SAMUEL 22 [Shot at Timons- Crow- Allen- Frankie]
1Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah.
https://youtu.be/VlWORy0SkEg Samuel 22
This video was with a homeless guy in New York City- https://vimeo.com/188424330 Jerome
ON VIDEO [past links- verses below]
.Don’t stay in the cave
.Listen to the prophet
.Get into Judah [praise]
.Was Saul tweaking?
NEW- Saul is on the hunt- for David.
He hears David is at a certain place and tells his men ‘why are you on David’s side- you are all conspiring against me- let’s go get him’.
Saul is in paranoia here- he also calls the priest that gave David the sword and bread [last chapter] and tells him the same thing.
Saul- in his delusional state- executes 85 priests.
Even Saul’s men would not go along with this- but Doeg- the man who was there the day David got the sword- carried out this dirty deed.
David is hiding in a cave- he’s in fear- and the prophet Gad tells him ‘get out of the cave- go to Judah’.
Judah is the tribe of praise- and in a way God is saying that when we feel like we are in a cave- we need to start praising God.
Praise is a powerful weapon in the kingdom- it brings God’s presence into our situation.
Often times we don’t see the way we are supposed to go- but when we praise God- his presence comes- and gives us clear thinking.
David draws 400 disgruntled men around him- people in debt and distress- they identify with the situation David is in.
These men are the beginning of a great ‘kingdom’ movement that David is chosen to lead.
Jesus’ men were drawn to him- and saw his suffering.
They witnessed the great drama of the trial and crucifixion-
They too were in great distress- they thought the whole ‘Jesus movement’ was over.
But then- the empty tomb.
He appears to them- with the visible wounds on his body and says ‘as the Father sent me- so send I you’.
Remember- they are looking at the Son of God- who was brutally beaten and killed.
And he says ‘now it’s your turn’.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt.10:16
PAST LINKS [verses below]
1st- 2nd Samuel-
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/1st-2nd-samuel/ [Old commentary I wrote years ago]
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/every-cop-a-criminal/ [1-2 Samuel]
https://youtu.be/iImxoD3cRfQ Samuel preview
1Samuel 22:1 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him.
1Samuel 22:2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
1Samuel 22:3 And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me.
1Samuel 22:4 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.
1Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
1Samuel 22:6 When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him;)
1Samuel 22:7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
1Samuel 22:8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
1Samuel 22:9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
1Samuel 22:10 And he enquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
1Samuel 22:11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father’s house, the priests that were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.
1Samuel 22:12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.
1Samuel 22:13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword, and hast enquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
1Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king’s son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?
1Samuel 22:15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute any thing unto his servant, nor to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less or more.
1Samuel 22:16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and all thy father’s house.
1Samuel 22:17 And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD: because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
1Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.
1Samuel 22:19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
1Samuel 22:20 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
1Samuel 22:21 And Abiathar shewed David that Saul had slain the LORD’s priests.
1Samuel 22:22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father’s house.
1Samuel 22:23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1st Jn. 4:18
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2nd Tim. 1:7
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