1 Samuel 28:6 ” And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.”
Saul at this stage was fully in the grips and control of Satan. There was no regard for the way of God in him. He repeatedly went after David even to the point that, on two occasions David found him sleeping but spared his life. He still kept following David to slay him. Life has only two ways; God’s way and Satan’s way. You would always fail if you despise God, but would triumphantly reign in life if you submit yourself to pleasing God. Choose life by choosing God.
From our key scripture Saul was faced with an impending war with the Philistines who had a very large army. King Saul was very much afraid. He enquired of God in whatever means possible but had no response. Dear child of God, don’t walk in disobedience and then in challenging times expect to receive a response from the Lord. Proverbs 1:26 ” I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;”
Saul decided to consult a witch who would enquire from the spirit of Samuel what would happen. The Lord throughout the Holy Scriptures have said, no one should consult a witch. (Lev. 19:3). “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek alter wizard to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God”. The Lord said you defile yourself if you consult any of these people. The witches described in the bible are the present-day fetishes, Mallams. All these fetishes we find around according to the Bible are witches or wizards. They operate with familiar spirits and use enchantments, divinations, necromancy and many more. (For further understanding to these topics please get my book ARE GHOSTS REAL?)
In 1st Samuel 28:7-23, the witch acting as a medium called up the spirit of Samuel (was it really the spirit of Samuel? Find the answers in ARE GHOSTS REAL?)
This spirit told him God has rejected him and chosen David and THAT he would be killed in the war. Dear child of God, do not act against the scriptures because times are difficult. God had said do not consult a witch or anyone with a familiar spirit. There are some Christians who choose to go to find missing items from the Mallams or fetishes. Every Mallam or fetish operate with demons whose main agenda is to destroy humans. The Bible said you would be defiled by them when you consult them. (Lev. 19:31)
Saul ultimately died by falling on his own sword during the war. (1st Samuel 31:4). The end of a rebellious man. Don’t go that way.
Heavenly Father, I pray for any leader who is following the path of self. Bring a strong conviction on him and make him turn away.
1 Samuel 31:8-9 ” And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people”.