WE'VE NOW SEEN THE RISE OF YISHARAL'S FIRST MONARCHY IN KING SAUL BUT BECAUSE OF HIS MANY FAILURES IN DOING THINGS HIS OWN WAY, SAM HAS INFORMED HIM THAT HIS DYNASTY WILL SHORTLY COME TO AN END. SO TODAY WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO SOMEONE WHO IS DETERMINED TO RULE YAHUSHA’S KINGDOM, BUT NOT ACCORDING TO HIS INSTRUCTIONS: THE REPLACEMENT OF SAUL AND HIS DYNASTY BY A MAN WITH A TOTALLY DIFFERENT NATURE, ONE MUCH CLOSER TO JONATHAN’S THAN TO HIS FATHER’S. SO AFTER WE TIE UP SOME LOOSE ENDS HERE, OUR NEXT VIDEO INTRODUCES US TO THE NAGID/PRINCE (THE KING IN WAITING), WHO IS NONE OTHER THAN DAVID. OF COURSE THE ONLY PERSON WHO KNOWS THAT DAVID IS THE ANOINTED PRINCE AT THIS POINT IS YAHUSHA.
One day Sam told King Saul, “Yahuah had me anoint you to be the King of His people Yisharal. Now listen to this message from Him, “When the Yisharalites were on their way out of Egypt, the nation of Amalek (FROM JACOB'S TWIN BROTHER ESAU) were ruthless and attacked them, so now I’m going to make Amalek pay! Go and attack them, completely destroy them and all their possessions, PUTTING THEM ALL UNDER THE BAN. Listen, this is a set-apart war, so don’t have any mercy. Kill their men, women, children, even their babies. Slaughter their cattle, sheep, camels, and donkeys.”
REMEMBER AMALEK WERE KNOWN ENEMIES OF YAHUSHA:
"I will erase the memory of Amalek from the earth for they raised their fist against My throne.” Yahusha had told Moses in Exodus 17.
ALSO AS YISHARAL CAME TO THE END OF THEIR 40-YEAR WANDERINGS AND APPROACHED CANAAN, JOSHUA HAD SAID:“People of Yisharal, do you remember what the Amalekites did to you after you came out of Egypt? You were tired, and they followed along behind, attacking and killing off those older and weaker who couldn’t keep up with the others. This showed that the Amalekites are hideous beasts with no respect for Yahuah, so He’s going to help you capture the land from them, and give you peace. But when that day comes, you must wipe out the Amalekites so completely that no one will remember they ever existed”. (DEUT 25 BRS)
YAHUSHA SAYS THAT THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIM AND ARE AGAINST HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE DON'T FEAR OR RESPECT HIM AND ARE HIS ENEMIES AND WILL BE COMPLETELY ANNIHILATED WITH NO MERCY.
So Saul sent messengers to every town and village, telling them to send men to join the army at Telaim, and there were 200,000 troops in all, and 10,000 of these were from Judah. Saul organised them, then led them to a Valley near one of the towns in Amalek, where they got ready to make a surprise attack. Some Kenites lived nearby, and Saul told them, “Your people have been so kind and charitable to our nation when we left Egypt, always standing by us with great care and friendship, so I don’t want any of you to get harmed when I wipe out the Amalekites, so leave here now and stay away for a while, OK.”
So the Kenites left and Saul attacked the Amalekites from Havilah to Shur, which is just East of Egypt. And every Amalekite was killed by the sword except King Agag. Saul and his army let Agag live, and they also spared the best sheep and cattle because they didn’t want to destroy anything of value, so they only put under the ban those animals that were worthless or weak.
Then Yahusha told Sam, “Saul has turned away from following Me again and no longer performs My Words, and I’m sorry I ever made him King.” Sam had been the one to publically anoint Saul and sing his praises, giving up his own role as Yisharal’s leader to be obedient to Yahusha. All Yisharal knew that Sam heard Yahusha's voice, so had he heard wrong? Misunderstood or disobeyed? Had he chosen the wrong guy?
Sam got no sleep that night! He was incredibly angry and disgusted with Saul and bewildered beyond words. So, absolutely heart-broken and furious, he cried to Yahusha all night long, venting his burning hot feelings about Saul to his Master, Who's voice he'd grown to love.
Then early the next morning Sam went to talk with Saul and someone told him, “King Saul went to Carmel, where he had a monument built for himself so everyone would remember his victory over Amalek. Then he left for Gilgal.”(NOT ONLY HAD YAHUSHA ORDERED HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE NOT TO ERECT STANDING STONES, BUT SAUL WAS TAKING ALL THE CREDIT AND ESTEEM FOR HIS VICTORY OVER THE AMALEKITES!)
And Sam finally caught up with Saul, who’d been sacrificing to Yahusha some of the best sheep from Amalek (that should’ve been put under the ban), and Saul greeted Sam happily, “Hi Mate! There should be a bloody big blessing from Yahuah coming your way, for I’ve done everything He told me to do.”
