Sermon: Why You're Not Dead
Why You’re Not Dead
1 Samuel 19:1-6
Pastor John E. Girton, Jr.
David was anointed in 2 Samuels 5:3 Anointing - Anointing is the touch of God on your life to accomplish whatever He has called you to. It is not magical power, it is not something you can achieve by doing right. In fact the more grace you embrace, the more qualified you are for an anointing. (In other words, you realize it has NOTHING to do with you). The anointing goes with you everywhere you go. Gifting - The natural gift represents something that a person can do better than most other people, when the gift has been developed. Next are the spiritual gifts. The spiritual gifts are the Romans 12 motivational gifts (teacher, exhorter, leader, giver, prophetic, mercy, server), which describe how an individual believer flows most naturally in the Spirit. Appointing or calling - Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” “Without repentance” means that God won’t change His mind about what He has called you to do. If God has called you, that calling is still there, whether or not you have obeyed. It’s to be in a certain divine place, at a certain divine time to accomplish a certain divine purpose.
You've got a kinsman among the king v 1 (trust)
You've been warned v 2 WARNING
You've got a witness v 4 (testimony) WITNESS
"And he shall not be slain" v 6
But, this isn't about a change of heart for Saul. It's about the anointing on David's life. When you are anointed, worrying about what other people are saying about you and what other people are doing to discourage you and distract you simply wastes your emotional energy. They can not kill what God is giving birth to in your life. Because of the gifting of David I'm sure when he went to battle again for Saul he thought about not fighting for the man who just tried to kill him. But because he was anointed all he knew how to do was to keep fighting. All he knew how to do was to keep showing up.
It was his anointing that angered his enemy (2 Samuels 5:3). You can't help what the anointing impregnates you with. What God deposits in you, he will get out of you.
God said, LET ME PROVE IT TO YOU. v 9 "And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul" God isn't the author of confusion, but He will allow it so that you will not die and that He is glorified. In other words "what the devil means for bad, God means it for your good."
It didn't matter what Saul did, what Saul said nor what Saul ordered. No Jonathan can't befriend you enough, no Saul can't hate you enough, no Michael can't love you enough, no Samuel can't advise you enough to keep you from reaching the place that God has for you.
That's why when the evil spirit came on Saul it couldn't reach or touch David. Because David had work to do. David was not dead because David was not done. He had to....unify Israel, conquer Jerusalem, build a wall around the city, bring the arc of the covenant back to Jerusalem, and establish the Dividic lineage that the Messiah was to come from.
Jesus couldn't have accomplished his purpose as Savior of the world if David had not accomplished his purpose as King of the Jews and heir to the throne. So David could not die because he had to give birth to:
The Genealogy of Jesus - Luke 3 23 When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of 1Hesli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, athe son of Zerubbabel, the son of 1Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 athe son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon