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How to Behave in a Cave | Part 2

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July 22, 2021 8:00 am

How to Behave in a Cave | Part 2

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July 22, 2021 8:00 am

In this message, Adrian Rogers reviews David’s reverence for the God-appointed position of King Saul and explains how to recognize and respect authority.

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How should we respond to unworthy authority figures listen to Adrian Rogers. Not only did David recognize the authority that was installed but he respected me apart." This is a hard it's one thing for us to grudgingly give him but it's another thing for us to respect that authority and respect those leaders that God is, but overall when you get to that place that God is going to begin to work in your life in an incredible weight, and God is going to use you with great great power and make you type kingdom authority. Just as David one day set up on Israel's throne and became Israel's greatest king, but that is very hard. Welcome to my birth.

True, the dynamic teaching pastor and author Adrian Rogers, King David was a remarkable man after God's own heart. David was a man who lived by principal, by its was a warrior new mini victory, or perhaps the greatest victory was the one over his own spirit when he became subject to kingdom authority.

If you have your Bible turn to first Samuel chapter 24 is Adrian Rogers reveals how to behave.

McKay first Samuel chapter 24 and in the moment. We have a rebid of the first seven verses of that chapter, but the more versus later on. This is an episode in the life of David King David was a mighty mighty warrior, and I believe that he was the kind of man who exercise kingdom authority and he was literally a king. He was a man that was known for victory, but the greatest victory that David ever had is going to be recorded in this chapter of the Bible. It was not a victory over someone else.

It was a victory over him self he got victory over self and learn the lesson that I want you to learn and that is to have kingdom quarantine, you must remain under authority. I have to get the background. Saul is the king of Israel and is the king of this really is God's appointed and God's anointed, though he was a very unworthy king. Now God was going to replace all with a young man whose name was David, a man after God's own heart mouse. All is getting wind of this, he sees David the rising star.

He sees that his own son is setting, and he now is eaten up with envy and jealousy against David and so he makes a David public enemy number one in all of the energies of the kingdom now are focused on souls burning of malevolent ambition and that is to kill David and and Saul now is insane with jealousy and in his mind the repeats these words kill David kill David kill David that he's had a skirmish with the Philistine when he gets finished with that, he learns that David is now hiding down by the Dead Sea up in the mountains in a place called Ein Getty which means the spring of outside been there many times I've seen those caves. I've seen that spring those waters cascading down. It's a beautiful place.

Each time I go I think this episode of David up there in those caves hiding from Saul. Saul takes 3000 hand-picked men after one man, David, David is in a cave and Saul goes in there to relieve himself into this cave. It's dark in the cave. David's eyes and he and his companions. Their eyes are accustomed to the darkness, but Saul didn't see them there back in the recesses of that cave. David's men cease all they say David this is your opportunity. One act of courage David just once. Sore and good by topography good tide of persecution goodbye to the spared good by hiding in the cave welcome riches, welcome honor, welcome power, welcome authority, you will be the next King just one stroke of the soul. David goes over and with his sword in the darkness. He cuts off the him of souls grow. That's how close he is to Saul. Saul doesn't know David is there, but David cuts off the hem of his rope, but he will kill Saul later on after Saul is going out of the cave. David says to Saul, he lists his voice across the chasm. Now David's own one hillside of souls on the other. He said Saul you see what I had you see what I could have done to you I we going to get to the whole episode a little bit more but we just set the stage.

Now that's what all of this is about what David did in this episode was not to win a victory over Saul.

What David did was to win a victory over him self.

The Bible says in Proverbs chapter 16 verse 32 he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that room with his spirit than he that taketh a city.

How that was fulfilled in David. Now David refused to take vengeance on Saul. He refused to do what he was able to do because he gained a great victory. David understood the principle of kingdom authority.

David understood that he needed to be on the Saul even though Saul sought for his life. Saul was still the one where the he was still at that time, the king of Israel.

He was the appointed and the anointed king. Now folks, we must recognize kingdom authority is the second thing we must do. Not only must we recognize kingdom authority but we must respect kingdom authority now begin in verse eight.

David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave and cried after Saul saying my chain and when Saul looked behind him.

David stooped with his face to the and bowed him self and David said to Saul.

Wherefore, here style men's words, saying, behold, David signify her bill this day. Thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had deliberately today in the mine hand in the cave and some made me kill the but mine. I spared the and I said I will not put forth my hand against my Lord, for he is the Lord's anointed. Moreover, my father, CA see the skirt of thy robe and my hand brand that I cut off the start of my role and kill the not know how and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my heart, for I have not sinned against the yet thou hunt this my soul to take it the Lord judge between me and the and the Lord avenge me of the but mine hand shall not be upon the safe, the proverb of the ancients wickedness proceeded from the wicked, but mine hand shall not be upon the and after whom is the king of Israel come out after longest now pursue. After a dead dog after fleeing the Lord therefore be judge and judge between me and the and see and plead my cause and deliver me out of line hand.

