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1 Samuel 28 - AMP

2 David said to Achish, All right, you shall know what your servant can do. Achish said to David, Therefore I will make you my bodyguard always. 3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had put the mediums and the wizards out of the land. 4 And the Philistines assembled and came and encamped at Shunem; and Saul gathered all Israel and they encamped at Gilboa. 5 When Saul saw the Philistine host, he was afraid; his heart trembled greatly. 6 When Saul inquired of the Lord, He refused to answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by the prophets. 7 Then Saul said to his servants, Find me a woman who is a medium , that I may go and inquire of her. His servants said, Behold, there is a woman who is a medium at Endor. 8 So Saul disguised himself, put on other raiment, and he and two men with him went and came to the woman at night. He said to her, Perceive for me by the familiar spirit and bring up for me the dead person whom I shall name to you. 9 The woman said, See here, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off those who are mediums and wizards out of the land. Why then do you lay a trap for my life to cause my death? 10 And Saul swore to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord lives, there shall no punishment come to you for this. 11 The woman said, Whom shall I bring up for you? He said, Bring up Samuel for me. 12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she screamed and she said to Saul, Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul! 13 The king said to her, Be not afraid; what do you see? The woman said to Saul, I see a god coming up out of the earth! 14 He said to her, In what form is he? And she said, An old man comes up, covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and made obeisance. 15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disturbed me to bring me up? Saul answered, I am bitterly distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God has departed from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do. 16 Samuel said, Why then do you ask me, seeing that the Lord has turned from you and has become your enemy? 17 The Lord has done to you as He said through me He would do; for has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to your neighbor David. 18 Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord or execute His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day. 19 Moreover, the Lord will also give Israel with you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me . The Lord also will give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines. 20 Then immediately Saul fell full length upon the earth floor , and was exceedingly afraid because of Samuel's words. There was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night. 21 The woman came to Saul, and seeing that he was greatly troubled, she said to him, Behold, your handmaid has obeyed you, and I have put my life in my hands and have listened to what you said to me. 22 So now, I pray you, listen also to the voice of your handmaid and let me set a morsel of food before you, and eat, so you may have strength when you go on your way. 23 But he said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, urged him, and he heeded their words. So he arose from the ground and sat upon the bed. 24 The woman had a fat calf in the house; she hurried and killed it, and took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread. 25 Then she brought it before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they rose up and went away that night.

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Bret Hammond avatar
Saul and the Witch of En-Dor
Shared by: Bret Hammond on Sep, 2016
Summary: There are a lot of strange stories in the Bible. But, like everything else, they are God-breathed and profitable (2 Timothy 3:16-17). What can we learn from the strange story of Saul and the witch of En-Dor?
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-20
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 97
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: When you rebel against God, you bear the consequences. Unbelievably, here is King Saul with so much potential in the beginning now bowing down to a foul spirit, but he will not bow down to God. This is a message for young people as well as the adults.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-35
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 292
Michael Stark avatar
Can a Saved Person Dabble in the Occult?
Shared by: Michael Stark on May, 2016
Summary: There are consequences when a child of God attempts to practise the pagan arts. Saul paid an awful price for his disobedience, even dragging many others into judgement.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 417
Paul Clemente avatar
No One Can Run Away From God
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2015
Summary: sooner or later, a person will pay the consequences of sinning against God!
Series: 1 Samuel
David Rigg avatar
When We Practice To Deceive
Shared by: David Rigg on Jul, 2014
Summary: When we attempt to deceive people we can get ourselves into quite a mess. This sermon from the Life of David tells us what can happen.
Glenn Newton avatar
Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Shared by: Glenn Newton on Feb, 2014
Summary: This is an important topic with the interest in the occult and witchcraft that is all around us today.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-25
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 762
Wayne Cordeiro avatar
Finding Confidence in the Desert
Shared by: Wayne Cordeiro on May, 2013
Summary: For one and a half years, David went to live with the Philistines. It is during this time that we can learn valuable lessons about confidence in the desert. We can also gain understanding in the ways God deals with us and changes our hearts to bring us ba
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-30:30
Views: 3,153
William D. Brown avatar
1st Samuel 28:3-20 SAUL AND THE WITCH OF ENDOR
Shared by: William D. Brown on Apr, 2013
Summary: Was the spirit that was supposedly summoned up by the witch of Endor really the deceased Prophet Samuel, or was it a demon? There are many different opinions on the matter; my personal opinion is that it was a demon.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,630
Damian Phillips avatar
Saul and the Psychic Hotline
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Oct, 2012
Summary: Saul strayed from the Lord. When he did so, he began experimenting with the supernatural; and therefore, he was distant from God, and was going to experience death. The same can happen to us if we stray from God and mess with the ways of Satan.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,687
Howard Strickland avatar
The Art of Letting Go
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Aug, 2012
Summary: What happened to Saul? He did his own thing, he loved self-glorification, he became even more prideful and he thought he was the ultimate King. (Wasn’t about God)
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:6-8
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,222
Rick Boyne avatar
Communication Crisis
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Nov, 2011
Summary: When God seems to be quiet, most likely it is your sin that is blocking the way.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 461
Donnie De loney avatar
A Long Fall
Shared by: Donnie De loney on May, 2011
Summary: Story of Saul and his long fall including his death
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 818
Mike Fogerson avatar
Revoking the Anointing
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2009
Summary: You can lose your anointing from God if you turn your back on Him.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:7-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,295
Jeff Strite avatar
A Walk On The Dark Side
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jun, 2009
Summary: What’s wrong with a visit to a psychic? A "harmless" game of Ouija? A look at my horoscope to see how my day is going to turn out?
