The Prophetic Flow

“And he too stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay naked all that day and all that night. Thus it is said, “Is Saul also among the prophets”” (1 Samuel 19:24)?

There was a time in the Old Testament, when Saul pursued David in order to kill him. Saul told his son Jonathan and his servants to kill David, but Jonathan had a special love for David. “And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself” (1 Samuel 19:2). Saul’s daughter Michal helped David to escape and he went to Samuel in Ramah. Saul sent messengers to collect David, but something strange happened when they arrived.

When the messengers saw the company of prophets prophesying with Samuel, the spirit of the Lord came over them and they also prophesied. Saul sent a second and third group of messengers and on both occasions, they also prophesied. After seeing what happened to his three group of messengers, Saul decided to make the trip himself. When Saul entered Ramah, he asked for directions to find David and Samuel. The spirit of the Lord also came upon him and he prophesied. When Saul came in the presence of Samuel, he took off his clothes and laid naked all day and night prophesying.

Those who witnessed these happenings asked if Saul was also among the prophets. There was another time later in chapter 24, when Saul seemed to concede that David would be king. “And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand” (1 Samuel 24:20). It is not clear from scripture, how Saul discovered that David was anointed by Samuel to be king. We see Saul’s hatred for David developing from his successes on the battlefield. “And the women sang to one another as they celebrated, “Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands”” (1 Samuel 18:7).

The above statement made Saul extremely angry and the bible says that the next day, an evil spirit entered him. Although Saul wanted David dead, he had to admit that he would be king. Saul’s attempts to capture David in the company of the prophets, led to Saul and his men prophesying. I wish I knew some of what was being said by Saul and his men. Although the bible does not specify, we know that they were in the spirit. They were in the presence of the prophets and I believe that they were caught in the prophetic flow. God caused David’s own enemy to prophecy concerning his destiny.

Many people who feel threatened by you, are concerned because of what they can see in you. Even the demons know the spirit of God and acknowledge the anointing and greatness. Sometimes the devil is more threatened by us than we understand. Either way, listen to what is being said, because even those who hate you, cannot but confirm what the word of God has said.

A.P.-Y.

4 thoughts on “The Prophetic Flow

  1. Oooh yes our enemies are the ones who can be used to confirm our greatness.
    As I was reading this a question came to me .
    Could it be that the anger Saul experienced and failed to deal with was a right environment for demonic oppressions he went through.
    I think if we find any sign of anger or envy we need to quickly repent so that evil spirits will not thrive on that.

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  2. Saul was honored to be the first king of this great nation, but he failed to deal with low self esteem. He lost the kingdom because of this terrible disposition.
    Thank you for sharing. Blessings

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