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Armor-Bearers (What is an Armor-Bearer?

) Kevin Smalls
Intro Why are you here? Mark 2:1-12 What is an armor bearer? The armor bearer was a person responsible for the care of a king, officer or other leader. His job was to refresh, protect and assist his officer. Some examples of armor bearers are: Jonathans armor bearer- 1 Samuel 14
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Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, "Come, let's go over to the outpost of those
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uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few." ahead; I am with you heart and soul." "Do all that you have in mind," his armor-bearer said. "Go

Abimelechs armor bearer- Judges 9


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Next Abimelech went to Thebez and besieged it and captured it.


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Inside the city, however, was a

strong tower, to which all the men and womenall the people of the cityfled. They locked themselves in and climbed up on the tower roof. on his head and cracked his skull. died.
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Abimelech went to the tower and stormed it. But


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as he approached the entrance to the tower to set it on fire,

a woman dropped an upper millstone

Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword

and kill me, so that they can't say, 'A woman killed him.' "So his servant ran him through, and he

Sauls armor bearer- 1 Samuel 31:4


Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me." But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it.

David- 1 Samuel 16
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David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of
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his armor-bearers.

Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, "Allow David to remain in my service,
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for I am pleased with him." him.

Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his

harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave

Elisha- 2 Kings 3:13

But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD through him?" An officer of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah. [That is, he was Elijah's personal servant.] "

Joshua- Joshua 1
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After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide: "Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to themto the Israelites

Barnabas- Acts 4
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Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), 37sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.

Stephen- Acts 6
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So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect

the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them
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and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."

This proposal pleased the

whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit;

The Duties and characteristics of an Armor Bearer To strengthen his officer To exalt and uplift his officer Respects his officer Agrees with and submits to his officer Repels any kind of attack against his officer, especially his back Rescues his officer from difficulty and hardship Keeps watch while his officer rests Cares for his belongings Reacts with total intolerance to any false accusations against his officer (rumors, gossip, talking behind his back) Aids his officer in spiritual combat Demonstrate extreme loyalty