Spiritual Warfare: Training for Reigning

Sunday Morning, August 28, 2016
 
  • David’s life is an example of warfare as preparation for greater anointing and authority.
  • David rose to prominence as a soldier for the obscurity of a shepherd.
  • David cultivated a spirit of praise.
  • David’s anointing would take him to the throne, but not before a training experience in the wilderness.
  • David wrote the 23th Psalm as he got to know the Chief Shepherd in the wilderness.
 
Psalm 23:1-6 ~ “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
 
In this Psalm, several things are uncovered …
  • David confessed his faith in Yahweh – the “I AM” as the God of the covenant.
  • David calls Him Rohi – the shepherd.
  • David cried out in faith, “I shall not want” – He is Jireh the provider.
  • The Lord brings rest, for He is Shalom our peace.
  • David learned to follow the Lord because he knew He was Nissi his banner.
  • David talked about “paths of righteousness” because he trusted in Jehovah Tsidkenu.
  • David learned that he was never alone because Jehovah Shammah was always present.
 
David’s relationship with God prepared him for a relationship with God’s people.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
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