Dear God, help us to understand this. I hope you'll understand it. I hope Sarah Mme. that you will live best practices and teach this to your children because if not, you will never understand spiritual authority here is a man respecting spiritual authority. This man was an unworthy authority, but David recognize that authority and he respected that authority. I want you to see how you talk to Saul with reverence, he bows his head down with respect to causing my lord the king even gave them the benefit of the bounty said. Perhaps you've been misinformed and then during all that time that did not mean that he gave into Saul's wicked way, but he said I am trusting God get me out of this thing I'm not trusting you. Saul I am trusting God. Look, if you will again in verse 12, the Lord judge between me and the Lord avenge me of the but mine hand shall not be upon the look, if you will, in verse 15. The Lord therefore be judge and judge between me and the and plead my cause and deliver me out of line hand. Now the point is this. Not only did David recognize the authority that was in Saul, but he respected the authority and folks, this is the hard part. It's one thing for us to grudgingly give into that authority. But it's another thing for us to respect that authority and respect those leaders that God is put over us. Sometimes children have parents and those parents don't deserve respect and if you have parents that don't deserve respect.

Respect them anyway if you have teachers that don't deserve respect. Respect them anyway. If you're in a church and your pastor doesn't deserve respect. Respect them anyway. Or if you have a government and the government does not deserve respect, respect that government anyway. You're not respecting the individual you are getting yourself into place under authority and when you do when you get to that place that God is going to begin to work in your life in an incredible way and God is going to see that you don't have the spirit of rebellion and God is going to infuse you with great great power and make you have kingdom authority. Just as David one day set up on Israel's throne and became Israel's greatest king, but that is very hard below problem. Many of us is that we have a spirit of rebellion and folks I want to tell you, by nature, I have a spirit of rebellion. I have a gift for smart remarks and I find myself many times, not in sheer rebellion, but I find myself in a spirit of rebellion. I like that little boy whose mother said to him, son, sit down anyone, so that she said sunset at about four-year-old when Saddam again. She took both hands and set him in a chair he sat down for a little while looked at her and said I'm standing up on the inside not. I think many of us are that way. I think that while we may grudgingly get under those authorities that God is put over us.

We are standing up on the inside and many times we speak in ways we wish we had in June versus eight and I just put this in your margin.

Judy is talking about apostates and he says likewise is also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh.

Listen to this, despise dominion, that is, they don't want anybody over them and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the Archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses Durst not bring against him that his Michael did not bring against the devil.

A railing accusation, but said the Lord rebuke that now.

Michael did not give into the devil, as a matter fact he disputed with the devil he stood against the devil he was up close to the devil he was going to bring Satan's kingdom down the Michael was a mighty Archangel and yeah because of the residual dignity that was in Satan, who was once the anointed cherub.

The Bible says that even Michael the Archangel would not speak disrespectfully, he would not bring a railing accusation against the devil himself takes around the dinner table when you begin the car and criticize those people, school principals and teachers, policeman pastors, parents, presidents, whatever you do you know what your building and your children a spirit of rebellion spirit of rebellion, case will come back on go come back on, and you're going to have a little why this person submit to that does not mean we get into wickedness that does not mean we approve error anymore.

Then David wants all day.

The matter fact it was David's submission that brought Saul's kingdom crashing down and made King David, the king that it was a pulse. I don't know what you understand what I'm saying on I maybe think about the plot, but I think there's hardly a message that applies more what I say right now I am saying to you that God wants his people to live with kingdom authority but we will never be over those things that God is put under arrest Hunter were willing to get out of those things that God is put over us and the Bible says whoever it is, whether we like them a lot. Put this verse in your margin. First Peter chapter 218 through 20 servants be subject to your masters with all fear not only to the good and gentle but also to the forward that means to the evil you work for a boss you work for man is not a good man be in submission to him if he's the boss for this is thank worthy if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. You say what EE doesn't treat me right got you good for conscience sake just suffer wrongfully and then he goes on to say for what glorious at it when you be buffeted for your faults, you take it patiently. But if and when you do well and suffer for it you take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. We need to learn to respect authority. One of my heroes. You may well know is Joseph song Joseph song that apostle to Romania. He told me a story time brought tears to my eyes.

