【Bible Study】1 Samuel 08: Who Do You Choose to Be The King, God or People?
Bible Study: 1 Samuel
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Father in the Lord Jesus Christ. May the Lord bless you, and I'm so glad to have this time with you to study the word of God. No. Study the word of God. Study the word of God. We could figure out. What God want to tell us through the Bible. You know what we think is not important and what God want to tell us. That is very very very very important. As a founder of the Doctrine of Destiny, I would like to share with you what we think, how we should read the word of God. You know, in every time we read the word of God we look at we look at what is the main point, the order trying to tell us? You know how to figure out our main point. The main point is the point where they connect the whole chapter. Or the whole book altogether, for example, for example. Yeah, in the Gospel of Matthew we figure out the whole gospel of material. It talking about two Kingdom, two different kind of value system, two different kind of two different kind of objective of living. That book of amateur right we're talking about the the Gospel of Luke. Although they all talk about the Gospel Gospel of Jesus Christ, but the emphasis on different things, different perspective. So God put a look. They talk about, you know, therefore, and the rising of many in Israel. So we're going to look at it. And then you, you, you know that you know that that the many people will stumble, and the many people will be risen up. And whether you are the people who fall or you are the people who be risen up and they all depend on your choices, your choices, yeah. So that I give you two example how we should read the Bible, I'm not going to take too much time to talk about this. Let's come back to the chapter we are reading today. First, e-mail first Samuel Chapter 8. You read the whole chapter and you may be distracted, distracted by you. Know the the Samuels two son right at the two son. Who do not follow the way of the father the father is Samuel, right? So we we are not going to be distracted by this and the whole chapter is talking about what talking about. Are you rejecting God to be your king? Obviously this year lied has rejected God to be their king in the chapter. You know, this chapter all the way they walloping from Eli and to Samuel and after 20 years and after 20 years and the issue light came back to God came back to God. With Samuel growth with Samuel Growth he appointed his sons as a issues leader and unfortunately and these two son did not follow the will of the father. During the time of Samuel's use, your life has appearance what God have done for them not recover the land. No defeated the enemy, and the Israelis become strong, and they become stronger and stronger than as the neighbouring country. Having a peace with the issue of people. So the easier people have been living in peace for many years. You know, because what because of power? On mighty God it did not because of user life are good at fighting which which is not not the case. It is God fighting for years real people so that the Israel people Israel people under the leader of the Samuel. And live in peace and have a good time. Have a good time. You know this is the background you know in the past. Ever since they get that from Egypt until now, what the issue people have been experiencing is abandoned God and come back to God again. And this is the time the usual people under the leadership of Samuel. They had experience a long period of good time. And they live in peace, the they are prosper. And then they everything seemed to be very well. They seem to be good seem to be good, but the more the problem with this. The son did not follow his wife. And they turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. And this is a trigger. This is the trigger of the case and the triggering of the case and the issue people the elder. They came in to see Samuel and they talk about things like this. They say this yeah, give us a king to lead us. Give us a king to lead us and and you know what and the the the argument is this so that we look like all other nations. Like all other nation then they say meal turned to God. They pray to God and God speak to Samuel. No, they are. It is not you. They have rejected they. Basically they rejected me as their king. And this is very odd. This is very odd. The harder they really get connected, the sun did not follow the father's way, and they asked for a king. Can the king? Can the king do exactly the same as the sun? At the sound of the Sabine, so you go to the logic is simple seem to be quite odd. Yeah, so we're going to know that this is the background and they asked for a king where the king drum problem. I'm not so sure, but the history of the Yisrael have proven that it does not drop any problem. They don't know the problem at all. End up the whole issue. Conquered by neighboring country, they lost their country. They lost their homeland and they they have been living in. Living in miserable situation and it's just not too long ago. The World War Two that the 66 million of drills was killed was killed by the German leader at that time. So we got to know that the usual people they they made the wrong choice. They rejected God as their king. They want the truth, a man to be the king. To the man to be the king, so that so that the Christians today they do exactly the same Christian today. They put their hope on who are The Who is the president elected? Who is the leader of the nation? They never put the trust in the hand of the Lord, so this is the kind of background this is the kind of background. Now history can be a mirror for you