SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Scripture: Acts 13:19-23, I Samuel 17:24-36
Acts 13:19-23 states, “And when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land to them by allotment. After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’ From this man’s seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior—Jesus—.” Jesus as our Savior is the seed of David, and Jesus as the Chief Shepherd has a heart patterned like David’s. That means if you and I are going to shepherd in the Spirit of the Lord Jesus for the season ahead, we have to develop a Davidic heart and pastor accordingly. How did David pastor? What made David a model shepherd? The chief issue in David is his willingness to war with any threat to the sheep. If we do not develop a Davidic heart we cannot be prepared for the end-times. We will not be ready. Jesus in Revelation looks like David. He looks exactly like David. How much does the church today look like David. The passivity of the pastorate has made the church enablers of evil, rather than warriors against the wolves who promote it. The church should be in a position where we know how to war with political wolves who sodomize the military and bring destruction to the nation. The church should already have dispatched the same angel that visited Herod to every one of the perverse politicians who think it is their job to promote homosexuality in the land. But that is not the case! The church today is passive to the core, and their fruit reflects a passive theology! God is going to change that.