CHRIST THE ROCK CONGREGATION
Sunday March 6th 2022
Sermon by Pastor Marc Simeon
SAISISSEZ AVANT TOUT L’ONCTION ET LA COURONNE VIENDRA EN SON TEMPS / SEIZE THE ANOINTING NOW AND THE CROWN WILL FOLLOW IN ITS TIME
I SAMUEL 16 : 1-5, 11-13
1Sa 16:1 ¶ L’Éternel dit à Samuel: Quand cesseras-tu de pleurer sur Saül? Je l’ai rejeté, afin qu’il ne règne plus sur Israël. Remplis ta corne d’huile, et va; je t’enverrai chez Isaï, Bethléhémite, car j’ai vu parmi ses fils celui que je désire pour roi.
2 Samuel dit: Comment irai-je? Saül l’apprendra, et il me tuera. Et l’Éternel dit: Tu emmèneras avec toi une génisse, et tu diras: Je viens pour offrir un sacrifice à l’Éternel.
3 Tu inviteras Isaï au sacrifice; je te ferai connaître ce que tu dois faire, et tu oindras pour moi celui que je te dirai.
4 Samuel fit ce que l’Éternel avait dit, et il alla à Bethléhem. Les anciens de la ville accoururent effrayés au-devant de lui et dirent: Ton arrivée annonce-t-elle quelque chose d’heureux?
5 Il répondit: Oui; je viens pour offrir un sacrifice à l’Éternel. Sanctifiez-vous, et venez avec moi au sacrifice. Il fit aussi sanctifier Isaï et ses fils, et il les invita au sacrifice.
1Sa 16:11 Puis Samuel dit à Isaï: Sont-ce là tous tes fils? Et il répondit: Il reste encore le plus jeune, mais il fait paître les brebis. Alors Samuel dit à Isaï: Envoie-le chercher, car nous ne nous placerons pas avant qu’il ne soit venu ici.
12 Isaï l’envoya chercher. Or il était blond, avec de beaux yeux et une belle figure. L’Éternel dit à Samuel: Lève-toi, oins-le, car c’est lui!
13 Samuel prit la corne d’huile, et l’oignit au milieu de ses frères. L’esprit de l’Éternel saisit David, à partir de ce jour et dans la suite. Samuel se leva, et s’en alla à Rama.
I SAMUEL 16 : 1-5, 11-13
1Sa 16:1 ¶ Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”
2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’
3 “Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”
4 So Samuel did what the LORD said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”
5 And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice.
1Sa 16:11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.”
12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!”
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
SAISSEZ L’ONCTION LA COURONNE SUIVRA EN SON TEMPS
SEIZE THE ANOINTING NOW THE CROWN WILL FOLLOW IN ITS TIME
- People tend to marvel at a masterpiece of work.
- We tend idolize the well accomplished and successful people; we sometime wonder what makes them so special.
- The Bible is filled biblical heroes who have greatly contributed to the span of the Christian faith.
- People like Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Gephte, Gideon, Samuel, prophet Elijah, prophet Elisha, king David, John the Baptist, Apostle Peter, Apostle John, Apostle Paul and a host of others can be considered as our biblical heroes.
- One of the distinctive of these heroes of the faith is the strong anointing of God that was bestowed upon their lives.
- People may misinterpret talents with anointing.
- A well educated person can speak to our head while the anointed person can easily permeate our souls.
- An anointing is a special endowment conferred to an individual to do that which is beyond the scope of his natural capabilities.
- An anointing is a special grace given to a person for effectual service to God.
- An anointing is a guaranteed assistance of God for carrying out God’s assignment upon the life of that person.
- An anointing can be seen like a license from God to proceed successfully in a particular path.
- An anointing can be viewed like a special investment that God places in certain people for a special task.
- An anointing is like the different programs we download in our computers for the special operation in mind.
- The anointing upon one’s life is closely linked to his mission on earth or his/her destiny.
- Sometime the anointing may come as a seed that is planted in the life of a person for future production.
- Many want to rush in doing God’s work before the anointing.
- The disciples were asked to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit before engaging in the spread of the Gospel.
- Many trample the anointing of God under their feet like Samson who later lost it.
- Many of those who profess doing work for God are in it for the earthly crown, the prestige, the finance, the respect associated.
- SAISISSEZ AVANT TOUT L’ONCTION ET LA COURONNE VIENDRA EN SON TEMPS
- SEIZE THE ANOINTING NOW THE CROWN WILL FOLLOW IN ITS TIME
THE STORY OF THE LIFE OF DAVID
- The life of David could be subdivided in several segments.
- There’s David before the meeting with Prophet Samuel.
- There’s David immediately after the anointing of Samuel.
- There’s David turning to a famous anointed musician
- There’s David the famous warrior and hero in Israel.
- There’s David the fugitive and exiled warrior in the camp of the Philistines
- There’s David the partial king of Israel
- There’s David the fully crown and respected king of Israel
- There’s David the backslider
- There’s David the fugitive for the second time running from his son Absalom.
