WAR IS COMING. THE KING OF GATH SUMMONED DAVID IN ORDER TO ASSURE HIMSELF THAT DAVID WOULD INFACT FIGHT ALONGSIDE HIM AS AN ALLY AGAINST YISHARAL, AND AGAINST DAVID’S FORMER KING, SAUL. BUT DAVE NOW HAS HIS `BALLS IN A VICE' BECAUSE UP TIL NOW, RUNNING FROM YISHARAL AND COZYING UP TO THE PHILISTINES HAS PROVED PROFITABLE. BUT HE’S NOW PARTICIPATING IN A DANGEROUS GAME AND IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE WOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE SIDES AND TAKE A PUBLIC STANCE: WOULD HE FIGHT FOR HIS OWN PEOPLE OR AGAINST THEM? EVEN MORE, WHO ARE HIS PEOPLE NOW? WHO DOES HE IDENTIFY WITH?
WITCH OF ENDOR (SAM. 28)
Then it came time for the Philistines to gather their forces to go to war against the people of Yisharal, so King Achish spoke to David. “You and your men are joining us in the coming fight you know?”
“Good! I should think so! Then you will see what I can do in battle!” And Achish was so impressed with David’s declaration of loyalty, “Excellent. Then you’ll be my bodyguard as long as I live”.
Remember, Samuel had died some time previously and had been mourned by all of Yisharal. He was buried in his hometown of Ramah, and his wisdom had died with him.
Also, (possibly from some fleeting spiritual excitement after Sam’s death) Saul had ordered all of the mediums (witches, sorcerers, spiritists, soothsayers) and any others who claimed to speak to the dead, to be thrown out of Yisharal, for this dark behaviour of necromancy (CONJURING UP SPIRITS FROM `THE DEAD' AND COMMUNICATING WITH THEM) was an abomination to Yahuah according to the Instructions given to Moses on Sinai.IT’S ACTUALLY JUST SPEAKING TO A DECEIVING DEMONS, NOT ACTUALLY THE SPIRIT OF A LOVED ONE AND THE TURAH FORBIDS SPEAKING TO DEMONS ON ANY LEVEL.
“Don’t practice fortune-telling, divination, witchcraft or magic”LEV 19 BRS
THROUGHOUT ALL THEIR HISTORY, THE HEBREWS MADE ABUNDANT USE OF THE OCCULT BECAUSE WANTING TO HAVE SUPERNATURAL POWER AND KNOW THE FUTURE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMETHING MANKIND IS INTENSELY DRAWN TO.
“Don’t defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead, for I am Yahuah your Alahim.”LEV 20 BRS
YAHUSHA IS PROTECTING US FROM COMING INTO CONTACT WITH A DEMON WHO IS PRETENDING TO BE THE SPIRIT OF A DEAD PERSON, BECAUSE DEAD PEOPLE ARE GONE, THEIR PHYSICAL BODY IS DESTROYED AND THEIR INNER ESSENCE (SPIRIT) IS ASLEEP, WAITING TO BE AWOKEN FOR JUDGMENT (OR UPON YAHUSHA’S RETURN, IF THEY ARE HIS BRIDE). WE ARE NOT TO COMMUNICATE WITH UNCLEAN, FALLEN SPIRITS OF THE ENEMY!
So the Philistines gathered for war, and they made their camp at Shunem. And Saul gathered all Yisharal, and they encamped at Gilboa. But when Saul looked out over the forces of the Philistines, he began shaking with fear and lost all his confidence. So he asked Yahuah for guidance, but He didn’t give him an answer, neither in dreams or by through the Urim and thummim, or through prophecy either. And Saul realised he was truly cut off from the Creator, pestered, tormented and alone in the world, while it appears as though everyone conspired against him.
