THOSE INTERESTING “FIVE SMOOTH STONES”
03-25-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
(The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)
(1 Sam 17:38,39) And Saul [the unanointed king] armed David [the anointed king; (are you anointed?)] with his armour [to fight Goliath], and he [Saul] put an helmet [representing his thoughts] of brass [sin] upon his [David’s] head; also he armed him with a coat of mail [probably “of brass” 1 Sam 17:5 (sin)]. And David girded his [Saul’s] sword upon his [Saul’s] armour, and he assayed [hesitated] to go; for he had not proved [Heb: tested: tried] it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
1. David = Heb: loving. [are you loving?]
2. Goliath = Heb: exile /// to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); (captives being usually stripped); fig. to reveal: disclose, uncover.
a. exile = Dict: gen. an exile, one banished, to wander aimlessly. 1. a prolonged living away from one’s country, community, etc., usually enforced; banishment. [exactly as the fallen angels]
b. Commentary: And no surprise because Goliath was a giant, a descendant of the union of fallen angels and women (Gen 6:1-4), estimated to be taller than a large rearing-up horse (1200 lbs), but much thicker and weightier. Goliath personifies the supernatural strength, power, aggressiveness and deadliness of sin. He brings death.
3. brass = Heb: copper; fig. base (as compared with gold or silver): brasen, filthiness [i.e., sin].
4. (1 Sam 16:13,14) Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him [David] in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled [Heb: to fear: be (make) afraid, terrified] him [fear is the opposite of love].
a. Commentary: In three different circumstances: “Then God sent an evil spirit” (Judg 9:23); “an evil spirit from the LORD” (1 Sam 16:14,15,16,23; 1 Sam 18:10;19:9); “the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of” (1 Kings 22:23; 2 Chron 18:22).
5. (1 John 4:18) There is no fear in love; but perfect [Heb: complete (growth, mental and moral character): of full age] love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Sam 17:10,11) And the Philistine [Goliath] said, I defy the armies of
(1 Sam 17:40) And he [David] took his staff [Heb: stick; (for walking, striking, guiding, divining): rod] in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook [Heb: stream] [i.e., out of the moving water, the sharp edges of the stones continually being worn away by the action of the water (Holy Spirit) rubbing stone against stone in the moving water (iron sharpeneth iron)], and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip [Heb: a traveling pouch (as if for gleanings)]; and his sling was in his hand [Heb: power: ministry]: and he drew near to the Philistine [Heb: rolling: migratory /// to roll (in dust): (wallow) self].
1. (Prov 27:17) Iron [Heb: iron (as cutting)] sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend [i.e., a very good thing].
a. (Rev 19:15) And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
2. sling = Dict: a primitive instrument for throwing stones [metaphorically, stones are people in the Bible], etc., consisting of a piece of leather tied to cords that are whirled by hand for releasing the missile; same as slingshot. [the sling, in this case, representing the action of the Holy Spirit]
3. (Eph 4:7-12) But unto every one of us [who are stones in the “river of water of life” Rev 22:1 ] is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying [Gk: architecture, structure: building] of the body of Christ:
(1 Sam 17:41) And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him [first Bible mention was: “one bearing a shield went before him” 1 Sam 17:7].
1. shield = Dict: 1. a broad piece of protective armor carried in the hand or worn on the forearm to ward off blows or missiles. 2. any person or thing that guards, protects, or defends.
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(1 Sam 17:42) And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him [Heb: (held him) contemptible]: for he was but a youth [perhaps about 15 years old], and ruddy [Heb: reddish (of the hair or the complexion)], and of a fair [Heb: beautiful] countenance.
(1 Sam 17:48-51) And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted [Heb: to be liquid or flow easily] [i.e., David was flowing in the Spirit], and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone [either an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, or teacher], and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead [i.e., amongst his thoughts (the “strong holds” of fallen angels: 2 Cor 10:4)], that the stone sunk into his forehead [thoughts, fallen angels]; and he fell upon his face to the earth [prostrate before God in David]. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling [the Holy Spirit] and with a stone [a redeemed fallen angel], and smote the Philistine, and slew him [spiritually]; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his [Goliath’s] sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him [physically], and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
1. Commentary: “a stone” = keeping his eyes focused on the enemy Goliath (1 Pet 5:8), David took a stone of the five out of his shepherd’s bag and slang it. Which stone of the five did David use? It didn’t matter, and that is why David did not have to look for which stone to use. Why didn’t it matter? Because every stone in the brook of running moving (ministering) water was empowered by God’s Holy Spirit.