One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors, and trying to control their produce and trading, so David asked Yahuah, “Should I go and attack them?”
And Yahuah answered “Yes, go and rescue Keilah.”
But David’s men said, “Dave, we’re cack’n our dacks just being HERE in Judah! We don’t wanna go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!”
So David asked Yahuah again, and again He replied, “Go down to Keilah, for I’ll help you conquer the Philistines.”
So David and his men went to Keilah and slaughtered the Philistines, taking all their livestock and rescuing all the people who’d been oppressed by them. Now when Abiathar (son of Ahimelech) fled to David at Keilah, he’d brought the Ephod of the High Priest with him (the shoulder garment with the Urim and Thummim stones in it) and Dave was very happy to have the connection to hear Yahuah’s will through them.
WE AWAYS ASSUME THAT YAHUAH IS HAVING CONVERSATIONS (BACK AND FORTH) WITH CERTAIN MEN IN THIS ERA, BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME SOMEONE (USUALLY HIGH PRIEST BUT IN THIS CASE DAVE) WOULD HAVE TO ASK A `YES OR NO’ QUESTION AND THEN ONE OF THE URIM AND THUMMIM STONES WOULD GLOW TO GIVE AN ANSWER. SO WHILE YAHUAH IS VERY MUCH WORKING HERE, THERE’S STILL PRACTICALLY NO INTIMACY OR INTER-DIMENSIONAL CONNECTION (BECAUSE OF THE UNCLEANLINESS).
Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. “Sodding Good! We’ve got him now! Alahim has handed him over to me, for he’s trapped himself in a walled town!” So Saul (deluded enough to actually believe that the Alahim of Yisharal had actively handed David, His own anointed King over to him-the Anti-King) mobilized his entire army to march to Keilah and attack David and his men.
But David learned of Saul’s plan and told Abiathar the Priest to bring the Ephod and ask Yahuah what he should do. Then David spoke to Yahuah, “My Father Yahuah, Alahim of Yisharal, I’ve just heard that Saul is planning to come and destroy Keilah just because I’m here. Will the leaders of Keilah betray me and hand me over to him? Will Saul actually come here and attack as I’ve heard? O’ Yahuah, Alahim of Yisharal, please tell me.”
And Yahuah said, “Yep he’s a com’in round the mountain to getya Dave!”
“So am I safe here? Or will these people hand us over?”
“O’ no they’ll betray you son, stab you in the back good and well, better get outta there!”
HOW QUICKLY THE PEOPLE WHO BENEFITED FROM DAVID’S SELFLESS ACT ON THEIR BEHALF WERE READY TO TURN THEIR BACKS ON HIM. BUT IS THIS NOT TYPICAL OF THE WAY THAT BOTH THE TYPE OF MESSIAH (DAVID) AND THE ACTUAL MESSIAH (YAHUSHA) WOULD BE TREATED BY THE VERY PEOPLE THAT SHOULD HAVE RALLIED AROUND THEM IN GRATITUDE AND LOVE?
So David and his men (about 600 of them now) left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. And word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn’t bother going to Keilah after all. David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. And Saul hunted him day after day, but Yahuah didn’t let Saul find him or harm his anointed and chosen King.
One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him.
Jonathan then went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his belief. David was after all, human and had been on the run for months. He had no interest in becoming a martyr! Nowhere in Canaan was truly safe but David had been told by his Prophet Gad that Yahuah had set the limits of his escape path to the territorial boundaries of the 12 Tribes (or more specifically the Southern areas controlled by the Tribe of Judah).
DAVID WOULD HAVE TO GO FORWARD IN BELIEF, AND TRUST IN YAHUAH COMPLETELY AND HIS PSALMS SHOW US THAT WHILE HE HOPED FOR DELIVERANCE FROM SAUL HE ALSO REALISED THAT YAHUAH COULD (IN HIS DIVINE SOVEREIGNTY) DECIDE ON AN OUTCOME THAT DAVID WOULD NOT WELCOME (HIS OWN DEMISE).
“Don’t be afraid mate,” Jon reassured him, “My Dad won’t find you! I mean you’re gunna be the flam’in King of Yisharal for goodness sake, and I’ll be right next to you, cheer’in you on, and Dad knows it!”
