I Samuel chapter 24

Blessings everyone, 

Today the Lord has been speaking forgiveness all around me. I pray that you all are released from the strongholds of unforgiveness. I pray that you will no longer be pulled from your what’s to come by attacking out of unforgiveness. I pray that the Holy Spirit fills you with the power of Love and the wise heart of discernment to allow God to shift your heart Hallelujah! Lighten your Load  Glory be to God. Acting in unforgiveness will weigh you down, it can block what God wants to do in your life. We bind up the spirit of unforgiveness, Jealousy, anger, their is no room in God’s kingdom for it In the name of Jesus Amen and Amen.

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I Samuel chapter 24

Verse 1- 7

The word tells us that after Saul returned from fighting the Philistines, he was told, that David was hiding in the desert En Gedi. Saul took three thousand men chosen from all if Israel to look for David and his men.

They came to a sheep’s pen and there was a cave. The word says Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave. David’s men told him this is the day the Lord spoke 

“I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish”

The word says then David crept up and cut a corner of Saul’s robe. The word says David was conscience stricken. David tells his men that “the Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anionted, or lift my hand against him; for he is the anointed if the lord” the word says David rebuked his men and didn’t allow them to attack Saul.

The verses remind us that once anointed always anointed.  The enemy was using Saul through anger and Jealousy. Saul was thinking with a angry heart that was developed from Jealousy.

The Lord put Saul in David’s hands not what David did was going to determine who he was and where he stood in his walk in faith. 

Had David killed Saul he would have been acting out of flesh not spirit. The Lord didn’t tell Saul to kill David “He said do to him as you wish” and at the moment of choice The Lord quickly reminded David of Saul’s anionting.

Romans 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody 

Verse 8 -13

The word says then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul. The word says when Saul turned around David was bowed down and prostrated himself. David asked Saul why was he listening to men that said he wanted to harm him? David tells Saul he could have killed him that day. David remind Saul that he had not wronged him but yet he is hunted. David say may the Lord judge between us. David remindsSaul of the saying. 

From evildoers come evil deeds

So his hand will not touch him.

It was important for David to remind Saul of why he was hunting David. It was important for Saul to see that his life was spared.

Verse 14 -22

Saul says to David you are more righteous then me, you have treated me well, but I have treated you badly. Saul recognized his faults and he and David made an oath that David would not leave out Saul’s decendants when he is king.

Praise God David would not had been able to fully walk out his purpose if he would have killed Saul. He had to walk in forgiveness. He knew he didn’t do anything to Saul but Saul’s actions could have brought further from God he could have been controlled by anger which would have been developed by unforgiveness. David turned it around he rejected the seed of anger from being planted in his spirit. Then reminded Saul of his anointing. Glory be to God 

Now for the important part if you are looking for salvation please Google, download the free bible app go to Romans 10:9 in your bibles and 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 involved in building a foundation of faith by word study, worship, prayer, fellowship and allow yourself a relationship with Jesus Christ 

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 

1 Samuel Chapter 22

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Blessings everyone,

 

I pray that you all are doing well and welcoming the holy spirit to come and be a powerful force in your life. When we are working to build a foundation of faith it’s important to know that there is nothing that you can do by yourself. Giving God the glory and allowing the holy spirit to come in and fill in the broken spaces that is need to complete you and your purpose.

To my followers thank you for joining in, you are appreciated. If you were scrolling and happen to come across this blog, welcome thanks for joining in. If you are led please click the follow button so that you can receive notifications of new bible study post. Let me introduce myself.

 

My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I servenew-journey-in-praise-flyer God is by being the Founder of Journey in Praise where we provide resources toward building a foundation of faith through Blog, Podcast, and Broadcast. Follow Journey in praise on Facebook so that you can stay connected. Another way I serve is on the From Sinner to Saint bible study and Prayer wall If you would like to be added to the wall you may email me at fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com. I also serve as one of the leaders of the Walk it Out group which can be found on Facebook as well. Let’s get in to the word

*please take some time today to read the chapter for your own revelation of the word

 

1Samuel Chapter 22

David at Adullam and Mizpah

Verse 1-5

The word tells us that David had left Gath and went to the Cave of Adullam. When his family heard where he was they went to him as well as those that were in distress, debt, or discontent. David had become the leader of about four hundred men. David had gone to Mizpah to see the king of Moab and ask him to allow his parents to stay with him until he knew what God wanted him to do. David’s parents stayed with the king of Moab until the stronghold was over. The word says that the Prophet Gad had told David not to stay in the stronghold, to go in to the land of Judah. So David left and went in to the forest.