He said I was in eighth, a village there north of Bucharest. I was a pastor was back in 1974.

He said I was in my study, when seven communist soldiers came just bursting into my study, Bay City Joseph song suggests we have reason to believe that you're an insurrectionist against the government. We're going to go through your library and we can find one book in your library that has anti-Communist words in it. You can be arrested you to be in serious trouble and they started taking the books off of his library shelf that you know to a pastor who puts her very very important but I begin to confiscate his books and they begin to make him sign his name in the flyleaf of every book so that they could use against what's your name here and and and put the date here that we got this book of your library. One by one they were taking on his books. He said it was a terrible day seven communist soldiers in my house, but he said they'd only taken on a few books when they handed me one. That said, joy unspeakable and full of glory that was the title, subtitle, are you experiencing it now, and he realized that God says rejoice in all things. And again I say rejoice means that I choose to rejoice, said Elizabeth we have guest in our home make them some coffee reset from that time on I was in charge the Lord and because I learned somehow not to have the spirit of rebellion, Joseph and others were closer brought let communist dictator touch SQ crashing down. But how did they do it with a spirit by spirit of submission. They took those books I could not find anything of those books when I took all Joseph's tape. They brought them back to the major and they said we don't know what's in the tapes he said I'll listen to the tapes. So I began to listen to those tapes and as he was listing the man of God preach. He had a heart attack and died just like that word got out all around. One person heard these communist talking and got back to Joseph should be careful what you do with a man of God. Be very careful, don't touch the man of God, folks. What we need to learn to do is to exercise submission to authority but yet not acquiescence. It doesn't mean that we agree, but we must have. We must have a victory like David had. Now here's the third thing. Not only must we recognize the kingdom authority. Not only must we respect kingdom authority but we need to rest in kingdom authority not rest in the government not rest in the Saul's not rest in the touch SQ but rest in the Lord. Notice what David said again. I am verse 15. The Lord therefore be judge and judge between me and the and see and plead my cause and deliver me out of Linehan.

David was ahead of his times. He understood the spirit in the New Testament which says dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place on the wrath, for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay, said the Lord therefore find enemy hunger, feed him if he first give him bring for in so doing thou shall heap coals of fire on his head be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. This is contrary folks to human nature. You're in chapter 24 look in verse 19 for if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away. Wherefore the Lord reward the good for that thou hast done under me this day. Saul said what you did to me. David was not human nature. You did something that was beyond human nature. I want to tell you you looking a man whose nature is the nature of a rebel. That's me. I mean, by nature, it's hard for me to submit and that is against human nature to get human nature for all of us now is be honest, the Bible says he let Ruth his own spirit is heat better than he that take the city and I'll say again that David ~bear David to line David killed Goliath with the greatest victory that they've ever had was that day in that cave where he said I'm going to get under those people that God is put under me so that I can be over those things that God has put under me. That does not mean that we blindly obey ungodly government.

If you think I believe in that you are wrong.

The prophets in God's word preach against the wickedness in the kingdom. Nathan warned David when he did wrong. Elijah warned Ahab Eliezer spoke to Jehoshaphat Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar, Moses, the Pharaoh, we do not acquiesce, but I'm telling you, there must be an us a spirit of humility and surrender over ourselves and when we get under those things that God is put over us. Then God can trust us to bring these wicked kingdoms crashing down.

The church beloved is not the master of the state, not the servant of the state where the conscience of the state to preach God's truth. Folks you will never win a victory over self over anything else until you yield to Jesus Christ.

You got to submit.

First of all to the King of King, the Lord of lords. Jesus himself, when you give a heart to Jesus. He will cleanse you and forgive you every sin he will send his Holy Spirit in your heart to empower you to give you peace and comfort and direction. And when you die you will take you to heaven.

Would you like to be saved. Would you pray prayer like this. God, I acknowledge that I'm a seven. I acknowledge that my sin deserves judgment, but I need mercy I want to be say Jesus you died to save me and you promise to save me if I would trust I trust you, Jesus, right now, like a child I receive you into my heart come into my heart, forgive my sin save me, Lord Jesus. Pray that prayer, save me margins in your name I pray, if you prayed to receive Jesus just now we want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page go to our website and you'll find answers that you may need about your newfound faith. We have a response section where you can share your testimony or how this message is made a difference in your life again. Go to and click the tab at the top it says Discover Jesus welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you today if you like to order a copy of today's message. You can call us at 1877 love God and mentioned the title how to behave in a K this message is also part of the insightful series. The incredible power of kingdom authority. The complete collection all nine powerful messages. Call 877 love God or go online to order it or rightists at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183.

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