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*         I Samuel 8

It's in this Chapter - I Samuel 8, that our forefathers reject Father and His Kingship - in favor of a man for their king. Why does this happen? For several reasons: (1) because man had repeatedly failed himself; (2) the Priesthood had failed the people; and (3) our forefathers saw the nations around them, that they all had men kings and they thought that they too, wanted a man for a king. What our forefathers failed to see is, that every time Father had given them a Judge to rule over them (both Spiritually and by leading them in matters of government), when that Judge then died and returned Home to Father,  they—the people—then went right back to their old idolatrous ways.

This is another Chapter in which we get to feel Father's emotions. It's a sad chapter; as it is here, that we can read of Father's heart breaking as His children reject Him in favor of a man. Father; through Samuel, will try and warn our forefathers what will happen (what a man king will do), should they continue in their desire for a man king to lead them. Father told Moses back in Deuteronomy, while they were still wandering the wilderness, that when He brought them into the Promised Land, they would want a man king to lead them, let's turn there and read about it: Deuteronomy 17:14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, 'I will set a king (Hebrew word #4428 melek, pronounced - meh'-lek, and means: = a political ruler or counselor, to govern) over me, like as all the nations (H1471 - gôy, or gôy, pronounced - go'ee, go'-ee, and means: Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts: - Gentile, heathen, nation, people.) that are about me;'   ->   Notice that Father, through Moses, is saying here that it will be the people that will desire to set a man king over them. Father didn't order a king to be placed over His children; however, He knew the nature of the man, that when they would be living along side the other nations, and seeing the power of their kings, that they, too, would want a man to be set over them.

Most people simply cannot accept having a King over them who is in a different dimension than they are in, such as our Heavenly Father. They like to see their king face-to-face in order to relate personally with the one that has rule over them and leads them. Father wanted to be our king over us; but in His place, He sent His only Begotten Son - Jesus. When Jesus walked here in the flesh, the people refused to accept Him as their king, for they were already under the rule of Rome and the traditions of their kenite religious leaders.

Consider the migrations of our forefathers out of the land of the Middle East through the Caucasus Mountains, and on to the places where they exist today. The old House of Israel—those twelve tribes—is comprised of many nations today, and they are all identified as Christian nations. Our Constitution was taken from the Word of God when our forefathers founded this Nation (the United States of America). Though we do not have a monarchy or a king over us, our Constitution governs the laws of our land and our people, and as such we do have a President who is suppose to lead this Nation by the Laws of our Constitution. In many other nations that came from the old "House of Israel," those tribes were or are governed by a king or queen. So here in Deuteronomy 17 Father through Moses is telling the people that if you must have a king over you, then these are the qualifications of that king. Deuteronomy 17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.   ->   It is Father Who chooses who will rule over His people; Paul reminded us of this in Romans 13:1-2 whereby he states that no power comes to power unless Father has ordained it to be: Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. [13:2] Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.   ->   Father is demanding that if you do so choose to place a man king over you, that man will not be a foreigner. Your king will be of your own people, meaning that He will be a Christian. Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, 'Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.'   ->   To "cause the people to return to Egypt" means that they will not go into bondage to anybody for any reason, unless they have committed idolatry and Father places them there as He will in the future with both the House of Israel to the Assyrians, and the House of Judah to the Babylonians. You can also go into bondage through the use of over-taxation—such as we are experiencing today. What Father is trying to explain to us is that we should never place someone into office for money or personal gain. His primary interest should be to lead our Nation in a Godly manner. Foremost in His mind is to be the defender of the faith of our nation. Sadly, we are seeing our "president" take us back to Egypt today in 2012. He was behind the overthrow of the Government which was cordial to our Country in favor of the muslim-brotherhood, same in Libya where, though Mommar Quadfy in the 1980s sanctified terrorism, he had more recently renounced those that still today carryout those acts; however, our current "president" assisted and stood behind those who overthrew him and his Government in favor of radicals - those same terrorists this past week - Sept 2012, murdered our Ambassador and two of his protectors. Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.   ->   Whomsoever the person is that rules over our Nation, should not have his mind turned to the thoughts of power, the making of money, apologizing to other nations because of the arrogance of This Nation, or the promoting of and support of other religions. A man's priorities are where his mind is, and if he is focused on his own power, then his mind is not on the affairs of a nation. If his mind is on making money for his own personal estate, it surely is not on the well being of his subjects - in the case of a king, or their citizens - when a republic or democracy is involved. The purpose of the king is for improving the conditions for the people – all the people not just a select few. Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:   ->   Moses is saying that before any king takes the throne of any nation or President takes the Oath of Office, he had better learn Father's Laws. The king, the ruler or the nation will not have Father's blessings if His Laws are not foremost in that ruler or Nation. A Nation must have discipline and order within it, and when perversion works its way into its leadership and defense, that nation will have many problems – for that which is an abomination to the Lord will bring the curses of Father upon that Nation. This is why it is very important that the king or leader of a Nation to have Father's Laws before it, and in their minds. Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:   ->   The leader is expected to learn all of Father's Laws, Commandments, Statutes and Ordinances so that he will do and lead this Nation in them all the days of His term. Even though it seems that much of the law is being replaced by perversion, this is why, like never before, Christians must know those instructions and take a stand wherever they are being violated. We must call attention to those that would pervert it, and then use our vote when one should be replaced who is using their office to violate Father's Laws and Commandments. We have the freedoms to make the stand in our Nation today, the freedom of speech, and so on, and it is up to us to use them. Deuteronomy 17:20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.   ->   The ten tribes have indeed been blessed since they went north up over the Caucasus Mountains. These peoples have been named after that event and today are known as "Caucasians," and they have developed into the many Christian Nations we have today. We have the blessings of Father that we have because our Father gave them to us for our serving Him. The time that we fall out of His grace and mercy will be because of the stupidity of the politicians and leaders in defiance of His laws – it is then the curses of Father will come upon us.

