A Place Called “There” Evil Spirit

Posted: January 12, 2011 in A Place Called "There"

Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still in need of relationships.

13Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Yet he went back to being a shepherd. What did the anointing on that day do for David? Was there anything he could see, hear feel, touch, smell or taste? Or was it just a being still and knowing? Was that a place called “There?”

And Samuel arose and went to Ramah. 14But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit… from the Lord… tormented and troubled him.

and an evil spirit… from the Lord… tormented and troubled him. Yes i had to repeat it so that i could make sure i was hearing it correctly. i understand that when the spirit of God does not inhabit a person, that person is open to other spirits. BUT… an evil spirit from the Lord? AND… i know that God created all things and so in that sense the evil spirit can be from the Lord but i am unable to get a peace about what’s is meant.

Is this like Job? 6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” 8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” 9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” 12 The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

Regardless of all that Saul has been removed from what has been his “There.” i think that losing his anointing to be king was a small part of his lose. He has lost relationship with the Lord. The Lord has become noise as He is no longer everything to Saul.

It seems that satan is an evil spirit from the Lord and in a sense sent by the Lord to Job. Yes with restrictions but none the less sent by God to Job. That’s the only pause for me at the moment in regards to Saul. i can see that there is no conclusion for me regarding this right now so i’ll move on and see what shows up.

15Saul’s servants said to him, Behold, an evil spirit from God torments you.

Okay, so Saul’s servants are aware of this. Did they see something or hear something that gave them the awareness that the Spirit of God was gone and it had been replaced with an evil spirit (from the Lord)?

16Let our lord now command your servants here before you to find a man who plays skillfully on the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well.

These are some wise servants.

17Saul told his servants, Find me a man who plays well and bring him to me. 18One of the young men said, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who plays skillfully, a valiant man, a man of war, prudent in speech and eloquent, an attractive person; and the Lord is with him.

Is David about to experience a new place called “THERE,” where his skill, his courage, his strength, his wisdom, his appearance, and his anointing are all about to come together. A CONVERGENCE is about to take place.

19So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send me David your son, who is with the sheep. 20And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a kid and sent them by David his son to Saul. 21And David came to Saul and served him. Saul became very fond of him, and he became his armor-bearer. 22Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David remain in my service, for he pleases me. 23And when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, David took a lyre and played it; so Saul was refreshed and became well, and the evil spirit left him.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”


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