and I and God is trying to tell us through the chapter eight of first Samuel trying to tell us are you rejecting God? To be your king. Are you rejecting God to be your king? No history can be a good mirror, and the history they had. These people never learn, never learn their lesson through the history and the history can be a good mirror and the truth history for 2000 years. Truth History for 2000 years has repeated exactly as what the easier people have had been doing. Exactly as what user people had been doing, and the church rejected. God rejected God as their king and the Israel people during the same time rejected God to be their king and church. History for the past 2000 years and it is really a good evidence is good evidence to show that Christian life Christian life is no different from the usual people. No different from easier people at all. What it easier people had been doing in the Old Testament and exactly the Christian today and the past 2000 years. Would doing or are doing the same thing as usual people is doing has been doing? Let me share with you my view. The issue of people, the history of the issue, is a good reflection. It is a good mirror to tell us we question, got to be very careful. Are we rejecting God? God. As our king, although you you say I am a Christian, but you actually know, follow the way of the our Lord Jesus Christ. You're in the value system are rejecting God as your king. You know in the past so many years before I found this doctrine of destiny or in Chinese destiny equal meeting meeting is a Chinese name of destiny. I want to share with you. You got to pick up this word called meeting and eventually the meeting maybe collected in the Oxford Dictionary. Yeah, maybe it's a much better word. A much better word, much stronger than destiny itself, but I couldn't find a better word. They try their doctrine of destiny before I found the doctrine of destiny, I realized that you know a lot. A lot of prayer. Never, never. Get answered by law. About our lot, we pray and we pray we, we press on and keep on press on, but we do not see the answer of our prayer. You know why the fundamental things is this people are rejecting God to be their king. Three people are not submitting themselves to Lord Jesus Christ. And to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, they probably may be a believer and I would say when Jesus Christ appear in front of all of us, I would say Jesus Christ may criticize us the same way a little bit or unbelief, unbelief. And this is what our Lord Jesus, our Lord Jesus Christ had been criticising about about the people at that time. So why we pray that our prayer are not answered? The fundamental problem is the value inside us. The fundamental problem is the value inside us. Are we rejecting? Are we follow? Are we following? The we of the world are you with me? And then my dear brother and sisters is this chapter is telling us this and this, you know. And they was 18 when that day come, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen. But the Lord will not answer you in that day. Our God will not answer you in that day. Why? You ask for it, you ask for it. And I've seen many people. Many Christians. Actually they are living in that kind of problem. They suffer from this cancer. They suffer from their pain. They suffer from dementia. They suffer from sleeping problem. They suffer from all kinds of things, but their period not answer the prayers not answered. One day a pastor called me up. The pastor called me up. You know why? They see he. Of the mother to come and visit me where? What in the city and the I I say? I don't have the time at all. Yeah you pray for your mom you pray for your mom the mom go sleeping. Problem are taking sleeping what you call that a sleeping pills right? In the four, for seven years she prayed for the mother for seven years, but the dosage of the sleeping pill. Increase full time, increase full time and in the end of the day cannot sleep at all and the suffering from the sleeping issues right suffer in this sleeping issue at the age of 70 and then finally the mother came to visit me came to visit me. You know what I? Cause of the demon and the Casa demon and the mother was here and she can sleep. You can sleep well even today. Every now and then we come to the festival season. She sent me a greeting and the mother sent me a greeting and she listened to listen to my sermon or my Chinese website. The Monday the Chinese. Why prayer not answered I have. I have been studying. I had been studying this problem and finally came to a conclusion. The conclusion is the people asked for a king of the world. They follow the way of the world. They rejected God to be their king and the someone to be the king. I give you many examples. One day I was talking to her brother. Who is the you know, we are talking about the spiritual atomosphere. Yeah, we are talking about the spiritual atomosphere. And they say, oh, the atomosphere is over here. No good. I say, why is no good? Why that is no good. All the leader of the country is a dragon. Or the leader of the country, the Dragon, and they that they impact to the spiritual atomosphere over here it doesn't really. Not. It's really not. You know we were talking about the city of the antok, you know Antioch, Apostle Paul and a group of believer set up the church in Antioch and they've been traveling around in the around, the Europe and Asian, right? To set up church all over the place and you practically apostle Paul, the apostle Paul and the city, the city Antioch is not because of Antioch. The ruler of the Antioch is someone no nothing to do with the ruler in the Bible. Never bother you, the Antioch. Oh the the city mayor