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The Making of a King

Mike Connell

The Making of a King

The Making of a King

King David was associated with 5 different cities, representing different seasons in his life, each with their own lessons to learn.

To serve your generation, study these aspects of David, and take on the same traits.

Jesus was called the “Son of David”, because He had the same kind of characteristics and qualities.

Bethlehem (1 of 5)
David served in obscurity, where he developed:
1) Devotion for the Lord
2) Faithfulness in small things
3) Courage, in the face of conflict.
God took him from the flocks, and made him shepherd over a nation. A man who is faithful in small things will be faithful in great things.
David said: The Lord, who helped me slay the lion and the bear, will also help me slay this giant. He was constantly aware that God is helping him, and He was able to give honor to the Lord.

Gibeah (2 of 5)
I have found David. the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.
I will give you the sure mercies of David. Even my failures, God can turn them around, and make them a great stepping-stone to my success.
Gibeah was a place of Promotion, because of his reputation:
1) Skillful in playing
2) Mighty man of valor
3) Man of war
4) Prudent in speech
5) Handsome (well-presented)
6) The Lord is with him
There’s no use seeking greatness. Seek to know God, and develop great character, and God will promote you.

Cave of Adullam (3 of 5)
David went from being the hero of the nation, to experiencing a demotion, and now they outright want to kill him!
He's rejected, misunderstood, and he faces tremendous injustices - not once, but many times.
The Lord is the Justifier! He can sort it out! You don't have to be understood by everyone - just let it go!
David ran into the presence of God (to Samuel), when he suffered injustice, rejection and misunderstanding - to hear fresh from God for his life.

Ziklag (4 of 5)
Amalekites invaded Ziklag, and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women, and all those who were there, from small to great. They did not kill anyone, but carried them away, and went their way.
David's two wives had been taken captive, and he was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and daughters.
David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. God is looking for people just like that!

Hebron (5 of 5)
Saul and his sons died in the battlefield. They chopped off their heads, and hung them up on a wall.
The men of Jabesh Gilead went in the middle of the night, took the bodies down, took them back and gave them a proper burial.
David said: Because you did this thing, may the Lord show His blessing upon you. I will repay you for it too.
His heart was to bless people and show kindness to those who acted honorably.