 

Verses 1-5 Shows us what a servant is suppose to do. David went to the cave to hide and collect his thoughts about what next. The word tells us that the there was a time that the Lord hid his prophets in caves until it was safe. When we get to a point when things are going crazy we are to hide in God, in prayer, in worship to do nothing other than wait for instructions. David’s family found him and was ready to be with him and fight with him. Just in his circumstance the Lord sent four hundred men for David to lead. We serve a resourceful God who has already prepared our resources before anything happens, the question is are you going to wait for instructions, so that it can meet at the right position? The prophet Gad told David not to wait in the stronghold so David headed to the forest of Hereth. David had received instruction from the Lords servant Gad and now new what to do next, David invited God to order his steps knowing that there is glory in following instruction.

 

Verse 6 – 23

Saul kills the priests of Nob

The ending of the chapter tells us that Saul went to Gibeah and asked the men of Benjamin dcan David give them fields and vineyards or make them commanders why would they betray him for David. There was a man name Doeg the Edomite that told Saul that David had gone to visit Ahimelech to seek God. Doeg told Saul that Ahimelech had given David bread and the sword of Goliath.

Saul went to Ahimelech and asked him why would he conspire against him, with David as he waits for him to rebel against.  Ahimelech asks Saul who is more loyal to him then David. Ahimelech tells Saul this wasn’t the first time that he went to God for David. So don’t accuse this servant and kill this servants father’s family. Saul ordered for the guards to kill the priests of the Lord. None of the guards moved to kill the priests of the Lord, so Saul told Doeg the Edomite to do it and he did killing Eighty-five men who wore linen ephod. He also killed the town of Nob killing men, women, children, and animals.

Abiathar the son of Ahimelch escaped andran to David telling him what happen to his fathers family. David told Abithar that he should have known that Doeg would go back and tell Saul. The death of Ahimelch was his fault. David told Abiathar to stay with him because the man looking to kill him is looking to kill himself as well.

I ended this chapter thinking about the anger that was in Saul. Anger had grown so deep and wild inside of Saul, that he had ordered the death of eighty- five priest. When the spirit of the Lord left from Saul it took morality and Compassion with it. The seed of Jealousy had grew from hate to destroy very quickly. We have two men one who is looking for the guidance of God and one who had lost respect and sight of everything that was good including God. It’s so important not to allow anger to come in and take over and eat at you character. When this happens, you cannot rest, you cannot allow yourself to enjoy life, you will push everyone who means anything away. These are the things that happened to Saul. How do I know? David was Saul’s harpist he soothed him when the evil spirit would take over, when we don’t have the Lord’s spirit in our lives, when we are not walking with the power of the Holy spirit, you will rejected anything that is good, with David gone there was no peace in his spirit. With a restless spirit Saul killed a whole town. When we don’t welcome God into ourlives and follow instruction everything that is not good comes our way and grows.

Now for the important part If you are looking to build your foundation of faith and will like to start a relationship with the Lord. Download the free bible app, google, or turn your bibles to Romans 10:9 and Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart thatGod raise him from the dead then you shall be saved. Start building you foundation by studying the word, worship, and fellowship.

Be Blessed

 

 

 

1 Samuel chapter 21

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Blessings everyone,

 

I pray that you all are walking and getting your blessings. We thank God for being our biggest supporter, for sending messages of encouragement when we need it and loving us no matter what we may be going through. We Thank You Lord for being the original pusher and allowing us to start over.

To my followers Thank you for joining in, you all are appreciate. If you were scrolling and happen to have come across this bible study blog welcome, if you are led please follow so that you will be able to receive notification of new blogs. Let me introduce myself.

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1 Samuel chapter 21

Verse 1 – 10

Saul pursues David

The word of God says David went to Nob where there was a priest by the name of Ahimelech, the word says that the priest trembled when he met David. He asked David where was his men, David told him that he left the men behind because the king sent him on a private mission. David asked Ahimelech for five loaves of bread. Ahimelech told David that he didn’t have loaves of bread but he did have consecrated bread just as long as his men hadn’t touched a woman. David asked the priest for a sword and Ahimelech told David that the sword of Goliath was there wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. David took the sword saying that there was none like it.

The Lord prepares jus for the purpose. I know that you have heard that before from me. The word tells us that not only God have consecrated bread waiting for him but the sword of a giant that he had already defeated. The Lord will remind us of all the battles that he has already won for us, to remind us that he can and will do it again.

Verse 11 – 15

David at Gath

The word says when David arrived in Gath the men saw him and said isn’t that David the king of the land. Isn’t he the one that the sing about Saul killed thousands, but David killed ten thousand. This scared David that they knew who he was and David pretended to act as if he was insane. The king was upset with his people because he couldn’t do anything with David.

If anything, this scripture reminds us that at times we may not know which way to go but when it is not the right directions we will know and have the knowledge to protect. Was David supposed to be king of Gath? Was he supposed to die in Gath? The answer is No, what we know is that the Lord said that David was to be king of Israel. Let’s remember that David defeated Goliath who was from Gath which means he landed in the space of Saul’s enemy. Because the people of Gath was singing the same song that upset Saul. David had gotten scared and to save his life he pretended that he was insane, because David knew that they did not kill the insane.  

