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Brother woe-be-gone

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Service was tremendous! The worship was great. Musicians played and sang with their whole hearts. The Word was preached enthusiastically and uncompromisingly. The altar call saw numerous souls crying out to God. All throughout this, you could feel the STRONG pull of The Holy Ghost. God's spirit was pouring out on Sunday! You felt proud to be Pentecostal that day.

But somewhere in the back of the church, a soul was upset. They even appeared ANGRY at the overflow of worship today. After church, they quickly whisked themselves into the foyer, where they spoke words of discouragement to whomever dared address them.

This could have been the best service of the year, but they would find issues with it. You may have watched multiple souls speak with new tongues for the very first time, but they still believe "we didn't do enough tonight". The preaching could've put the best ministers of Pentecost to shame, but they would pick out ONE sentence in the 35-minute sermon with …

The marriage problems of King David

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King David had a bunch of wives. 2 Samuel chapter 3 lists at least 6 spouses that David had just while he was in Hebron:

"Ahinoam the Jezreelitess".
"Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite".
"Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur".
"Haggith".
"Abital".
"Eglah".

These were all marital consorts of David. This was not exactly the perfect will of God. The LORD specifically warned Moses against future Israelite kings multiplying wives and hording money:


"When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; ... Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold."  - Deuteronomy 17:14,17
There it is in verse 17 - Kings over God's people were NOT to become polygamists! Yet David did. Surely he …