“Reject the Word? Terror!”

February 16, 2018

“Reject the Word? Terror!”

Blessings folk!

Samuel anointed David as King.
Samuel then arose and went to Ramah.

David was anointed King, yet he did not begin to reign as king immediately.
Jewish historian Josephus tell us that David was ten years of age when he was anointed!
Contemporary scholars believe him to be around the age of fifteen.

I am inclined toward the younger age.

So, it was 15-20 years before David began to reign as king.

Keep this in mind as we continue through the account of Samuel, Saul and David.

1Sa 16:14
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.

The Lord had told Saul that he would be removed as king and his kingdom would not continued.

1Sa 15:23
“For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,
He has also rejected you from being king.”

1Sa 15:26
But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel.”

The Lord rejected him as king, though he would continue to reign for a time.

Now the Lord has removed Himself, the Spirit of the Lord, from Saul.

David was anointed as king and the Spirit was with him from that day forward.
Saul was rejected and the Spirit departed from Him.

Immediately an evil spirit came upon Saul.
The spirit terrorized him.
The evil spirit was from the Lord.

Reject the Word/Spirit of the Lord?
Expect an evil spirit.