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February 16, 2022 7:00 am
Greetings friends and new listeners and welcome to this town the faith. I'm sure not thanking you for joining us today because we know Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Today's message the ripple effect of David's sin is quite informative. He was the only man in the Bible, of whom God testified, I have found David to be a man after my own heart. Yet he willfully committed the sin of adultery using his kingly authority to steal another man's wife, but what was worse was the cover-up and the collateral damage that created many victims in the ripple effect of David's sin. So now the child is become very sick and now he's died so we have another ripple in the degree of David's sin and we see that the collateral damage. Probably this is been the thing that may have broken his heart. The most is when the baby died.
Now we don't know all that David prayed during that time but we know that Nathan's words hit him hard in his spiritual gut those words hit him so hard that during those seven days of prayer and fasting he was doing more than just praying for that child to live. He was getting his soul purified. He was repenting of his sin and he was not doing it casually. He realized his sins were great. His sins were gross he realized the God was justified in pouring out judgment upon him, but he wanted to get right with God. He could not do the collateral damage. He could not go back and think that he could never bring back Carina he could never bring back those men they could never bring back his baby.
But he wanted to be right with God and going forward. He wanted to be the that God anointed him to be.
Amen thank God he's the God of second chances dances and forth and for all requires is an honest heart pendant hi there Dave for almost a year, Bible scholars believe in about a year in these nine months that he covered his tracks and did not repay with it. Amen. Thought he got by. But we do record some of the things that David prayed during that time, and it's in Psalm 51 in this record. Some of his desperate words of repentance to God have mercy upon me. Oh God, according to thy lovingkindness. According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions, wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Verse three is so important for. I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is ever before me for the rest of his life. Every time he looked at Bathsheba beautiful as she was. She was a reminder on his sin of adultery of the murder of her husband Uriah and those men and the death of their child.
Verse four against you. You only have I and and done this evil in your sight that you might be justified when you speak and be clear, when you judge David was ready to come clean clean amen was ready to be about being honest twice in the first verse he says, have mercy on me.
He knew that his only hope was God's mercies, but thank God.
God's mercies are fresh and new each morning. David said in another psalm as the heavens are about the art mercy unto us, for you know, praying, and you know we are but dust and like his father has pity has mercy on his children. The Lord has mercy on because he knows worth – and he knows that in this class.
There dwells no good thing, but the motion in the flash and that's why we in the New Testament because of the cross we can crucify amen. But David revises the blind, and he understood but he said, but he did understand the power of the blood and he said against you and you only I have sinned, that we maybe think about up David, that's not true you sin against Bathsheba using against her husband, Uriah, you said against Joe at you sin against God. With Uriah using against those 10 combines you sin against that baby and he sinned against his own body will see in a moment. But you see in David's mind. He understood that his greatest sin was against God against God when ever we come to that realization. When we understand that something we are doing is displeasing God I speak for myself hopefully for you it does something to me and I realize I do not want to displease God.
I don't want to hurt him.
I don't want to break his heart. I don't want to incur his anger. Amen. And so David realized that the very core he had sinned against God. He said I have done this evil in your sight seeing nobody else knew your I didn't know he was sleeping with his wife. He didn't know she was pregnant with David's baby Joanna didn't know when he is told to do these things what was going on. Nobody knew but David said I realize now I did this thing in your sight.
Amen. Sometimes we might think were getting five or something. Amen. Especially when people are getting involved in adultery and they have all this clandestine time tryst in there. They make sure they meet at a place were nobody's ever ever going to see him and nobody is ever going to find him there. Go across town somewhere where nobody knows you and parking, some industrial park at the end of some dead-end road payment under were a bunch of trees are hanging down.
But God sees it. Amen. For over nine months he had had next sin, but he had never hidden from God and now he understood what he had done against God, the one that David loved the most. The one who gave want to go after his heart, the laughter is hard. The wind that David initiated worship in the tabernacle that had never been there before, singing and music and dancing in the house of God and never been there. David, the worshiper, his love for God had caused him to do all that and now he realized he had sinned against God. Verse five behold, I was shaven in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me. And there you have the fact that we are all born with the sin nature.