Now for the important part. If you are looking to build your foundation in faith download a free bible app, google, or turn your bible to Romans 10:9 confess with for mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the died and you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith through a healthy prayer life, study of the word and praise and worship.

Be Blessed

 

 

 

1 Samuel Chapter 20

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Blessings everyone,

 

Praise God that here we are again, enough time to get it right and prepare. As I was scrolling Facebook I saw someone post in a comment that they wish they can’t focus on what they can’t fix. Glory be to God that in our faith in him he allows us to focus on the gifts in instructions that he gave us, so that he can focus on the things that only he can fix. Amen

 

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1 Samuel Chapter 20

David and Jonathan

Verse 1 – 11

The word says that David left Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked him why was Saul trying to kill him. David hadn’t committed a crime or wronged Samuel so he didn’t understand why he was being hunted. Jonathan responded by telling David not to worry about Saul. Jonathan was confident that Saul would come to him whenever he was planning to do anything and that he didn’t think Saul was trying to kill him. David told Jonathan that Saul knew that they were close, and would not tell Jonathan what he was going to do when it came to David.

Jonathan told David that he would do whatever David needed him to do. David told Jonathan that the next day was the new moon festival and he was to eat with the king. David said that he would hide in the fields until the evening, if Saul looks for him to tell him that he (Jonathan) gave him permission to go to Bethlehem his hometown for a sacrifice if Saul says yes then David (the servant) is safe. David tells Jonathan that if Saul loses his temper, then Jonathan can be sure that he is trying to harm David. The scripture says that David tells Jonathan to be kind to him if he is guilty then kill himself don’t hand him to his father. Jonathan tells David that he would not betray him he would tell him if his father wanted to harm him. Then David asks who would tell him if Saul answers harsh? Jonathan tells David to come with him and then they walk out to the fields together.

This part of the word is on loyalty, when having a covenant with someone before God we are to stand firm on our word. David and Jonathan had a covenant they were one as friends. David would rather die by a hand that loved him then a hand that hated him. Never did he question what God would do, and he would rather go back to his purpose than run for his life.

When walking in purpose we will have that person who will want to stop us, David was walking in his purpose and then Saul wanted it stopped because of Jealousy. Jonathan stood between David and Saul, he would not allow Saul to kill David for no reason. I believe God placed Jonathan in postion to be that person that stands and protects his purpose. As he will do many times, you can be walking in purpose and when attacked it will be that one person to push you to continue, that person who prays strength and protection.

Verse 12 – 17

The scripture tells us that Jonathan swears to David that if Saul reacts well than he will send for him. If Saul reacts in harshly, Jonathan says may the Lord deal with me in a sever way if I don’t send you away safely, may the Lord be with you as he has been with Saul. Jonathan states that he prays the Lord will show him unfailing kindness because he would not kill David or allow Saul to. Jonathan made a covenant with the Lord that the Lord calls David’s enemies to account.

Standing in the position of being pleasing to God, a time will come when we must stand by what is right no matter what. In the verses above Jonathan had to decide between two people he loved. His Father Saul and his friend David. Jonathan tells David I can’t kill you for nothing, and may God deal with whom ever does. We are shown by example to stand by our Christian ethics first no matter what. Killing David for nothing would have been morally wrong Jonathan and handing him over to Saul to do so would have been just as bad as killing him. At times we will have to make a hard choice it may not be killing someone but going against our moral ethics as Christians. The best way to go through that moment is to pray and make sure your decision allows you to continue to be pleasing in God’s sight.

Verse 18 – 34

In this part of the chapter Jonathan tells David to go where he hid when everything first started in 2days he will come there and shoot an arrow, If he yells to the boy that he will take with him that the arrows were on the side of the stone Ezel then he is safe. If he yells that the arrows went beyond the stone Ezel then that means to run, David hid in the fields. The next day, Jonathan attended the festival and Saul noticed that David’s seat was empty he thought to himself “Surely David is unclean, why isn’t he here?” The second day of festival Saul noticed David’s chair was empty and he was over it. Saul asked Jonathan where is David? Jonathan told Saul that David went to sacrifice with his brothers. Saul had become very angry, Saul told Jonathan that he knew he would side with David.  Jonathan asked Saul “why do you want to kill David?” Saul threw his spear at him in anger.

I’m sure that Jonathan was surprised that his father had so much hate in him for David. This started from Jealousy. Actually, this started when the Lord’s spirit left from Saul. He was stuck in regret from the Lord rejecting him as king. Being stuck in that feeling allowed Jealousy to then slip in and cause a buildup of anger. This buildup had him hating a man for no reason, but because people were celebrating him. There will be people that will be mad at us for no reason, trust and believe that God will put a Jonathan in between you and that person. The word says Jonathan told David to hide in the fields and he will let him know what is going on. We praise God for keeping us and placing people in position to make sure we are moving in or toward our purpose

Verse 35 – 42

These verses end the chapter with Jonathan letting David know that Saul was indeed angry and he would have to run.

