Sermon note (4th svc)
Yahweh Saves. You rest and let Me do the delivering.
You saw the illustration of the plant. The deeper root of stress is fear. Only the Word of God can go deeper than fear. It is condemnation. People are feeling guilty inside. Conscience make coward among all. When Adam felt condemned, God came looking for him. Unless the Shepherd goes out and seek, we can never be found. The Lord found us.
Whatever challenges you are faced with, the Lord has something for you in this message.
The devil is afraid we will use the Word of God on him. God’s word is a sword. It cuts away the addiction in your life.
1 Samuel 13:19
Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.”
In all Jesus’ responses, He said “it is written”
Jesus is going by the Bible, the Written Word.
If the devil put fear in your mind, use the Word. By His stripe, we are healed. “It is written, the seed of the righteous shall be delivered”
When God hides things in the bible (Old Testament where truth hide and can serve us today), the answer is found in the Word of God. God has the NOW Word for us!
Live in the present. Don’t worry about tomorrow.
Do not worry for tomorrow. Take no thoughts for tomorrow. Today has enough trouble of its own.
Give us today our daily bread.
Manna is for today.
God wants us to live today today. Don’t use the grace today to worry about tomorrow. You can only have grace for today. To overcome today.
Learn to live in the present.
Be presence. You can hear voices around, people coughing..above everything else, don’t worry about even what to eat next.
If people learn to live in the presence they won’t worry. Worry is about the future. Regret is the past. Live in the present.
If they store manna, the manna becomes bad tomorrow. The champions food come one day at a time.
Tomorrow when the event faces you, when you are in it the grace will be there and it becomes easy.
It was a time of oppression and great difficulty for Israel.
Faith in the living God. God can by pass and zero in to those who has faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. God is looking for reality.
1 Samuel 14:1
Jonathan Defeats the Philistines
Now it happened one day that Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on the other side.” But he did not tell his father.
The young man – there is no title to his name but he had living dynamic faith
All the battles fought in Israel, many times are without weapon. A trumpet was all they had.
God can save without sword or spear.
Daniel and his 3 friends were young yet God could use them.
God can raise a young person and use him for God.
And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter (lean) in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.
When u follow the Lord, u look good. Even the women, the bible said they were beautiful. Abraham’s wife Sarah was beautiful and renewed in her youth.
Jesus’ disciples were in their 20s, most of them.
Job had 3 friends. He was attacked by the enemy. He had 3 comforters. Yet they were not comforting him. No wisdom come out of their mouth.
Job had everything restored back.
God can use you and will use you even though you are young.
Not everyone is a man of God. Moses, Elijah, Elisha, David, had the title man of God.
In New Testament only Timothy was called the man of God.
1 Timothy 6:11
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
God gave us family and want us to love our family. Do not let our loved one takes first place above God.
Don’t wait for God to use us. Avail yourself now.
The longer u delay the worse it is.
Young men are the people God is looking for.
There is a place for elderly people. We don’t think of ourselves that way.
Jonathan had sword with him.
1 Samuel 14:4-7
Between the passes, by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistines’ garrison, there was a sharp rock on one side and a sharp rock on the other side. And the name of one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh. The front of one faced northward opposite Michmash, and the other southward opposite Gibeah.
Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”
So his armorbearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart.”
Uncircumcised is covenant language. Today is circumcision of the heart not the flesh.
Have the mentality we are God’s people.
I am the people of the Lord! God is with us!
Monitor what your children are watching. These are your children. These are the people of the Lord. We are steward of them.
We have the Lord with us. The enemy (spiritual) don’t have a hold on us!
Be careful we don’t allow the value of the world to become our value.
The Lord here is Yahweh. Yahweh is covenant keeping God. The God who has relationship with you.
LORD -> Yahweh -> Covenant keeping God.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. This God is Elohim.
The Lord speaks of covenant grace.
Lord Yahweh, Yahweh will come one day in the flesh.
While sitting at the well He was able to save and deliver.
The woman by the well called Him by – (see her revelation of Jesus progressively)
4. The Lord Yahweh – Yahweh saves
Jesus will not choose the many, but the few.
When the Lord is in it, we are the majority.
Jesus saves us not only from hell but He saves us everyday! He saves us from sins, from getting trouble and even save our face! The Lord helps us save face! He is the help of our countenance.
The Lord saves!
What area in your life needs saving right now?
Saving is what He does best.
Jesus saves and not judging. He buys back the wasted years and wasted time.
The Lord loves you very much
There was a astronaut who was looking a the stars through telescope. He was tearing. If there was God why would He takes notice of me? His heart. He cares for the brokenhearted. He binds up their wounds.
He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
At night u see all the stars and the glory of the stars. But when the sun comes out, all the stars fade away.
Lord demands, grace supplies!
Whatever you lack, God is supplying you anything you lack!
God is always supplying! Receive it!
People are getting well! If you know you are healed, do a big wave! As the Word goes forth, healing takes place.
You are of more values than many sparrows.
So easy for us to look at people who failed. So easy for us to despise the people who were down and out. They were once a little boy and little girl who wanna play.
Hurt people hurt people.
God is both big and small picture.