- There’s David the returning king restored to power.
- There’s David the old man planning for the building of the first Temple in Israel.
- In each of the segments of the life of David the one thing that remained constant was the anointing of God upon his life.
- Each time the life of David was supposed to take a halt by obstacles, he was yet again propelled forward because of the great anointing of God upon his life.
- If you follow the narrative, you can see that David had a certain relationship with God before the meeting with Prophet Samuel.
- God saw David when no one, not even his immediate family perceived any greatness in him.
THE EFFECTS OF THE ANOINTING UPON THE LIFE OF DAVID
- 1 Sa 16 : 1b « Remplis ta corne d’huile, et va; je t’enverrai chez Isaï, Bethléhémite, car j’ai vu parmi ses fils celui que je désire pour roi. »
- 1 Sa 16: 1b “Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”
- God was looking for the exact opposite of Saul when He spotted David.
- While David was anointed for the task, yet it was going to take a long wait before David would see any glimpse of glory associated with the anointing.
- David continued with his humble life after the meeting with Samuel.
- Some reshaping of personality began to take place in David after the anointing.
- His anointed music was able to smooth the human soul even to heal people of mental distress.
- His anointing causes his bravery to grow while defending his sheep.
- His life of prayer must have increased as well.
- His faith in God grew exponentially after the anointing.
- His self confidence increased to new heights while maintaining a strong dependence upon God’s assistance.
THE ANOINTING WILL CREATE THE PLATFORM FOR SERVICE TO GOD.
15 And Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you.
16 “Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall be that he will play it with his hand when the distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.”
17 So Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.”
18 Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the LORD is with him.”
1Sa 16:15 Les serviteurs de Saül lui dirent: Voici, un mauvais esprit de Dieu t’agite.
16 Que notre seigneur parle! Tes serviteurs sont devant toi. Ils chercheront un homme qui sache jouer de la harpe; et, quand le mauvais esprit de Dieu sera sur toi, il jouera de sa main, et tu seras soulagé.
17 Saül répondit à ses serviteurs: Trouvez-moi donc un homme qui joue bien, et amenez-le-moi.
18 L’un des serviteurs prit la parole, et dit: Voici, j’ai vu un fils d’Isaï, Bethléhémite, qui sait jouer; c’est aussi un homme fort et vaillant, un guerrier, parlant bien et d’une belle figure, et l’Éternel est avec lui.
- When the anointing of God is evident in your life, you won’t have to be self proclaimed.
- You won’t need to hire an agent to promote you.
- Others will testify about you.
- God will orchestrate the circumstances to elevate you.
- You will be effective in what you do.
- You will be unique, for God will instill His wisdom in you.
- You will be humble, for you will know the source of your strength is in God.
- You will be reliable, for God will always deliver when you are in the center of His will.
- You will perform your tasks with no ulterior motives, for all you do will be to glorify God.
THE ANOINTING OF GOD WILL CAUSE MISUNDERSTANDING
26 David dit aux hommes qui se trouvaient près de lui: Que fera-t-on à celui qui tuera ce Philistin, et qui ôtera l’opprobre de dessus Israël? Qui est donc ce Philistin, cet incirconcis, pour insulter l’armée du Dieu vivant?
27 Le peuple, répétant les mêmes choses, lui dit: C’est ainsi que l’on fera à celui qui le tuera.
28 Éliab, son frère aîné, qui l’avait entendu parler à ces hommes, fut enflammé de colère contre David. Et il dit: Pourquoi es-tu descendu, et à qui as-tu laissé ce peu de brebis dans le désert? Je connais ton orgueil et la malice de ton coeur. C’est pour voir la bataille que tu es descendu.
1Sa 17:26 Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
27 And the people answered him in this manner, saying, “So shall it be done for the man who kills him.”
28 Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”
- While David was exhibiting his zeal for God, he encountered many misunderstandings from others.
- From the standpoint of his big brother, David had no right to be in the battlefield the day he confronted Galiath..
- According to Eliab, David had no business enquiring about the happenings in the battlefield.
- David was doomed to forever remain the servant of the family in the mind of his older brother.
- There was no respect and no recognition for the anointing of God in David’s life from his big brother.
- Eliab went on to judge David’s motive.
- David was accused of being prompted by pride instead of indignation for how that Philistine was insulting God.
- David was accused of insolence instead of faith in the omnipotence of God, when he volunteered to fight Goliath.
- Be aware that Satan will steer the people closest to you to rob you out of your anointing.
- Example of the little eagle that was raised as chicken.
ANOINTED PEOPLE DRAWS ON FAITH IN GOD INSTEAD OF PERSONAL SKILLS
David dit au Philistin: Tu marches contre moi avec l’épée, la lance et le javelot; et moi, je marche contre toi au nom de l’Éternel des armées, du Dieu de l’armée d’Israël, que tu as insultée.
46 Aujourd’hui l’Éternel te livrera entre mes mains, je t’abattrai et je te couperai la tête; aujourd’hui je donnerai les cadavres du camp des Philistins aux oiseaux du ciel et aux animaux de la terre. Et toute la terre saura qu’Israël a un Dieu.