As I was going over this chapter there were a couple of things that the Lord had brought to my attention. The first one was that he will place people in position to fulfill purpose. The second was that he is not a man that he should lie. Had David died by the hands of Saul, He wouldn’t be king. The Lord said he has chosen a better king then Saul. Had David died the prophesy would not had come true. There is nothing that God tells us that we can do, we can’t do. If the Lord told you to go forth and speak to his people, but you stutter and tear up when you speak in public, be prepared to expect a clear speech. If the Lord says build a business and you only have two cents in your pocket, well you better start getting your business plan in order. If the Lord says he has a king for his people, you better believe by any means necessary that king is coming.

Now for the important part If you are looking to build your foundation of faith and will like to start a relationship with the Lord. Download the free bible app, google, or turn your bibles to Romans 10:9 and Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raise him from the dead then you shall be saved. Start building you foundation by studying the word, worship, and fellowship.

Be Blessed

 

 

 

1 Samuel chapter 19

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Blessings everyone!

 

I pray that today is going well for you. There will be times that the Lord cuts you off from all things that you think are good. Take your time and go to Him in that time. When God is trying to get our attention everything that you think is good will not go through, take some time in pray and in the word. Romans 1:17 says “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written the righteous will live by faith”. When things are not going the way you expect, stand on your foundation of faith and know that you walk by faith and your steps are by instruction, get in to your word and wait on instruction. Saul did not have patients to wait and he started adding himself to the instructions, he ended up being rejected as king. When we start adding ourselves in we stop following instructions, and we ignore faith.

To my followers thank you for joining in, you are all appreciated. If you were scrolling and happen to come across this blog, welcome! Thanks for joining in. If you are led please click the follow button and you will receive notification of future blogs. Let me introduce myself!

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1 Samuel Chapter 19

Saul tries to kill David

Verse 1 – 11

In these verses the word tells us that one day Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants that he wanted David killed. Jonathan loved David as himself so he went to David and told David that Saul wanted him killed. Jonathan told David to go hid the next morning and he will go and talk to Saul.

When Jonathan met with Saul he asked him, why would he kill David? a man that brought so much good for the people. Jonathan spoke highly of David so high that Saul made an oath that he would not have David killed. When Jonathan finished speaking with Saul he went back to David and let him know how the conversation with his father went.

When a war had come about David went out to fight with a strong force, that made the enemy flea. The word says that when Saul was sitting home an evil spirit from the Lord came over him, he went to attack David who was playing the harp, but David eluded him and the spear went in to the wall.

As I was reading these verse’s I thought about a saying forgive them for they know not what they do. This is an example, riddled with jealousy (evil spirit) Saul was ready to go back on his word. The devil is a liar, what comes out our mouth we should stand by. Any emotion that makes you take back a promise (Oath) is nothing for good especially if the emotion is jealousy. Saul was willing to go back on his word to his son. Jealousy came about and made him want to kill the one man who was fighting and defeating his enemy by the grace of God.

 

Verse 11 – 24

The word says that Saul sent men to David’s house to watch and kill him. Michal David’s wife (Saul’s daughter) help David escape out the window. When the men went to get David, Michal told the men that he was sick in bed. Saul told the men to bring David and the bed so that he can kill him. When the men brought David’s bed to Saul there was an idol and some goats hair. Saul asked Michal why did she let David (his enemy) get away. And Michal answered David asked her to help him get away.

The scripture says that when David got away he went straight to Samuel at Ramah and told Samuel all that was going on with Saul. Word got back to Saul and he sent men to Ramah to capture David but those men were over powered by the spirit of the Lord and begin prophesying. This happen three times and then Saul decided to go himself. When Saul got to Ramah he was over powered by the spirit of the Lord, Saul stripped of his robe started Prophesying in the presence of Samuel. The word says that Saul lay in position all day and night prophesying.

Amen! When the Lord as purpose over your life nothing and no one, nothing and no one. We see that every time Saul tried, the lord blocked. That’s what we have faith in that the Lord will block any attack of the enemy will be worked out for our good. Saul thought it would be best to have David married his daughter, it will be easy to kill David with him being so close. Not the case what Saul thought would be an easy kill the Lord made in to an escape. Michal was no doubt set up by Saul to be able to go in and kill and destroy David. The Lord made sure that David had a wife who Loved him feared God. When the enemy puts traps know that God has already found your way out. If you can’t see your way out try to stop looking through your own eyes and ask the Lord to show your spirit which way to go.

 

Now for the most important part, if you are looking for the first steps to building your foundation of faith. Download the free bible app, google, or turn your bible to Romans 10:9 Confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Start your life on the journey of a faith foundation by worship & praise, prayer, word study, and fellowship, be waiting for your instruction with expectation.

