I pray that you all are in good health and spirits. Today let’s go about our day, showing how grateful we are that God deemed it a good thing to wake us up this morning. Sometimes life will have us so caught up that we don’t even pay attention to the fact that some didn’t make it through the night. This is the thing that we don’t want to think about so we don’t acknowledge it. Yet it’s the first reason to think the Lord. Hallelujah we made the cut.
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My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall ( If you have a request you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk it Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word.
I Samuel chapter 28
Saul and the witch
The bible tells us at this time the Philistines gathered their forces against Israel. Now Achish told David that he and his men would be joining them. David tells him “then you will be able to see what I can do.” At this time Samuel has passed away, Israel had mourned and buried him in his town of Ramah, the bible also tells us that Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritist from the land.
The Philistines setup in Shunem and Saul gathered at Gilboa with the Israelites. The word says that when Saul saw the philistines army he was afraid; terror filled his heart. Saul went to God, but the Lord did not answer him, in any outlets (Dreams, Urim, or prophets). When Saul didn’t hear from God, he told his attendants, to find a woman who was a medium, so that he may go and ask her somethings.
Saul disguised himself and at night he and two of his men went to the woman. Saul tells her to consult a spirit for him and bring up the one he tells her to.
I’m going to stop here for a minute, Saul was now at the point where he was desperate. Samuel had passed away, Daniel was among his enemy, and God had turned his back. All that was good in Saul’s life had now left. Now he called on those that was expelled due to being against the grace of God. ( witch craft, sorcery, medium)
Now he is so desperate that he is now willing to go against God to find his answers. When we go against God because we don’t hear from him. Let me tell you, when we don’t hear from God, it doesn’t mean go somewhere else, it means wait for him keep seeking him. Lets find out what happens next.
Verse 9- 25
The bible tells us that the woman tells him that
“Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and the spiritist from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?”
Saul promises the woman that as long as she lives she would not be punished for it.
The woman asked him who he needed to be called up, and Saul tells her that he needs her to bring up Samuel. The word says when she saw Samuel she cried out at the top of her voice (This woman screamed) she asked Saul why had he deceived her, she knew that he was Saul.
Saul told her not to be afraid and asks her what does she see. The woman begins to tell him she sees a spirit coming from the ground. Saul asks her what it looks like? and she begin to tell him an old man, wearing a robe coming up. The word says that Saul bowed down prostrate and Samuel asked him why have you disturbed me by bringing me up? Saul began to tell him that he was in distress, he began to tell Saul what was going on in his life.
Samuel tells Saul that the Lord has turned his back on him and the word that he had predicted through me Samuel was now coming to pass. Samuel tells Saul that he will lose the kingdom to his neighbor, David. Samuel tells Saul because he didn’t obey God’s instruction, the Lord has done this today. Samuel says the Lord will hand over Saul and Israel to the Philistines, he tells Saul that he and his son will be with him the next day.
Saul immediately fell flat on the floor, and trembled in fear. The woman saw that Saul was shaken and she offered to feed him so that he may strength to go on his way. Saul couldn’t eat but the men joined the women. The word said she butchered a fat calf and kneaded it without yeast, then she placed it in front of Saul and his men, and they ate. The same night they got up and left.
Saul was reminding that God’s word will stand. Not following instruction will place us in a certain position, but it is important to look at what we do after we don’t follow instruction. Because Saul never admitted to it being his and repented for not following instruction, the spirit of God ended up leaving from him and an evil spirit was left. Everything that was not of God Saul manage to do. He had begun to go to God with a half hart. Meaning he did pray but he also lived with a hate for David so strong that he wanted him dead. And when he needed God and God didn’t answer he went to a medium.
Be ready to say Lord I relent not following your instruction and I repent for my disobedience this is important for moving forward. If you can’t see the problem you can’t repent and have forgives for yourself and other people and this halts your deliverance
Now for the most Important part If you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.