Tag: Samuel

Spiritual Authority

3c7349b44406a5a7689433cfd0f69565This is an extremely important topic that touches on rebellion, reliance on faith, judgment, the work of God, blessing and more.  A proper understanding of Spiritual Authority is critical to submission thereto. Most important is an understanding of the sovereignty of God for without this one may experience confusion, restlessness, and openness to deception by the enemy.  Because we are discussing a spiritual matter a fundamental knowledge of who and how the Holy Spirit deals with His people is relevant to the entire topic, e.g. the Spirit is contrary to natural worldly reason. So, Spiritual Authority is not based on conjecture and rational analysis, but by God’s anointing, and those under authority.

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Trust and Obey

samuel_rebukes_saulSaul, first King of Israel is an example of what to avoid.   When Saul went to battle he was told to wait seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel was delayed and Saul’s men began to scatter.  So Saul said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.”  And Saul offered up the burnt offering.   Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.  “What have you done?” asked Samuel. Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling