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SAM9 - Moving On

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Samuel is sad because of Saul’s sin
Samuel is sad because of Saul’s sin
Because of God’s rejection of Saul

Stop Grieving

1 Samuel 16:1 KJV 1900
And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
God will tell us to do things
That don’t have our preferred ending
“I’ll obey, take a step of faith, go against my judgement
But I expect numbers, salvations, revival, good health...”
But God’s plan doesn’t always end like that
Samuel obeyed God and anointed Saul
And Saul ended as a failure
Just like Samuel predicted
Samuel didn’t want a king
Samuel warned the people
God gave the people what they asked for
Samuel obeyed God
But it still ended badly
Maybe God just wants you to build up others
Maybe God just wants you to be a good testimony
Maybe God just wants you go teach people that will never listen
Maybe God just wants you!
It’s time to stop grieving because God’s plan doesn’t match our expectations!
Stop whining about what you wanted
Stop complaining about how things didn’t have your ending
It’s not about you and your plan
Our life is supposed to be for him and His glory
God has a plan
and our crying won’t change his mind about sin
Don’t mourn for what God has rejected

Prepare

“fill thine horn with oil”
When God rejected Saul
That meant that the people needed a new leader
This is an obvious conclusion
Someone new would need anointing
God was already prepared
“I have provided”
But Samuel’s horn was empty
His horn was empty
No oil
He wasn’t ready to do what was needed
He wasn’t ready to obey the Lord
Many of us do the same
We are so busy grieving
We are so busy complaining
That we don’t look forward
We don’t prepare
We aren’t getting ready for the next job God has for us
We aren’t spending time with God
We aren’t spending time in prayeer
We aren’t spending time in God’s Word
We aren’t growing spiritually
We aren’t seeking his will
We aren’t preparing
Oil is a picture of the Spirit of God
Acts 10:38 KJV 1900
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Isaiah 61:1 KJV 1900
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; Because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Many of us are not ready to do the work of God
Because we do not have the Spirit of God
We feed and live for the flesh and not the spirit
Complaining
Focused on ourselves
We live by sight and not faith
We live by the physical and not the spiritual
We need oil in our horn like Samuel needed
Before we can go and do the work of God
We need the power of the Holy Spirit on us
We need to be guided by him
We need to rely on him
We need that oil

Go

1 Samuel 16:1 KJV 1900
And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
GO!
Do the work that the Lord has for you
Do the work that the Lord has for you
Stop grieving, get prepared, now go
Samuel’s work (anointing the new king)
Was time sensitive
As he waited
The disobedient king strengthened his position
We know that Samuel was being watched
Saul wanted to keep his power
Made it harder for God’s anointed(David) to do his work
While we wait
Sin makes a stronghold
Needs grow larger
People fall deeper into the hold of sin
People are influenced for sin and evil
The devil is still fighting to gain strength
The devil is working to keep power
We make our future work harder as we wait
Look for needs
and meet them
Look for hurting people
and help them
Look for lies and error
And speak the truth
Look for people in need of a Savior
And share the Gospel
GO and do the work that need’s done!
Go now!
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