Everyone I don't care how nice somebody is that you think of the greatest person they had the sin nature and when you have the sin nature. You're going to sin. Amen. If you don't get born again from about thinking God's divine nature. You're going to sin.
Here's verse six is another good one, behold, you desire truth in the N-word parts and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.
God wants truth in our hearts. All of us in our lives it someplace and some point, especially when you're young you make mistakes you do things in and you're in that reckless time in your life reckless your reckless you don't think about consequences. You don't think about the ripple effect you don't think about collateral damage. Amen. But then when God confronts you with your sin. What do you do what do you do because there is a crucial point, you sin you can't go back and undo it. You can unscramble eggs, but what you do when God confronts you is one of the utmost importance, because if you have an honest heart and don't cover it up. He will be much better off. There will be pain there will be consequences but not like it will be. If you don't acknowledge your sin and try to cover it up, and the only way that you can do that is to have truth in your inward parts. Amen in your inward parts, and for those seven days. David was lying on his face was given him truth in this inward parts, he said in the hidden part of me. Let me know your wisdom.
I never want to get even close to doing something like this again and there is no record that David ever send like this ever again or even close to it, even when people were cursing him and throwing at him and his people would tell them you need to get in and lock them up or something to let them alone. Let him curse me, go ahead.
Just let him curse me. He said maybe number one I deserve it. Or number two if they curse me, Gotto have to turn around blessed me so just let them alone you see the difference in his heart. Amen. He said I want to have truth in the inward parts okay.
We stopped at verse six sets up the verse seven. Purge me with his hip, and I shall be clean, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow purge me with his step.
His that was part of the tabernacle sacrificial thing when they offered up the animals that part of it. They had to take an the branch and dip it in hyssop and they had to do this anything what in the world is that his ship was a particular type of plant that produced and an oil that is actually like an antibacterial and antifungal.
I disinfected and I take it every single day. I take it every day. Disable where do you buy this sister, Sharon, let me tell you, I take oil of oregano every day and I take it because as part of the protocol that I feel like the Lord has meet on after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Amen. And that I take other natural substances.
But that's one of them because it's an antifungal, antibacterial, and if you are battling constantly with sinus problems and you never get well and you always got an action you never get over it that you want to try oil of oregano.
I mean, you know, we eat oregano in our pizza right but I'm talking about the oil that comes in little tiny pills there smaller than your little pinky finger tip so they're not hard to take. And they're not that expensive and so the indication is as if you wash me with his step.
All this fungus of sin is going all the bacteria sin is going all the corruption of my sin is leaving me if you wash me when amen. If you don't do that and if you will cleanse me and I will be whiter than snow verse agnate me to hear joy and gladness that the bones which you have broken may rejoice now.
He didn't have little broken bones, but I want you to know that when your battle with guilt and sin. The whole time you're hiding and covering up sin.
The inside of you is in so much turmoil you are going to bad guilt on you. You're always going to be wondering to do they know what they mean by that. They just said that. I wonder if they know how I wonder somebody's going to find out what's going to happen if this comes out and then you got all inside of you is making you sick to your stomach.
Literally it's causing you. Sleepless night it's causing you to walk around with something going on at the time you can eat your food doesn't even sit right in your belly you got all of this going on in your body. Your body is reacting to all the turmoil that your spirit and in your hand. The only way it's going to get you to and cleanse you.
Amen. And then you're going to hear joy and gladness. Come on now. He was a dancer. He was a singer. He was an instrumentalist he was a worshiper and what his life was like during that nine months, or however do you think that he was going around singing all the time and playing as high and dancing before the law lost his job like he lost all okay so now you got a new wife to have sex with and he's got a baby on the way but nothing but nothing can take the place of the spirit of God, the joy of God in your heart know sex can do that, no nothing, no matter how wonderful and beloved one once you have been spoiled by the anointing of you. I lost your job will be miserable person. Amen. That's what happens, but he said, Lord, make me to have joy verse not to her face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities create in me a clean heart, O God spirit within me spirit spirit spirit spirit spirit spirit that made me affect all of these beloved people and cause them to suffer because I got a wrong spirit in me. It started with a seed of lost my eyes saw and then I thought about it and then I acted on it and James said when lust is conceived, it brings forth sin, and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death. He said renew a right spirit in me a spirit of righteousness, spirit of godliness.