Joseph Smith avatar
Shared by: Joseph Smith on May, 2009
Summary: Panicked people do irrational things, like attempt to live in the past or to live out of bad religion. Panic can be dealt with only by trusting God and living in integrity. Luther’s Reformation is a prime illustration.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,972
David Owens avatar
Saul's Final Act of Disobedience
Shared by: David Owens on Mar, 2009
Summary: In today’s lesson we see spiritual low point of Saul’s life when he reaches out to the occult for spiritual direction, and we learn from the lesson that God’s faithful people never turn in that direction.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-25
Views: 2,699
Ben  Mandrell avatar
What the Bible Says About Magic and Ghost
Shared by: Ben Mandrell on May, 2008
Summary: What does God’s Word say about: Magic, Witches, Mediums, and Ghost?
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,681
Grant van Boeschoten avatar
The FIGHT of your LIFE
Shared by: Grant van Boeschoten on Apr, 2008
Summary: It’s the fight from finding out God’s purpose in your life to fulfilling God’s purpose, as illustrated through David’s journey (anointed - King). Also helps to define purpose in life.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-28:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,564
Amy Bickel avatar
I See Dead People: God, the Bible, and Ghosts (Part 2)
Shared by: Amy Bickel on Nov, 2007
Summary: What are ghosts? Why would they speak to us? How can we tell whether they are ghosts or evil spirits?
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:5-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,350
Mark Aarssen avatar
Hocus Pocus
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Oct, 2007
Summary: There are numerous shows depicting empowered teens fighting vampires, demons and they also learn to cast spells. A generation is being encouraged to play with a spiritual power that God forbids.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-25
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,113
Carl Willis avatar
What Should I Do?
Shared by: Carl Willis on Feb, 2007
Summary: Many times we move ahead of God or fall behind Him, because we do not listen and follow accordingly. This message looks at David’s inquiry of God’s will for his actions.
T. Michael Crews avatar
A Missing Person Report
Shared by: T. Michael Crews on Dec, 2006
Summary: Exposition of 1 Sam. 27:1-28:2
based on 37 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,029
T. Michael Crews avatar
Wrong Turns, Wrong Roads, and Dead Ends
Shared by: T. Michael Crews on Dec, 2006
Summary: An Exposition of 1 Sam. 28:3-25
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,460
Jeff Simms avatar
Missing God's Will
Shared by: Jeff Simms on Jun, 2005
Summary: Can a believer really miss God’s will for their life?
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,078
Juan  Lane avatar
Who Are You Listening To
Shared by: Juan Lane on May, 2005
Summary: When we are in tight situations we need to make sure that we seek advice from the right sources.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,875
E. Venn avatar
How Friendly Is Casper?
Shared by: E. Venn on Dec, 2003
Summary: 3 lessons about "friendly" ghosts from the Bible Lesson #1 Death is a dreamless "sleep", not a happy haunting ground. Lesson #2 Satan lies to destroy us! Lesson #3 Foundation for Satan’s slight of hand is the belief that we can commune with the decea
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 2,481
Chris Appleby avatar
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Apr, 2003
Summary: Saul continues to disobey God, this time by resorting to witchcraft. But God never abandons his people. He has a king prepared who’s a man after his own heart, who’ll restore the fortunes of Israel: David, the shepherd boy, who’s become a great warrior th
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-25
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,566
Charles Salmon avatar
When God Is Silent
Shared by: Charles Salmon on Nov, 2002
Summary: Lessons from Saul’s visit to the witch of Endor
based on 117 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:3-19
Views: 6,506
Marty Baker avatar
Can We Talk to the Dead?
Shared by: Marty Baker on Mar, 2002
Summary: This messages addresses the culture fascination with psychics. It is based on the OT Story of Saul and the Medium of Endor.
based on 137 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-25
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 7,754
Sweep Adams avatar
Bread of death
Shared by: Sweep Adams on Oct, 2001
Summary: Deals with Saul and the witch of Endor
based on 78 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,403