is someone who is a believer of why they follow Christ and they preach around no, never say that. My brother, sister you know what and Log in name. City of Antioch. It's because of the small group of people and the probably the in the in the formal history. Formal historian of the city recording the history of the city never even bothered about the apostle Paul. It is a church history recorded the city. Antioch is a group of people who were sent up in their place and to reach the all the way to Rome. Right you you go to know that yeah, you know we are in. We are people in Singapore. There are a couple of profit at this time. You know one is named Rick Joyner Ridgerunner in one of the interview with the one of the journalists I can't remember who it is, yeah, but in the interview I'm I'm quite impressed with the interview. Rick Joyner is talking about the small group of people of Asian, probably maybe Chinese. Yeah, maybe Chinese, a group of people in China and this group of people we make correction of a lot of force. Teaching in Christianity, and that was the regional talking about we are really. They say, Oh yeah, that probably refer to me. I'm the one. I'm the one. Yeah. And now let me share with you my view. My view, yeah. This place, the city where we are in is the Antioch, prophesied by many, by many prophets, by many prophets in the last 30-40 years. And one of the profit is very famous. Other US they came here to prophesize over the city over here. They say there's going to be Antioch. Many creatures looking forward to that day and actually probably the day or they come and then the group of people they're the group of people here and they're going to set up Internet church and reach out to the whole world. And we are doing this, yeah. So what? I'm trying to say is this. This is a time very similar to the time of Jesus Christ and the very similar to the time of apostle Paul. Just because the small group of people just because because a small group of people and this place is named as the Antioch and we are doing exactly as what apostle Paul was doing. You know, I have written a lot of books, although it in Chinese I'm going to do it. It's the same in English going to translate and what and and the Bible study material I have written about 80 books. And I'm going to do the same for the English book. Yeah. And the doctrine of destiny. The doctrine of Destiny eventually will prove to the people that the copper, the copper is the powerful gospel. The gospel is so powerful that they can demonstrate the power which raises up this arm, our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. Be with me and let me share with you one of the testimony. Yeah many people, they have certain sickness in this kind of sickness over here and over there, right over in many different churches. They join us and listen to what I'm saying and they they we pray for them. And I have a lot of Co workers. They prefer them, they set them free and they. They back to normal, the bandage is gone. They are so free and they're so fantastic and every week we have a we have a plenty testimony of plenty, probably only a small percentage was it was mentioned in the testimony of the Sunday right? We have a long list of the testimony lining up. Though I'm not. I'm not boasting about myself. I'm not preaching my own name. And a lot of people don't even know who am I, who am I? But that's not important. Then the problem is this. The problem is that you know me or don't know me is not important. I don't want to be famous. I want you to know the doctrine. I want you to know Lord Jesus Christ. I want you to know the word of God. Through the chapter eight of First Samuel and to the chapter A of the first Samuel, it can be can be quite awakening. I hope many Christians can be weakened up and receiving our God to be the king. No longer rejecting God. Turn back to God. Turn back to God. Do not wait for too long. Don't have to wait for 20 years. You don't have to wait for this. 30 years don't have to wait until you are getting so old you. If you have you have living in the blessed life for so long, you may not know that how many, how many disasters God had prevented for you. You may not be aware of that, but are we going to be like the people of the Israel? The Israelite, in the Samuel? Time when Samuel grow old and we're facing some issues and we ask for a king? But men to be our king. So they did. Not. Rejecting Samuel is rejecting God so. I will say why prayers are not answered simply because people turn away from God rejecting God to be the king, and they prefer to have a man to be the king. It is going to be the case and we recommend really common today. Yeah, and this group of issue people behave that kind of insistence. Not this really insists Samuel. And the God told Samuel, say, you tell the people, you tell the people say, this is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his right. He will take your son and make them serve with his child and houses and they will run in front of his sherit and some some he will assign to be a commander of 1000 and commander of 50 and the other to plough his grand at the rehab is 4 hours. And still other to make weapon of war and the equipment for his shoulder. He will take your daughter to be to be performer, perfumer and the cook and Baker and he will take the best of your field and the vineyard and olive Groves to give them to his attendant. Is it what the the king you want? Is it the king you want? He would take a 10 a tenth of your green and your vintage and and give it to his office and the attendant and your male and female servant and the and the best. Of your cattle and donkey he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flock