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God Works Through Courageous People in Dark Places

March 14, 2018

Video Transcript:

God works directly, but he also uses means. He restrains evil in this world through people who are positioned in dangerous and strategic places. God used Hushai, who had the courage to sign up for this dangerous mission that took him to the heart of Absalom’s palace.

Thank God for courageous people in strategic places who act as a restraint — for those who serve as policemen and women, for those who serve in our army, navy, air force, and marines, for those who serve in our security and intelligence services, and for those who serve as teachers, social workers, nurses doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists and every person who bears the name of God’s anointed King.

God works through courageous people in strategic places, like Pharaoh’s daughter who saved the life of Moses, like the widow of Zarephath who saved the life of Elijah, like Hushai who saved the life of God’s anointed.

What can you do to restrain evil and to help the cause of God’s anointed King?

David’s return, the return of God’s anointed king (that we will look at next time, God willing), points forward to the day when King Jesus comes in power and glory. This is the ultimate answer to evil.

The Bible speaks about the last battle, Armageddon. But don’t imagine for one moment that this is some kind of titanic struggle in which Jesus barely wins. He will overthrow all the powers arrayed against him “with the breath of his mouth,” and “by the appearance of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:8). Imagine all evil focused in one place, and God blows on them, and they’re gone.

One breath from him, and all his enemies are overthrown. When you know how the story ends, it isn’t hard to decide whose side you want to be on.

This sermon clip is taken from Pastor Colin’s sermon, “Counsel”,  in the series, The Life of David.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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