Sunday Dec 13, 2020
WHEN THREE ACT AS ONE (2 Samuel 23:9-20)
Sunday Dec 13, 2020
Sunday Dec 13, 2020
God desires to fellowship with us. God is sovereign, and we are to worship God, and we are God’s servants, but God wants more than that from us. He wants our fellowship. The interesting part of fellowshipping with God is that God is one God, but He is also three distinct persons. So, let me ask you, when we fellowship with God, are we fellowshipping with The Father, The Son, or the Holy Spirit?
I know the first thought that comes to my mind is that I fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, but it is the Holy Spirit of God that resides in my heart, and He is the One that comforts me, and convicts me. So, is He the One that I fellowship with?
Then, it is the Father that I pray to in the name of the Son. Now, I have often said that when we pray, we are fellowshipping with God. It is supposed to be a two-way conversation. We tell Him our needs, and then we have to stop and listen to Him. If you do all of the talking, then it is a speech, not fellowshipping, and fellowshipping is what the Lord desires. So, is the Father the One that I fellowship with?
Then, it is the Holy Spirit that takes my words and makes them palatable to the Father, and it is the Son that is my advocate and High Priest before the Lord. So, is it the Lord Jesus that I fellowship with?
The truth is that when I fellowship with God, I fellowship with each of the three persons of God, and yet I still fellowship with just the one God. In other words, the three distinct persons of God act as One as they fellowship with me. Now, isn’t that an amazing concept? But that is not all.
In today’s message we are going to study about an act by three of David’s mighty men where they rose up and acted as one to fulfill a need that David had. It is a picture of what God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit did when they acted as One to fulfill our most important need. The need for salvation. There is, in the heart of every one of us, a thirst for the water of everlasting life.
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Our insatiable thirst is for the water of life. Not the water of this world, for the water of this world can never satisfy the deepest longing of the human heart, and people are trying to satisfy that craving. There is in every one of us an insatiable thirst that can only be satisfied with the wonderful water of life that Christ said, “And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
The next time you partake of the Lord’s Supper, I want you to think of this. I want you to think of what God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit have done to bring the water of life to you. When we take the precious elements into our bodies, when we hold these things in our hands, we’re saying, “This is what God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, did for us, that our deepest thirst might be satisfied.” But, we’re also saying, “Here, Lord, I give myself away. ’Tis all that I can do”—a life given, and a life given back.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Click on the link below to hear a wonderful story in the life of David, that reminds us what the three persons of God, acting as the One true almighty God, have done to meet our deepest need, salvation.
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