I Samuel 19 Part 2–The Spirit of God

Saul was now obsessed. He wanted David dead. He started his effort subtly but now decided to take matters into his own hands.  First, Saul sent a death squad. Michal, David’s wife, and Saul’s daughter heard of the plot and helped David to escape. David fled to Samuel–God’s prophet, simply to try and understand what he should do.  So Saul sent 3 sets of troops to take and kill David–but as each arrived they were overtaken by God’s spirit. Finally, Saul went to kill David–but even Saul was again overtaken by God’s spirit.
 
We as God’s children have the Holy Spirit come and indwell our lives.  He guides, comforts, disciplines and prepares us for God’s plan in our lives and for eternity.  If we will trust God, He will allow the spirit to lead us and bring victories and blessing.  We have to understand what a gift God’s spirit is. It stopped armies, led kings, spoke through prophets and built nations. Even Saul, a man that rejected God was overcome by the Spirit of God.
 
As we travel through our days, we must be aware of the Holy Spirit’s presence and allow the Spirit to comfort, guide and prepare us to execute God’s plan in our lives. As David has shown, the Spirit’s presence does not exempt God’s chosen from difficulty or trials. The great news is that as we face those trials we can do so with the confidence that we are not facing them alone.  We have the creator of the universe at our side–if that does not inspire peace, nothing will. 
 
God Bless You

 Saul sent men to David’s house to watch it and to kill him in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, warned him, “If you don’t run for your life tonight, tomorrow you’ll be killed.”12 So Michal let David down through a window, and he fled and escaped. 13 Then Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some goats’ hair at the head.

14 When Saul sent the men to capture David, Michal said, “He is ill.”

15 Then Saul sent the men back to see David and told them, “Bring him up to me in his bed so that I may kill him.” 16 But when the men entered, there was the idol in the bed, and at the head was some goats’ hair.

17 Saul said to Michal, “Why did you deceive me like this and send my enemy away so that he escaped?”

Michal told him, “He said to me, ‘Let me get away. Why should I kill you?’”

18 When David had fled and made his escape, he went to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went to Naioth and stayed there. 19 Word came to Saul: “David is in Naioth at Ramah”; 20 so he sent men to capture him. But when they saw a group of prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing there as their leader, the Spirit of God came on Saul’s men, and they also prophesied. 21 Saul was told about it, and he sent more men, and they prophesied too. Saul sent men a third time, and they also prophesied.22 Finally, he himself left for Ramah and went to the great cistern at Seku. And he asked, “Where are Samuel and David?”

“Over in Naioth at Ramah,” they said.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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