Verse 11 cast me not away from your presence and your Holy Spirit, we can safely say the Holy Spirit David down to your Holy Spirit from experiencing the legal already in the anointing on his presence again. Amen. I tell you this is the kind of prayer that changed his circumstances.
Don't cast me away from your presence.
I can't bear to live the rest of my life without your presence, I would know what to do without God's presence, I would probably crack because I wouldn't be able to sleep all night long. I would wrestle in the bed. I would not be able to interact with the people I do love the people in my life if I didn't have God's presence, I would just rather go right now. Take me right here and right now take light from this pulpit sit in the pew than I should ever lose your presence. Amen. Verse 12 restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free spirit will restore the joy you know this is the David that said, I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord during that nine months that that wasn't David's song anymore, but he wanted to get back to that placing God word.Appel do with this free spirit where the spirit of the Lord is, there is a labor day to get back there where he could going to God's house. Amen and had the joy of the Lord be a strength dropped on verse 14. This is really telling verse 14 deliver me from blood guilty next O.thou God of my salvation and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness, he said God I am guilty of blood. I am guilty of the blood of Uriah I'm guilty of the blood of the men that died with him. I'm guilty of the blood of this baby, but deliver me.
And when you do I will open my mouth.
I will sing aloud. I will sing of your righteousness, and he goes on to talk about the house of the Lord. And so we see here. This is the prayer of someone who is truly repented before God. Now when I ask you something enclosing here. What do you think was worse the original sin of adultery or the cover-up. How many think it was the original sin. How many think it was the cover-up. That's hundred percent the cover-up.
Let me speculate for second or two. What if when she said David I'm pregnant. Now remember the according to the Scriptures. It was that one and only time she got pregnant because he said that he lay with her and then she went home and then later she says oh I'm pregnant so I'm sure that David during that time, he might've been thinking you know what did I do and you know I can do this again, but when she said I am pregnant now.
He has a whole another scenario facing him. So what if instead of doing what he did. Uriah would've come home seeing that she was pregnant, figured it out.
He can't be my baby, so who's is it and she eventually what is said what what happened.
Well, you know this happen. The king sent for me. I didn't know what to do. What was I going to do.
I went over and I got pregnant so what Uriah being a very godly man suppose he what is said will not put you out to be stoned to death. I love you and I don't want that to happen to you so you know what I'm gonna forgive you and will raise the baby like it's mine. And nobody will ever have to know and I'm sure that that when the been a bad outcome in all David were typing. Glad man you know I could've been a lot worse.
He had plenty of kids. I don't think he was the worry about not raising that one child, but that would've been the end of it.
I mean it. He could Do between the two of them.
What if he what is said what. Wait a minute know I'm through with you on the divorce. You if you would've divorced parents are not going on. I'm not going have you killed, but I'm in divorce.
You then we know that David what he said come live in the palace and raise this child in the palace after all.
This is my child to come and live here and raise your child that you see when he went about to cover up his sins.
He escalated everything and he went from a terrible sin of adultery to the sin of murder. Amen. The ripple effect of his sin was worse than the original sin and we always have to remember that and I'm not saying that's anybody sitting here today. I don't know I'm just saying if things like that face you in your life. You gotta realize that when you go to cover sin, things are only going to get a lot worse. As I mentioned a moment before. Suppose someone has a secret affair and the woman ends up pregnant. Don't add sin to sin by going to get an abortion, don't do what David did and commit murder got quiet in here got real quiet because I guarantee you that sometime it will come out and I guarantee you that God knows it and he sees when you going that abortion clinic he sees that. Amen.
It's going to come back.
That's not acknowledging your sin and being righteous and being repentant. How can you say I repented.I repent of that adultery were breaking office affair. I repent please forgive me God, and God says I forgive you for adultery in the new marching to the abortion center. You think that's going to believe you know you're getting quieter and quieter. All right, let's get the Scripture thrill clicked on it.