and you yourself will become his sleep. When the day come. When that day come, you will cry out to the Lord. Then the cry out for relief from the king you have chosen. But the Lord will not answer you in the day, but you know what the people listen to this. Listen to this, they did not even pay attention to this. You know the people say Oh no, no, no don't tell that to so much. Don't tell so much that people refuse to listen to them. No. No, they said they is. This is this how stubborn can that be? We want the king over us. We then we will be like all the other nation with the keen to lead us to go to go out before us and fight our battles. Another quote. It's not going to be the case if they're going to be the case. I'm I'm I'm pretty sad. Pretty sad lying ahead of us there is a proof of life and there's a path of destruction. There is a path of the curse and they are part of of a blessing. We are, you know I was ministering a lot of people. Some people suffering from cancer and you know cancer patient can be quite stubborn and one day I was talking to a cancer. Station. OK, the patient. The tumor is quite big. Yeah, and I say you know your problem is is. I know my problem. I say you know your problem, you know you how stubborn you are. How self wretchedness you are. OK, yes, I stopped, you know, I stubborn in faith. Oh my God oh she she stopped. He's stubborn in his own faith, and the faith is the fake faith. And the let me share with you, cancer is not a good thickness is the is the quite a serious disease surely is the curse. It will refer to Deuteronomy chapter 28 from the worst 15 all the way to the words 68. You will read it, and you will know that you will know that cancer and the disaster and the long and lasting disease is not a blessing. The Crest is not following the word of God. I know, I know, a lot of Christian. You might view they rejected God to be the king. They take in a lot of way of the world. They take in a lot of culture of the world. They take in a lot of church culture of the world. They take many things, many things the the not not even word of God, not even word of God. They are so interested in their politics they are so they they are so you know so on to influence the government government to to make you know, to make a policy. To make a policy to be like, you know in their, in their, in their own view seem to be right. They want to fight against many things, but that is not what our Lord Jesus interested is not apostle Paul has been interested. So I I, I wonder, and they get cancer and still so stubborn and get cancer still. So who own the self wretchedness. I want to wake you up if you are one of those you better turn back to God. You think you turn back to God, but I tell you, I tell you not the case at all. Not the case at all. They called self wretchedness and the stubbornness and the stubbornness. Is that, like King Saul is the same thing he did not follow the word of God, but she thought she followed. She thought she was doing good thing for God. What the setting you follow all other nation? And they are so. They are so proud. They are so proud for being, you know, for being like all other nation. Is that the way? Is that the way? Yeah, let me tell you where I found that the doctrine of destiny or doctrine of meeting. Yeah, I know that I'm not going to follow the conventional culture of the churches I'm going to. I'm going to follow the word of God. I'm not going to follow the popular culture of the world of popular culture, of the church. And sometimes I met some possible they were telling me for the good. Reason really they they they for my benefit. They say pastor. Are you sure you're doing this? The church will grow. Do you think the church will will will be able to sustain? Then I say follow the word of God, even only myself left, I would insist and that this would cause stubborn or cause self wretchedness. I'm not so sure but I study the word of God in out. Let me share with you. I hope you will know that you will know that the kind of character I have I serve the Lord. I serve the Lord. With all my heart and with all my heart and always not enough, not good enough. It's not enough. It's never been good enough. So that's why I pursue endlessly and pursue the truth of God. And in the doctrine of destiny, we believe that. It is endless to get to know God, it is. It is something we can exhaust all our life. We can devote all our time to pursue the truth of God. We never claim we know all we always believe. We know we know far less enough are you with me? So I'm trying to trying to share with you and how often. How often we Christians, the culture, the thinking, the mind are invaded. By the way of the world, how many days are following all other nation? Although it is popular, but it is the way of death and it is the path of the destruction. Don't follow other nation with other nations should follow us. So we have found that the doctrine and they set up the church and I see the presence of God. They all live. I have only one belief that one believe I do not meet. I do not need money. I do not need people. I do not need people to fill up the chair. I need God presence. And this is a place. This is the place we have presence of God we have present. Girl they try. There are so many so many testimony sharing among us. I would I would like to encourage you do not follow the way of the world. Do not follow all the popular popular way of doing things you know in there talking about the truth girl right talking about the church girl and a lot of people believe. Believe apostle Peter they pray and they get traded. 