Taxation is robbery from the people when it's excessive; however, taxation will not be the reason for Father to strip away His blessings. He will however, strip away His blessings from a nation because of abominations such as sodomy, and the many other perversions which are entering into our Nation which Father says He hates. Those perversions will be causes for our Nation to become cursed. What do we do about it? We pray about it, and then use the freedoms that we have at the Election booth.

I Samuel 8:1-II Samuel 1:27 KING SAUL. (Alternation)
8:1-12:25 Choice of Saul.
8:1-12:25 CHOICE OF SAUL. (Introversion)
8:1-10:26 Settlement of kingdom.
8:1-10:26 SETTLEMENT 0F KINGDOM. (Alternation)
8:1-22 King desired.
8:1-22 KING DESIRED. (Introversion and Alternation)
Desire expressed.

I Samuel 8:1 And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.   ->   Old=As we'll read when we get to I Samuel 28:3, Samuel predeceased Saul - the first man king of the House of Israel, by approximately two years. Conversely, he acted for thirty-eight years after Saul's anointing, beween 1000-962 B.C. When he anointed David to be the next or second king of Israel, Samuel would be about 86 years old, and he lived to be about the same age as Eli, his predecessor, about 98 years old.

Also like Eli, Samuel establishes his two sons to take over after his death, and like Eli's two sons, Samuel's sons become an abomination to both Father and the people. It will be because of Samuel's two sons and Samuel's lack of doing anything about them; that the people will want a king over them instead of a Judge or the priesthood.

I Samuel 8:2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel (YHVH is his God or to whom YHVH is God); and the name of his second, Abiah (father (that is worshipper) of YAH): they were judges in Beer-sheba (well of an (or theoath - the name of one of the old places in Palestine which formed the southern limit of the country).   ->   It is strange that Samuel would make his two rotten sons Judges here at the well of the oath, Beer-sheba.

I Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.   ->   After enduring the rape and the stealing of their sacrifices at the hands of Eli's sons, the people have had enough and will not go through that again with Samuel's sons. As like with Eli, I cannot understand how the High Priest of YHVH could and\or would allow his sons to pervert Father, His things and His House this way; while at the same time embarrass himself without putting a stop to it. I know Fathers, like mothers, love their children dearly; but, to let this continue?  How could he not know that Father would punish them and him too?

Turned aside=Stooped to extortion and the taking of bribes which was contrary to: Deuteronomy 16:18Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. [16:19] Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous..

I Samuel 8:4Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah (a hill),   ->   Ramah is the name of several places in the holy land of today. At the time though, it was one of the allotment cities of Benjamin, and as we read previously, it was also the home of Samuel's father.

