“From That Day Forward…”

February 15, 2018

“From That Day Forward…”

Blessings folk!

Seven sons.
Seven rejections.
All the sons present were not God’s choice.

What next?

1Sa 16:10-13

Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel.
But Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen these.”

And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are these all the children?”
And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep.”
Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.”

So he sent and brought him in.
Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance.
And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is he.”

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers;
and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward.
And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

Jesse had one more son.
But, apparently he was considered “too young” or “dispensable”…someone had to watch the sheep.

God gave a detailed description of the son…

  • Ruddy (red)
  • Beautiful eyes
  • Handsome in appearance

David had, in the natural, what the world looks for…beautiful appearance.

The Lord then spoke to Samuel.
This is he!

Samuel did.
He took the horn of oil.
He anointed David “in the midst of his brothers”.

This is/will be important.
His brothers knew that he was the anointed king.

Then, the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David FROM THAT DAY FORWARD.

Often it is said that in the Old Testament the Spirit would come upon people then leave.
This is true…but…

I have heard it taught that the Spirit did not remain with anyone in the Old Testament.
This is wrong.
The Spirit remained upon David from that day forward.

In the times that David sought the Lord.
In the times that David walked outside of the Lord…adultery, murder, etc.
The Spirit was upon David.

Today, true Believers have the Spirit within us…constantly, without ceasing.

Yes, we can refuse to abide in the Lord.
Yes, we can quench the Spirit.

Let us not do so.