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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by idtwo: 10:16am On Oct 18
Good one OP. Quite enlightening and a blessing. You shall be watered back. Many thanks.

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Matrimonous: 10:27am On Oct 18
It's nice to know I'm actually a man after God's heart or do you have an 11th quality that disqualifies me?

Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 10:46am On Oct 18
Nightstalker:


I don't know what to say

Try to keep things simple , too many words comes.from deceit ..

Be simple in communication ... All these words are not necessary of no one will read them
You shouldn't generalize because I know from experience that there are people who are patient enough and take their time to read such posts. This is meant for them.

If you don't have much time or patience, you can just read the Op because that was meant for people like you.

Thanks and God bless.

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Myer: 10:49am On Oct 18
jesusjnr2020:
10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart

These characteristics were drawn from the life of David, the son of Jesse, who was said to be a man after God's heart.

1. He was not a men-pleaser.

2. He was selfless and humble leader. He
cared about the sheep and was willing to lay down his life for them.


3. He hungered and thirsted after God and His righteousness. He earnestly desired to do whatever pleases God and keep His Commandments.

4. He remained focused. He didn't allow fame, glory, power, and riches, to derail him and take the place of God in his life.

5. He was repentant. He took full responsibility for his sins and mistakes. Didn't lay the blame on someone else.

6. He was patient. He waited on God and kept the faith even when it seemed that God had forsaken him.

7. He was merciful. He had mercy on his sworn enemy who was hell-bent on taking his life.

8. He was a defender of the poor, helpless, oppressed, and stood-up for their rights.

9. He was God-led. He always enquired of the Lord and relied on Him for direction.

10. He was very passionate and proud of his God. He defended God's interest to the very last even if it meant putting his life on the line.

I'd expound on each of these characteristics of the man after God's heart called David in subsequent posts.

God bless.

Yet after all this his end was not glorious.
God had to curse him by turning his family against each other. He ended up dying sorrowfully and his family and kingdom was turned against one another. God simply kept his promise by making Jesus come through his lineage.

Can anyone please this God?
Cos only Jesus has ever pleased God?
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by phemy36(m): 10:58am On Oct 18
jesusjnr2020:
7. He was merciful had mercy on his sworn enemy who was hell-bent on taking his life.

Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

The era David lived was one in which being merciless to one's enemy was not only acceptable but also lawful, as it was permitted and backed by the law. So anyone who doesn't have mercy on his enemy could hence feel justified and use the Law to back his actions up wherever the need arises.

Hence it was the norm in those days for someone not to have mercy on his enemy especially when it was someone who sought to take his life. But David in his days showed that even though he was part of the era where being merciless to one's enemies was the norm, that he could still walk at level of the sayings of Jesus if he belonged to his era, when he had mercy on his enemy who was determined to take his life.

That enemy of David was, of course, the same king Saul, who had made several failed attempts on his life, and done everything possible he could do to ensure that David was no longer among the living.

1 Samuel 18:11
And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:10-12 (KJV)

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.
Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.


These are just some instances to illustrate how determined Saul was to end David's life because he saw him as a threat to the establishment of his kingdom after he had been rejected by God. He was so determined that he killed anyone that tried to help David and even attempted to kill his own son Jonathan.

1 Samuel 20:31-33 (KJV)

For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.
And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?
And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.


But despite David's knowledge about how determined Saul was to end his life, David himself had two opportunities to end the life of the same King Saul who was determined to kill him on two separate occasions, but instead of showing him no mercy, he had mercy on him as he didn't take any of them.

1 Samuel 24:2-7 (KJV)

Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily.

And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.
So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.


1 Samuel 26:7-11 (KJV)

So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.
Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?
David said furthermore, As the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.
The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that is at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.


So even though the Lord had delivered his enemy who was determined to kill him on those two occasions to do with him whatever he wanted to, David spared the life of Saul on both occasions to the astonishment of his servants and even Saul his enemy who admitted that what David had done, to show his enemy mercy, was very abnormal that he blessed him for that.

1 Samuel 24:18-19 (KJV)

And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.


So David had mercy on his enemy that even his enemy Saul blessed him and prayed for him in accordance with the saying of Jesus that "blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." Perhaps that was why David also obtained mercy from the Lord when He himself needed mercy concerning the instance of Uriah.

This was certainly also one of the characteristics that made David was a man after God's heart.

May God bless you. We should increase the volume because we are in the end time. We should spread the word of God to all nations.

