The Wait

(Graceabounds) #1

Who gave David


the crown:


Man or God?


Things however didn’t come easy for the
son of Jesse. Between the anointing of a
shepherd boy and the crowning of the
man David, years have been spent in
several trials and tribulations. David
would suffer in the hands of envious
elder brother; he would experience
distrust and malice with a king he served
whole heartedly. There is no end to the
sorrows and calamities that befell David
on the road to the throne.

Who Gave David The Thrown And
Rest From All Affliction?

David’s able militia?

od finally showed up for David

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after a prolong period of trial of
character and dedication. There
are probably only few in Israel who are
ignorant of the promise made by God to
David. Everybody knew that he’s going
to be king sooner or later. The prophet
whose words never fall to the ground
had spoken and Israel is right to expect
the fulfilment.

1 Samuel 26:7-9 So David and Abishai
came to the people by night; and there
Saul lay sleeping within the camp, with
his spear stuck in the ground by his head.
And Abner and the people lay all around
him. Then Abishai said to David," God has
delivered your enemy into your hand this
day. Now therefore, please, let me strike
him at once with the spear, right to the
earth; and I will not have to strike him a

1 Samuel 24 :4- 7 Then the men of David
said to him, "This is the day of which the
LORD said to you, 'Behold, I will deliver
your enemy into your hand, that you may
do to him as it seems good to you.'" And
David arose and secretly cut off a corner
of Saul's robe. Now it happened
afterward that David's heart troubled
him because he had cut Saul's robe. And
he said to his men,"The LORD forbid that
I should do this thing to my master, the
LORD's anointed, to stretch out my hand
against him, seeing he is the anointed of
the LORD." So David restrained his
servants with these words, and did not
allow them to rise against Saul.

A young Amalekite suddenly showed up
in David’s camp at Ziglag with Saul’s
crown. David doesn’t need to wish his
enemy any bad. Just reward the
Amalekite with money and wear the
crown Mr David Jesse! But David dare
not accept even this trojan horse. God
has not given it to him and he would still
wait.

second time!" But David said to Abishai,
"Do not destroy him; for who can stretch
out his hand against the LORD's
anointed, and be guiltless?"

When David was presented with the
crown of promise by both well and ill-
meaning men, he was quick to
denounce it. His men twice attempted to
offer it to him. Abishai would only strike
Saul once, remove Saul’s crown and
declare David as king. Wouldn’t it have
ended the travails of David? On two
different but similar occasions, David
refused to be tempted by His men to
wear a crown God has not yet offered
Him.

No man could raise his head and brag
that he made David king. David would
wait even though it took eternity for
what is rightfully his. As long as grace has
not offered it, all self-effort is highly
prohibited. Have you ever wondered why
David’s kingdom became eternal? It is
simply because anything God does is
indestructible. If David’s right hand had
earn him the throne, his legacy wouldn’t
have been better than Saul.

2 Samuel 1:10,13- 15 So I stood over him
and killed him, because I was sure that
he could not live after he had fallen. And I
took the crown that was on his head and
the bracelet that was on his arm, and
have brought them here to my lord."
...Then David said to the young man who
told him, "Where are you from?" And he
answered, "I am the son of an alien, an
Amalekite." So David said to him, "How
was it you were not afraid to put forth
your hand to destroy the LORD's
anointed?"

An Amalekite?

When we have learnt to depend on God, we
will start taking the shape of God
experientially. The prophet said that, "those
that wait on the Lord will keep running but
they will not be weary; and they will keep
walking but they will not faint. Having
reminded us earlier that these are the
characteristics nature of God. God's power
and grace become experiential in us when
we depend on God for life (2 Corinthians 8:7).


The Bible says, "those that wait on the Lord,
their strength get renewed." This means
that you can't run out of strength and
anointing. There is sufficiency in Christ
Jesus, and when we depend on Him, we get
filled up more and more. Though, you can't
say you have depended on God today, then
you won't depend on Him tomorrow. No!
That's not how it works. There is a strength
and anointing that has been deposited
inside of you at every stage and junction ( 1
John 2:20). But it will never get to manifest
when waiting on God has not become your
life.


Prophet Isaiah draw out an allegory of a
man that wait on the Lord to an eagle. One
thing I discover about an eagle in my little
research, it is that the only bird that can soar
to the highest peak, without any propellant
like a jet engine. But instead, they take
advantage of the power of the air to soar as
high as possible. The very stormy wind that
inhibit other birds from flying is the same
that the eagle depends on to be able to soar
to the highest mountain top. This tells us
that God has made us to be dependent
creature. God has connected us to Himself
and He expects us to stay connected.
Another thing about the eagle is that she
knows how to position her wings, so that she
can be able to soar with the power of the air.
God also expects us to position our mind on
Him so that He can be able to flow His power
into us, and thereby we become
unstoppable irrespective of what is acting
against us.


He does not run out of strength


They are unstoppable


He takes the shape of God


In conclusion, why will I want to put pressure
on myself, when I have the power working
inside of me. We are limitless in Christ. Think
on this!!!

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