Anointed 1 Sam. 16:4-13 July 17, 2016
What is this anointing? If you hear or see a man with this anointing you will know what it is but it is not easy to describe. A speaker will know when they have Gods anointing and when they do not. There is a flow of thought and words when God is leading an anointed vessel. People hearing this man will know that God is leading Him and the quality of the speaker makes a difference with the listening of the people. An example in my opinion would be Billy Graham at his best. In the Baptist camp I would also say we have many preachers who would be given the label anointed related to their speaking. When we have a State Convention we will hear at least one but maybe several who have that obvious quality from God has they speak. They are Anointed.
1. Samuel’s Assignment . . Anoint God’s Chosen One. 1 Sam. 16:4-5
A. Samuel Is . . Directed By The Lord. 16:4
4 Samuel did what the Lord directed and went to Bethlehem. When the elders of the town met him, they trembled and asked, "Do you come in peace?"
B. Samuel Is . . Determined About This Service. 16:5
5 "In peace," he replied. "I've come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
Samuel at first did not want the people to have a king but the Lord told him to follow the people’s desire. They proved to not be very good in their judgement. Now the Lord is directing the choice and the anointing of a man for their king. Samuel knew God was making a choice of one of Jesse sons. Samuel further involved Jesse and his sons as he consecrated them to the worshipful experience. As a father it would certainly be a great experience to watch as one of your sons would be chosen for such a special anointing as God planned for one of his sons.
2. God’s Criteria involves A Specific Son To Be . . Anointed. 1 Sam. 16:6-10
A. God Knows the Specific Man He . . Has Chosen. 16:6-8
6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, "Certainly the Lord's anointed one is here before Him."
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart."
8 Jesse called Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either," Samuel said.
B God Knows the Specific Man He . . H as Not Chosen. 16:6-8
9 Then Jesse presented Shammah, but Samuel said, "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either."
10 After Jesse presented seven of his sons to him, Samuel told Jesse, "The Lord hasn't chosen any of these."
Samuel knew God had chosen a son of Jesse but he did not know which son, and neither did Jesse. But of the seven sons Jesse brought to Samuel none of them were chosen. Why didn’t they bring David with them? It seems to be that he is a very good shepherd and perhaps
very valuable for the whole family serving out there but God knows he is the one for His anointing. I personally think the father of David is not really surprised because down deep he knows David has an obvious quality about him that they recognize as special or even superior in the work that he does. He does most things very well.
3. David Is The Selection God Determined As The . . Anointed One. 1 Sam. 16:11-13
A. Samuel Investigates About The Number of Jesse’s . . Sons. 16:11-12
11 Samuel asked him, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," he answered, "but right now he's tending the sheep." Samuel told Jesse, "Send for him. We won't sit down to eat until he gets here."
12 So Jesse sent for him. He had beautiful eyes and a healthy, handsome appearance. Then the Lord said, "Anoint him, for he is the one."
B. Samuel Anoints David And The . . Spirit Of The Lord Takes Control Of David. 16:13
13 So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah. HCSB
It is interesting how the scriptures describe David with the words “beautiful eyes and a healthy handsome appearance.” When you add the anointing of God you certainly have a very special man. Of course when God chooses a man that alone gives a special quality. As the people learn more about David and his abilities they will learn more about why God chose him. But they will know he has been Anointed. Amen? Amen!
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