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by OYENIYIJK: 11:04am On Oct 18
jesusjnr2020:
10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart

These characteristics were drawn from the life of David, the son of Jesse, who was said to be a man after God's heart.

1. He was not a men-pleaser.

2. He was selfless and humble leader. He
cared about the sheep and was willing to lay down his life for them.


3. He hungered and thirsted after God and His righteousness. He earnestly desired to do whatever pleases God and keep His Commandments.

4. He remained focused. He didn't allow fame, glory, power, and riches, to derail him and take the place of God in his life.

5. He was repentant. He took full responsibility for his sins and mistakes. Didn't lay the blame on someone else.

6. He was patient. He waited on God and kept the faith even when it seemed that God had forsaken him.

7. He was merciful. He had mercy on his sworn enemy who was hell-bent on taking his life.

8. He was a defender of the poor, helpless, oppressed, and stood-up for their rights.

9. He was God-led. He always enquired of the Lord and relied on Him for direction.

10. He was very passionate and proud of his God. He defended God's interest to the very last even if it meant putting his life on the line.

I'd expound on each of these characteristics of the man after God's heart called David in subsequent posts.

God bless.
I love that!

God Bless You Sir.

Happy Sunday!

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by frank33(m): 11:22am On Oct 18
Forge the future you want to see.

Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Felicity0001: 11:32am On Oct 18
jesusjnr2020:
10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart

These characteristics were drawn from the life of David, the son of Jesse, who was said to be a man after God's heart.

1. He was not a men-pleaser.

2. He was selfless and humble leader. He
cared about the sheep and was willing to lay down his life for them.


3. He hungered and thirsted after God and His righteousness. He earnestly desired to do whatever pleases God and keep His Commandments.

4. He remained focused. He didn't allow fame, glory, power, and riches, to derail him and take the place of God in his life.

5. He was repentant. He took full responsibility for his sins and mistakes. Didn't lay the blame on someone else.

6. He was patient. He waited on God and kept the faith even when it seemed that God had forsaken him.

7. He was merciful. He had mercy on his sworn enemy who was hell-bent on taking his life.

8. He was a defender of the poor, helpless, oppressed, and stood-up for their rights.

9. He was God-led. He always enquired of the Lord and relied on Him for direction.

10. He was very passionate and proud of his God. He defended God's interest to the very last even if it meant putting his life on the line.

I'd expound on each of these characteristics of the man after God's heart called David in subsequent posts.

God bless.

This list is not correct or complete so long LOVE is not included.

Love is the first thing A man after God's heart should and must have because God is Love and Love is God.
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Abelito09(m): 11:39am On Oct 18
Another characteristics u forgot is he or she should partake in the #endSARS, #endPOLICEBRUTALITY protest


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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by MrNipplesLover(m): 12:36pm On Oct 18
Thank you, father. ❤



we move. ✌

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by sammysmiles(m): 12:50pm On Oct 18
jesusjnr2020:
10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart

These characteristics were drawn from the life of David, the son of Jesse, who was said to be a man after God's heart.

1. He was not a men-pleaser.

2. He was selfless and humble leader. He
cared about the sheep and was willing to lay down his life for them.


3. He hungered and thirsted after God and His righteousness. He earnestly desired to do whatever pleases God and keep His Commandments.

4. He remained focused. He didn't allow fame, glory, power, and riches, to derail him and take the place of God in his life.

5. He was repentant. He took full responsibility for his sins and mistakes. Didn't lay the blame on someone else.

6. He was patient. He waited on God and kept the faith even when it seemed that God had forsaken him.

7. He was merciful. He had mercy on his sworn enemy who was hell-bent on taking his life.

8. He was a defender of the poor, helpless, oppressed, and stood-up for their rights.

9. He was God-led. He always enquired of the Lord and relied on Him for direction.

10. He was very passionate and proud of his God. He defended God's interest to the very last even if it meant putting his life on the line.

I'd expound on each of these characteristics of the man after God's heart called David in subsequent posts.

God bless.
I would have preferred you added verses to each point... This is a casual way of teaching the Bible..
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by dazzlingd: 12:56pm On Oct 18
A man after God's heart must like women, ask David and Solomon
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by mar1juana: 1:02pm On Oct 18
#ENDSARS #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY #ENDBADJURISYSTEM #ENDBADGOVERNMENT #ENDSARS #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY #ENDBADJURISYSTEM #ENDBADGOVERNMENT #ENDSARS #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY #ENDBADJURISYSTEM #ENDBADGOVERNMENT
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by professore(m): 1:13pm On Oct 18
Great
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Dollarzaram(m): 1:33pm On Oct 18
jesusjnr2020:
1. He was not a men-pleaser.