THESE WORDS WEREN’T TO `BLOW SMOKE UP HIS ARSE’, JON TRULY BELIEVED IN HIS CORE THAT DAVE WAS PROTECTED, ANOINTED AND THEREFORE WOULD NOT BE CAPTURED OR HARMED, SO HE’S ENCOURAGING HIS FRIEND TO HANG IN THERE AND KEEP GOING. IT IS ALSO AT THIS POINT THAT DAVID STARTED TO ACTUALLY BECOME SELF-AWARE THAT HE WAS DESTINED TO BE THE KING OF YISHARAL. HE DIDN’T DENY IT OR DEFLECT IT WHEN JONATHAN SPOKE THESE WORDS TO HIM.
And the two of them renewed their Covenant of Friendship once more before Yahuah, then Jonathan returned home, while David stayed at Horesh.
SADLY (AND UNBEKNOWST TO THEM BOTH) THIS IS THE LAST TIME THESE TWO MEN WOULD EVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN.
But now the men of Ziph went to Saul in Gibeah and dobbed in Dave (betrayed him) saying. “We know where David is hiding, he’s in the strongholds of Horesh on the hill of Hakilah, in the Southern part of Jeshimon. Come down whenever you’re ready, O’ great King, and we’ll catch him and hand him over to you on a silver platter. He’ll never know what’s hit him!!”
“Ahh Yahuah bless you guys,” the (spiritually irrational and delusional) King said, calling on the Name of Yahuah. “At last someone has sympathy on me!” (Warm words like this would never be spoken by a King to his subjects). “Go and check again and be sure where he is and who’s seen him, for I know he’s very crafty. Find all his hiding places, and come back when you're sure. Then I’ll go with you. And if he’s in the area, I’ll track him down, even if I have to search every hiding place in Judah!”
So the men of Ziph returned home ahead of Saul, who actually took their betrayal of David as compassion towards him.
Meanwhile, David and his men had moved into the wilderness of Maon in the Arabah Valley South of Jeshimon. And when David heard that Saul and his men were searching for him, he went even further into the wilderness to the great rock, and remained there in the wilderness of Maon. But Saul kept pursuing him in the wilderness.
Saul and David were now on opposite sides of a mountain. And just as Saul and his men began to close in on David and his men, an urgent message reached Saul that the Philistines were attacking and raiding Yisharal again. So Saul quit chasing David and returned to fight the Philistines.
And ever since that time, the place where David was camped has been called the `Rock of Escape'. And David then went to live in the strongholds of En-gedi.
DAVID’S FATE WAS NOT IN SAUL’S HANDS, NOR WAS IT IN HIS OWN. IN AN (IMPOSSIBLE TO ORCHESTRATE) BIT OF TIMING, THE PHILISTINES DECIDED TO ATTACK YISHARAL JUST AS SAUL’S MEN WERE READY TO POUNCE. UNDOUBTEDLY THE PHILISTINES HAD OBSERVED KING SAUL, YISHARAL’S COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ONCE AGAIN LEAVING HIS COUNTRY VULNERABLE AS HE SET OFF WITH HIS ARMY TO PURSUE THIS ONE MAN: DAVID.
ISN’T THIS HOW YAHUSHA USUALLY WORKS? IN A NEVER ENDING SERIES OF DIVINELY ESTABLISHED “COINCIDENCES” UNSUSPECTING MEN, THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, ARE ALL ACCOMPLISHING YAHUSHA’S INVISIBLE WILL. DAVID WAS MIRACULOUSLY DELIVERED FROM CERTAIN CAPTURE AND DEATH BECAUSE YAHUSHA WAS USING THE PHILISTINES AND PUT UP A DIVINE BARRIER BETWEEN DAVID’S MEN AND SAUL’S, THERE IN THE ROCKY HILLS OF MAON.
LET'S BRIEFLY DISCUSS THIS WORD `INVISIBLE' :
INVISIBILITY & LIGHT ( english scientific understanding )
New research confirms that invisibility is indeed possible. It may get more difficult to keep things hidden from more than one wavelength of light at a time, but objects can be completely cloaked on a single bandwidth. It almost sounds too good to be true. Simply stated, to become invisible, light-rays can't reflect off a person into the viewer's eyes. So for someone to become invisible, they would need a material that absorbs the light and stops it from reflecting back. Light is needed to make any kind of vision possible. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength which can be detected as a sensation, aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors in the eye. Light is a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum and radiation given off by stars like the sun. Animals can also see light. The study of light, known as optics, is an important research area in modern physics.
