MORNING DEW: 06-11-2018
TOPIC: DAVID, THE MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 16:15-23
‘’Saul’s servants said to him, ‘We know that God sent an evil spirit to give troubles to you. If you will let us, we will go. We will look for a man who can make music on a harp. When the evil spirit comes from God, this man can make music. Then you will feel better.’ So Saul said to his servants, ‘Find someone who can make good music with a harp. Bring him to me.’ One of the servants said, ‘Jesse lives in Bethlehem. He has a son who makes good music. This son is a strong, brave soldier. He thinks carefully before he speaks. He is handsome. The Lord is with him.’ So Saul sent men to Jesse with a message. He said, ‘Ask your son David to come to me. That is the son who is with the sheep.’ So Jesse took some loaves of bread, a leather bag that was full of wine, and a young goat. He put them on the back of a donkey. He sent them to Saul with his son David. David came to Saul. He became Saul’s servant. Saul loved David. David became one of the men who carried Saul’s armour. Saul sent a message to Jesse. He said, ‘David gives very much pleasure to me. Let him stay to become my servant.’ So, when the evil spirit came from God to Saul, David made music on his harp. Then the evil spirit would leave Saul. And Saul would feel better. And he would be well again.’’
DAVID BECAME SAUL’S DELIVERER
Saul’s demonic attack became serious. He became a monster when the evil spirit came on him. The people around him were not saved. They lived in fear. Saul was not on himself anymore.
That is the penalty of disobedient people, people who don’t respect God. Nebuchadnezzar paid for his folly, an animal heart was given to him for seven years, he ate like animal, drank water like animal, slept like animal (Daniel 4:28-33).
God does not interrupt our decisions or choices we make but controls the consequences as the result of such choices. What it means is that, you can make any decision or any choice, being positive or negative, but the outcome of those decisions are determined by God, that is, the judgment thereof controls by God.
David, however, was brought to the palace to help the king. David was a skillful musician, full of the Holy Spirit, full of the knowledge of God. David helped the king, it was not just playing of the harp, it was the anointing upon David’s life.
It is the anointing that breaks yoke. Evil spirits cannot stand the power of the Holy Spirit.
Beloved, what is your problem? What is worrying you? What is eating you up? Is it ancestral curses, sicknesses, diseases, poverty, failure, etc.?
The Holy Spirit can deal with them.
GOD’S PROMISE AND YOUR PATIENCE
When David was anointed as king, he was still following his father’s animals till he was brought to the palace to help the king. He was serving king Saul, a king serving a rejected king. David was aware that Saul was rejected by God yet he controlled himself and continued with his service to him. He never disrespected Saul. He never called him names. He never disobeyed him.
That is what Christians of today don’t know. We hate preparations from our superiors, more especially when they are not happy about their leadership. They call them names and finally leave the church. They lack patience to wait till their time of manifestation. They leave prematurely, unprepared, into the field that belong to experienced men and women and begin to mess up.
The man after God’s heart demonstrated maturity, you can do same.
…to be continued…
Prayer: I want more of you Holy Spirit, lead me, in Jesus’ Name!
Rev. John Wundengba