 

 

 

1 Samuel Chapter 18

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Blessings everyone!

 

I pray that you all are doing well in this day. As you are walking in todays journey remember that, when you walk with the Lord you are walking toward your success. There are step toward and some may fail but know that, there is a journey to success as your walking.

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1 Samuel Chapter 18

Saul’s jealousy of David

Verse1-7

This chapter starts off letting us know that Jonathan (Saul’s Son) loved David as he loved himself. Jonathan made a covenant with David and gave David his tunic, sword, bow and belt. Saul kept David with him and didn’t let him return to his father’s house. The word tells us that whatever Saul sent David to do, David did it with success. When the men returned and David had killed the Philistines the women ran out sing a song that stated that Saul killed thousands and David killed ten thousand.

These verses show us that when we love another person as ourselves our unselfish acts brings blessings to the person. Jonathan who loved and obeyed the Lord, saw the spirit of God on David and loved David as well. When we love our neighbor, we look for God to do great things in their life, we give our support as much as we can. David was walking in his purpose as some of us are. What happens when that person comes along and you see them and they are doing well at in their purpose. Do you get jealous? Or do you bless them with what you have to help make it better and watch them flourish with love and admirations. When we are building a sound foundation in faith we know that to be jealous does not show faith that you know you were in the right place to pass the blessing for that person.

Verse 8 – 16

Scripture tells us that Saul had gotten jealous after hearing the song from the women. He felt as if nobody cared about his thousands, because they are singing that David killed ten thousand. He felt what else was there for David to take from but the kingdom. Saul decided that he would have to watch David. The word tells us that Saul watched David with a jealous eye.

The word says that a jealous spirit had come over Saul and he began prophesying while David was playing the harp. The word says that Saul tried to kill David twice but David avoided the chances. Saul was afraid of David because he knew that the Lord was with David but had to gone from him, so he sent David away to charge over a thousand men, and David led the men in success. When saul saw that Davis was successful he was more afraid, but Israel loved David because he successfully led them in their campaigns.

This part of the Chapter shows us that even when someone wants to set you up for failure, when God is walking with you it will not work. David wasn’t worried about Sauls feelings he was concerned with being pleasing and doing a good Job in showing how good God’s people are, so that they will know that He is Lord.

Verse 17 – 30

The Scripture says that Saul offered David his oldest daughter in hopes that Davis would become consumed in marriage that the Philistines would overtake him. David refused Sauls oldest daughter saying who am I that I would be the son-in-law of the king. When the time came Saul’s oldest daughter married Adriel of Meholah.

Saul finds out that his other daughter Michal was in love with David he sent his attendants to tell David that Saul was pleased with him and they would like for David to become Saul’s son-in-law. David responded by telling the attendants that he was a poor man it’s a big thing to be the kings son-in-law. When the servants went back to tell Saul, he sent the message to David that all he wanted was a hundred Philistines foreskins, to take revenge on his enemy. When David heard this he was pleased, he gathered some men and brought the foreskin of a hundred men back to Saul. David married Saul’s daughter and Saul had feared David knowing that the Lord was with him. Saul had made David his enemy for the rest of his days. David continued success when going out to battle the Philistines he did better than all the kings officers and had become well known.

When God is with us in what we do we learn that it is the Love and support that keeps us moving. There will be people placed to discourage you and looking for you to fail and fall but if you are willing to walk in a pleasing way to God in your journey they will see that He is Lord and He walks with you. In a foundation of faith, we cannot look to those that are trying to discourage us or setting us up for failure their acts will be revealed in time, it’s important to move forward in Love. God will put both in your life you will have to discern your choices. When discerning your choices have faith that God has already made it alright. In this scripture, it shows up that what the enemy tried to us for David’s distruction God made it a blessing.

Now for the most important part, if you are looking to start building a sound foundation of faith. Download the free bible app, google, or turn your bible to Romans 10:9 Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Get yourself into the journey of building a sound foundation of faith through The word, worship, prayer, and fellowship.

 

1 Samuel Chapter 17

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Blessing everyone,

I pray that you all are walking with the grace of God, and moving forward in your purpose. There comes a time in our journey that we will stop complaining and start building ourselves in faith and righteousness. That starts with letting go of blame or past events and stepping forward in walking with those lessons. Lessons that you walk with!  These lessons are meant to show you how strong you are, not how bad you have it.

Today we are in 1 Samuel Chapter 17, we are going to walk through Davids Journey, in this chapter he will face Goliath. But first!

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*please read the chapter to get your own Revelation

1 Samuel Chapter 17

David and Goliath

verse 1 – 11

In these verses we learn that Israel lined up to battle the Philistines. Goliath stepped out at nine feet with a challenge, If any one can kill him then the Philistine’s would be servants of Israel and if he beat the person then Israel would be servant of Philistines. Goliath stated to the men that he was defying and breaking Israel ranks and was challenging any man. His words terrified Saul and his men.