This verse is the beginning to identifying our forefathers' problems, and it lays the foundations of all their future and our problems even to today. When the House of Israel turned from a theocracy to a monarchy; it went from a government of men ruled by Father, to a government of man ruling over himself like all the nations around them. From the time of Father's bringing them up out of their bondage to the Egyptians to this time of Samuel Judging them, Father ruled them through His appointed judges. Father's Laws were the absolute deciding factor for passing judgment.

I Samuel 8:5 And said unto him, "Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations."   ->   Make us a king=We can compare what is happening here with the Israelites stating "make us a king" with Hosea 13:10 I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, "Give me a king and princes?"   ->   I will be thy king=Where is thy king? The Hebrew ehi=where, as in verse Hosea 13:14 twice; ehi is separated from the following word "king" by the accent zakeph, and is connected with' epho'=now. It therefore means "where now is thy king? (Hosea)": the answer being "in prison" – see (II Kings 17:4And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.). Hosea 13:11 "I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath."   ->   I gave thee="I gave…and take him away", referring to a continual act, the violent deaths of Israel's recent kings: Zechariah murdered by Shallum; Shallum by Menahem; Pekahiah by Pekah; Pekah by Hosea, who was now a prisoner in Assyria.

Where is any other that may save thee?=To save thee, or that he may save thee.

As we look at our Nation today; in all our cities do you see anyone, or thing that can save us? No, it's just the opposite: crime and murders are so common that they are becoming accepted as fact, and perverseness with homosexuality, and the acceptance of sharia law and the muslim faith are now being "called" the "new normal," while Christianity is being labeled as terrorism. Rather than the salvation of Christ within our cities, it is becoming the death to our cities. The question is then asked; "where is thy wise council or judges to find a king or a prince?" meaning to save you. There is only one wise council that can save us, and He is Jesus Christ our Lord. All other council will lead you astray.

Note also the words "gave judges" and "desired a king". The Hebrew monarchy thus began with the choosing of Saul as the first man king.

Our forefathers kept begging for a man king like the heathen nations around them. So Father complied and gave them Saul. Father was angry with them, for He wanted to be their (and still wants to be our) King and protectorate. Father guided them through His written Word by the prophets. However, Israel was not satisfied, because they wanted a man as a figure head to give them their orders – even though they had the Judges. They felt it is easier to bow to a man, and give the blame to someone else. They did not have the faith and trust in Father, which was required by Him.

In the future to this time - at the height of idolatry under King Joash, when kings were killing all their brethren and anyone who could challenge them to the throne, Father's wrath put an end to it all. He used the Assyrian army to subdue and then scatter the ten Northern Tribes of Israel.

8:6-9 Compliance.

I Samuel 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.   ->   Displeased=Was evil in the eyes of: i.e. evil, in not waiting for Father's time and Father's King as He had promised in Genesis 17:6; 35:1149:10; Numbers 24:17 and Deuteronomy 17:14-20.

Samuel was none too pleased when the people demanded a king to rule over them. I will say that he at least did the correct thing right off:  he Prayed to Father concerning the matter. Remember though, the cause of their desire for a man king was the evil of Samuel's inaction concerning his own two sons and what they were doing. We saw the hurt that Eli and his two sons caused the Israelites, and now the elders are pleading for Samuel to give them a king.

I Samuel 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, "Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.   ->   Listen to Father tell Samuel here that the people hadn't rejected him but have instead rejected Him - Father. You can feel the sadness and anger in His voice.

The people are asking Samuel for another, or a different man to rule over them, and God is going to give them a king. If this is their desire; God allows it. He is first going to issue a warning that all the people must first hear.

I Samuel 8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken Me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.   ->   Time after time our forefathers pushed Father away from them to serve the gods their forefathers had served while in Egypt for those four hundred plus years. Right after He brought them up out of Egypt, just after the first Passover, as they were fleeing pharaoh and came to the Red Sea, it was Father who caused that Sea to part.  They witnessed His great power, however as soon as they were over on dry land and Father called Moses up on Mount Sinai to give he and they the Ten Commandments, what did they do? Threw an orgy and had Aaron fashion a golden calf which they said brought them up out of Egypt. When He brought them to the edge of the Promised Land and said to them to enter in, they first sent in the spies who came back and said that there were still giants in the land. After each of the Judges died and returned Home to Father, they went right back to their idolatrous way. Father was pretty much fed up with them and tells Samuel to tell , "Fine, you want a man to rule over you? I'll give you what you want, and you'll see how wrong you were to desire a man king."

