This begins with then which means something happened before.
King Saul’s Second Plea
Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.
Sometimes saying I am sorry will not restore even when going to worship. People expect you because you a Christian people expect you to forgive them and receive them even when they keep doing wrong
26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. (Verdict)
27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. (Force)
28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbor of thine, that is better than thou. (Samuel Reinforced God’s Judgemnet Conviction)
Neighborhood was David who was already on the scene been anointed. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah,
29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent (God’s judgement is Final Disobedient must be judged when overt made public).
31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the Lord (God receives worship as he prescribed Saul tries to deviate god’s plan).
SAULS FALL FROM GRACE
Saul approaches Samuel to ask him walk with him.
He was tall handsome looked like a king from a good family he had everything to be a good candidate for the people desired to have a king.
But it was soon discovered that he did have the right heart for the job.
The right heart for the job requires a certain grace.
Simple Definition of grace.
Something you did not work for
Something you did not earn
God’s Grace upon is for a purpose.
God’s Grace upon you is to bring first yourself then as you led by example others to WORSHIP.
Some people are more inclined than others to be grateful and others are unappreciatively of the favor upon their lives not fully understanding the opportunities and the blessings that you have.
When you can see them and not take them for granted.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
When you see God working in your life at times it drives you to a prostrate position of Worship. Horizontal Worship
Saul’s worship was based on external conditions
What was profitable:
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. I Sam 15:3
Blamed it on the People:
But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.I Samuel 15:9
He was an observer of the clouds and the wind and the rain.
yet all must learn obedience to the things of God.
Even Jesus had to learn obedience
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; Hebrews 5:8
How? By the things which you suffer!
THERE IS A SPECIAL GRACE
Even though Grace is something unearned it is still something you must do. That is to be obedient!
His Divine nature took on flesh and God suffered.
It’s the old Nurture Vs Nature argument.
Nature is something given by God.
Nurture is something that you develop over time.
When you develop both a special grace Emerges upon your life that allows favor to shine upon you.
This brings up my next point of Grace.
Grace can be an environment. The scripture says that your gift will make room for you and bring you in the presence of great men.
Your gift in its raw state is a God given talent that must be developed in order to enter the presence of Great Men.
Have you ever been in the presence of the President, or the Governor or even the Mayor. A famous person, a Superstar.
There is a special grace that is present in that environment that for the most part is intangible but you can feel it you can’t touch it. Electricity seems to be in the air.
This a condition that few are allowed or graced to enter,
Before Esther was presented to the king she had prepare with baths and spice etc. for 1 years.
Knowing this we should recognize that we if so graced to have a treasure in earthen vessels. The greatest gift that a man woman boy of girl could experience is the presence of God in your life.
The kingdom was ripped from King Saul and given to the local Rock Star David.
One mentioned as being a Man with the Heart for God. Saul proved that he was not qualified. Even after he worshipped he went back to rebellion. Consulting the witch at Endor.
All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.Romans 6:23
Yet when David sinned he repented and had sense to let the dead rest in peace and said of his dead child you can not come to me but I must prepare my life to come to you (Heaven).
If you have been graced to perform a certain task God must develop you and this can only happen if you are humble enough to receive direction from the one sent to assist you along.
You can be on the enemies team and have a special grace.
You can be a tare and God wants to recruit you.
When you see God you tend to do better in life
RONALD MCNAIR (10/21/50 – 1/28/1986)I remember the day he died in 1986. My stepdad was like it was a set up it was a conspiracy. Looking back I could say that he should never have been on a maiden voyage of a spaceship. It’s like sending a king to fight on the front lines. But to add insult to injury his name was shrouded under the teacher who was glorified in the news as the first teacher in space but deemed the hero of the flight. I wish he would never have gone up! But now he abides in the pages of history as a man among men and a legend.
TEXT: Exodus 10: 1-1
Matthew 10: 16
HARVEST TIME IS HERE RECAP
WHERE should you work?
WHO Should you work for?
WHEN: should your work occur?
Q: What is your job?
A: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Matthew 20: 36-37
WITH ALL YOUR HEART
Not so much as the pulsating mass of tissue in the pectoral region but the ancients believed the center of man was the belly | the gut this was the core region |
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
Key to the entrance to salvation | the threshold: to Confess with the mouth believe in your heart.
To Believe on Him whom God has sent is the Power of God | Want Milk? | Want Power Believe in Jesus
JUSTIFICATION | No Justice no Peace
Believing is Jesus and the Power of his blood makes you JUSTIFIED in the eyes of God.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
To maintain the presence of God in your life and a great Harvest will be reaped.
Christian its your time to fight!
__(Your Name)_____ it’s your time to fight!
Exodus 10: 1
Matthew 10:16 AMP
“Listen carefully: I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be wise as serpents, and innocent as doves [have no self-serving agenda].
