suicides is because they have not yet found the real source of peace, that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. They seek it in their fame, wealth, fans but HE'S not there, the LORD JESUS CHRIST can only be found in the pages of the bible upon preaching of the Gospel of Peace.
B. The HOLY SPIRIT gives success to those who help the man of GOD
"success to all who help you"
Peace is a gift, every perfect gift came from GOD, if your peace allows you to commit suicide, then it's not real peace.
James 1:17 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
Proverbs 15:16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.
C. GOD helps the man of GOD
"for your God is the one who helps you."
Deuteronomy 33:1 (Amplified Bible)
THIS IS the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the Israelites before his death.
1 Timothy 6:11 (Phillips NT Bible)
But you, the man of God, keep clear of such things. Set your heart not on riches, but on goodness, Christ-likeness, faith, love, patience and humility. Fight the worthwhile battle of the faith, keep your grip on that life eternal to which you have been called, and to which you boldly professed your loyalty before many witnesses.
Nehemiah 12:36 (New Revised Standard Version)
and his kindred, Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah, and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and the scribe Ezra went in front of them.
If the HOLY SPIRIT does not reside in you, making your body His Temple, then another spirit is in you, take a look, if Amasai is a man of peace because of the HOLY SPIRIT, Hanun on the other hand, have a different kind of spirit, a spirit of war. (unnecessary, foolish wars or strife or quarrel)
1 Chronicles 19:1-5 (New Revised Standard Version)
Some time afterward, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son succeeded him.
David said, "I will deal loyally with Hanun son of Nahash, for his father dealt loyally with me." So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. When David's servants came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites, to console him,