I Samuel chapter 23

Blessings everyone,

I pray that today the Lord is counseling you in your forward. I pray that you go to him for instructions and he gives you a visual of who you are meant to be. I pray that the attacks of the enemy WILL not distract you from your journey to your anointed purpose. Glory be to God.

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I Samuel chapter 23

Verse 1-6

David seen that the philistine are fighting against Keilah, and he asked the Lord

Shall I go and attack these Philistines?

And the Lord responded saying

Go attack the Philistines and save keilah

Now when David let his men know what the Lord said. The let David know they were afraid, they needed more men for the Philistines forces. David went back to the Lord l, and the Lord answered saying

“Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand”

The word says that David and his men went forward and fought the Philistines and carried off their livestock. The word says he inflicted heavy losses on the Philistines and saves the people of Keilah.

My God, the most important thing to do before we go fourth is go to God for council your spirit might say “what’s this going on? that’s not right!” 

Can I tell you that if you react without God you will never know what that situation was meant to be. When we address things in the flesh we should not expect to have long lasting success in it. David showed us in every aspect of our lives we need to Go to the Lord and see if we have instructions and his blessings to fight that battle.

David didn’t say the Lord anointed me so what Ever it is that I believe we should do we will do. He said let me see what the one who I serve says about this.

Saul pursues David

Verse 7-12

The word says that Saul had gotten word that David was in Keilah and he said

“God has handed him over to me, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars”

Saul called forces to go to Keilah and besieged David and his men. When David had gotten word what Saul was planning David told Abiathar to bring him the ephod. David began to ask the Lord what was to come fourth from Saul’s actions and would the innocent people in Keilah give him up after Saul destroys their town. The Lord said that Saul will destroy the town and the people of Keilah will give him up.

Saul is still willing to destroy the innocent to get what he wants. When I read the verses I am remind that sometimes the Lord will bring a situation that will test our faith. David had a man chasing around trying to kill him.

For us it could be the eviction notice, it can be the electricity company threatening to shut of your lights, it can be the enemy threatening your job, it can be your health. This word reminds us that we will be worned in our relationship with the Lord. 

David had to run for his life, the difference is he waited on the Lord to tell him which way he would run. He didn’t just go without his Faith He allowed the God of Israel to guide his steps, Now the Lord has told him what he heard will happen.

Verse 13- 18

The word said David and his 600 men left Keilah and kept moving from place to place. When Saul was told that David left from Keilah he did not go there. The word says Saul searched for David day after day But God did not give David into his hands.

The word says when David was in the desert word had come to him that Saul was out to take his life. The word says the Saul’s son Jonathan went to David and helped him find strength in God. Jonathan said to David

” Don’t be afraid, my father will not lay a hand on you. You 

will be king over Israel, and I WILL be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this”

The word says that the two men made a covenant and Jonathan went home and David stayed in the desert.

The Lord will send confirmation through a messenger to let you know you are in the forward. To remind you that you are who he says you are even if at the moment you are homeless and in the dark. David was homeless he could go home to be with his wife and his brethren because their father was out to kill him. Yet the Lord reassured him this is who I say you will be.

Verse 19- 25

The word says the Ziphites went to Saul and said David is hiding here in the desert. If you con down here we will hand him to you.

Saul wishes blessing of the Lord on them and told them to make the preparation to get him. Find out all his hiding places and I will come with you. When they went to the desert David had gone to another desert, and that went looking in pursuit of David.

We are reminded that their will be people looking for the worst to happen to you. They will try to make it easy for the enemy to attack you, they will try their best to hand you over.

Verse 26- 29

The word says that David was along one side of the mountain and Saul was going along the other. The word says as Saul was closing in on David a messenger came to him and told home the Philistines were attacking,  so he stopped the pursuit to go and fight the Philistines. And DVid went up to live in the strongholds of An Gedi.

We must believe the Lord to make a way. We must believe that he will open doors.

Now for the important part if you are looking to build your foundation in faith turn your bible, google, download the free bible app go to Romans 10:9 Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead and you shall be saved.  Get yourself connected to a bible based church and experience fellowship, worship, and biblestudy. Be blessed 

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