For anyone who truly desires to be a man after God's heart this is a very essential characteristic, because it's impossible to a men-pleaser and someone who craves the praises of men to also be a man after God's heart. This was one of the characteristics which stood David out from most men, as David showed on several different occasions, even from his youth that he was not interested in what men thought or said about him or his actions but God.

One of such occasions was when he decided to take on Goliath, as his eldest brother Eliab's disapproval of him and actions did nothing to deter him from that which he had determined in his heart to achieve for God. Neither did Saul's discouraging words nor Goliath's mockery of his weapons amongst other such things. I Samuel 17:28-47.

That was while he was yet a youth but that didn't change even after he ascended the throne and became king of Israel, as this was one area where he was distinguished from king Saul, because king Saul was a men-pleaser and that was one of the things that caused his downfall, as it led him to disobey the commandment of God on two separate occasions which consequently led to his rejection by God. 1 Samuel 13:11, 15:24

But David who God used to replace king Saul showed that even though he had become king and that he was in the position of authority and great influence where many were drawn to him, he didn't forget the One who brought him there as most do. So his focus still remained on his God even if it meant him displeasing men including his wife who despised him when he danced before the Lord with all his might in the sight of the people despite being their king, as he said to her:

"It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.
And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour."
2 Samuel 6:21-22

Hence David showed one of the qualities which distinguished him from most men, that made him to be a man after God's heart.

God bless.
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Samunique(m): 2:15pm On Oct 18
I like this !!!

Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by weebee(f): 3:35pm On Oct 18
Please OP go and write a book asap about this topic. You actually nailed it and it's full of revelations. The world needs to hear you! More grace and more anointing.

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Mikenuelmike: 3:36pm On Oct 18
Kai, God bless the fellow . who shared this. Amen

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by Emmypam(m): 7:53pm On Oct 18
Conclusion : Buharists are the exact opposite of a men after Gods heart
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by FemiEddy(m): 6:38am On Oct 19
jesusjnr2020 , please kindly complete what you have started, You can't stop at 7. And kindly quote me when you have.

More blessings to you

Shalom.

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 2:39pm On Oct 19
idtwo:
Good one OP. Quite enlightening and a blessing. You shall be watered back. Many thanks.
Amen. Thanks.
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 6:48pm On Oct 19
phemy36:


May God bless you. We should increase the volume because we are in the end time. We should spread the word of God to all nations.
Amen!
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 6:49am On Oct 20
OYENIYIJK:

I love that!

God Bless You Sir.

Happy Sunday!
God bless you too sir.

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Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:32am On Oct 20
Felicity0001:


This list is not correct or complete so long LOVE is not included.

Love is the first thing A man after God's heart should and must have because God is Love and Love is God.
Do you think it's possible to have all those in the list and still not have love?
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 2:12pm On Oct 20
weebee:
Please OP go and write a book asap about this topic. You actually nailed it and it's full of revelations. The world needs to hear you! More grace and more anointing.
Thanks a lot. Really appreciate. But If i would do that, i'd have to conclude it and post it here first beforehand.

The reason is that I actually started this topic with my other moniker, but after I started, I noticed it was more of a book kind of topic, so because of that and some other reasons, I decided to go for that instead and stopped updating the thread.

But I noticed that God wasn't happy with that decision so when it became clear to me that was the case, I had to share it here. That's why I have to ensure that at least I finish posting it here first, before I can take it anywhere else. God is the One that revealed these things to me, so the last thing i'd want to do is to make Him regret that.

Thanks and God bless.
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 10:53am On Oct 21
Mikenuelmike:
Kai, God bless the fellow . who shared this. Amen
Amen!

God bless you too.
Re: 10 Characteristics Of A Man After God's Heart by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:24pm On Oct 21
FemiEddy:
jesusjnr2020 , please kindly complete what you have started, You can't stop at 7. And kindly quote me when you have.

More blessings to you

Shalom.
Thanks bro.

I would definitely complete it and first share it here whenever I'm through except I want to incur the wrath of God.

I'd let you know when that happens.

God bless.

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