Crown Him King!
Bible Text: 2 Samuel 5:1-10 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: David: Abiding in the Lord
2 Samuel 5:1-5 Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and told him, we are your own flesh and blood. In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you; you will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader. So there at Hebron, King David made a covenant before the Lord with all the elders of Israel. And they anointed him king of Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in all. He had reigned over Judah from Hebron for seven years and six months, and from Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah for thirty-three years.
God’s anointing is on the basis of our heart attitude at the time of our anointing
David’s failure always related to the fact that he stopped listening to the Lord and seeking God’s Will for his life.
And David’s restoration was always correlated with his confession and repentance and renewed communication and commitment and obedience with the Lord.
David’s failure was to stop talking and listening to the Lord’s Will and Word and not trust in Him and take matters into his own hands
2 Samuel 5:6-10 David then led his men to Jerusalem to fight against the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land who were living there. The Jebusites taunted David, saying, you’ll never get in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out! For the Jebusites thought they were safe. But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David.
On the day of the attack, David said to his troops, I hate those ‘lame’ and ‘blind’ Jebusites. Whoever attacks them should strike by going into the city through the water tunnel. That is the origin of the saying, The blind and the lame may not enter the house. So David made the fortress his home, and he called it the City of David. He extended the city, starting at the supporting terraces and working inward. And David became more and more powerful, because the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies was with him.
The enemy of the Lord will always try to challenge any good thing the Lord is doing in our lives.
He will try to kill, steal or destroy any victory!
BUT when we abide in the Lord and when Jesus is enthroned, one of the strongest evidence is our victory over sin, bad habits, anything that has resisted God!
Luke 1:32-33 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
Abiding in the Lord means that we “enthrone” Jesus as the KING in our life!
There is always a single, beginning moment in our lives when we receive Jesus as our Savior and then a single, beginning moment in our lives where we crown Jesus as the LORD or KING over our lives!
We then continue to renew, reaffirm this commitment for the rest of our lives.
Romans 10:9-13 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved…For Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Stop resisting the Holy Spirit!
Crown HIM KING!
Receive Jesus as your SAVIOR and YOUR LORD!
Ephesians 5:17-21 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.
To be like Jesus means we ABIDE IN HIM and COMMIT to DISCIPLINED, CHANGED, SPIRIT-FILLED THINKING AND BEHAVIOR
2 Corinthians 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.
It is never too late to turn back to God!
We will reap what we have sown BUT God’s grace and forgiveness are always available to all who call upon Him.
1 Samuel 30:6 David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him.
But David found strength in the Lord his God.