“The Lord Will Go Before You…”

June 13, 2018

“The Lord Will Go Before You…”

Blessings folk!

The war against the Philistines continued.

Note the strategy.

2 Sa 5:22-25

Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.

When David inquired of the LORD, He said, “You shall not go directly up;
circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

“It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees,
then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”

Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him,
and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

The enemy gathered against Israel again.

What did David do?

He inquired of the Lord.

Why do we not do this?

The organizational church simply does not inquire of the Lord.

We talk about “praying about it”, yet we do not pray together over a matter.
We talk about “seeking God’s will”, yet we do not do so together.

We must inquire of the Lord.

What happened when David inquired?
God answered.
God gave precise strategy.
God told what would happen.

They were not to attack directly.
They were to circle around behind the enemy.
God even told them exactly where to be…in front of the balsam trees.

They were then to wait.
They were to wait until they “hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees.”

They were to wait until they heard the movement of the Lord.

Then, they were to act promptly.
Because then the Lord was going forth before them.
The Lord would strike the army.

David did as he was commanded.

They were victorious.

Here are the principles for us.
We must inquire of the Lord.
We must listen to the Lord.
We must do as the Lord instructs/commands.
We must wait upon the Lord.
We must move when He moves.
We must allow the Lord to move before us…to lead. (To often we go forth calling for the Lord to “catch up” with us&hellipWinking

Let’s do it.