When  I was reading the verses two words came to me spirit. BOASTFUL & FEAR. When we come up against that great challenge in our lives, it may be boastful when we look at it. “You can’t have a financial break through” “Look at me,I am too high of a goal for you to reach” “letting me go! you’ll be nothing without me”. Not being able to do that one great thing, or let go of that one painful thing, will post fear in position to block you. In the scripture Goliath’s main job was to discourage and post fear in position for an attack.

verse 12 – 37

The word says that for forty days Goliath would call out his challenge every morning and every evening. Jesse, Davids father sent him to take somethings to his brothers and to there commander and go back with a report on how everyone was doing. David packed up and took his journey, when he arrived to the camp he saw that the men were on the battle lines and greeted his brothers.

The word says that David then heard Goliath bringing out his challenge. David was told that the king will pay the man who would take the challenge well, for taking down Goliath. David asked “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”  When Davids older brother Eliab heard him speaking to the other men he became angry and told David to go back to his sheep he was just there to watch the battle. What David had said got back to Saul and Saul sent for David.

The word says that David took the challenge. Saul told him that he was just a boy and couldn’t beat a man who had been fighting since his youth. David told Saul that He had to fight lions and bears to get his sheep back. The same God that was with him then is with him now. Saul told David to Go and let the Lord be with him.

I’m sure you seen so many kind of people in these verses. When we are trying to walk in righteousness or just walk in our purpose there are going to be people who think they know your intentions (Eliab) , and then there’s going to be people who will discourage you ( Saul) . It is by faith that we live, the faith that God will come in and move us in his power. The faith that lets us know that we are over comers. David didn’t understand how these men feared Goliath, he asked where is their faith?

verse 38 – 58

The scripture tells us that Saul dressed David up in his tunic and armor, David walked around in it to get a feel but didn’t feel right so he took off everything grabbed five smooth stones and went to meet the Philistine.

When Goliath saw young handsome David he had gotten upset, he began to tell David that he will give him to the birds in the air. David told Goliath that the battle is the Lord’s and the Lord will deliver him into the hands of Israel. The word says Goliath started to rush toward David and David ran to the battle line put his stone in the sling and swung it the stone his Goliath on the forehead and the stone sunk in killing Goliath he fell face down to the ground. David ran up to Goliath took his sword and cut his head off. When the Philistines saw that Goliath was dead, they began to run away in fear and the Israelites began to chase them to Gath. The word says; when Saul saw David kill Goliath he asked his commander “whose son David was” The commander answered by telling Saul that he didn’t know. when David returned to from killing Goliath he was brought to Saul and was asked who his father was. David replied “Your servant Jesse from Bethlehem”

The story of David and Goliath will always be an over comers story. Even  when being discouraged David still went forward. When Saul tried to dress David up in his things, that was like saying David wasn’t good enough. After walking around a bit in Saul’s clothes it didn’t feel right. So what did David do, he took it off and went to the battle as himself. It’s when we bring ourselves to the battle we show God that we have faith in him to do what is needed . Not for our sake but for his sake. So they will know that He is Lord. On the first shot the stone killed Goliath. We have to put the stone in the sling shot and go to the battle line. Taking the faith that God is has created you for this purpose, then take the shot knowing that he is with you.

Now for the important part, If you are looking for  Salvation and don’t know where to start your journey download the free bible app, google or turn your bible to Romans 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord believe in your heart that God raise him from the Dead then you shall be saved get yourself in to the habits of building  a sound foundation in faith.

 

1 Samuel Chapter 16

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Blessings Everyone!

I pray that the Lord is sending you messengers with instructions today, I pray that the Lord is making you a messenger as well. Bless the Lord that he provides what we need and information when we need it. Just as soon as we are going through something he will start to place resources in line that will be just waiting on you to move forward. It takes a building relationship with the Lord.  I’m not saying you won’t go through things, because we know that satan is walking back and forth looking for something to do. What I am saying is that the Lord is waiting on you to show that you are his and you are good and faithful.

To my followers thanks for joining in you are appreciated. If you happen to scrolling and came across this bible study blog, welcome ! thanks for joining in. If you are led please follow so that you can get notification of new post. Let me introduce myself.

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1 Samuel chapter 16

Samuel anoints David

verse 1 – 7

The Lord asked Samuel how long he will mourn for Saul, since he was rejected as king of Israel. The Lord tells Samuel to get himself together, fill his horn with oil and be on his way to Jesse of Bethlehem where the Lord had chosen one of Jesse’s sons to be king.

Samuel said to the Lord. How can I do the Saul will find out and kill me. The Lord tells Samuel to take a heifer with him and say he is going to sacrifice, the  Lord tells Samuel to invite Jesse and his son’s to the sacrifice and the Lord will show him what to do. The Lord tells Samuel that he was to anoint the one the Lord has indicated.

