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Live Like a King in Victory | Part 1

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October 29, 2020 8:00 am

Live Like a King in Victory | Part 1

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October 29, 2020 8:00 am

The story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 teaches us how to deal with the giants in our lives. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals God’s plan for His children is to live like kings and queens in victory.

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We live like kings and queens in victory. Listen to Adrian Rogers not only the Lord Jesus when battle against our archenemy, but he gave us an exact that we should walk as Jesus brought that battle so long ago. There is a continuing sense, was already one cents. It needs to be fought day by day.

We don't fight for victory. We fight from victory has been 1 cal reason that we can win it day by day, practically right now Wells is worth finding between profound truth. Simply stated by pastor and author Roger story of David and Goliath first Samuel 17 teaches us how to deal with the problems in our law. Some of us live in quiet desperation intimidated by our Giants. But God's plan for his children is to live like kings and queens in victory. If you have your Bible turn to first Samuel chapter 17.

As we learn more about our vicious enemy and our vicarious encounter with him in Scripture.

Once again, here's Adrian Rogers five first Samuel chapter 17, please first Samuel chapter 17. We all have some giant size problem some king-size problems, some palladium, some cruel Giants that have threatened us and threaten our love Goliath like problems and many people who listing to be tonight while living lives of quiet desperation because of some problem in my life. Giants temptation Giants of fear Giants of jealousy Giants of covetousness, discouragement, heartbreak, financial reverse problems. Real letters what were talking about God's plan for his people is victory always and in every circumstance. Thanks be to God calls us to triumph in Christ Jesus, and it always things we are more than conquerors super comparables through him that loved us.

And so, dear friend. Just as David defeated Goliath so long ago should have can have blessed God will have wonderful wonderful victory. Ellis began reading chapter 17 verse three of the Philistines stood on the mountain, on the one side and Israel stood on the mountain, on the other side, and there was a valley between them and went out to champion out of the Army of the Philistines name Goliath whose height was six cubits and a span that he had a helmet of brass upon his head.

He was armed with a coat of mail and the weight of his coat was 5000 shekels of brass and he had dreams of brass upon his legs and the target of brass between the shoulder is in the staff of the spear was like a weaver's beam and his peers had weighed 600 shekels of iron in one bearing the shield went before him, and he stood and cried and the armies of Israel, and set one column to set your battle in array. Why not a Philistine and he serviced us all shoes you a man for you, and let him come down to me, if he be able to fight with me and kill me. Then we will be your service, but if I prevail against him and kill him, then shall ye be our servants and serve us and of listing said I be by the armies of Israel, this day. Give me a man that we may fight together now since the nursery school as its early days in Sunday school. You know the story of David and Goliath. David is now just to youngsters just a boy, having started shave you Bible says later on this chapter. He was ready to bear countenance. I take that mean I will buzz on his chin, just a strapping teenage boy and that his brothers had gone to battle seem like perpetual enemy of Israel were the felicity and David like any red-blooded American boy one to see that battle, he had to stay home, take care of the sheep. But David's daddy said the boys need something to eat and they need some home cooking and they sent David as a messenger there to carry food to carry provisions to his brothers and he was all excited as any red-blooded person would be, I suppose wanting to get out there what action was special is a boy and expecting us to fight him when he got up and fight all just a shouting match, and even the other side was doing most of the shouting. He looked over there, across the valley, there was a big is mandate everything is height was somewhere between 9 feet and 11 feet in height. Some people say he was almost 10 feet tall. Some say he was over 11, I noted a MBA Hardee's others would like to have this man.

He was big he was the Incredible Hulk of his day. He was the original Bigfoot. He was be real big and he is over there cursing and swearing and defying the armies of Israel, the same effect you cowards you weaklings you people send somebody over here to fight me. Just one man, with all Peter feeds me will lay down arms and surrender. If I take him battle is our winner take all they would want to widen somebody: but I got to sleep. No one was going.

Not even big King Saul know what was going to see they were looking at the thing from a human perspective. As they looked at the situation and they saw Goliath over there, they were terrified and basic thought was when they look at this giant base auto we can go to fight him how much bigger he is than we are.