“Have you really?” Sam said, “Then why on earth can I hear the bleeting of sheep and cattle? Your men got sore throats or something?”
“O’ those! (BUSTED) Hey that’s not my fault, the army took them from the Amalekites ... (SAUL PUT HIS FOOT FURTHER INTO HIS MOUTH) ... Yeah, they kept the best sheep and cattle, so we could sacrifice them to Yahuah your Alahim. (`YOUR ALAHIM’) But don’t worry Sam, we destroyed everything else, the whole city's been levelled mate!”
“JUST SHUT UP!” Sam said, “Do you wanna know what Yahuah told me last night, or just keep making excuses?”
“Of course I wanna know ... spill!”
“You came from nothing Saul, but Yahuah anointed you to be King, and you are in charge of all the Tribes of Yisharal. Then Yahuah sent you on this special mission, telling you to completely wipe out those worthless Amalekites and put everything under the ban. So why didn’t you listen to Him? Why did you swoop in, keep the animals for yourself and make Him furious? YOU DIDN'T EVEN KILL THE BLOODY KING!”
“OY!! I DID LISTEN TO YAHUAH!” Saul answered, “He sent me on a mission, and I went. I captured King Agag and destroyed his nation, putting it all under the ban. It's just some of the animals that we kept, and they were going to be destroyed anyway, so my army brought the best ones to Gilgal to sacrifice to Yahuah your Alahim, so what’s the big difference, whether they burn here or there?”
“Do you really think Yahuah gives a toss about your sacrifices and offerings? No! He'd rather you obey him in even the smallest details. Don’t you know that rebellion and stubbornness is the same as divination and idolatry! THAT’S RIGHT! You might as well’ve offered the whole city up to a foreign deity, because you’re so proud and refuse to do what Yahuah tells you. You can't just make up your own rules and do whatever you want Saul, thinking you can just sacrifice a few animals (like you've got a get-out-of-jail free card up your sleeve) and say `hey presto, it's all good mate! I've been obedient!' You've got no freak'in idea, and that's why Yahuah's decided that you can’t be King anymore! ”
THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPOILS OF WAR BEING BANNED FOR YAHUSHA AND DESTROYED, AND THOSE SAME SPOILS BEING TAKEN HOME AND OFFERED FOR A PERSONAL SACRIFICE. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE SPOILS OF SET-APART WAR ALREADY BELONG TO YAHUSHA - THEY’RE HIS.
THE SPOILS WERE IN POSSESSION OF THE ENEMY, THEN TRANSFERRED TO YAHUSHA AND THEY DIDN’T (AT ANY POINT) BELONG TO THE SOLDIERS. SO IN THE BURNING UP OF THE SPOILS AS A BAN, YAHUSHA IS MERELY RECEIVING WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY ALREADY HIS PROPERTY. BUT A SACRIFICE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT BECAUSE THE ANIMAL WAS THE PROPERTY OF THE PERSON,REPRESENTING A REAL COST TO THEM BECAUSE THEY EITHER RAISED IT OR BOUGHT IT. SO FOR SAUL TO STEAL WHAT ALREADY BELONGS TO YAHUSHA, AND OFFER IT BACK TO HIM ON AN ALTAR IS A TERRIBLE FRAUD.
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BAN TAKES PLACE ON UNCLEAN PAGAN GROUND. IT IS OFFICIATED OVER BY SECULAR OFFICIALS (USUALLY YISHARALI MILITARY OFFICERS) AND IS BURNED UP USING A COMMON FIRE (WHAT THE TURAH REFERS TO AS “STRANGE”FIRE).
HOWEVER AN AUTHORISED AND SET-APART SACRIFICE MUST BE OFFICIATED OVER BY LEVITICAL PRIESTS. IT MUST ALSO FOLLOW A RIGID PROTOCOL AND TAKE PLACE ON SET-APART GROUND, UPON THE SET-APART ALTAR, USING SET-APART FIRE.
“Yes you’re right,” Saul admitted, “I disobeyed both you and Yahuah because I was afraid of the army, and I listened to them instead. Please forgive me and come back with me so I can serve Yahuah.”
“Nah I’m not going back that way mate, you’ve blown it! You disobeyed Yahuah and He’s said that you can’t be King of Yisharal any more.”