Remember from the Book of Judges what gods they were serving?  Judges 10:6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth (from whence came ishtar (easter) whom many Christians still serve today), and the gods of Syria (bel, saturn, or jupiter and astarte), and the gods of Zidon (ashtaroth, astarte and venus), and the gods of Moab (chemosh), and the gods of the children of Ammon (milcom or molech), and the gods of the Philistines (dagon - the fish god), and forsook the LORD, and served not him..

8:9 Warning. (General)

I Samuel 8:9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them."   ->   Father told Samuel to listen to them and give them what they wanted, a man king; however, sternly warn them what a man king will do.

8:10-18 Warning. (Particular)

I Samuel 8:10 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.   ->   Samuel complied with what Father told him to do - he told them that they will indeed get the man king they desire. He also likewise passed onto them the strict warning from Father, all of which will come to pass in the future, as it is written:

I Samuel 8:11 And he said, "This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.   ->   He will take your sons=This comes to pass with their very first king - Saul, in I Samuel 14:52 And there was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he took him unto him..

It doesn't matter whether you are under a king, republic or a democracy; the government will always make conscripts out of your sons, and today, your daughters, too. They are going into battle when the king, president or ruler says it's time to fight. We here in the USA today have the selective service whereby at the age of eighteen, all our sons and daughters must register for the draft, for when the man at the top says they must fight.

I Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.   ->   Ear=This is an old Angelo-Saxon term meaning to plough.

And to make him instruments of war...=Father through Samuel is telling the Israelites exactly how it will be when they have "their man king" that they desire to be set over them as like the nations around them; and what is boils down to is this: it is the king that appoints who will be in charge over the soldiers, and it just does not matter what the people think. What Father is saying here is that the king decides whether you will carry a gun or sent to the field to plow the land and reap the harvest. The king will keep the factories going, and maintaining the weapons of war.

I Samuel 8:13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.   ->   Are you sure you want a man king? For he will have the power to take your daughters and make them objects for his own use—to sweeten some of them up for his sexual service, or use them as cooks and bakers in his kitchens. The king will control all parts of your life, and demand obedience to his desires.

I Samuel 8:14And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.   ->   This will come to pass in I Kings 21 when king Ahab sees the vineyard of Naboth and desires it for himself. King Ahab asks Naboth for his field, to which Naboth tells the king - no; of course Naboth (1) liked his vineyard; and (2) more importantly, Naboth was following the Law of Father as outlined in the Books of Leviticus and Numbers. We'll take Numbers 36 and read that here: Numbers 36:7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. [36:8]And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers. [36:9] Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.   ->   The land was an inheritance, and as such, it wasn't allowed to be sold, traded or given away - forever. But ole king Ahab just had to have that land and he then goes pouting back to his wife - Jezebel, who asks him what's wrong? Ahab tells her that one of his subjects turned him down on his offer to buy his land from him. So Jezebel asks Ahab - are you a king or a servant? She then proceeds to write letters to the nobles in Naboth's city in the kings name, using his seal, telling the nobles to find men of belial to bare false witness against Naboth saying he blasphemed Father and the king in order to have him stoned to death. Of course, that only takes care of Naboth, Jezebel also has to have his sons and daughters killed so that they cannot lay rightful claim on their father's inheritance.

Today we see the same thing though not under the identical circumstances, but it is still hard to understand the idea of anyone coming in and taking your personal property, leaving you without any recourse. Today; through taxation rulings the wicked judges who sit on the benches, use their powers to simply take your property. Their position is that it is the government that decides who own and controls property. The home of a widow can be taken with the swing of a gavel. Though we have laws in our land that try to prevent this from happening, they don't always work.

I Samuel 8:15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.   ->   He will take the tenth=Here in the USA, this happens every year on April fifteenth of each year the Government through the IRS collects it's portion of your seed, vineyards, and payroll to provide for the public servants and the needs of government. This is the same in a Republic as it is in a kingdom such as England. Taxes truly are necessary; however, when corruption creeps in, then unnecessary taxes are collected.