He made the stars also. In Hebrews, only 2 words – stars also.
God’s priority is you. You are the reason the bible is written.
Save the planet’s people! Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Today the Lord will deliver us!
1 Samuel 17:46-47
This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
With us He is the Lord !
The Lord will deliver us! Who saves David? The Lord!
So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God (Elohim) had commanded him; and the Lord (Yahweh) shut him in.
Years ago when Tsunami hit, the elephants run all the way up to the mountain before Tsunami hit. Elephants had the instinct.
The bible does not use words loosely. The bible is precise. The Elohim brought the elephants in.
1 Samuel 14:11-14
So both of them showed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines. And the Philistines said, “Look, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden.” Then the men of the garrison called to Jonathan and his armorbearer, and said, “Come up to us, and we will show you something.”
Jonathan said to his armorbearer, “Come up after me, for the Lord has delivered them into the hand of Israel.” And Jonathan climbed up on his hands and knees with his armorbearer after him; and they fell before Jonathan. And as he came after him, his armorbearer killed them. That first slaughter which Jonathan and his armorbearer made was about twenty men within about half an acre of land.
The language of come up is complacency.
Whatever blessing and victory we have is for God’s glory.
Whatever you compromise u will loose.
People who try to be worldly to win the world will be lower than the world.
Whenever you compromise u fall lower than the world. The world will not appreciate you for changing your conviction.
It is not just about us. David wrote majority of his songs before he was 30 years old.
God always have someone. Don’t despair. God is still with us!
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
God is still with the church. There is always a man of God and woman of God.
God raise you for His church. It might not be clear now. That is for the reason.
His faith was personal but his victory was for Israel
1 Samuel 17:45-46
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
His jealousy is for God to be known. Whatever prosperity is to serve the body of Christ, is for the greater good.
God uses the weak thing to confound the mighty.
1 Samuel 14:13-14
And Jonathan climbed up on his hands and knees with his armorbearer after him; and they fell before Jonathan. And as he came after him, his armorbearer killed them. That first slaughter which Jonathan and his armorbearer made was about twenty men within about half an acre of land.
20 men fell before 2 men
Israel planes were outnumbered by their enemies. It was 1:100
Yet at the end of the war they got back more lands.
The Lord saves.
The Lord loves us very much. He cares for the condition of your hearts. He will bind up the brokenhearted.
A lesser cannot come up to greater.
Everything left downgrade in natural.
In beginning God created. God does not argue.
1 Samuel 14:15-16
And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and the raiders also trembled; and the earth quaked, so that it was a very great trembling. Now the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and there was the multitude, melting away; and they went here and there.
When you put God out of the picture, nothing fits anymore.
Everything that man touches, fail. In the hands of Jesus, it is all restored. Finally the Man came.
1 Samuel 14:16-17
Now the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and there was the multitude, melting away; and they went here and there. Then Saul said to the people who were with him, “Now call the roll and see who has gone from us.” And when they had called the roll, surprisingly, Jonathan and his armorbearer were not there.
Come to Jesus and experience Jesus’ goodness and the goodness of Jesus will lead us to repentance!
Jesus came to the woman in day time.
To the woman He said He is Messiah.
She sensed the warmth of Jesus and she repented. She became instant evangelist.
Jesus approached people differently to their needs.
Talk to the Lord when you walk. Tell Him about your worry, your fears, and what you like about what you see in the bible of Him. Just talking to Him the peace is there.
Joseph is a fruitful branch by the well.
Saul said no one eats until his enemies are defeated
Saul said “my enemies”
1 Samuel 14:24
Saul’s Rash Oath
And the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had placed the people under oath, saying, “Cursed is the man who eats any food until evening, before I have taken vengeance on my enemies.” So none of the people tasted food.
Revival happened when there was sin.
King Saul was the tallest man in Israel. Yet he did not fight and God had to bring a boy fresh from the field. A young man believe in the Lord and God brought him in.
David went as a shepherd boy. He had 5 stones. Goliath had 4 brothers. David wanted to kill all of them. But they escaped when Goliath was killed.
Fresh can become very legalistic.
1 Samuel 14:45
But the people said to Saul, “Shall Jonathan die, who has accomplished this great deliverance in Israel? Certainly not! As the Lord lives, not one hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day.” So the people rescued Jonathan, and he did not die.
Worked with God!
1 Samuel 14:46-47
Then Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, and the Philistines went to their own place.
Saul’s Continuing Wars
So Saul established his sovereignty over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the people of Ammon, against Edom, against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he harassed them.
The God of Jonathan is our Father in heaven.
God is talking about our spiritual enemy. The bondage, those are your philistines.
The Lord loves you and the Lord saves.
Long before the cross, the Lord loves us already.
The cross gave us the righteous foundation.
Today we can receive everything from God.
You can have as much of Christ as we want. We hungry, go to Him as much as we want.
Put seeds of God’s Word in your heart.
The Lord saves. Look to Him. Victory is when there is butterfly in our stomach, we still go up and look to Him!
There is Jonathan out there. There is man and woman of God out there.
The Lord will save those areas of your lives that needs saving!
Yahweh saves! The Lord saves!