3:16 Plan - Week 26 - Day 1 - Year 1 - 1 Samuel 27-28, 1 Chronicles 12:1-7

Witchcraft is not a replacement for hearing from God. 

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word

Psalm 23: I will fear no evil,  for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Read - 1 Samuel 27-28 & 1 Chronicles 12:1-7

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=0019Aq  

Apply

David leaves Israel and camps with the enemy. Strange that he leaves one enemy and camps with another.  How far had the King of Israel fallen that David would feel safer with the Philistines?

Meanwhile, Israel/Saul get ready to face off in a war with the Philistines (Achish).  Saul is fearful and is so spiritually dull of hearing that he senses no direction from God.  In his despair he calls for a witch to summon the spirit of Samuel to give him guidance.  Unfortunately, all he hears is doom.  Witchcraft is not something to be trifled with and will never be the bearer of godly or good wisdom. 

Yield

Lord, give me peace when surveying enemy territory and give me resolve when facing battles in this life!

Extra Discovery

Don’t go too far when reading of the witch of Endor: 

https://www.gotquestions.org/witch-of-endor.html 

Revelation

When Saul becomes pressed by his enemy he falls deeper and deeper into deception.  Fear brings out the worst in our souls.  Satan can use fear to accomplish things that wouldn’t otherwise happen.  A person can be Morphed to the point of not being fearful or at least dealing with it much lessthan Saul.  You can have a Mindset that is so full of God’s Word that you can defeat every argument of the enemy.  You can experience a heart change so drastic that your pure motivations will not allow a crack for fears to dominate.  This leads to a fulfilled and fear-free ministry.  This is a gift of the Spirit that you can have when you surrender and are filled with the Holy Spirit of God.