1000 people tend to cry and they share a sermon a couple minutes and then 5000 people turn to cry. And a lot of people, they all. They did a great thing. They could revival, revival. And I I share a different view with that. I don't think so. And when our Lord, Jesus Christ, when doing the same thing that 5000 people, they are fed by the by bread and fish you know. And after that our Lord Jesus Christ. Oh, you're going to eat my flesh and drink my blood and a lot of people say, well, very difficult to understand. Maybe maybe you followed the wrong one. Did not the right people actually follow and they walk away and the people, the thousands and thousands of people walk away. How to get healing? OK, sure I got healing radeva. No I gotta walk all my own way and our Lord Jesus Christ. Other disciple, do you want to live that the disciples say no, you have you have you have eternal life. That's why I follow you. And in the end of the day, our Lord Jesus Christ only got 120 in the upper room to pray with the extended to heaven. Only 500 people were watching our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven. How's that? Can that be? If today you saw a chat with 500 people, 500 Members strong horse, March, tiny check, you know if you see a church. Ohh 50,000 people in the church, a mega Church and Mega Church all the stage is so huge. The drum said the singer, the leader of the worship leader, worship nothing of wonderful song and so touching the lighting. And the why they're so Green Man? And they did not see that. During this time I did not see that Jesus bring along, you know, a music team. Bring a, you know, worship leader is no cut off demon. He heal the sick cause of demon and heal the sick. When did the I am not so sure whether they called the wheel of the word and the church worship like a music concert or like a music concert. They do attract a lot of people. They do, but do they attract? The people want to lay themselves on their outer of God? Do they want to offer their themselves as a living sacrifice? They're probably. There's a benchmark that the benchmark, then another. Benchmark I want to share with you whether God is with you. If the God is not with you, then the problem. No apostle Paul. Have a different way of doing this? I would say apostle Paul follow the way of the Lord Jesus Christ. And you have a very stringent requirement for the church members. But apostle Peter three 5000 people turned up 3000. People turned up and then they bring and tidy and offering, and they bring a lot of these things and the church become so wealthy and so wealthy because a lot of money and a lot of big revival. But in the end, you know what our Lord is, not please. Our Lord is not please, so that our Lord straight on the church, so that the Church of Jerusalem start to start to, you know, a lot of people run away from Jerusalem and all over the place. But God it please by apostle Paul. God is pleased by apostle Paul. Apostle Paul is the role model for our doctrine of destiny. I study in the art of the post, later right post letter I study in many of them is really, really a classical writing, talking about building church, talking about building church. I'm not going to talk too much about this. Let me say this, do not follow the will of the word. Do not follow all other nation if you follow you take many of your king and reject God as your king. Your prayer will not be answered. And in the past years I was I was in the local church and I see thousands and thousands of per year not answered, not answered and I see a lot of problems out there that you know among the church members and not many people bother. They only bother bother. How many how many offering they collected? How many people sit on the train in the church meeting? And that that that not what I'm doing now anyway. What I'm trying to say that do not follow all other nation you follow you will go into the path of the easier life had been walking a lot. You know people had been not changing much ever since ever since the day of the get up and Egypt ever since they get up from Egypt they had not. Been changing much. You see, let me read the words aid. Chapter 8 verse eight, as they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day for seeking me and serving other God. So they are doing to you the same thing from the day the usual people get of Egypt from when we read the Book of Exodus and up to now 3500 years 3000. 500 years people have been forsaking God had been serving other God. They are not serving their God. The holy God so they are doing. Today are you going to be waking up? Are you going to be waking up by the message? I'm preaching by the chapter this chapter. I'm sharing with you. You see, in the previous chapter we are talking about the usual people and the and the people of Philistine. They are thinking who can stand in front of this holy God. Who can stand in front of this holy God? Yes, really true. Not many people can stand. If you and I can stand in front of this holy God, they would ourselves to him and offer ourselves as a living sacrifice as a wife as advised by apostle Paul. How nice it is. What kind of blessing can that be, right? This is really a wonderful thing and wonderful thing. Christian brother and sister, my my dear fellow Christian brother sisters. You got to know that. You got to know that. God is, I think you and I all the time God are testing people all the time. You know when the same you grow older and he appointed his son as a usual leader. You know who told him to do so? Can they appoint a better leader? No, God told Samuel to do that. You know Samuel is is really a wonderful prophet. Today is the Samuel is the wonderful judge and the prophet of the older age. The equal. The name is on part of Moses on part of Moses, right. The