Samuel did as the Lord told him. When Samuel arrived in town the elders greeted him with worry they asked him if he came in peace. Samuel told the people that he had come to sacrifice, he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

When they arrived Samuel saw Eliab and Samuel thought that the anointed was already there as surely as Eliab was standing. but the Lord told Samuel not to look at his appearance or his height for the He ( the Lord) had rejected Eliab.

In this scripture the Lord says to Samuel how long are you going to mourn Saul. Sometimes when we are working on something and putting our everything into it and it fails we can go into depression not want to do anything else. But the Lord says how long are you going to mourn it. It’s time to get up and do a new thing. was Saul Samuel’s  purpose? no his purpose was to find a king for the people so now he has to fill his horn with oil and get up and find a king.

The same thing applies to us we may be working on something birthing a new thing in our purpose and then it doesn’t work out the way you want it to. The Lord is saying don’t just sit there and soak about what didn’t work, get up and start the next thing until your purpose is fulfilled.

Really quick, I want to touch on Eliab. Samuel saw Eliab and said “the anointed is right there”. I’m sure his mind said the Lord doesn’t need me. The Lord says to him don’t look at his appearance or his height for I have rejected him. We are reminded that we can not look at someones outer appearance or the stories that we heard about them to compare to ourselves we have to go in following instruction and focused on the instruction. looking at someone else will just distract you from what you are suppose to be doing. There is no need to judge on appearance and word we do not know their heart or their walk with God.

verse 8 – 13

Jesse brought seven sons before Samuel, and none of them were the one that the Lord had chosen. Samuel asked Jesse if he had another son and Jesse told him about the youngest that was tending to the sheep. Samuel told him to go get the son they would not sit down until he came. When Jesse’s youngest son walked in the Lord said to Samuel “Rise and anoint him; he is the one” Samuel took the oil from the horn and anointed him in the presence of his brothers and from that day on the spirit of the Lord came upon David. the word says that Samuel then went to Ramah.

Glory to God let me just say this When in a relationship with God it’s important to move when He says. in order for us to be able to move in what the Lord says we need to ask the Lord to purge us of all things that is not of him. Gory God. Had Samuel not been in a relationship with God he would have anointed the wrong brother. when we don’t follow his instruction we end up in the wrong position.

David in Saul’s Service

The spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul and he was tormented with an evil spirit the word says this came from the Lord. Saul’s attendants suggested that he find someone who can play the Harp for him when the Evil spirit comes upon him and this would make him feel better.

Saul sent his attendants to find someone. One of the servants stated that the son of Jesse plays the Harp and then he begins breaking down David’s attributes. The word say that Saul then sent a messenger to Jesse’s house saying “Send me your son David” Jesse loaded a donkey and gifts and sent David on his way.

When Saul saw David he liked him, he made David his armor-bearer and sent Message to Jesse. asking him to allow David to stay, he was pleased with him. The word says that whenever a spirit from God came upon Saul David would play the Harp, Saul would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

Glory be to God as I was reading this scripture I had to say “Look at God”. We know that Samuel did not want to run in to Saul. we know that when God’s spirit left from Saul it left a spirit Devastation, depression, Hate, Mourn they all laid on Saul he went from nothing to king but what pained him was he didn’t follow God’s instruction and he knew he was rejected as king. 

The Lord anointing David before he went in to Saul’s house was a blessing. The power of God was with him. His instructions was to be in positions and follow instructions. To stand in his purpose. (Which we know is to take over as king, for God is not a man that he should lie.)

As we walk through this day let’s remember that on a foundation of faith you stand firm, no matter what you have to go through to get there ( Samuel hands were probably sore, he was tired, he missed his sheep, and arguing with his brothers.) When God is with us, and we stay obedient, we stand in Power. Yeah it’s hard at times, you may even fail as Saul did. But it’s your choice to get up and move on as God told Samuel or be stuck with a spirit that reminds you of your failures. To be soothed by the anointing of the person that will take your place. To love him because he did the one thing that put your mind at ease. Stuck in a spirit is conviction of all your shoulda, coulda, woulda’s Remember to follow instructions God told Samuel “How long are you going to mourn Saul? fill your horn with oil and lets go to the next one”

Now for the important part, If you are looking for Salvation and you want to begin building you foundation on faith Download the free bible app, google , or turn your bibles to Roman 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Start your bible I encourage you to go to this chapter and read it, see what the Lord shows you. A Foundation of faith is built on Prayer, Worship, Word Study, Fellowship and Praise Applying it to your life is staying in position for instructions.

Be Blessed!