47 Et toute cette multitude saura que ce n’est ni par l’épée ni par la lance que l’Éternel sauve. Car la victoire appartient à l’Éternel. Et il vous livre entre nos mains.
1Sa 17:45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
46 “This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 “Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands.”
- David was just availing himself as an instrument in the hands of God
- David paid no mind to the size of Goliath; he was instead gazing at the size of his God.
- All will know that it is not the sword and spears that save us but God.
- David knew that the battle was the Lord’s battle and that he was just an instrument.
La foi fait tomber sous nos yeux
Les plus fortes murailles ;
La foi nous rend victorieux
Et gagne les batailles. (bis)
La foi nous ouvre les trésors
De la toute-puissance ;
Les plus faibles deviennent forts
Sous sa sainte influence. (bis)
Protégés par ce bouclier,
Nous n’avons nulle crainte.
Qui soit en Dieu se confier
Du mal brave l’atteinte. (bis)
Que n’ont pas souffert les héros
Dot nous suivons la trace !
Que de dangers, que de travaux,
Mais quelle sainte audace ! (bis)
Quand la foi vit au fond de cœur
Et nourrit l’espérance,
On est, par l’amour de Sauveur,
Joyeux dans la souffrance. (bis)
THE ANOINTING OF GOD WILL PROVOQUE JEALOUSY
- While David was contemplating the best way to serve God with his anointing, others were angrily contemplating the glory that was on his path.
- The anointing upon the life of David became a threat to Saul.
- King Saul had a love/hate relationship with David.
- Saul loved it when David was putting his life on the line defending Israel in combat.
- Saul hated it when people were giving recognition to David for his great accomplishment.
- Saul felt that David should die because he had made him look bad by his successes.
- Saul used every trick in the book to put an end to the life of David.
- David had to become a fugitive to spare his life from a man he never insulted.
- While you make nothing of your anointing, others are already seeing the glory it will bring to you.
- An anointed person can never be ordinary, he is in constant pursuit to excellence.
THE ANOINTING WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO THE COWN IF WE PERSEVERE
- So far we see the transformation the anointing of David had brought to his life.
- The shepherd boy had turned to a mighty musician.
- David had turned to a renowned poet and song writer.
- The last son of the family had turn to a mighty warrior.
- The anointing upon the life of David had brought him troubles and glory thus far.
- God’s intention in the investment made in the life of David was that the anointing would ultimately lead to the crown.
- From day one, God was seeing a king in David.
- Not a man who was looking for his lost donkeys and stumbled into royalty.
- Not a king who would be overtaken by pride and self reliance.
- God picked a regular kid and shaped him to become the greatest king in all ages.
- David did nothing to rush the crown to his head prematurely; he left it for God to protect the anointing that was placed upon his life.
- Many of the former enemies of David had turned to allies by God’s doing.
- Yes, the anointing will ultimately lead to the crown if you stay on course with God.
- David not only secured the crown for his head, but God also promised that the crown will never leave his ancestral line for ever.
- David is yet to see Jesus the King of kings seating as the heir of his throne.
SAISISSEZ AVANT TOUT L’ONCTION ET LA COURONNE VIENDRA EN SON TEMPS
SEIZE THE ANOINTING NOW THE CROWN WILL FOLLOW IN ITS TIME
- Many wish to start with the crown when God calls them.
- God wants all his faithful servants to be crowned, but not before the formation and not before the battle had been won.
- Some of those who have suffered because of the anointing of God upon their lives have now decided to put it aside in exchange for peace.
- The enemy already sees the crown over your head that’s why he set out to distract you.
- Your critics already see the crown over your head but they call it arrogance and insolence.
- Your opponents already see the crown over your head, that’s why they try to kill you before you can see it for yourself.
- Your anointing is an investment of God upon your life.
- If you mismanage your anointing, you will never see the crown.
- Some will already see a sizeable portion of their crown on this side of heaven, but the bulk of blessing is saved to be enjoyed on the shores of eternity where God Himself will put it on our heads.
- Forget about not being appreciated, not being valued, not being respected right now.
- Seize, manage and preserve your anointing will all your diligence in this life and enjoy the crown for all eternity.
1Co 9:25 Tous ceux qui combattent s’imposent toute espèce d’abstinences, et ils le font pour obtenir une couronne corruptible; mais nous, faisons-le pour une couronne incorruptible. (LSV)
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. (NKJV)
2Ti 4:7- 8 J’ai combattu le bon combat, j’ai achevé la course, j’ai gardé la foi. 8 Désormais la couronne de justice m’est réservée; le Seigneur, le juste juge, me la donnera dans ce jour-là, et non seulement à moi, mais encore à tous ceux qui auront aimé son avènement. (LSV)
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. (NKJV)
Re 3:11 Je viens bientôt. Retiens ce que tu as, afin que personne ne prenne ta couronne. (LSV)
11 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. (NKJV)