1 Samuel 10. Old Testament Bible Studies Prophetess Delisa Lindsey True Love Church of Refuge November 18, 2009.
Old Testament Bible Studies
Prophetess Delisa Lindsey
True Love Church of Refuge
November 18, 2009
Samuel kissed Saul to indicate his personal devotion and affection for him as king.
Samuel tells Saul that he is doing this because the Lord has anointed you king over Israel (captain over My inheritance).
To authenticate his anointing for service, Samuel gave Saul three prophetic signs that his office was validated by God.
1- visit tomb of Rachel
2-three men & their offerings
3-the company of the prophets at the Bethel (house of God).1 Samuel 10:1-6
God then releases Saul to do whatever he finds his hands to do. We should never proceed to do a work for the Lord without His spirit nor His bidding.
Samuel tells Saul go on ahead of wait for him in Gilgal (wheel or rolling) to come and make sacrifices unto God. Even though God anointed Saul as king over Israel, he had not displaced Samuel as prophet and priest.
Saul needed to understand that his secular authority over Israel was no comparison to Samuel’s spiritual authority over Israel. Saul was to submit to Samuel. God’s anointed always has more authority than God appointed (many are called, but few are chosen).
Oh, king, wait for the prophet’s instructions. He will tell you what you must do.1 Samuel 10:7-8
God gave Saul a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.
He has a new charge now, a new agenda. The former things, thoughts, or motives had been done away with. God renewed his passion and placed within him the wisdom and skill to lead His people.
Saul left home caring for a few donkeys. He would return home caring for an entire nation.
When he came to Gibeah (hill), Saul met the company of prophets and the spirit of prophecy descended upon him whereas he began to prophesy.
When his former friends saw him prophesying among the prophets, they marveled. What has happened to Kish’s son? Is he a prophet now?1 Samuel 10:9-11
Is God not the source of all inspiration? Are His gifts limited?
Whenever they found a bad person becoming good, they will use the proverb, is Saul among the prophets?
He made an end of prophesying. He was not a prophet, although he exercised the gift. All prophets prophesy, but not all who prophesy are prophets.
He went up to the high place to give thanks to God.
Saul’s uncle asked him where did he go. (Why is your hair so oily?) Saul responded that he went to go looking for the donkeys and when they could not find them, he sought after Samuel.
Once Samuel’s name is mentioned and Saul’s uncle considers all Saul had just performed, he asks him what Samuel told him.
Saul refrained from sharing with his uncle that the Lord gave him a kingdom.
Sometimes you just can’t share your dreams and visions with family. It wasn’t time, consider Joseph.1 Samuel 10:12-16
Samuel gives them a brief history lesson on how the Lord had delivered them out of bondage, out of the hand of the Egyptians.
God lets them know that, “I am your salvation. I am the one who has delivered you from every kingdom which has oppressed you.”
The Lord lets them know that just because you have rejected Me, does not disqualify Me from being your King. You chose to reject Me based on the hardness of your own heart, not based on My lack of Sovereignty.
Why would you bite the hand that feeds you? Your decision is senseless and lacks merit.
I have delivered you out of all of your tribulations by My power and you have rejected Me?1 Samuel 10:17-18
When all the tribes presented themselves, the tribe of Benjamin was chosen.
When Benjamin came near, the Matri family was chosen, then Saul, the son of Kish was chosen, but he disappeared.
The people inquired of the Lord, “Where was he?” The Lord replied that he was hiding among the baggage.
They found Saul and brought him before the people. As he stood, they could not help but notice he was standing head and shoulders taller than everyone else.
Samuel presented him before the people as the man God chose to be their king. The people graciously accepted him and chanted, “long live the king!”1 Samuel 10:19-24
The priests had their laws, the people had their commandments, now the king would receive his instructions as well.
He wrote the instructions on a scroll and placed it before the Lord to care for its oversight.
Afterwards, Samuel sent the people home. Saul also returned to his home in Gibeah with a following of men whose hearts had been touched by God to be valiant and ready to serve the king in his new service.
Notwithstanding, there were haters in the midst, troublemakers, dirty, rotten scoundrels who sized Saul up and considered him useless and unfit. They offered him no presents but Saul held his peace in the matter.1 Samuel 10:25-27