LIGHT EXISTS IN BOTH DIMENSIONS
THE SUN LIGHTS THE LOWER - YAHUSHA LIGHTS THE HIGHER
REGARDING THE HIGHER AND LOWER DIMENSIONS, ADAM AND KUAH COULD SEE INTO THE SHAMAYIM, THEY HAD ACCESS TO THE TREE OF LIFE AND COULD CHAT WITH HIGHER BEINGS AND HAVE COMPLETE INTIMACY WITH THE CREATOR IN THE GARDEN. WHEN THEY CHOSE TO SIN THOUGH, AND DISOBEY YAHUAH, THAT ACCESS WAS DENIED, THE INTER-DIMENSIONAL PORTAL CLOSED AND THE REALM BECAME INVISIBLE...
... BECAUSE (AS WE KNOW) IF OUR NAKED EYE WERE TO SEE THE RADIOACTIVITY OF YAHUSHA’S ESTEEM, WE WOULD FRACKLE UP INSTANTLY - SO HIS POWER MUST BE SHIELDED FROM THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, BEHIND A DIMENSIONAL VEIL, IN ORDER TO PROTECT IT FROM HIS BURNING PERFECTION. NOTHING FROM THIS UNCLEAN REALM CAN BE EXPOSED AND SURVIVE.
TURNS OUT THAT YAHUSHA’S BLOOD IS EVEN MORE POWERFUL THAN EVEN HIS ESTEEM, AND THE REASON FOR THE SCRIPTURES BEING RECORDED IS TO SHOW US HERE IN THE LAST DAYS (THROUGH MANY SHADOWS) THAT ANYONE SPRINKLED OR WASHED IN HIS BLOOD CAN ONCE AGAIN HAVE ACCESS AND SURVIVE THE RADIOACTIVITY OF HIS PERFECT LIGHT. A PERSONAL CONNECTION CAN ONCE AGAIN BE RESTORED, `UNBRASSENING THE HEAVENS’, ALLOWING COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP AGAIN.
AND EVEN THOUGH IT’S A SPIRITUAL UNITY AT FIRST (BECAUSE THIS REALM IS STILL UNCLEAN) HIS CHOSEN BRIDE WILL ONE DAY BE PERFECTED AND (AT HIS RETURN, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS WHOLE UNCLEAN DIMENSION) COMPLETELY REUNITED AND CONSUMMATED WITH HIM ONCE MORE, IN AN INTIMATE UNION AND MARRIAGE HOME EVEN MORE SPECIAL THAN IN THE FIRST (IN THE GARDEN).
THE SCRIPTURE ABOVE TELLS US THAT THIS DIMENSION OF DARKNESS HAS NO EXCUSE, FOR THE INVISIBLE QUALITIES AND EVIDENCE OF YAHUSHA’S EXISTENCE AND SOVEREIGNTY HAVE BEEN `STICK’IN OUT THERE’ FOR ALL TO SEE SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING. SO REST ASSURED, THE PROBLEM IS NEVER A LACK OF PROOF, IT’S A HATRED FOR THE LIGHT AND IT’S NEVER CHANGED.
LOOK AT HOW YAHUSHA SENT SAUL A DISTRACTION AND RESCUED DAVID RIGHT WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO POUNCE. DO YOU BELIEVE HE’S THAT INTERWOVEN IN YOUR DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS, OR IS EVERYTHING GOOD OR BAD MERELY A COINCIDENCE? THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS COINCIDENCES - YAHUSHA WILL USE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE TO GET OUR ATTENTION AND BRING ABOUT THE RESULT HE WANTS DAY AFTER DAY.
ARE YOU SEEING, HEARING AND TAPPING INTO THE HIGHER INVISIBLE REALM, THROWING OFF THE SIN THAT HOLDS YOU BACK AND CHARGING FORWARD? OR JUST STUCK IN THIS DEPRAVED, UNIMAGINATIVE, CHAOTIC GROUNDHOG DIMENSION ... BEDAZZLED AND DRUNK ON THE COMMON, MUNDANE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE?