The people of promise
1Sa 30:9 So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
1Sa 30:10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.
1Sa 30:22 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them aught of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
1Sa 30:23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.
1Sa 30:24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.
1Sa 30:25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day
Saul is troubled for the king of achish is making war with him, he cannot get ahold of god so he summons the with of endor.
His enemies are arrayed against him he turns to a with
Peril surrounds him he is couched in chaos and curse his spirit is sore troubled
He has no preacher Samuel the prophet arises from death to tell saul he and his sons will meet the prophet tomorrow in the grave
David the son of jesse that warrior and man of god who the song was written saul hath slain his thous but david has slain his tens of thouse
David is a son of promise and a possessor of gods anointing
The philllistines now have arrayed their selves to attack the land of promise and david is arising to meet the challengers of his promise
You see the enemy will always try to attack our promise
The ephod is with david this garment that the high priest would put on to do worship to Jehovah is with david in the temple with the sword of goliath
You can see a slipping of those with calloused spirits those that are taken up more with their own agendas and their own petty lives for they don’t have the ephod of worship
Yes the script says david stood head and shoulders above all men
He looked good he looked the part of the mighty king
But the worshipper always ends up with the blessing
The apostle said I am not ashamed of the gospel of jesus Christ for it is the power of god unto salvation
I am not ahsmed to dance shout speak intongues
King of gath has invited david to fight for the philistines
But even this kings servants knew that davidwould not stand for the philistine hurting even saul who hated david
There is something to be set about the hosehold of faith
You are my brother and my sister
So david and his men doing the will of god came to find that the amelikites had taken all the mens families captive and buned ziklag with fire
David called for the ephod , the warrior was also a prophet and he took this garment on and worshipped and called on thename of the lord and god heard him and instructed him to pursue and recover all
Sometime you got to stir up the gift that god ahs given you
He could have been pitiful but instead he was full of praise
O don’t you know it absolutely messes with the enemy when we have lost it all but still dig down deep and get ahold of some praise
Put on the garment of praise
Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; [ weakness darkness] that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
He came out of the battlefield and came home and his family was gone and messed up, it was nt time to blame god and become bitter it was time to put on the garment of praise
When we put on the garnment of praise it will usher us into his courts and where the spirit of the lord is there is liberty
The spirit of prophecy fell on david and god said pursue and you will recover all
This cataclysmic episode in davids life was a common characteristic
He would come to this precipice and seem to fall over this deadly cliff time after time in his life
This is also characteristic of the individual who god has called and chosen
They willstay faithful and will willingly offer to god worship worship worship
The sauls will cease and die in the battles of the church
But the davids will keep recovering and keep ascending
And keep the promise of god
Pentecostals face paralysis because we think that the promise should be with out peril and pain
But if you posses that garment that ephod of the priest you can press through any position
The covenant and promise the law of reception or receiving is in effect to the worshipper
The worshpper gets favor from god and man
Associated w/ his faith his obedience and his call, god fashioned a land, a great and mighty and a blessed land for Abraham of ur of the chaldees.
One whose family was a bunch of heather multi god worshippers.
God gave him a new land a new name a new gial a new destiny.
It was the promise land, a land that flowed with milk and honey, it was almighty god that seperatd Abraham from every body else to give him what everybody else did not possess
To some our walk is hard mundane and costly but what he has had us doing is taking all the territory that we have walked in the spirit
It is form the loins of Abraham we rise tonight a lineage of promise a lineage of blessing a lineage of transistion
We look for a city that is greater than our present residence greater than the job we work and the buildings we now inhabit a a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Do you believe in a better and brighter and more beautiful tomorrow?
Heb 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
Heb 6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Heb 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.