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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Holy Anger-- Holy Spiritual Warfare Do Not Weep -Fight

1Sa 11:6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

Barnes:

1 Samuel 11:6

This time the Spirit of God came upon him, as upon the Judges before him, as a Spirit of supernatural energy and power.


Cambridge;

1 Samuel 11:6

the spirit of God came upon Saul] The Heb. for “came upon” describes a sudden and pervading impulse. (Sept. ἐφήλατο: Vulg. insilivit.) A supernatural accession of physical and mental vigour roused his dormant energies into action, and enabled him to meet the crisis promptly.

Clarke;

1 Samuel 11:6

The Spirit of God came upon Saul - He felt himself strongly excited to attempt the relief of his brethren.
And his anger was kindled greatly - I believe this means no more than that his courage was greatly excited, he felt himself strong for fight, and confident of success.

Henry:

His zeal for the safety and honor of Israel. When he heard of the insolence of the Ammonites, and the distress of a city, a mother in Israel, the Spirit of God came upon him, and put great thoughts into his mind, and his anger was kindled greatly, 1Sa_11:6. He was angry at the insolence of the Ammonites, angry at the mean and sneaking spirit of the men of Jabesh-Gilead, angry that they had not sent him notice sooner of the Ammonites' descent and the extremity they were likely to be reduced to. He was angry to see his neighbours weeping, when it was fitter for them to be preparing for war. It was a brave and generous fire that was now kindled in the breast of Saul, and such as became his high station.

The result is;

1Sa 11:13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

1Sa 11:14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

Note: Gilgal was the first encampment after Joshua lead the people over the Jordan and into the promise land. This must be renewed beloved. Back to faith, the promise and victory.

The lords Power, His Spirit, no carnal flesh. This renewal is part of what the Holy Spirit does. Repentance, or renewal, always at work, always from glory to glory and from faith to faith, action, progress.

Notice, it was strong, it was holy, it was from God, it made Saul able to do as he did.

Beloved, far to many Christians have given up, they sit weeping, in dread of things to come, in fear, in panic, listen, the lord wants you to rise up in Jesus name and be bold for him. He alone is the way, truth and life, this will cause persecution, so be it. Arise army of the lord, time to do battle, many want nothing to do with this, you can sit and cry in dread, or rise and pray, and enter the arena of Spiritual warfare.

I like what Cambridge commentary said;

A supernatural accession of physical and mental vigor roused his dormant energies into action, and enabled him to meet the crisis promptly.

We are in a global crises as you all know, what do you do in a crises? Seek the lord, have faith in God, move as he says move. Toady the lord says, “Move, move , arise take up your bed- rise, walk”, the lord speaks of inability to pray, seek, tarry, it is time to rise and walk, this is an action verb, walk, fight, make war, all action.

You can sit and wait out the storm in fear, or you can rise to meet the crises, it is up to you reader, what will you do?

Think on this, better yet, take action.

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