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October 30, 2020 8:00 am
We know our motives are sound. Listen to Adrian Rogers know some of you won't win about which motive is wrong. You got a financial problem that you don't want it with the Lord God got a social problem with glory.
God is one we had to when we get serious about wanting God got sanctify spirit person who says that the matter will I live or die, so long as God is welcome to word finding featuring the powerful messages, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers in part one of today's message. We learned that the story of David and Goliath first Samuel 17 is also a victorious example of God's power as Jesus fought that battle against sin so long ago. There is a continuing battle in one sense it's already one, but in another sense it needs to be fought day by day. How can you and I fight the good fight. If you have your Bible turn to first Samuel chapter 17 is Adrian Rogers shares three principles to live like a king in victory.
We all have giant size problems change size problems some cruel giants that have threatened us and threaten our love Goliath like problems and many people listening to me tonight are 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 problem. So what were talking about God's plan for his people's victory always and in every circumstance Thanksgiving 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 Peter Goliath so long ago should have can have blessed God will have wonderful wonderful victory. Now I want to just imagine the giant in your life is lost. Is it ending his 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. But God wants you to have his victory in Jesus and there is a victorious example in this 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 persistence in the 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 saying will go and fight with this Philistine. David purposed in his heart he would do and what he purposed in his heart he was not buying anything. There was the dismay of other fathers were frightened you will in verse 11 chapter 17 verse 11 when Saul and all Israel heard those words of listing they were dismay 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. I don't 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 a week need people to people who feel that it really cannot be done and not careful their fears going in fact, you and the marvelous thing about David is this that he was persistent in the face of the dismay of others, the fear of man made Saul a coward. The fear of God made David a hero. David had his eyes on and therefore he was filled with a purpose. That was a persistence in spite of the dismay of others. Look, if you will, in verse 28 again and easily as the eldest brother heard when he spake on the man any man's anger was kindled against David and said why came is now down here with whom is valid for those few sheep in the wilderness, can you hear him as he curls lipid disdain Sonny boy this is for the big boys. Here you have any right down here this. She not only was there dismay. There was disdain. They look down upon David look down upon you, and you know that the devil has laughed many a man out of victory that people just sneered at us and we fold just run away. They laughed and David and doubtless their laughter and cut him to the quick, but he refused to let up or back up or shut up about you so you and I school are you a lesson I ridicule you for your faith. You carry Bible school euro value him. Thank God for you food bearing the lunch hall just like you would home. Are you going to stand up to the Lord Jesus when someone else takes his name in vain or you free what they might think David had a purpose. He said I'm going to have not only was there dismay. Not only was there disdain but it was also discouragement. What you will, in verse 33 and Saul said to David, thou art not able to go against this listing was. I said that Saul was Saul he was the king making was a classic example or definition of an expert in exes I has been on the spur is a grip on the pressure. But he was an expert and he said it can't be done, I will tell you when you get ready to live for God. And when you get ready to get out of it would both be ready to take a small stone in a sling and cross validate your life, you face the same for you. Uniface those are in despair or go to be compelling calamity to face those with disdain.
They got me laughing at you and Uniface.
Those with discouragement say can be done Uniface the same thing will David face to close these people and along with God's secret counsel I get dries of God, you lose about you. Listen to what these people say can't be done. Listen to what these people say you have got what it takes to do it.
They laugh at you. They ridicule you and the rest of scared to death themselves united with I believe one of the reasons that David was mighty for God is that he spent time alone with God. We wilderness real. I washed the shipper had a transistor radio up to his ear photo board. David had one of those we would have been 23rd Psalm is mice my soul said I don't care what you say I don't care what anybody says I will and what Johnson so that was a purpose. The principle of persistence.
I will go you know why some of you know when the man you never show up. Usually someone do it. One man was bragging about what a great Christian he was. He said all I am not afraid of the devil is not even question ladies. Jim is the devil afraid of you. The Bible says, resist the keys to flee from us right now is another principle. Not only was there the principal persistence purpose. Either we will put but it was also another principle there was a principal of progression. I want to look if you're willing versus 34 through 37 of the same chapter. Now Saul said to David, you can't do it and David said to Saul in verse therefore my servant kept his father.
She became a lion and a bear to the Lamb out of the flock and I went after him, and smote him and delivered it out of his mouth and when he arose against me. I call him by his and slew him by serving slew both the lion and the bear and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he had to find the armies of the living God know what is the principal here is the principle of progression. You see David aforethought glial line at a bear anyone. Those victories and because he had one those victories.
He was ready for a another victory. You see, David had learned to go from 300 victory and before Jesus met and pleaded Satan at Calvary, he met and defeated Satan in the wilderness and Jesus had gone from victory on the victory and Jesus met Satan in private in the wilderness so that he might meet him in public at Cal is reasonable. The reason that some of us are not winning our big battles is that we losing a little Bible says he that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also that which is much as some of you are not going to be ready when the Incredible Hulk comes along.
Because you haven't been being faithful and those little things is you won't know what a man is made out of watching in the little things God use a David because of first time just a little sheep activities a shepherd will take your mushy wonderland made today would know. Maybe no one else is no but I will be faithful in this which is least I care. When time came for the lie, he slew him one on try to tell you is this, that we need to trust God in the small things. There's a principal purpose. I will do progression you will be faithful where you are. You be faithful in that which is small and that which is least in gobble help you to be faithful in that which is much now there's one last principal and ongoing be finished in this victorious example is also principle of power that David did not go against Goliath. In spite of his purpose in his spot is progression without any power. He had tremendous power and one was is powerless begin reading in verse 38 as we continue to read all right.