WAR IN ALL AGES HAD A SPIRITUAL ELEMENT TO THEM; ESPECIALLY THE FURTHER BACK WE GO IN HISTORY. IN DAVID’S DAY WHAT WAS OCCURRING AMONG HUMAN WARRIORS ON EARTH WAS THOUGHT TO BE BUT A REFLECTION OF THE CONFLICT GOING ON AMONG THE DEITIES IN THE HEAVENLIES. SO BEFORE ENGAGING IN BATTLE THE EARTHLY PARTICIPANTS WOULD APPROACH THEIR DEITIES FOR WISDOM AND STRENGTH AND EVEN BATTLE TACTICS. SOMETIMES IT WAS TO EVEN LEARN OF THE OUTCOME BEFORE IT HAPPENED. AND THE HEBREW MINDSET WAS NO DIFFERENT, SO KING SAUL TRIED TO COAX YAHUAH (WHO HAD ABANDONED HIM) TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM REGARDING THE COMING WAR - BUT EVERY MEANS WAS MET WITH SILENCE.
SAUL DID ALL HIS USUAL MANIPULATIVE TRICKS, TRYING TO GO AROUND YAHUAH’S INSTRUCTIONS TO GET YAHUAH’S WISDOM IN AN ALTERNATIVE WAY, AND SINCE YOU CAN’T FORCE A DREAM UPON YOURSELF (OR ANYONE ELSE), AND SINCE THE HIGH PRIEST APPARENTLY TRIED THE URIM AND THUMMIM FOR SAUL BUT GOT NO ANSWER, THE ONLY REMAINING CHOICE WAS TO GET A PROPHET TO GIVE SAUL YAHUAH’S WISDOM. AND SINCE SAMUEL, HIS OWN PERSONAL PROPHET, WAS DEAD - THE ONLY WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THAT WAS TO HAVE A NECROMANCER SPEAK TO HIM FROM THE GRAVE.
SO SAUL DECIDED TO SUSPEND THE LAW HE’D RIGHTLY INVOKED AS KING (THAT ALL DIVINERS AND SPIRITISTS / NECROMANCERS WERE TO BE EXPELLED FROM YISHARAL AND IF ANY REMAINED AND PRACTICED THEIR BLACK ARTS THEY WERE TO BE EXECUTED). FOR COMMUNICATING WITH SPIRITS OF THE DEAD WAS ONE OF THE MOST HEINOUS CRIMES AGAINST YAHUAH. BUT THE MOMENT SAUL FELT THREATENED, AND HIS BEING FELT HOLLOW FROM THE ABSENCE OF YAHUAH, THE KING SAW NO CONFLICT IN TRYING TO OBTAIN THE SERVICES OF A WITCH FOR HIMSELF.
“Go and find me a witch” Saul told his servants, “A spiritual medium who I can ask for guidance”.
“There’s a witch who lives in Endor!”(HEBREW: BA’ALATH OB - NECROMANCER) So Saul disguised himself in different clothes, and, taking two men with him, he went to see this woman in the dark of night, for this is when such rituals took place.
“I need you to consult the dead and call up someone for me and I’ll tell you who it is, so I can ask him questions”.
“Don’t you know what King Saul has decreed? He’s thrown all the mediums and spiritists out of Yisharal. Why are you asking me to risk my life?”
“Don’t worry luv, I swear by the Name of Yahuah that nothing bad will happen to you. I promise”.
“OK, So who do you want me to bring up from the dead?”
THE DEAD WERE THOUGHT TO LIVE IN AN UNDERWORLD, SO IF YOU WANTED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM THEY HAD TO COME “UP” ABOVE THE GROUND. EVEN MORE, THE GHOST HAD TO BE “BROUGHT UP”, OFTEN AGAINST THEIR WILL! (THEY BELIEVED)
“I need to speak with the prophet Samuel!”
“I saw a spirit rising out of the earth!"
“What’s he look like?”
“An old man clothed in a robe"(HEBREW: MANTLE,OBVIOUSLY THE TYPE WORN BY A PROPHET). And Saul knew that this was Samuel, and he dropped to the ground, putting his face to the floor.
