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2 Sam 5:17 - 25 Prayer

24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

1. The Discipline Of Prayer 19 And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines?

(a) The Need For Prayer And David enquired of the LORD

Because Of Danger, Of Difficulty, Of Darkness (Not Knowing)

(b) The Nature Of Prayer David enquired of the LORD

It's Personnal, Profitable, Practical, & Powerful

(c) The Notice Of Prayer 19 And the LORD said unto David, Go up

23 And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up;

2. The Delay In Prayer 23 when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

Prayer Requires Patience

Prayer Requires Persistence

Prayer Requires Performance Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

3. The Deliverance Through Prayer 25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

(a) The Fact Of Obedience 25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him

(b) The Faith Of Obedience - as the LORD had commanded him

(c) The Fruit Of Obedience and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

4. The Delight From Prayer 25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

(a) The Joy Of Co-operation 2 Cor 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

(b) The Joy Of Co-ordination 23 And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

There is a Time for God to work.

There are Terms for God to work.

There is a Trust in God to work.

(c) The Joy Of consummation 20 And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.

25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.


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