Psalm 32 now though. This is under the blood and don't get nervous if all this is in the past. None of the blood were not digging up with some of the blind. I'm saying the word amen.
What's under the blood is preach that on Easter it's blotted out, so don't feel guilty about stuff that's repented in under the blood. Like I said you can scramble eggs chapter 32. David says blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose is covered not covered because you tried to cover it up because you can't but because the blood and think about this. David's talk about the blood of how a bullock and we are not from our sin is the man whom the Lord imputes not iniquity, and in whose. There is no guile, no cover-up, no deception. This is what he said when I Silenced my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For date night thy hand was heavy upon me. My moisture is targeted to the drought of summer. Now this tells you how miserable he was. His body was reacting.
He couldn't sleep at night he felt like his bones were full of arthritis and and burning and he was just he felt like he was is on fire all the time he had paid little pain in his body. Not to mention it is so. But verse five, I acknowledged my sin unto you, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, and you for days. The iniquity of my sin for this show everyone that is godly pray unto you in a time when you may be found. So the answer is when were in these kind of situations is to acknowledge the sin and bring it before God.
Amen. Because God has the divine, unchallenged unique ability to work all things together for good that some you can't do something I can't do, and I was more situations in our lives that it looks like yell, God, let me see you bring something good out of this mess. Have you ever thought that let me see you bring something good out of this mess. Let's say for instance the child is not aborted in the child lives and a child grows up to be a wonderful person with contributing to civilization and society becomes the backbone of the family goes on to do great things. Amen in life and great things for God. God is able to work all things together for good. He's just looking for us to have honest and a pure heart start before the Lord, come on, stand on your feet this morning.
Amen. So were going to ask the Lord were going to pray a prayer that all of us can pray every one of us because all of us either had been in situations maybe not as grievous as this one were rehabbed loved ones and friends on our minds that we want to help them with work kinda stymied, and how to help them. You know, there's nothing that you can improve on. But the truth you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. David didn't get free until he acknowledged the truth. Amen. So let's pray here. Join hands.
If you want. If there's someone near you. Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus, we come, saying, Lord, we are weak, but you are strong when, saying, Lord, we know that in our flesh.
There dwells no good thing and we know that sometimes we are tricked by the enemy and we have fallen into temptation. We had been in a world where it seems like we can't get past that temptation.
We have not fallen into sin. We have stood fast and we have not given place to the flesh are distant but the battle is raging against us and we were being overwhelmed and we don't know what we feel like we read in the name of Jesus authority wickedness that would overwhelm us and our witness in a blind eye when you use the name of 001. We will right now only, and cleanse us and deliver you all hate a wisdom when we deal with the end every day and is there the door are all more wisdom to be able to encourage and to give them your word. We yes Lord, we Lord David when he went on his way may not pray in Jesus name, amen. I hope you are be enlightened by this intriguing message. The ripple effect of David's sin. This larger-than-life king was a man after God's own heart. He was Israel's heroic giant slayer, but he did not slay the giant of sexual lust that spurred him to commit adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his righteous captains in the Army. He took an innocent woman and made her an adulterous when she became pregnant he devised a cover-up when it failed David's unrepentant heart distinct and to commit the murder of the innocent husband, Uriah, the ripple effect of this evil deed forced his general Joe Webb to participate in the murderous scheme. It took the lives of other valiant soldiers who were sent to die on the battlefield with Uriah and when judgment was pronounced on David the baby born in adultery died 10 of his concubines were publicly sexually molested by his own son and forced into a state of secluded widowhood and the sword of death took three more of his sons, but thank God for second chances. David got right with God and we have is recorded words that reveal what true repentance is and the extent of God's merciful forgiveness. There are many nuggets and nuances in this message so order your CD today for a love gift of $10 or more for the radio ministry request offer SK 206 mailto sound of faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 or go online to our firstname.lastname@example.org where MP3s are also available, but to order the ripple effect of David's sin by mail sentimental love gift of $10 request SK 2062 PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203. Till next time. The shower not saying you are not