NOTICE THAT THE WITCH IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SEE THIS SPIRIT? VIRTUALLY ANY PAINTING OR ILLUSTRATION OF THIS EVENT DEPICTS SAMUEL AS VISIBLE TO BOTH OF THEM, BUT THAT’S NOT THE CASE. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THE WITCH WAS BEING SWEPT ALONG INTO SOMETHING SHE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OVER, BY A POWER SHE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND. THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT SHE SPOKE SPECIAL WORDS, BURNED INCENSE, OR PERFORMED AN OCCULT RITUAL. SAUL SAID THAT HE WANTED SAMUEL AND SUDDENLY THERE HE WAS! THE WITCH, WHO HAD CONJURED UP SPIRITS COUNTLESS TIMES, WAS NOT EXPECTING WHAT SHE WAS ENCOUNTERING (TO SAY THE LEAST).
And before she could even begin her hoodoo voodoo hocus pocus ritual, Samuel appeared, and she shrieked in horror with a loud voice, realising that her client was indeed King Saul (for prophets usually accompanied Kings).
“Why have you lied to me? You’re really Saul!” She cried out.
“Don’t be frightened, calm down and tell me what you see?”
SO BEFORE WE START FREAKING OUT, THINKING THAT GOOD OL’ SAM HAS ACTUALLY BEEN COSMICALLY RAISED, IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THIS WAS YAHUAH WHO WAS MANIPULATING THIS FRIGHTENING EVENT FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES.
“Why’ve you disturbed me by calling me up from the earth?” Samuel said.
“I’m devastated and distressed Sam. I don’t know what to do! The Philistines have gathered against us, and Alahim has turned His back on me. He won’t answer me in dreams or by prophecy, so I’ve summoned you for advice”.
“So whadda ya want me to do about it? I’m dead mate! I already told you that Yahuah’s turned against you! He’s your enemy! He’s done exactly what He said and is ripping the kingdom away from you and giving it to David. You didn’t obey Yahuah’s Instructions to be an agent of His wrath on Amalek and that’s why He’s brought these consequences on you today. And that’s not all.
He’ll also hand you and your kingdom over to the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be right here where I am, push'in up daisies mate! (DEAD) Yes, the eternal Yahuah will hand your entire army over to the Philistines!”(THIS IS NOT SAYING THAT SAUL’S ETERNAL DESTINATION WILL BE THE SAME AS SAM’S, BUT MERELY THAT HE WILL BE DEAD AND ASLEEP LIKE HIM SHORTLY - `IN THE SAME PLACE’.)
HEB 9:27 BRS "All mankind `kicks the bucket' just once - ya'dead, then ya get judged!"
When Saul heard Samuel’s words, he collapsed to the ground and lay flat as a stone in terror, weak, for he’d also not eaten all day and night, in preparation for consulting Yahuah before battle (purifying himself in his own way). Even though Yahuah had already rejected him, he was determined to approach even by means of a pagan séance that violated Yahuah’s own Instructions of speaking to spirits of the dead!
1 CHRON 10 BRS “Saul died because he was disobedient and refused to guard the word of Yahuah and even asked advice from a witch who talked to spirits of the dead, instead of asking Yahuah. So Yahuah had Saul killed and gave his kingdom to David, the son of Jesse”.
