1 Samuel 16:13-23
1065 BC Saul Anointed
1063 Saul disobeys in chapter13 by offering the sacrifice before Samuel arrives
Saul is told that his dynasty would not last
“the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart.”
1040 Saul is rejected in his 25th year as king in chapter 15
Saul did not completely destroy the Amalekites.
David is 10-15 years old
1040 David is anointed by Samuel in chapter 16
1025 Saul Dies; David is 30 years old. (2 Samuel 5:4)
985 David dies at the age of 70 after having ruled for 40 years.
1 Samuel 16:13-14
When the Spirit of God came upon David, Samuel, the prophet and anointer, left David.
David was in the guidance, training and protection of God.
When the Spirit of God left Saul the evil spirit came upon Saul.
Saul was now with out guidance and with out the protection of God.
“Evil” spirit means “injurious”. This spirit may have tried to bring harmful things to Saul. Saul did suffer mental and psychological problems from now on.
“Tormented” is literally “terrified, terrorized”
God and Evil Spirits
A) Sent in Response to Sin or Disobedience of the Rebellious
1) Judges 9:22-25
Abimelech (one of Gideon’s sons) had his 70 brothers murdered so that he could be the ruler. After three years “God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem.”
2) 2 Chronicles 18:1-35
God has a council with “all the host of heaven”. One of them went as “a lying spirit in mouths” of King Ahab’s false prophets. The Lord said, “You will succeed. . .Go and do it.”
3) Mark 5:1-16
Demons (“Legion” a Roman military division made up of 6,000 men) had possessed a man. Jesus spoke with the demons. The demons asked permission to go into the pigs. Jesus granted their request.
4) Matthew 26:1-5; Luke 22:3; John 13:21-30
5) 1 Corinthians 5:5
6) Revelation 16:13 (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
A false proclamation (false
teaching, false philosophy, satanic lie) is spoken by the false prophet, the
anti-christ and satan. Demons manifest
through these words and they gather the kings for battle against
· The battle they want to fight against the Jews becomes the Lord’s slaughter of the rebellious kings and nations at Armageddon.
B) Sent for the purpose of testing and proving the Faithful
1) Deuteronomy 13:1-3
· God will send false prophets to test people’s hearts
2) Job 1:12
· “This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1)
· “The Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered y servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.’ ” (1:8)
· Job says, “My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.” (Job 23:11,12)
3) Luke 22:31
· Satan asked to sift Peter (“you” is plural meaning in the Greek all the disciples)
· Jesus prayed for them and said they would recover
4) 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
A messenger from Satan that God would not remove
from Paul’s life because,
“when I am weak, then I am strong.”
5) Revelation 2:10
To the faithful church in
“Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”