But David looking and you know what David thought David said look how much smaller he is, then God is so David decided he would go arm in the power of Almighty God. David with that sling and with those five smooth stones went out and victory killed Goliath his head all with allies own sword. You know that story but three things I will I see as I look at this passage because the many other things but one thing I see is a vicious enemy, a vicious enemy.

Goliath. The second thing I see is a vicarious encounter. The battle was thought by one on behalf of the mole and the third thing I see is a victorious example. Something that I can use in my own life and see if you see those three things with me today as we think first of all, about a vicious enemy. I believe that Goliath of dad's Testament picture a simple illustration of Satan himself today why believe that all look at his measure beginning in verse four we are in verse four and there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines name Goliath of dad whose height was six cubits and a span and he had an helmet of brass upon his head and he was armed with a coat of mail and the weight of his coat was 5000 shekels of brass and he had reason brass upon his legs, and a target of brass upon his shoulder, and the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam and his peers had weighed 600 shekels of iron and one bearing the shield with before him. Notice the use of the number six there is six cubits and a span of time. In verses five and six. He has six pieces of armor he is spearheading ways in verse seven 600 shekels that you know that in the Bible, the devil, Superman, which in a sense Goliath could picture is 1666. I see his measure. Here is described in these terms were not only his measure. I see his might look again in verse four. There went out a check for speaks of his power.

He was a Superman, a mighty man a powerful person.

Again, this reminds me of the power of the enemy. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. Not only do I see his measure. I see his might. I see his manner.

Look at your will.

In verse 10 of this chapter and of listing said I the armies of Israel, this day how arrogant he was giant. He was. You see, was against the things of God and what fear he was causing Satan today like Goliath of old was making more noise than perhaps ever more and saints are holding up when he ought to be standing up because of the arrogance of our enemy. I see his measure I see is my dicey his manner. I see his mom to what was his motive to destroy God look at it again in verse 10, the Bible says. I find the armies of Israel, this day, that is, I am against the people of God and the things of God and God is that it was always been. He was a very sinister enemy look in verse 16. If you will, in verse 16. The Bible says in the Philistines drew near, morning and evening, and presented himself forming a male authority is in the Bible.

40 is the number of testing.

Moses was in the wilderness for 40 years Israel when they wandered through the wilderness for 40 years. Christ was tempted of the devil are fasted 40 days in the wilderness and was tempted 40 in the Bible is the number of testing a number of temptation of trial and here is Goliath pictures the devil was testing try sifting fight the people of God. And so the first thing I see is a vicious enemy cited Massey is a vicarious encounter. I want you to notice how the battle lines were drawn that day. Look, if you will, in verse eight, and he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and set them, why are ye come out to set your battle in array am not a Philistine, and ye serviced us all now notices choose you a man for you, not a group of men just a man one man choose a man for you, and let him come down to me and in verse 10.

Give me a man that we may fight together. One man was to fight for all, not only their photo. I believe that Goliath of dad is a picture Satan, but I believe that David is a picture of our Savior. I leave here we have a prefiguring of the Lord Jesus Christ who fell for us a vicarious encounter with Satan himself vicarious means and are plaintiffs, one standing in the place of another. But David stood all day. Just as the Lord Jesus with the blood of Calvary and stood for me and stood for you on that day a vicarious encounter. I'm a tell you why I believe in. David pictures the Lord Jesus he thinks is the Lord Jesus so much of the Bible, sometimes in the Bible Jesus is called a and the Bible calls Jesus, my servant David because David is so much like in many ways his greater son, the Lord Jesus luxury what I'm talking about this young boy went out to fight Goliath was the sanctified one back to the same with chapter 16 now and looking you will in verse 13. You see something it happened to this young man. He had been anointed to be the king of Israel.

He was just a lad, would you remember the story with Samuel was to come and anoint David's King Saul was a king but he wasn't looking that God had really wanted. Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him. David, in the midst of his brethren, and the spirit came upon David from that day forward. David was anointed with oil symbolizing the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit came upon him and setting aside.

He wasn't an ordinary man.

