1 samuel 28 a TURN


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1 samuel 28 a TURN

  1. 1. Stone Creek You are welcomewww.rossvillechurch.com781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 December 9, 2012 1
  2. 2. The Bowmans will be here Saturday, December 29 at 6:00 to lead in worship. We will have our Fifth Sunday dinner and fellowship December 30 at Constitution Hall in Fort Oglethorpe. Pure Heart will be hereSunday morning, January13, 2013 to lead worship. 2
  3. 3. 1 Samuel 28 1 And it came topass in those days, that thePhilistines gathered theirarmies together for warfare,to fight with Israel. AndAchish said unto David,Know thou assuredly, thatthou shalt go out with me tobattle, thou and thy men. Not a request 3
  4. 4. 2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt knowwhat thy servant can do. And Achish said to David,Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head forever. You are fixing to see what I can do! David sounds cocky, but he is in a tight place. Will he fight against his brothers, the Israelites? 4
  5. 5. 3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel hadlamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even inhis own city. And Saul had put away those that hadfamiliar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. Samuel had been the Voice of God unto Saul.Wizards and others with familiar spirits claimed to be able to talk to the dead or to other spirits.Understand that any power they had came from demon spirits. 5
  6. 6. 4 And the Philistinesgathered themselvestogether, and came andpitched in Shunem: andSaul gathered all Israeltogether, and they pitchedin Gilboa. God is not speaking toSaul, and Saul is scared. 6
  7. 7. 5 And when Saul saw the hostof the Philistines, he wasafraid, and his heart greatlytrembled. 6 And when Saulenquired of the LORD, theLORD answered him not,neither by dreams, nor byUrim, nor by prophets. Backsliders are always scared! And well they should be!! 7
  8. 8. God won’t answer their prayers; He doesn’t even talk kindly to them. There’s no fellowship.Job 34 26 He striketh them as wicked men in theopen sight of others; 27 Because they turned backfrom Him, and would not consider any of Hisways: No blessing. Plenty of trouble! 8
  9. 9. Psalm 85 8 I will hear what God the LORD willspeak: for He will speak peace unto Hispeople, and to His saints: but let them not turnagain to folly. Sin is folly.Proverbs 14 14 The backslider in heart shall befilled with his own ways: and a good man shall besatisfied from himself. God doesn’t have to punish a backslider. The results of his own ways are punishment enough. 9
  10. 10. Hebrews 10 38 Now the just shall live by faith: butif any man draw back, My Soul shall have nopleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them whodraw back unto perdition; but of them that believeto the saving of the soul. One who is born into the family of God by the Power of the Holy Spirit will always be saved. But we can choose to walk obediently unto God and His Holy Scriptures, Or we can turn back unto our own ways. 10
  11. 11. King Saul turned from God and walked in his own prideful arrogance.He is now at his time of reckoning, and he is afraid. God is silent toward him. Instead of repenting and drawing nigh to God, he seeks another answer. 11
  12. 12. 7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me awoman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go toher, and enquire of her. And his servants said tohim, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiarspirit at Endor.She claimed to speak with the dead. They were camped very near Endor. 12
  13. 13. 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on otherraiment, and he went, and two men with him, andthey came to the woman by night: and he said, Ipray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, andbring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. Saul has hit God won’t talk to him, so he goes to one who communes with evil spirits. 13
  14. 14. Be careful where you seek answers. And men and women who know and live God’s Word. Blessed answers and a blessed life. 14
  15. 15. You will be led farther astray from the Good Ways of God, and into sin and trouble. 15
  16. 16. Whole 16
  17. 17. God loves you!If you are not yet His child, He loves you and wants to save you from sin and from hell. He wants to bring you into His family. If you believe in the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ,Just ask the Lord to save you, and He Will. He will save you from sin and from hell, And you will be born of the Spirit of God. 17
  18. 18. God loves you! If you are already a son or daughter of God, but have been walking in your own way, Choosing to turn from God’s Way -- God loves you and wants to restore you to fellowship with Him and with the church.James 4 8 Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nighto you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purifyyour hearts, ye double minded. 18