LETS BE CLEAR: ALL THE VERBS (ACTION WORDS) IN THIS PASSAGE ARE OF THE COMPLETE OR PERFECT TENSE, MEANING THAT SAMUEL IS SAYING THAT YAHUAH HAS ALREADY DONE THESE THINGS. NOTHING CAN BE UNDONE; THE OUTCOME IS SEALED BECAUSE IT’S HAPPENED IN THE PAST (FROM AN INVISIBLE DIVINE PERSPECTIVE). ALL THAT REMAINS IS FOR IT TO BE FULFILLED ON EARTH. SAUL IS GOING TO BE DEFEATED BY THE PHILISTINES, THE KINGDOM OF YISHARAL IS GOING TO BE PUT UNDER THE POWER OF THE PHILISTINES, AND SAUL AND ALL OF HIS SONS ARE GOING TO DIE IN BATTLE AT THE HAND OF THE PHILISTINES…….TOMORROW! THE DEATH SENTENCE HAS BEEN HANDED DOWN AND IT IS GOING TO BE CARRIED OUT IN A MATTER OF HOURS. DAVID WAS WILLING TO ADMIT HIS WRONGS BEFORE YAHUAH, REPENT AND CHANGE, BUT SAUL ONLY SET HIS JAW ALL THE FIRMER AND BECAME EVEN MORE DEFIANT (AFTERALL, NOBODY, INCLUDING YAHUAH, REBUKES THE KING OF YISHARAL!)
Then the witch came to him, and she saw that he was petrified and filled with fear. “I’ve done what you asked and risked my life to do it. Now, please, listen to me. Here have some bread to eat before you go. Eat what I offer you, so you can leave with some strength in you”.
No, I don’t wanna eat anything!” But Saul’s servants joined her in urging the King to eat, and he listened to them, getting up from the ground and sitting on the bed. The woman took a fatted calf, slaughtered it, and prepared it. She took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread. And when the food was ready, she served it to Saul and his servants, and they ate it before they departed that night. What a nice witch!THE WITCH PREPARED A MEAL FIT FOR A KING, USING A VALUABLE FATTED CALF, ESSENTIALLY PREPARING THE LAST MEAL OF A DEATH-ROW INMATE.
BUT HERE’S THE THING: NONE OF THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SURPRISE TO SAUL. HIS OWN ROYAL ADVISORS HAD BEEN TELLING HIM FOR YEARS THAT YAHUAH HAD LEFT HIM AND THAT SPIRITS OF EVIL WERE TORMENTING AND DIRECTING HIM. SAMUEL, THE VERY MAN WHO ORDAINED SAUL AS KING OF YISHARAL, WALKED AWAY FROM HIM AND TOLD SAUL THAT THIS WAS BECAUSE YAHUAH HAD PERMANENTLY LEFT HIM. EVEN THOUGH SAUL PAID NO ATTENTION TO THE TURAH AND ITS CURSES, HE KNEW THE LAWS WELL, AND HE KNEW THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION. SAUL SOMEHOW THOUGHT HE COULD DEFEAT YAHUAH’S WILL, BUT DEEP INSIDE HE KNEW THERE WOULD BE A DAY OF RECKONING. WELL THAT DAY HAD ARRIVED AND THERE WAS NO POSTPONING IT.
We can look at this ancient superstitious mindset and have a big chuckle, but look around today, and see that the same wicked abomination is in abundance. You can go to the local yellow pages and find FORTUNE TELLERS by the dozens. Politicians, the famous and the wealthy especially, seek private spiritual advisors. TV Evangelists invoke NOSTRADAMUS and the MAYAN CALENDAR to back up their predictions, all the while calling on Messiah (not the real one but the Anti). How about the use of TAROT CARDS, SÉANCES, OUIJA BOARDS and VOODOO? Some may think they’re as harmless as playing Monopoly (which they are if you face that they're breathless and ridiculous), but others are dead serious in their attempt to contact spirits and ghosts for information. Every single one of these is nothing more than AN ATTEMPT TO GET AROUND YAHUSHA IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE A HIGHER WISDOM in a very similar manner that King Saul was trying. And now this dark wickedness has been white-washed and made child-friendly through HARRY POTTER, SABRINA, CHARMED and so many Hollywood Productions today. This is not to say that we can't watch them or be entertained, but definately don't believe a word of it. There’s just as much wickedness and lies in the NIGHTLY NEWS and OLYMPICS as there is in Hollywood. Then there's Religion pumping out their own brand of Idolatry, but preaching that it's actually good and wholesome ... enter the GLOBAL MAZZAROTH CALENDAR EVENT SYSTEM we were all born into, worshipping Satan by proxy.