I Samuel 8:16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.   ->   At least with theocracy, whereby Father through a Judge ruled His children, there it was Father doing the judging and leaving man out of the equation, in other words, it was fair and just. With a monarchy man judges men; and as we're seeing today, they like to leave Father out of the equation—no fairness or righteousness.

I Samuel 8:17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.   ->   Yes, Father required a tithe - of every one, a tenth of part of ones increase.   ->   He was fair and said: a Tenth of your herd, flocks, seed, corn or oil and that was what He meant. Unlike today where we have some that pay more than their tenth (ten percent), upwards of twenty percent and even more and some (latest figures show that almost 47 percent in this country), who pay nothing.

I Samuel 8:18  And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day."   ->   Which ye shall have chosen you=Father is telling them now, up front, you desired this man you set over you and when—not if, but when—he starts taking all the best of what you have; don't, come whining to me about it as I don't want to hear about it because I told you this would happen.

For us today, we can look at it this way: yes, we have to pay our taxes even property taxes; so, before you consider buying property and owning anything bare in mind the taxes on that property. A wise man learns to beat the traders at their own game, and that is the only escape there is. To break a contract by trying to evade paying your taxes is pure foolishness, and also against Father's Word. It is only you who can make the steps to lighten the load on yourself, and it comes before you sign the contract. Father expects you to be law abiding and obedient to those in authority over you, and when you place yourself under these obligations, He will not bail you out when you chose foolishly.

Father has now laid out all the problems and heartache that a man king will cause in their lives, letting them know up front that they'll whine, cry, scream and kick at what they receive by their men king. Do you think they'll listen or continue in their pursuit of having a man king set over them?

8:19-20 Desire persisted in.

I Samuel 8:19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, "Nay; but we will have a king over us;   ->   The people refused to obey...and said "nay"=They basically said that what Father and Samuel said was foolishness; because no man would ever do that to us, we're selecting him from among ourselves and not one of us would do that to ourselves.

Let me tell you: power corrupts. Just look at some of the men who have sat in the seat of power in this Country, whether it was in a judge's chambers, Congress, the Senate or the White House. Look closely at some of our Representatives: the bribes they take, the girls they have on the side, the corruption.  It's sad! But, man is man, and Father is showing us that there is only one perfect Government: His.

I Samuel 8:20 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles."   ->   Father said it best in Jeremiah 4: man is sottish, he just doesn't listen to sound advice.

Like all the nations, that our king may judge us, and go out before us= Every word from Deuteronomy 17 will come to pass, it's already starting, for they just stated "like all the nations."

Do they and you really think a man will judge fairly each and every time like Father does?  Not. And "go out before us" most leaders in positions of power like to lead from behind, not out in front. They had witnessed time and time again how Father had given them the victory and most recently His bringing back His Ark of the Covenant from the Philistines - He leads from the front and no power can stand against Him.

The Israelites during this time of the Judges have watched the people in the nations around them - how their kings rule over them, and the fact that the people can go to the person who has the final authority. They see that the foreigners can see their kings, talk to him, and expect a answer, face-to-face. On the other hand, the Israelites have their laws given to them by Father, and the Judges appointed by Father to rule over them. Their not seeing Father face-to-face was because of themselves back at the base of Mount Sinai when their forefathers rejected seeing Him because they were afraid of Him and due to their inability to now see and speak directly with Father, they have turned their backs to Him and rejected Him.

8:21-22 Compliance.

I Samuel 8:21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.   ->   After listening to the people, Samuel returns and tells Father all that the people had said - do you really think Father needed Samuel to tell Him? Not, He had already heard every word, He also knows man's hearts - He knew what they were going to do.

I Samuel 8:22 And the LORD said to Samuel, "Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king." And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, "Go ye every man unto his city."   ->   After discussing it over with Father and laying it all out to Him, Father tells Samuel to consent to the peoples desire for a man to be set over them. What we don't read here is that it will be Father Who does the choosing of who will rule over themnot the people.

Samuel tells the people to return to their cities, that they shall have their king. If you come to a point of refusing our Heavenly Father, He will let you go and do what you want to do, for He simply doesn't want you in that state. Father wants your love and obedience, and when you withhold it form Him, He will turn you loose. Do you want someone that does not love and want you? I don't think so.

Sept 2012


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