Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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What is Christianity?Salvation(Jn 3:3-6; 1Pt 1:23; 2 Cor 5:17); theSpiritual life (1 Cor 2:9-3:4);Maturity:the supergrace life (Isa 30:18; Jer 29:11; Eph 3:20; Gal 4:19).

 

LIFE OF DAVID Ė Part 9 Ė

The Tale of Two Believers:ďKingĒ Saul and Kingly David

 

A.††† Davidís kingly soul (heart), 1 Sam 16:1.

††††††††††† 1.†† Davidís royal heart of BD, Psa 1; 19

††††††††††† 2.†† Davidís royal heart with God, the King of His life, Acts 2:25; Psa 16:8; Psa 89:15.

††††††††††† 3.Davidís royal heart of sanctification, Psa 23:1; 27:4, 8-9.

††††††††††† 4.Davidís royal heart of patience regarding the POG and Godís timing, Psalm 37; 130:5; 27:14, 14; cf, Hosea 2:6; Micah 7:7; 1 Pt 5:5-6; Heb 6:12-15;Eph 4:1-2; 2 Tim 4:2; 1 Thess 5:14-18; Col 1:9-11;Isa 30:18; Isa 64:4.

††††††††††† 5.Davidís royal heart of humility,1 Sam 17:17-19; Psa 78:70; 89:19-21; cf. Num 12:3; Mt 20:28.

††††††††††† 6.Davidís royal heart of integrity, Psa 78:72.

††††††††††† 7.Davidís royal heart had the capacity for solitude.

††††††††††† 8.Davidís royal heart had capacity for contentment in obscurity, 1 Sam 17:28.

††††††††††† 9.Davidís royal heart had capacity for contentment in monotony.†††

††††††††††† 10.Davidís royal heart of courage through the Lord, 1 Sam 17:33-37.

††††††††††† 11.Davidís royal faithful heart, cf. 2 Tim 2:2; 4:15-16.

††††††††††† 12.Davidís royal heart had capacity for promotion.

††††††††††† 13.Davidís royal heart had capacity for humble service, 1 Sam 17:17-19; cf. Mk 10:32-35.††

††††††††††† 14.Davidís royal heart was full of faith, Psa 19:1-5; 37:3-5;1 Sam 17:47.

††††††††††† 15.Davidís royal heart was oriented to authority.

††††††††††† 16.Davidís royal heart had spiritual strength to handle unjust suffering and parlay all suffering into maturity and greater grace blessings

 

B.ďKingĒ Saul.

††††††††††† 1.Saul, the man after manís heart, 1 Sam 8-9.

††††††††††† 2.†† Rise of Saul at the clamoring of reversionistic nation and the issue of a king for fragmented Israel, 1 Sam 8-9; Dt 28; Lev 26; Gen 17:6; 49:10; Dt 17:14-20.

††††††††††† 3.Saul was a ďmanísĒ man Ė a man of natural talent and ability.

††††††††††† 4.†† Through the permissive will of God, Saul was separated by divine appointment, 1 Sam 10:1.

††††††††††† 5.Godís permissive will was related to His desire to deliver the people from the Philistines, 1 Sam 9:16.

††††††††††† 6.†† God gave Saul fantastic promises designed for complete spiritual success, 1 Sam 10:6-7

††††††††††† 7.†† God gave Saul all of the qualities necessary to be king and deliverer of Israel, 10:9.

††††††††††† 8.God gave Saul the supernatural enabling ministry of the HS, 10:10.

††††††††††† 9.Godís grace resulted in the transformation in Saul, 10:11.

††††††††††† 10.Saul began with a sense of humility, 10:21-22.

††††††††††† 11.†† Despite the most fantastic grace provisions supplied to Saul, Saul quickly moved into reversionism by going against Godís Word, 1 Sam 13:9-14; 15: 3, 9, 22-23.

††††††††††† 12.†† Due to rejection of Godís Word, Saul quickly moved into reversionism and was rejected by the Lord, 1 Sam 13-16.

††††††††††† 13.†† Due to reversionism Saul never moved into supergrace and died the SUD after 40 years of divine discipline, 1 Chron 10:13-14;

 

C.†† David and Saul Ė a tale of two believers; a tale of + vol and Ė vol; a tale of supergrace and reversionism.

††††††††††† 1.Both started under the ministry of the HS.

††††††††††† 2.†† David lived a blessed life filled with gratitude; Saul lived a miserable life under divine discipline.

††††††††††† 3.†† Based on attitude to BD:Saul was rejected and David was accepted, 1 Sam 13:14.

††††††††††† 4.Both had escrow blessings of an eternal kingdom, 13:14; 2 Sam 12.

††††††††††† 5.†† In reversionism Saul lived in fear, jealousy and paranoia whereas in supergrace David lived with great courage, cf. 1 Sam 17:11, 44-47; Ps 56:3-4; ††††††††††† 2 Tim 1:7; Ex 20:20; Ps 111:10;2 Tim 1:7; 1 Sam 18:12,29.1 Sam 28:20;Deut 31:6,8; Josh 8:1; 1 Chr 28:20; Isa 41:10;Ps 3:6, 56:3, 11; Heb 11:27.

††††††††††† 6.†† In reversionism Saul lost all ability for leadership and to be any blessing to the family of God whereas in supergrace David became a great leader, a blessing to others, and a man others trusted and loved to be around,1 Sam 13:14; 1 Chron 12:22; 1 Sam 31:2; 1 Chron 22:9;

††††††††††† 7.Due to reversionism Saul lost all capacity to rule the kingdom (or self), whereas in supergrace David gained capacity to rule the nation just as the SG Church Age believer is promised authority over nations,

††††††††††† 8.†† Due to reversionism Saullived in the misery of jealousy, whereas David the supergrace believer grew in spiritual self-esteem, Psa 16:8; 1 Sam 18:6-9, 12; 1 Sam 19:8ff;

††††††††††† 9.Due to reversionism Saul left an eternal legacy of shame, disgrace, and dishonor whereas David left an eternal legacy of honor and having a heart according to Godís own heart, 1 Chron 10:13-14; Psa 89:20-37.

††††††††††† 10.†† Due to reversionism Saul lost all gratitude for God and His grace whereas David in supergrace had enormous appreciation of the marvelous matchless grace of God, 1 Sam 15:12; 1 Chron 17:16.

††††††††††† 11.In reversionism Saul died the sin unto death, whereas David in supergrace fulfilled Godís purpose for his life, died in peace full of years, and stands as a type of Christ,1 Sam 31; Acts 13:36; 2 Sam. 23:1-7