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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.

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*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

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

To my follower’s thanks for joining in, you all are very appreciated. If you were scrolling and happen to come across this blog, welcome! If you are led please click the follow button to receive notification of future post. Let me introduce myself.

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1 Samuel Chapter 18

Saul’s jealousy of David

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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.