II Samuel 2:1-10, 5:1-7
By the spirit of the Lord David return to Judah after the death of King Saul. Judah crowned him at Hebron as King over Judah. He reached out to comfort and reconcile with the household of Saul in peace. Rather, the surviving son of Saul was raised as King by Abner his uncle who was the captain of the host, yet again over Israel against standing Prophecy.
David returned from Ziklag of the philistines to Judah. His return was not before his remorse and repentance; not before his submission for the Lord. Discuss and relate this disposition of David to our spiritual work with God.
David returned not alone. He did with his own household and those of his 600-man army back to Hebron in Judah. How often do we allow the influences and moves of God upon us to impact on those who depend upon our leadership?
And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. 11 Sam. 2:4. The second time anointing of David ended his wilderness experience and commissioned his ruler ship experience, beginning from Judah-his nativity discuss this prophetic scenario in relation to our spiritual work.
David even as the anointed King over Judah reached out peacefully and diplomatically to the household of Saul, towards the healing of the wounds of the nation, but was tactfully ignored. Relate this scenario to the struggle between the Spirit and the Flesh over the Soul of the Nation.
Abner, the captain of the host of Saul made Ishbosheth the son of Saul King over Israel. Abner became the new power broker and main antagonist to the counsel of God for Israel. How often do we allow our emotion and secret passion place us against the counsel of God for our land?
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