This week we examined the fellowship David kept with God. He was a man after God's own heart. He was always seeking God for answers and he knew how to praise God until the answer came. David wrote two powerful anthems in the cave of Adullum, while hiding from Saul. He was obedient to God. The people spoke of his integrity, he had bound mercy and truth around his neck, giving him favor with God and man.
On the other hand there was Saul. Saul was disobedient and hypocritical. The rift between him and God caused him to be jealous and malicious. He killed all the priests out of anger. Most of his soldiers looked at him with disdain, they had become hirelings they disobeyed him when it came to the killing of the priests.
Abiathar, the son of Ahimilech was the third character in this lesson. He ran to David for asylum, but never really had a heart for God. When Adonijah tried to make himself king he sided with him against Solomon, God's chosen. Abiathar is an example of many today when things look bad they seek God for asylum but when the deliverance comes they slip back to their wicked ways.
God wants us to be like David to serve Him from a willing heart.
Ps. 57; 142:6; Jd. 11; II Sa.24:11; 20:17; Mt 12:1-8
This is part one of a two part teaching on the mystery of fellowship with God. Paul taught us in Ephesians 3 that we might know this 'mystery' that we might be rooted and grounded in love. We, that are saved are sanctified by the Holy Ghost. We have precious promises in Christ we should be careful that live in them.
Rm. 11:25; 8:2; 7:22-25; 16:25 Co.1:27; 2:9-10; Hb. 4:16; 10:19, 35-36;Ph. 1:14; Jn. 14:23; I Co. 2:9
This week we spoke of being tabernacles of God. We are fitly framed together, in other words we need one another to accomplish God's perfect will. This should be the goal of every believer. We must understand God's will for our lives as Jesus said the only ones who will enter heaven are those who do the will of God. To do this we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God.
We looked at the character of Obadiah, Elijah, as well as Ahab and Jezebel. What stories will you tell when sitting among the heavenly host?
Ps. 66:18-19; 21:15; Rm. 10:12; Co. 1:21-22; A.A, 11:16; Ga. 6:15; I Ki. 16:30-31; 18:11-14; 19:2-321:25-26;
II Ki. 9:22, 37; Rv. 2:20
This was recorded 11/27/2018
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