In the realm of warfare God gives you a strategy on how to fight.
You may tell yourself I don’t want to fight I You may just want to mind your business &
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS IS A GOOD POLICY
But what happens when someone steps on your toes or offends one of your little ones so this can not be an exclusive mode of operation.
- You may just want to mind your business.
- Leave everybody alone:
- Just chill and do you,
- Even better Just do The Father’s Will & Chill.
- At Times doing the Father’s Will and A Fight are meshed together.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:
And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord.
Exodus 10: 1-2
We all know the familiar story true account of how Israel became an independent nation. They went into a Egypt in a time of a famine and came out 400 years later by the mighty hand of God.
The 400 years represent a growing process. It encountered the maturation of Israel from a family of a man and his sons into a nation.
PARADIGM of the Wheat and The Tares:
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The Wheat represents the children of Israel:
The Tares represents Pharoah and the Egyptians
When kids played outside all day until the sun went down at the age of eight years old,
I remember being over my grandmothers house watching the Adventures of Superman.
I heard a voice come from outside.
Reggie its your time to fight.
On Ridge Ave in my neighborhood there were about 4 or five families on the block with at least 6 or more brothers and sister so during the course of those long summer days there would be a conflict.
Soon two sixteen-year old’s would fight from different families.
then two fourteen old’s would take up the slack
after that the twelves year olds
I HEAR THE LORD SAYING:
Christian it’s your time to fight.
__(Your Name)______ it’s your time to fight.
Solomon reminds us in the book of Ecclesiastes 3
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: IT BEGINS WITH
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; AND ENDS WITH
8 A time of war, and a time of peace.
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
Amp Reads: 9 What profit is there for the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the task which God has given to the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.
God Set Eternity in the Heart of Man
11 He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time.
He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.
But what are you going to do when its your time to fight?
- Well God is picking the fight.
- Why? Because he heard the voices of his oppressed people.
- Moses go down to Egypt.
And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord.Exodus 10:2
- The Stony heart of Pharoah gave insight into reaction of Moses request.
- Pharoah thought of himself as God.
- God gave Moses the strategy on how to proceed in the eyes of Pharoah.
- Since Pharoah thought of himself as a god and he was to speak to Pharoah. Moses was to appear as a peer.
“I Will Stretch Out My Hand” EXODUS 7:1
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now hear this: I make you as God to Pharaoh [to declare My will and purpose to him]; and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.
A polytheistic train of thought Pharoah had who probably was in competition to reign as Ruler of the world as a dominate Super-Power.
When God called Moses He showed him how to work this situation.
God gives you strategy on how to go forth into the world to win territory for the Kingdom of God to bring Glory to God.
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Matthew 10:6 NIV
Preemptive Strike (define)
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go. Exodus 10:20
A preemptive war is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a perceived imminent offensive or invasion, or to gain a strategic advantage in an impending war shortly before that attack materializes. It is a war that preemptively ‘breaks the peace’
- The Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart
- Moses asked just to worship in three day.
- God knew Pharoah would not allow this.
- This opened the door to the total annihilation of Pharoah and his army.
- The destruction that Miriam sung about with her tambourine.
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabited eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Is 57:15
God wants his presence to be perpetual in your life. When your enemy stands in the way of your worship your enemy is setting himself up for destruction.Pastor RE BOSWELL
PARADIGM of the Sheep and the Wolves
“Listen carefully: I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be wise as serpents, and innocent as doves [have no self-serving agenda].Matthew 10:16 AMP
Three dimensions to this drama SHEEP WOLVES SERPENTS the scripture says be as subtill as serpents that is to not let a devil out slick you know what’s they are up to but don’t practice their customs.
- SHEEP THE CHRISTIAN
- WOLVES THE TARES
- SERPENTS SPIRITUAL WICKNESS IN HIGH PLACES
THE SOULS OF ANIMALS GO ABOUT BY INSTINCT
IN CONTRAST MAN GOES ABOUT LEAD BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD
- There is a Fad or may I say Trend that is in the mouth of many these day that is Calling someone the G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time.
- Some people think this started with Muhammad Ali.
- And to this Generation Tom Brady.
- While it is a great honor to be referred to as the Greatest of All Time there is only One Great of All Time and he is not referred to as a Goat but a Lamb Slain scripture Tells me in Revelation
Rev 5:6 AMP
And there between the throne (with the four living creatures) and among the elders I saw a Lamb (Christ) standing, [bearing scars and wounds] as though it had been slain, with seven horns (complete power) and with seven eyes (complete knowledge), which are the seven Spirits of God who have been sent [on duty] into all the earth.
Revelation 13:8 AMP
All the inhabitants of the earth will fall down and worship him, everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb who has been slain [as a willing sacrifice].