In verse 38 and Saul alarmed David with his armor and he put on and helmet of brass upon his head and he armed them with a coat of mail and David girded his sword upon his armor and he is saying to go for you not proved it and David said to Saul, I cannot do with these product and David put them all him and he took his staff in his hand and chosen five smooth stones out of the brook and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had even in a script and his sling was in his hand and he drew near to the Philistine and the Philistine became old and Hernando David and Amanda Scheele went before him, and when the Philistine looked about and saw David. He disdained him, for he was but a youth and ruddy fair countenance and listings of David and my dog that comes to me was stays in the Philistine cursed David by his gods and listing said David come to me and I will give my flesh to a thousand year end to the beast of the fee that is anymore when I get my hands on you. I'm going to break your little pieces and feed you to the page and then send David to the Philistine. Don't miss this, thou comes to me with a sword, and with the spear with a shield. But I come under the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou has defied this day with the Lord deliver the end of mine hand, and I will slightly and take time from the and I will give the carcasses of the host of the listings this day, under the fowls of the air, and to the wild beast earlier that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel and in those verses the principle of power is delineated. What was the power that rested upon this man enabled a teenage boy. The sanctified sentence saving one to do what he did.
First of all, he had powerful methods he refused.
King Saul's armor gigs all of the huge man was stolen. David was Elinor's eyes man could they put all his armor little David very is just a boy anyway. Is this great big breast plate. Here's his heavy sword, and they see you sitting flops. I I play football and I would helmet couple sizes too big. It's tough little David out there. I take all I can use it. Then he went back to his proven methods.
What is Astellas.
It tells us ladies and gentlemen, that when we fight Satan.
We cannot use on sanctified armor. The Bible tells us in second Corinthians chapter 10 verse four the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down strongholds. You're not going to overcome Satan with psychology United overcome Satan with the power of positive thinking United overcome Satan with education United overcome Satan with money you're not going out organizing you not going out publicizing you know the saddest thing I believe in our nation are many churches wearing the armor Madison Avenue trying to outdo the devil, the world and our world is everything and had David put on armor just like old live had David would have been ignominiously defeated.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, we have the shield of faith, we have the sword of the Spirit and we have the armor of righteousness. So there must be a powerful method. There must be a powerful master then send David to the Philistine, thou comes to me with a sword, and with the spear, and with the shield but I come to be in the name of the Lord of host but God of the armies of Israel, whom thou has defied you see David came in the power name did you know that we as Christians come against Satan and the power of a name is the name of Jesus, but that was not afraid of the name Adrian know the name of Jesus I come to be in the name of Jesus. You see, the Bible says Jesus, if you ask anything in my name, I will weaken, if we have the right method. We put aside is on sanctified armor. Armor of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. And if we come not put in the name of Jesus and come against Satan Goliath essay Satan as God's man come against you in the name Jesus is a well you sure he says that is what I I would expect them to say Brandon if there's anything that I've learned in my ministry is the power of the name Jesus.
And when there are times when I don't even know what debris I just bow my head and repeat.
Jesus is Lord over and over again. Jesus is Lord I come to you. David said in the name of the posts in the Lord of host is Jesus Christ himself.
Now let me go on and they one of the thing about this power, and then I'll be finished. First of all there.
There was this purpose, and there was this progression and there was his power power, while a powerful method of powerful master and a powerful motive. Look, if you will, in verse 46.
Looking what was the motive of David that day.
David said this day will the Lord deliver the mine hand, and I will smite the and take thine hand from the and I will give the carcasses of a host of listings this day of July thousand a year into the wild beast of the earth. And here was his motive that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, not as a David in the camp, but there is a God in Israel. His motive was for the glory of God. And that's why when the battle you know some of you want to win the battle but motive is wrong. You got a financial problem that you don't want it whipped for the glory God is no more money in the bank. Some of you got a social problem. No one with the glory God. You just won't be happy to see you when we get serious about wanting God to be glorified in God's good move when we get the right method.
We have the right master. We get the right motive. We got power. This power, there is power in the sanctified spirit for person who says it no matter what I live or die, so long is God is glorified you will be filled Holy Spirit, you reduce all your goals and aims to one thing that Jesus be glorified and you will automatically be filled spear, so my soul Lord Bill Mesabi great breach of those verses are not interested, Lord Bill resigned his soulas I can careless Holy Spirit tell me so I can live a clean line posters is ho-hum Holy Spirit. Feel me that Jesus will be glorified only one Jesus glorified so I'll fill you. Incidentally, I may make you preacher help you live a clean life and make a prayer warrior and all those other things but not as an end in themselves only by Jesus to be glorified. So what you want is a principal ladies and gentlemen of purpose and you made their those in your life you want to discourage or themselves. Don't be so afraid they say can't be done as a principal progression. You may not have a Goliath that it may be that person the damage offender when you get out of the parking lot to pick up your this and if you have loosens what he will do the big was getting principal progression and is a principal about the right method, right master right so if we want to live in victory, we must reduce our aim to one thing that Jesus be glorified. If you'd like to learn more about that and how to have a relationship with God through Christ we love to offer insightful resource good were discovered. Jesus firstname.lastname@example.org/radio you'll find answers that you may need about your faith.
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