EXEKIEL 14 BRS
"Son of man, these people are devoted to lifeless idols and have pursued things that cause them to stumble into sin. Why should I even bother to listen when they speak to Me? Tell them the Eternal Yahuah says to you ...
“Any Yisharalite who bows down and attaches themself to lifeless idols and pursues things that will cause them to stumble into sin and still has the audacity to consult a prophet, will be answered by Me, personally, right in the middle of their pagan conversation. For I’m going to recapture the hearts of Yisharal, all of those who have deserted Me for their worthless idolatry".
Therefore, tell the people of Yisharal that the Eternal Yahuah commands you all to REPENT! Turn away from your breathless idols, and stop all of your shocking behaviour! When any Yisharalite, or any foreigner living in Yisharal, severs their relationship with Me, devoting themself to idols, and runs after anything that may cause them to stumble into sin ...
... and then has the audacity to consult a prophet to ask questions of Me ... I will answer them personally (and how mate!) Yes! I will turn against them and make an example of them, cutting them off from the midst of the people. Then you will know that I am the Eternal Yahuah your Alahim".
Here we have the Word of Yahuah stating the very situation we see here at Endor. Idolatrous Hebrews are seeking Yahuah through Pagan Idolatry. And what does Yahuah says He will do when a Hebrew does such a thing? He says that HE WILL SPEAK TO THEM, INTERRUPT THEM WHILE THEY'RE CONSULTING THEIR IDOLS, AND TELL THEM TO REPENT FROM THEIR WICKEDNESS OTHERWISE HE'LL TURN AWAY FROM THEM AND CUT THEM OFF FROM THE REST OF HIS PEOPLE. That is exactly what we saw in the story of Saul and the Witch of Endor.
NOTICE IN EZEKIEL, YAHUAH IS NOT ANSWERING THEM, OR OFFERING A BLESSING BY MEANS OF PAGAN AND MAN-MADE WAYS OF COMMUNICATION (THAT ARE UNAUTHORISED BY THE TURAH). NO! HE'S GIVING A WARNING OF A CURSE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. HE IS TELLING THEM TO STOP NOW! REPENT! OTHERWISE THEY WILL BECOME NO MORE THAN A WARNING SIGN AND A DEVASTATING EXAMPLE FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Like a magician using smoke-screens, this is the Dragon’s wine of abominable misdirection (carried by it’s religious whore) convincing you that you’re righteous if you don’t partake in the above. And THIS LIE IS NOW IN YAHUSHA'S IMMERSED BRIDE. The reality is that without the daily personal relationship of listening to Yahusha’s Voice and doing what He says - we are merely existing in our flesh, living for the self and it’s interests and pleasures (our way) - this is called REBELLION - the same as WITCHCRAFT / DIVINATION.
IT’S ALL ABOUT OUR BEHAVIOUR. YAHUSHA WILL LET US KNOW THROUGH HIS SPIRIT WITHIN IF HE'S UNHAPPY WITH HOW WE'RE LIVING. "IT'S NOT WHAT A MAN PUT INTO HIS BODY THAT MAKES HIM UNCLEAN, BUT WHAT COMES OUT THROUGH HIS BEHAVIOUR" ...
So in conclusion, the best way to `come out from among them'(YES MESSIANICS & NATSARIM ARE INCLUDED HERE) and learn to overcome the flesh and be catapulted right into Yahusha's Favour, able to hear His Voice and practice HIS WAY (servant behaviour) ... is through THE 3 RULES -SO IF YOU'RE NOT CONSCIOUSLY PRACTISING THE 3 RULES, YOU MAY AS WELL CALL YOURSELF A WITCH !
WHICH IS VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE YOU KNOW HOW YAHUSHA FEELS ABOUT THE DIVINATION ABOMINATION !