two famous one Samuel. How can they disobey God? She appointed his son. I'm sure she get. You get revelation from God there now, why, upon such a lousy leader, let me tell you why. Let me tell you why God is testing the people all the time. They have been living in harmony, living in peace and living in good time under the leadership of Samuel. But the people, the people thinking. It's still their own thing. You know, people have not been changing much. They are living. They are not living for the Lord. They are not taking taking this as a as a blessing taking this. Because that, you know, as a as a grease from God, they take it as a take it for granted. They thought Oh yeah, actually they. They did not much to do. We got at all. Yeah, we're living like that. Pay right? This should be like that. But right? This should be like that even we get a man to be our king. It should be like that. What the big deal. Another contribution, God. They're not contribution of the same meal. Hey, you know what? These become so popular. This idea is so popular among the usual people and God say, oh, this is the time I gave you a lousy leader and I gave you a lousy leader. Then let me test whether. That you really follow me or you follow your own way. Let me test what kind of color you have now, what color the true color figure out your true color and the true enough mean the Samuel son did they behave behave as a? You know they accepted pride and perverted justice and they they they go after for the dishonest game? And the easier the elders elders. Oh, I got opportunity. I got opportunity. What kind of opportunity rejecting God? Rejecting God, this give us a king gives us give us a king to lead us. Give us so that we can let all other nation. This this kind of idea is implanted in the people for many years for many years. Do you know how horrible can this? Can they be right? They lead into the the 2000, probably 2500 and 2600 years 2600 years they lost and nation has been have been throwing out over here and there in the world. The truth was suffering. The truth was suffering for 2000 over years and. Was and in 2000 years ago they killed our Lord Jesus Christ. All by all, by the way of the world, they follow the way of the world. They are eyes are not focused on the eternal life. They focus on this life. This life, whoever I for this life we will not get life for whoever I am for eternal life you will get blessing. Of almighty God. Are you with me? God is testing the people and that's right from that day onward. From that day onward, the lovely king rule over Israel's lovely king plenty. Plenty lovely king, the good King, only handful handful good king. Let me share with you. Call testing you and I give us a good reason whether whether you have a reason to reject God. You know there are people as a Christian now facing a situation facing a situation and are they going to trust God? Are they going to murmuring about God? Are they going to blame God? There's a lot of people believe God, I know, blame God is the common phenomenon of a Christian life. They never say, oh, I got it wrong. I got it wrong. And our Lord never got it wrong. But trust me. If you suffer. Believe that that the high chance you got it wrong that the zero chance God got it wrong. Even the devil will not got it wrong. Devil will not got it wrong. Are you with me? Devil it working for Almighty God. It's like someone is cursed. The devil will surely come devil sure come sure come to give you a distraction in your life. So whether you can, you can be tested if you are tested and yet yet you overcome you, overcome you become an overcomer, you become an overcomer. Are you going to reject God as your king? Are you going to appoint a man to be your king? That would mean that that is something it's a good test for you and I make good test. You make a good choice. I encourage you make a good choice. Make a good choice and your life will full of blessing from heaven. God, I think the people all the time. You know in the end of the day. God said listen to them, give them a king. Listen. OK, fine. Perfect. OK. Super. OK, fine then this is what they're asking for. You see how damaging can there be? Who got you a griever you agree So what? Are you going to argue with God? Why you agree with me first in the first place? A lot of Christians pray and pray and pray, ask for certain things. And until God say, Oh yeah, give you OK fine. And then you go into the root of the ruin, go into the way of the detraction, going into the way of death. What do you think? What do you think? Yeah, are you going to? Are you going to say to the Lord? Life you are my king. My hope is in you. You are my king. You are my Lord. You are my life. You are my everything Lord, I'm going to commit myself to you. I will follow you. I will follow Jesus Christ. Even nobody follow. I have decided to follow Jesus Christ. No turning back, never turning back. You mean the world has nothing in me? I have given myself to our Lord Jesus Christ to serve him, to love him whole heartedly, all my mind, all my soul, all my heart, all my strength. No matter what happened. I can lay down everything for our Lord Jesus Christ. I'm not going to lay down our God lay down on my Lord Jesus Christ for any other things, because he is my treasure. He is my life. He is my everything. And they're called doctrine of destiny. Let me give you a word of encouragement. If you go this way, you will surely surely 100% sure be blessed. May the Lord bless you with you next week.
Bible: 1 Samuel 08
4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”
10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. 22 The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”