2 Samuel 5 Part 2–God Retakes the Lead

For the majority of Saul’s reign, he quit hearing from the Lord.  Now as David began leading the people, He was seeking God first and God was responding.  What’s more, God was not only responding to David’s inquiries, the Lord was actually going before Israel in battle.  God assisted David in the defeat and retaking of Jerusalem–and next, He led David and assisted in the utter destruction of the Philistine armies.  Israel was once again a nation led by God and ruled by a king that sought God with his heart.
 
In our lives, We see a dramatic difference when we allow God to lead in our lives.  If we seek the Lord and humbly follow, He will do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever hope or dream.  That is why we have to focus on our walk with God and allow Him to direct our path. It does not mean that we will not encounter battles, it simply means that God will go before us and lead us through those battles.  There is no better way to live.
 
God Bless You

 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold. 18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; 19 so David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”

The Lord answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.”

20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.[c] 21 The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.

22 Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; 23 so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees. 24 As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.” 25 So David did as the Lord commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon[d] to Gezer

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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