No human leader was meant to be our ultimate Savior. ~~~ The power for the church is not if she has a dynamic pastor, but if the power of the Spirit has a hold on the pastor and church. 1 Samuel 11:5 “Now behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen. And Saul said, ‘What is worn with the people, that they are weeping?’ So they told him the news of the men of Jabesh. And the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled.” The same Spirit that rushed on the anointed one, Saul, in all of his weakness to give deliverance to Israel, is the same Spirit that resided on Jesus Christ, the perfect and all powerful King. You see, Saul, with all of his faults and shortcomings, helps us to see that no mere man can deliver people from their own calamities and distresses. We need God. We need a Savior. Jesus is that Savior. The Spirit of God led the perfect and willing Son of God to attack the greatest threat to mankind, and that is man’s own sin and the punishment that comes along with it. Jesus was despised and rejected like Saul was. But Saul would ultimately rebel against God. As would all the other kings that would come along, in some way. They were not made to be ultimate kings or saviors. But they made us long for one. And Jesus is that one. He is the one who truly delivers us from our sin, and it is in His Spirit that our strength as churches is found.
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