Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove 

Faith Bible Church

Sun, Feb. 21, 2010   

Salvation (John 3:16, 36); Sanctification (Jn 13:6-10), Maturation (Acts 20:28-32).




Introduction:  Supergrace David vss Reversionistic King Saul 


A.    Our context in building Christian philosophy through history of the Messiah.             

            1.   1st Prophecy:  Gen 3:15 – Messiah:  Seed of the Woman.

            2.   2nd Prophecy: Gen 22:18 – Messiah:  Seed of Abraham.

            3.   3rd Prophecy:  Gen 49:10 – Messiah:  Seed of Judah.

            4.   4th Prophecy:  Numbers 23-24 - Messiah: King (Balaam’s prophecy).

            5.   5th Prophecy, Dt 18:15-19:   Messiah:  Prophet like Moses

            6.    6th Prophecy,  1 Chronicles: 17:10b-14:  Messiah: Davidic Covenant


B.   David, the supergrace believer vss Saul the reversionistic believer.

            1.   God’s removal of reversionistic Saul, Acts 13:22.

            2.   God’s selection/promotion of David, Acts 13:22; 1 Sam 16; Psa 78:70.

            3.  David, a man after God’s own heart (κατὰ τὴν καρδίαν μου).

            4.   Positive volition of David:   “who will do all of my will,” Acts 13:22.     

            5.    There are only two directions for the spiritual life:  advancement into supergrace or fall down into reversionism, cf 2 Pet 3:18; Js 4:4-8.

            6.   David is the supreme example of supergrace whereas Saul is the supreme example of reversionism.

            7.  The three stages of divine discipline in reversionism.

                        a)   1st stage:  knocking at the door, Rev 3:20.

                        b)   2nd stage:  Intensive discipline, Heb 12:4-17.

                        c)   3rd stage:  Sin unto death, 1 Jn 5:16.

            8.   Reversionism of Saul.

                        a)   King Saul began reversionism by ignoring the WOG, 1 Sam 13:9-14.  He was told to kill the enemy.

                        b)  King Saul moved into greater reversionism by ignoring the will of God, 1 Sam 15:3, 9; 22-23.

                        c)  Due to persistent reversionism, Saul is rejected by the Lord, 1 Sam 15:35: 16:1, 6ff.

                        d)  Due to persistent reversionism, Saul died a miserable SUD, 1 Chron 10:13-14.

            9.  Supergrace of David.

                        a)   Principle of supergrace, Js 4:6; 2 Pet 3:18.

                        b)    David grew in grace by growing persistently in BD in youth.

                        c)   By growing spiritually David gained the capacity for God to release the supergrace escrow blessings. 


            10.   God’s Word; growth in grace; the edification complex of the soul; and supergrace, Acts 20:28-32; James 4:6          

                        a)    BD in the soul is the basis for success in life, 3 Jn 1:2.

                        b)   The edification of the soul:  salvation, GO, MDL, agape RMA mental attitude love, capacity of love (1,2,3) and life, and +H (supergrace), Eph 3:14-20.

                        c)  It is in supergrace that the believer gains tremendous capacity for life and the blessings of God and shares the happiness of God in +H. 


C.   Panoramic View of David’s Life (Psa 78:70-72).

            1.   From birth to thirty:  Triumph!!!!

                        a.    Shepherd.

                        b.   Goliath.

                        c.   Fugitive testing years.

                        d.   King.

            2.    From 30 to 70:   Tragedy and recovery.

                        a.   Bathsheba, 2 Sam 11:1-5.

                        b.    Trouble.

                        c.     Recovery, Psa 32; 51; 2 Sam 12.  


D.   David’s blessings and promotions vividly illustrate that the POG is all about the grace and supergrace from God – not about  the merit of man, 1 Cor 1:26-29.

            1.   The POG does not depend upon human wisdom, 1 Cor 1:26.

            2.   The POG does not depend upon human strength, 1 Cor 1:26.

            3.   The POG does not depend upon the nobility of man, 1 Cor 1:26.

            4.   The POG gives wisdom to the foolish, 1:27

            5.   The POG gives strength to the weak, 1:27.

            6.   The POG gives dignity to the debased, 1:28.

            7.   The POG gives glory to the despised, 1:28;

            8.   The POG excludes all human merit and all human boasting, 1:29.


E.   David’s heart (core-reality thinking) after and according to God.

            1.   Heart that loved Bible doctrine,   Psalm 1; 37:4. 

            2.   Heart of consistent Fellowship with God, 1 Sam 13:14; 2 Chron 16:9. 

            3.   Heart of sanctification, Psa 23:1. 

            4.  Heart of patience regarding the POG.

            5.   Heart of humility,  Psa 78:70; 89:19-21.  

            6.   Heart of integrity, Psa 78:72. 

            7.   Heart of capacity for solitude.

            8.  Heart of capacity for obscurity. 

            9.  Heart of capacity for monotony. 

            10.   Heart of courage, 1 Sam 17:33-37.

            11.   Heart of faithfulness.

            12.   Heart with capacity for promotion.

            13.   Heart of faith in the Lord, Psa 37:3-5;  1 Sam 17:47. 

            14.  Heart oriented to authority.    

            15.  Heart of contentment.