1 Samuel chapter 15

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Blessing everyone,

I pray that you all are jumping into your day with the knowledge that God is with you and wanting you to move in greatness in everything that you do. We serve a sovereign God, yet all he wants from us is to see us be great in the things that he put inside us. Let’s activate our greatness by being organic in what we do. Let’s see what and who we were born to be undiluted. Glory to God!

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I am Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve is as new-journey-in-praise-flyerone of the leaders of the walk It Out group on Facebook and Periscope. I serve as the founder of Journey In Praise ministries ( Blog, Podcast, Broadcast) there is also the prayer wall if you would like to be added to the prayer wall you can email me at fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com.

1 Samuel chapter 15

The Lord rejects Saul as King

verses 1 -6

Samuel tells Saul that he is the one that the Lord sent to anoint him king over the people of Israel. Samuel tells him to listen to the Lord’s message. Samuel tells Saul that the Lord said he will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid (troubled them). The Lord sends Saul to go attack the Amalekites do not spare anyone.

Saul called together two hundred thousand men and then gathered ten thousand men from Judah. Saul and his men went to the city of Amalek and destroyed the city telling the kenites to leave.

In the verses we see Good making true on a promise and Saul standing as his servant. 

verses 7 – 16

Saul spared Agag the king of the Amalekites and his best cattle, sheep, the fat calves. the word said all that was good. these they were unwilling to destroy completely. but everything that they despised and was weak the totally destroyed.

The Lord said to Saul I am upset that I made Saul king he has turned against me and not followed my instructions. the word says Samuel was upset and cried out to the Lord all night

The word says that the next morning, Samuel went to look for Saul and was told that Saul went to Carmel to set up a monument of himself and has gone down to Gilgal. When Samuel finally caught up with Saul. Saul greeted Samuel by saying ” May the Lord bless you, I have carried out the Lords instructions.” Samuel asks Saul then why does he hear the sheep in his ear, what are the cattle that he hears. Saul answers that the Soldiers brought them to sacrifice to God, but everything else was destroyed. Samuel tells Saul to stop talking, He’s going to deliver a message from the Lord.

Have you ever gotten instructions from God, and only did half of what He told you to do? This is what Saul did. Not only did he not follow instructions but he also say fit to blame it on his soldiers. This verse shows us how when people are in the wrong they will quickly look for the next person to put the blame on. It’s when we are willing to stand when we are right and wrong we strengthen our foundation of faith. Be ready to step from behind the bush and say here I am Lord. This is the same scene we see in Genesis 3: 7 – 15.

verse 17 -23

Samuel say to Saul “Even though you were once Small, didn’t you become the head of the tribe of Israel? the Lord anointed you king over Israel.” Samuel reminds Saul that the Lord sent him on a mission to go out and destroy completely everything, not take what you want for yourself. Saul responds by saying he did obey, he saved the King and the plunder to sacrifice at Gilgal. Samuel asks Saul which does the Lord delight in the most; Obeying, or sacrifice. Samuel tells saul the rebellion is like sin of divination and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. You have rejected the word of the Lord , and now Lord has rejected you as king.

In the verse we see that when God tells us to purge something or someone it is important to be obedient and purge all of it not half of it and negotiate the rest. The Lord expects obedience when it comes to instructions. You can’t lead God he has to Lead you.

verse 24 – 33

The word says; that Saul told Samuel, he had sinned and violated the Lord’s instructions. And he was afraid of the people, so he gave into them. Saul begged for Samuel to forgive him of his sin and come back with him to worship the Lord. Samuel said to Saul that he wouldn’t go back with him because he has rejected the Lord, and the Lord has rejected him.

Samuel turned to leave and Saul grabbed the hem of his robe and it tore. Samuel said to Saul “the Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel away from you today and has given it to your neighbor who is better than you.  God does not change his mind, he is not a man that he should lie.” Saul begged of Samuel one more time to go back with him and worship. Samuel did and Saul worshiped.

Samuel told Saul to bring him Agag king of the Amalekites. Agag came out as if he was confident that he wasn’t going to die. Samuel says to him “as your sword made women childless so will your mother be childless among women.” Agag was put to death before the Lord at Gilgal by Samuel. The word says until the day he died Samuel did not go to see Saul, even though he missed him. The Lord was upset that he made Saul king over Israel.

When we don’t follow the instructions we don’t get to the next level. You can start following instructions start celebrating and get distracted by sin. when you see all the things that you were doing and then you realize that everything just stopped. That’s because somewhere in there it became about your wants and needs and not God. You forgot to consult God. Look at Saul His instructions did not tell him to save some valuable sacrifices his instructions said to destroy everything. What happen to Saul he lost the kingdom the Lord found someone else that will do the Job. 

Thanks for joining in I encourage you to go over 1 Samuel Chapter 15 tonight at home and see what Revelation the spirit gives you. Be Blessed

Now for the Important part If you are looking to build a relationship with the Sovereign Lord: Google. Download the free bible app; turn your bible to Romans 10:9 and confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Start building your foundation on Faith.