Summary: The old King Saul model offered contempt followed with with complete disobedience...
The Anointing Revealed.
The time had come for new leadership. The old King Saul model offered contempt followed with with complete disobedience. Doing what feels good, what’s convenient.
Therefore, the old extinguished, or put out, in exchange for God’s newness to shine upon this young shepherd boy named David. Thus, this word from Samuel would change the spiritual climate of Israel shortly.
Actually it all got underway on this day—
1 Samuel 16:10-14NKJV Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah. 14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him.
David's anointing was a secret anointing. Only 10 people knew about his anointing: Samuel, Jesse (David’s father), David’s seven brothers, and David himself.
A highly dangerous ritual had taken place, Samuel had anointed Israel's next king while the present king was alive. Nobody else was to know about this for several years.
Sometimes the anointing on your life (God’s spirit on your life) seems to be somewhat of a secret until His spirit is pressed upon!
You become needy. Sometimes miserable. Maybe an emergency, and other times a great awakening! P.H
1 Samuel 13:14 say’s, The Lord sought for a man after His own heart; He found that in David.
God’s say’s in, Jeremiah 29:13NIV You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
This anointing was an anointing that David had not sought. He had been tending sheep, when out of the blue, he was summoned to be anointed King of Israel.
This event must have been overwhelming for the young David. David was earmarked by God, He was called and commissioned by God to be Israel’s future leader. P.H
* From forgotten shepherd boy, too King of Israel, that’s exactly what God’s anointing can and will do!
David’s next assignment came before him. Saul’s torment increased:
1 Samuel 16:18NLT One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”
While tending sheep, David developed certain gifts and talents that would prove beneficial. His secret anointing came with harp in hand, thus, driving away evil spirit’s from King Saul.
Remember this, David had lived in dark places, as a shepherd, such as caves, and three sided landscapes where David himself, would lay down at night to protect his sheep at the lip of the entrance.
David was gifted as a musician, he learned who to worship, plus he became a warrior who triumphed.
Listen to this word—Worship runs parallel with triumph.
King David would pen verses like—Psalm 18:29NKJV For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.
Psalm 18:29NLT In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.
Psalm 92:4AMP For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; At the works of Your hands I joyfully sing.
Have we learned to joyfully sing? “Through Jesus, your song becomes your triumph.”
Nothing was known about the anointing on David, although this anointing would prepare him for his ultimate calling, earlier though, he was brought to play for king Saul, who immediately liked David.
1 Samuel 16:23NLT And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.
This was David’s first opportunity to perform in the royal service.
Little did David know that one day he would transform worship in Israel. That David would become the major contributor of the longest book of the Bible—the book of Psalms.
During this time, On two separate occasions after this grand anointing by Samuel the prophet, Young David defended his sheep, once killing a bear, and sometime later, David fought off and killed—a loin.