Summary: Sometimes God does a work in us that no one sees at the time, but everyone will see the results later
Saul’s Prophetic Journey
1 Samuel 10:1-13 KJV - Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? 2 When thou art departed from me today, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? 3 Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine: 4 And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.
5 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy: 6 And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee. 8 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.
9 And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day. 10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. 11 And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? 12 And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets? 13 And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.
There is a calling or designed destiny of God for every person and there process of destiny must go through in order to be successful. I have never seen a successful person who has not been through Saul’s Prophetic Journey.
Even though we know that Saul blew it in the end, this young Saul was not that guy. His heart was humble and strong. So don’t go hating on this young Saul, and learn from him; and lets learn from his journey.
The Prophet Samuel = Appointed by God
Every Journey begins with an appointment
Every Journey begins with an anointing
Acts 13:2 “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.”
Rachel’s Sepulcher = A Ewe – Female sheep, One who gives birth to a Lamb
The birthing speaks of commissioning
Sepulcher – A place of Death to what used to be
Every Journey begins with a birth and a death
Border of Benjamin = Son of the strong right hand
All Benjamite men are left-handed
The Place of Identity
The place of Spiritual Warfare
1 Timothy 1:18 “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;”
City of Zelzah = The place of intimacy and protection
Shade from the heat of the sun
A clear or well defined shadow
Psalm 91:1 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Plain of Tabor = ? Separated or pulled away from, The Place of Purging, The Place of Purification
Genesis 13:11 “Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.”
Three Men of Bethel = House of God
Three goats = Old Covenant
Three loaves = The Messianic Covenant