And Saul fell to the ground in desperation (grovelling in a last ditch effort to save his throne) and as Sam turned to go, Saul grabbed the edge of his robe, tearing it! And Sam said, “Just as you’ve torn my robe, Yahuah has torn the Kingdom of Yisharal (THE REIGN) away from you today, and given it to someone who’s better than you. Besides, the eternal Alahim of Yisharal isn’t a human being. He doesn’t tell lies or change his mind and He never relents.” THE HEM OF A GARMENT WAS A SYMBOL OF A PERSON’S AUTHORITY. STOOPING DOWN AND GRABBING ANOTHER’S HEM SAID, “I SUBMIT TO YOU”. SAUL CERTAINLY DID NOT INTEND TO TEAR OR OTHERWISE DEGRADE SAMUEL’S SYMBOLIC HEM OF AUTHORITY. RATHER HE INTENDED TO DEMONSTRATE A RECOMMITMENT TO YAHUSHA’S AUTHORITY THROUGH SAM (HOWEVER INSINCERE) BUT IT WAS TOO LATE; YAHUSHA’S DECISION WAS FINAL. WHAT A TERRIFYING THOUGHT.
Saul said, “I know I was wicked, but please honour me in front of the leaders of the army and the people of Yisharal, so they don't suspect anything's wrong. Please come back with me for one final photo-op, so I can worship Yahuah your Alahim.” And even though Saul was more interested in keeping the illusion of his dynasty alive, than facing anything or being forgiven, Sam decided to follow him back, and Saul showed bowed down to Yahuah in the high place in front of the people.
It was expected after such a great victory in battle, that Yisharal would gather, sacrifice and feast to celebrate (with King Saul and the Prophet Sam standing arm-in-arm as the united leadership of Yisharal). But Sam is now a kindly old man and has really been heartbroken over how King Saul has conducted himself, leading Yisharal over a slippery slope by behaving so rebelliously, making Sam feel like a complete fool for choosing him. Sam was not there to celebrate but to finish the mission that Saul refused.
Samuel shouted, “Bring me King Agag of the Amalekites!”
And King Agag entered the crowd in chains with a big smile on his face, saying, “You won’t kill me now old man!”
But Sam said, “Agag, you have snatched our children from their mothers' arms and killed them in cold-blood, so now your mother will be without children!”
And with that, Sam chopped him to pieces at the place of worship in Gilgal. Then Sam went home to Ramah, and Saul returned to his home in Gibeah. And even though Sam grieved Saul for the rest of his life, he never saw him again and Yahusha was also sorry that he ever anointed Saul the King of Yisharal. SAM WAS MORE DEVASTATED THAN SAUL OVER SAUL’S LOSS OF THE ROYAL DYNASTY.
JUST LIKE LUCIFER (CREATED ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEINGS) CONSTANTLY LIFTS HIS OWN IMPORTANCE AND DESIRES OVER THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YAHUSHA, SAUL, CHOSEN BY YAHUSHA WAS NOW PERMANENTLY REJECTED BECAUSE HE INSISTED ON DOING EVERYTHING HIS OWN WAY WHICH IS REBELLION AND IDOLATRY TO YAHUSHA. SO BY SAM PERMANENTLY SEPARATING HIMSELF NOW, SAUL WAS LEFT STRANDED IN THE DRIEST SPIRITUAL DESERT IMAGINABLE. THE LIVING WATER OF YAHUSHA’S WORD WAS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO SAUL AND THE SET-APART SPIRIT THAT AT ONE TIME RESTED UPON HIM WAS NOW FOREVER LIFTED. AND WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE THE RESULT OF SUCH A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.
REIGN - HEBREW UNDERSTANDING:
to reign, to ascend the throne, induct into royalty, to take counsel, consult, to set up a king or queen, dominion, kingdom, kingly, realm, reign, empire, the estate, have power, to maintain, rule, assemble, close up, detain, fast, keep, prevail, recover, refrain, to tread down, subjugate, to crumble off, to vanquish.
SCRIPTURAL UNDERSTANDING : Dynasty in the Scripture means sovereignty, lordship and dominion. Genesis 37 speaks of dreams given by Yahusha of a sovereign to take over another sovereign reign, in the fabulous story of Joseph and the coat of many colours.
"ALL REIGNS SPEAK OF FAMILY INVOLVEMENT."
Many families today want to make a dynasty of their lives, and to be a ruling class over others, this being proof of their reign. Whether being said or just noted. Clans today are in constant conflict over dominance of a reign (controlling people) on many different levels of blatancy or subtly. These go into extremes within religion, politics and commerce. Working without and living apart from Turah Instruction, is virtually on the edge of manifesting mental disorders.
Such behaviour always finds the one trying to exalt themselves, as being thwarted and embarrassed, forever making excuses why their reign isn't superior. Life can be very disorienting trying to navigate ones self out of such behaviours, especially since it has been with us since childhood. Sadly, if we are not under one dynastically ruled family, we are under 3 others, all trying to have us in their social calendar. These dynasties want to control the hearts of acceptable men and women and are not interested in the lower class unless they can find a bloodline association. Many people are researching their past, to be associated with a well known dynasty DIE - NASTIES (I CALL THEM).
THIS MAY GIVE YOU AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHY IT IS SO HARD TO LIVE TODAY. Another thing is, Yahusha works against die-nasties!