SAMUEL 26 [Eastern star-2]
Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; Rev. 3
https://youtu.be/KtVY_f5Fap8 Samuel 26 [Eastern star- 2]
.See the ‘star flag’ I talked about on last video
.Do not despise prophecy [dreams- visions- etc.]
.King David’s new zeal
.David as Messianic sign
NEW- [see notes below- Angels- messengers]
Just one more comment about dreams- visions.
In the bible we read how the Apostle Paul told his son in the faith to ‘wage a good war- by the prophecies given to thee’
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Tim. 1:18
After the last video [Eastern star] my friend told me she had another dream.
Ok- I don’t want to do too much of this- and over the years I have had lots of these experiences- but don’t ‘teach them’ per se’.
But I figured I’d finish this experience.
The dream was ‘you have a calling like John the Baptist- and many will follow your ministry- but only a few will choose to walk the path of righteousness’.
I told my friend that last night [from the day I spoke to her] I read Matthew 3- which has the calling of John the Baptist spoken of by the prophet Isaiah
Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Just like the other dream she had- which was shared the day after I read the chapter- Matt. 2 [which she did not know].
I shared an experience with her- many years ago [25?] my mom came to visit me in Texas.
At that time she saw I was ‘into the bible’ and doing ministry.
She told me that when I was a little boy [maybe 6 or 7?] I was in a school play- that had nothing to do with religion- or the bible.
I had some role- where I was to speak a line.
She said when I got on stage- I said ‘My name is John- and I was named after John the Baptist’.
I asked her why I said this- she had no idea.
The teacher also questioned my mom- sort of like ‘is John o.k.’?
I share this- just to give you incite into the ways God speaks to us- and thru us.
These are reminders if you will- like Paul reminded Timothy about the prophecies that were given over him.
Over the years I have been involved- read- followed ministries that function in the prophetic.
And yes- many of them are good men- and these types of things happen all the time.
I don’t share too many of them- because my purpose is to build you up on the word of God.
To try and do some in depth teaching- and to show how Christianity is not ‘silly’.
But at the same time- we are in a spiritual kingdom- God is indeed real- and yes-
He does ‘speak’ to us thru dreams- visons- prophecies.
Paul also warned not to despise prophecy [or supernatural things]
Despise not prophesyings. Thes. 5:20
Because if we reject it – then this avenue will be closed to us.
Even in the birth narrative of Jesus in Matt 2-3- we see how the angel appeared to joseph- in a dream- and gave him specific direction about where to go with the child.Matthew 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Joseph wakes up- and obeys what God told him- thru an angel mind you- in a dream!Matthew 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
So- if we are ‘people of the book’- then lets be open to all the things God did ‘in the book’.
NOTE- When my mom told me the above- I did ask if she named me after John the Baptist- and she said no. I took it as a prophetic word of God- spoken by ‘me’ as a young boy- that I had no recollection of- or why I would ever say that.
ANGELS/MESSENGERS- The last few weeks I’ve been commenting on Revelation- talking about Angels- Messengers.
A few years ago while reading thru Revelation I had a sense- the best way to describe it was ‘These messages being communicated to John- by the angels
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Rev. 1:1
seem to be coming from ‘the prophets’.
Now- I know it sounds strange- but that’s the sense I got.
Sort of like ‘what John is seeing thru his visions- is the completeness of the revelation of redemption as being in Christ- nothing more than what the prophets foretold’.
Paul the apostle speaks of this in his writings- and Peter too.
There are indeed angels revealing things to John in the book- but angels do not have the same understanding of the mysteries of redemption as we do-
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the ANGELS desire to look into.
So- all they ‘can’ reveal to John- or anyone else for that matter- are the mysteries that are already contained within the church- the Body of Christ.
Angels ‘look into’ the mysteries contained in us [the Church]-
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known BY THE CHURCH the manifold wisdom of God,
So- as I had this thought a few years ago- I came to this verse
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren THE PROPHETS- Rev. 22
and it seemed to confirm what I was 'sensing’.
PAST POSTS [verses below]
I quote from Hebrews on Today’s video [Sam. 26] here’s me complete study-
1st- 2nd Samuel- [video links included]
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/1st-2nd-samuel/ [Old commentary I wrote years ago]
https://youtu.be/iImxoD3cRfQ Samuel preview
1Samuel 26:1 And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?
1Samuel 26:2 Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
1Samuel 26:3 And Saul pitched in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon, by the way. But David abode in the wilderness, and he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness.
1Samuel 26:4 David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.
1Samuel 26:5 And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him.
1Samuel 26:6 Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee.
1Samuel 26:7 So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.
1Samuel 26:8 Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.
1Samuel 26:9 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?
1Samuel 26:10 David said furthermore, As the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.
1Samuel 26:11 The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD's anointed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that is at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.
1Samuel 26:12 So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.
1Samuel 26:13 Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of an hill afar off; a great space being between them:
1Samuel 26:14 And David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, Answerest thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered and said, Who art thou that criest to the king?
1Samuel 26:15 And David said to Abner, Art not thou a valiant man? and who is like to thee in Israel? wherefore then hast thou not kept thy lord the king? for there came one of the people in to destroy the king thy lord.
1Samuel 26:16 This thing is not good that thou hast done. As the LORD liveth, ye are worthy to die, because ye have not kept your master, the LORD's anointed. And now see where the king's spear is, and the cruse of water that was at his bolster.
1Samuel 26:17 And Saul knew David's voice, and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said, It is my voice, my lord, O king.
1Samuel 26:18 And he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in mine hand?
1Samuel 26:19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
1Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.
1Samuel 26:21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
1Samuel 26:22 And David answered and said, Behold the king's spear! and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.
1Samuel 26:23 The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the LORD's anointed.
1Samuel 26:24 And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.
1Samuel 26:25 Then Saul said to David, Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great things, and also shalt still prevail. So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.
Matthew 2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Matthew 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
Matthew 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
Matthew 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
Matthew 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
On the next video I talk a bit more about this- so I added the verses here too.
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
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