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Sunday, February 28, 2010

He Consults With The Witch Of Endor

He Consults With The Witch Of Endor


by Andrey Yefimovich Martynov (1768-1826)

"So Saul imperceptible himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the person. "Deliberate a spirit for me," he designed, "and bring up for me the one I name." But the person designed to him, "Obviously you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and Spiritists from the land. Why accept you set a take prisoner for my life to bring about my death?" Saul swore to her by the Member of the aristocracy, "As surely as the Member of the aristocracy lives, you momentum not be punished for this." Then the person asked, "Whom shall I bring up for you? Mean up Samuel," he designed. 1 Samuel 28:8-11"

The Bible evidently and fanatically forbids and condemns witchcraft floor with other forms of necromancy.

"'I momentum set my periphery unwilling character who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by resultant them, and I momentum cut them off from their inhabitants. Leviticus 20:6"

Based on the repercussions for consulting a medium I would accept to say that Saul did accept God's periphery set unwilling Him in the end and was cut off from his inhabitants as was his son death...this is in meanness of the fact that Saul was one of God's anointed.

"' A man or person who is a medium or spiritist and you be supposed to be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood momentum be on their own heads.'" Leviticus 20:27"

Feathers the exact resistance...

"Do not allow a sorceress to rouse. Exodus 22:18"

In Deuteronomy we see a luxury definite debit and commentary. One be supposed to be accomplished or undefiled.

"For example you kind the land the Member of the aristocracy your God is involvement you, do not learn to copy the disgusting ways of the nations give. Let no one be found and you who sacrifices their son or teenager in the fire, who practices forecast or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Someone who does these items is disgusting to the LORD; the same as of these exact disgusting practices the Member of the aristocracy your God momentum curve out group nations since you. You be supposed to be accomplished since the Member of the aristocracy your God. Deuteronomy 18:9-13"

"And while they say to you, "Stipulate of the mediums and the necromancers who beep and speak softly," should not a inhabitants inquire of their God? Destitution they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?" Isaiah 8:19" can God allow Saul to grant with a open witch and allow her to summon Samuel from the dead imperfect violating His own statutes and principles?

Usual at the same time as Saul drove the mediums out of the land he consults with the witch of Endor admiringly. This is an apparent shield of naughty disruption by both Saul and the witch. Faraway to the disclosure of Saul and even the witch herself (1 Sam 28:12 she cried out with a grating state)...she actually pulls it off this summoning, or so it appears. This is a attractive flouting of a metropolis vilification in the Old Tribute.

It has forever been my espousal that this a deception caused by magic or demonic manifestations. This is not death is take as we learn from the story of Lazarus and the Lush Man and the great inequality amid them. The dead don't come back. Demonic power cannot trump God's ordained order. On the tumble adjoining of this give is a assert that a demonic power initiated Samuel. This makes no body spray either as the charisma of Samuel' delivers a legalized addendum that actually comes true as a result foretelling...

"And Samuel designed, "Why in addition to do you ask me, the same as the Member of the aristocracy has turned from you and become your enemy? The Member of the aristocracy has done to you as he tease by me, for the Member of the aristocracy has frayed the state out of your hand and explicit it to your neighbor, David. For example you did not persist in the state of the Member of the aristocracy and did not have on out his baking spleen unwilling Amalek, as a result the Member of the aristocracy has done this thing to you this day. Any, the Member of the aristocracy momentum manufacture Israel moreover with you inwards the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me. The Member of the aristocracy momentum manufacture the army of Israel moreover inwards the hand of the Philistines."1 Samuel 28:16-19"

The standby explanations fall quick-thinking the same as we can see that this attitude or spirit delivers a legit addendum that comes to fruition and marvelously Samuel surefire appears to accept returned from "over and done" never thoughts the flouting of the great inequality noted not on in the Bible. So, if neither demonic power nor secular power is practiced of making what happened seem and death is limit by all means take and addition to what? To me this has to be the work of God as no one very is practiced of pulling this off.

The vanishing change on this problem is anywhere I stopover as an exegete. I thoroughly do not take for granted that this is Samuel at all the same as for this to be Samuel back from the dead is a instant flouting of Scripture and any dutiful Christian realizes that the Express is God and God cannot lay waste to or be in disagreement with Himself or his word. I am stance this is actually some form of God Himself arriving on the picture. We see that the witch herself is flabbergasted. This tells me that she is hand-me-down to not having items command up at her summoning...she's a huckster as are limit witches and group medicine with demonic to-do today. Their source of deception does not come from God. We see legalized idea come from this human being and man cannot return from the dead. It would behoove demons not to explain the truth in this vacancy and whoever this human being is, it did explain the truth. So what are we gone to speculate? Demons may possibly not accept been clear to portend the future of Saul and humans do not return from the "other" adjoining. The human being told the truth in the form of a foretelling try on Saul. Who very may possibly do this or has a the restraint to do this that is not demonic or human?


As I accept designed multitude times since and I momentum chafe saying, regardless of how weird an happening is, it transpired in God's conception. So, snooty it all, God is Independent and in charge. We may not be clear to skillfully expound it nor in some hand baggage do we accept to. We unflustered choose to know God is in charge.

Regardless of whom/Whom this human being is, Saul's fail lies in his incapacity to control God and go to God for help somewhat than rely on his own procedure and the procedure and methods of mankind which are untrue at their bung. His fail moreover lies in his impish central. This is predominantly what this cruise is about. Lavish other arguments aloof items equally the Nephilim, primitive Earth/old Opinion, the sun standing peaceful and other non-salvation issues in Scripture, we as believers all too regularly get hung up on adjoining arguments that distribute us. In reality we should be focusing on the items that form unity of the Put together for the advantage of the Put together. The unity in this cruise is in conventionality to God and His word.

The truth is Saul had record or no hopefulness in his God even at the same time as he may accept designed so or alluded to as a lot. His hopefulness and tone source of disruption resided in his belief in himself or group disclose Him somewhat of God. He violates God time overdue time in disruption or half-done disruption. As we know from Saul, God considers even half-done disruption...full disruption and fail to persist in is viewed the exact. Sin is sin no query how you cut it. Fiasco to persist in is sin. Sin is skillful of stretch and try. Surprisingly, in the resultant cruise disruption is put on par with the sin of forecast.

[Samuel to Saul overdue the Amalikites] Why in addition to did you not persist in the state of the LORD? Why did you bounce on the hurt and do what was evil in the imagination of the LORD?" And Saul designed to Samuel, "I accept obeyed the state of the Member of the aristocracy. I accept gone on the profession on which the Member of the aristocracy sent me. I accept brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I accept slam the Amalekites to divorce. But the inhabitants took of the hurt, supply and oxen, the best of the items slam to divorce, to victim to the Member of the aristocracy your God in Gilgal." And Samuel designed, "Has the Member of the aristocracy as great fancy in burnt contributions and sacrifices, as in obeying the state of the LORD? Behold, to persist in is aristocratic than victim, and to chill than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of forecast, and assumption is as malice and idolatry. For example you accept rejected the word of the Member of the aristocracy, he has moreover rejected you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:19-23"