He was like our Lord sanctified man, though, our Lord sanctified in such a greater way than even David. But not only was he the sanctified one look at you will hear in this 17th chapter and you going to find out that he was the sent one look in chapter 17 verse 17 and Jesse said to David, his son taken. Now all I read and Eve of his parched corn in these 10 low and run to the camp of vibrator sent by the father with bread for the brethren.

As Jesus said, how would I is the Lord Jesus. Jesus is pictured here. I think perhaps in the shadow perhaps only faintly, but I think as I look at the sacred pages that everyone of us every time everyplace will look online Jesus somewhere standing in the shed. I believe whole Bible. Somehow, someway is about the Lord Jesus and I rather seem too much of the Bible and seemed too little of the Bible. I want to tell you, David, was that sanctified one David was this one, David was last earned a long look at you will.

In verse 28 what happened when David got there they receive them with love and gladness and ELAD. His eldest brother heard when he spake unto the man and his anger was kindled against David and he said why came is now down, and with whom has now left those two sheep in the wilderness.

I know like pride but notice the line hard for thou art come down but now my to see the battle I want. I want you to notice the score with which is brother treated him when he came that day. He wasn't receive lovingly and kindly continue to read and David said, what have I there not a cause and he turned from him to one another and speak after the same manner and the people answered him again after the former manner was. I mean, it means that when young David came with the clause with a mission father, he was going. He was really cute. He was looked down upon because the Lord Jesus is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He came unto his own and his own received him not. Young young David sanctified one centerline young David the scorned one budding young David the saving one. It was David fought the battle that they went against Goliath of dad was saying and battle ladies and gentlemen, was about to follow one man vicariously thought and won the battle for the mall where that day/the second thing I see first of all a vicious enemy. Secondly, a vicarious encounter third letter, a notorious example because not only did the Lord Jesus when he was here the days of his flesh when the battle against our arch enemy the devil, but he gave us an example that we should walk in his day, and as Jesus taught that battle so long ago. There is a continuing battle in a sense is already one, and yet in a sense it needs to be fought day by day you say that sounds like confusion. Well, we don't fight for victory. We fight from victory but we fight anyway.

Victory has been won at Calvary. The reason that we can win it day by day, practically right now. Now I want to just imagine the giant in your life.

Is it lust is it envy is materialism. Is it laziness is it fear is agreed. Is it hatred is it doubt what is what stands between you and God's will for your life with joy that God want you to have his victory in Jesus and there is a victorious example in the story so that you can live like a king. Are you ready with three principles that are here. First of all, there is a principal of persistence, any matter is going to be one by those who are persistent.

I want to look if you will, in verse 32 of this chapter. Chapter 17 and verse 32.

And David said to Saul, let no man's heart fail because of him by servant will go and fight with this listing. David purposed in his heart he would do and when purposed in his heart he was not prepared by anything. There was the dismay of other toddlers were frightened you will in verse 11 chapter 17 verse 11 when Saul and all Israel heard those words of listing they were dismayed and greatly afraid and look if you will, in verse 24 and all of Israel when they saw the man fled from him, for they were sore afraid little fear is infectious, but David wasn't daunted by their fear. You see in your battle, you find that you're surrounded by a bunch of cowards about your week need people to people who feel that it really cannot be done and if you're not careful their fears going infect you and why was thing about David is this that he was persistent in the face of dismay of others with fear of man made Saul a coward with fear of God made David a hero. David seared God over man made him heroic. One insightful example of the power of God working through us will hear the conclusion of this message coming up tomorrow. Do you have a prayer request that you like to share with us you not love refining one of our greatest honors is to come alongside you, and pray with you and for you if you can go to our website and scroll down and find our prayer wall. This resource is one of our favorite ways to keep the ministry in the community praying continually for one another. We can't wait to hear from you again go to and scroll down to find our prayer wall. If you'd like to order a copy of today's message. You can request one by the title live like a king in victory. Call us at 1877 love God, to order this message is also part of the powerful series standing for light and truth for the complete collection all 11 insightful messages: number 1877 love God will go online to or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. Thank you for studying in God's word with us today as Jesus fought that battle against sin so long ago.

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