Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wed., June 23, 2010

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††††††††††† The Word of God, Acts 20:32. Salvation, 1 Tim 2:1-4. Fellowship, John 13:8-10; 15:4-5; 1 John 1:5; Rom 6. Spiritual maturity, Eph 4:14, 3:16-17, 3:20.

 

LIFE OF DAVID Ė Part 31

GODíS PROMOTION OF DAVID

IN THE MIDST OF A FEARFUL REVERSIONISTIC

GENERATION

 

A.†† The dynamics of Davidís fellowship with and promotion by God.

††††††††††† 1.Davidís active fellowship with God and spiritual growth in His Word were the secrets of Davidís fantastic capacity for all of life, 1 Sam 16:18; Psa 16:8.

††††††††††† 2.Davidís promotion by God in the midst of a dark reversionistic society, 1 Sam 16:13-23.††††††††

 

B.††† Individual reversionism and the mental aberrations of King Saul.

††††††††††† 1.Reversionism, which is a disobedient mindset on the part of a believer, always leads to mental aberrations, 1 Sam 16:23.

††††††††††† 2.The only protection against reversionism with its mental aberrations is divine viewpoint.

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.HV vs DV,Isa. 55:7-9.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.What you think is what you are, Prov 23:7.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.The WOG provides the basis for a healthy mind, 1 Tim 6:3; 2 Tim 1:7; 2 Cor 5:1, 6, 8; Philip 4:6-8, 2 Tim 4:6-13.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.The WOG shapes our mental attitude and gives us the very mindset of Christ, 1 Cor 2:16; Philip 2:5; 2 Cor 10:4-5.

††††††††††††††††††††††† e.The WOG is the basis for the transformation of our minds, Rom 12:1-2.

††††††††††††††††††††††† f.Apart from the Word of God, a personís mind is filled evil as the mindset is divorced from God and doctrinal realities, cf. Saul.

 

C.National reversionism, 1 Sam 17:1-11.

††††††††††† 1. When Godís client nation goes into reversionism, God brings in a foreign nation to administer divine discipline, Lev. 26; Deut 5.

††††††††††† 2.In times of national reversionism there is usually a decline in the military

††††††††††† 3.In times of national reversionism the people become cowards.

††††††††††† 4.It is in times of national reversionism that God brings growing believers to the forefront to provide grace and hope both for individuals as well as for the reversionistic nation as a whole, 1 Sam 17.

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.David in the midst of a reversionistic people, Psa 4.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† National reversionism and the historical crisis, 1 Sam 17:1-11.

 

D.†† Gaining victory over fear through biblical faith.

††††††††††† 1.†† Fear is manifestation of spiritual failure, 1 Sam 17:11; Mk 4:36‑40;

Mat 14:30; 25:25-30; Gal 2:12; Mk 9:32; Heb 2:14-15.
††††††††††† 2.†† In human viewpoint, man has plenty to be afraid of for he ďis born into trouble:Ē into a broken, evil, and dangerous world, Job 5:7; 1 Jn 5:19; Eph 6; 1 Pet 5:8.

††††††††††† 3.††† Fallen man generally does not fear what he should fear (i.e. Hell) & fears what he should not fear (losing his ďstuffĒ & the approbation of others), Heb 10:31.

††††††††††† 4.††† Fear destroys the spiritual life and brings a host of mental and psychological problems, Job 4:14‑15; Js 1:8.

††††††††††† 5.It is Godís will for all believers to be delivered from fear, and He has a plan to deliver them from all earthly fearsóand that plan revolves around Him, Josh. 1:5-6; Psa 91; 1 Pt 5:7.

††††††††††† 6.Failure to trust God in times of fear will prevent the believer from advancing into the promised life, Num 13:27-14:9; 1 Cor 10:11.

††††††††††† 7.The solution to all fear always comes down to biblical faith, Mat 14:22‑33.

††††††††††† 8.God intends for us to parlay our all of fears into biblical trust, Psa 56.

††††††††††† 9.†† Fear that is not parlayed into trust leads to despondency and depression, 1 Kings 19:1‑18.

††††††††††† 10.†† Recovery from fear, anxiety, and depression is only possible by returning to the God of the Bible, Gen 15:1; Heb 13:6; Psa 56:4; Deut 20:3‑4; 31:6; Psalm 27:14; 37:7; 91; 55:22; 56:3; Prov 2:8; 3:5‑6; Isa 26:3; 30:15; 41:10;40:29‑31;2 Chron 20:15; Jn 16:33; 1 Cor 10:13.

††††††††††† 11.†† Faith in Godís providential care removes fear of earthly dangers, Mat 10:31.

††††††††††† 12.†† Faith in God ís provision of the HS removes fear of inability, John 14:26-27; 2 Timothy 1:7.

††††††††††† 13.†† Faith in Godís PPOG removes fear of the uncertain future, Heb 11:23-27.

††††††††††† 14.†† Faith in Godís unconditional perfect love removes fear of condemnation, 1 John 4:18.

††††††††††† 15.†† Faith in Godís provisions removes fear of suffering, Heb 11:6; Rev 2:10

††††††††††† 16.†† Faith during times of unjust suffering removes fear of injustices, 1 Pet 3:13-15.

††††††††††† 17.†† Faith in Godís providence removes fear from sudden dangers, Prov 3:25-26.

††††††††††† 18.††† Faith in the presence of God removes fear of death, Psa 23:4; 2 Cor 5:8; Heb 2:14-15;

††††††††††† 19.†† Faith in the Word of God removes fear related to advancing into the promised life especially in the face of intense pressures and opposition, Joshua 1:5-9.

††††††††††† 20.Faith in the promises of God not only removes fear but brings a plethora of spiritual dynamics and blessings, Prov 3:5; 4:7-9; Psa 34:8, 19, 55:11, 22, 22; Dt 31:8; 1 Peter 5:7.

 

 

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