Importance Of Revelation – A Saul Or A Samuel?

Israel of old was led by God. He chose to lead them by prophets. He revealed His will to the prophet who directed the people with Divine counsel.

Israel’s neighbours were not ruled like this. They had kings who ruled by the sword – and frequently died by same. The kings imposed their laws and their deities on them.

Israel looked and lusted. They wanted to be like the others. To be led into battle by a king in shining armour. They came to Samuel and insisted on a king.

Samuel cried. God rebuked him. For it was not Samuel that they rejected, but the God that spoke through him. God asked Samuel to tell them the high costs of maintaining a sovereign. He would conscript sons, daughters, farms and vineyards for his business or pleasure. Israel did not budge. God gave them their desire.

It is always wrong to reject the leadership of the Word in favour of a hierarchical leadership. It always results in a loss of spiritual liberty and financial expropriation.

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God Being Misunderstood

Our fathers understood not Thy works
Thus the Psalmist said‎ and thus we read
In malice be mere innocent children
But in Divine understanding be men

When Joseph had his dream
That all creatures in the realm
Will bow to his regal authority
His brethren despised the usurper
And thought his intentions improper

When Noah went to build an ark
Men scoffed at the coming rain
For mild mist from the earth’s crust
Watered the earth without any pain
They felt he was a befuddled buffoon

The men of Sodom also misunderstood
The message of the angels about fiery doom
They thought it was a time for mirth and sport
While Judgement’s vessel was already in port

People misunderstand the coming storm
Mocking the warnings of the Weather Station
As theological pundits reassure all of the norm
Like in Noah’s day they deride the prophet
Buffeting times will show the true muppet

 

 

 

Mid-Verse Prophecy

Christ walked into the Synagogue one day
He took the prophetic scroll and read
The words He had inspired Isaiah to say
For seven centuries these words had been ‎said
Sung and chanted to worshippers enchanted
They understood it not for they sought it not
He paused in the second verse of the sixty first chapter
And closed the scroll and gave it to the Minister
For the unsaid part of that verse was for hereafter
For His Second Coming and future manifestation
He said ‘This day this Scripture is fulfilled’
That was then, now keep your eyes peeled
For the last part of that second verse is upon us
Seeing this, embrace the truth without fuss

To Be Like Others

In the yore-laden days of old
Israel was led by prophets bold
Divine mouthpieces they were
The Word came to them crisply clear
These prophets had only one rule
God’s will was their governing tool
Israel was deeply unhappy with this
Being ruled by Divine Decree was not bliss
Neighbours were better-heathen kings wiser
With their smart kings and cunning courtiers
So began the murmuring campaign of doubters
To depose Samuel the prophet and be like others
Samuel wept on the altar of his integrity
For he had led and directed with gravity
God said it was Him Israel had rejected
Could they not see He was their King
With Samuel acting as His life Regent?
What a reason to dethrone God for?
And spark a revolution against His authority
Emulation’s vice overthrew God’s Viceroy
For the trifle of aping other nations
Church means called out from the World
Copying heathen proves you are not called
Be not conformed to carnal uniformity
Follow Him that separated Light from darkness
And you will be part of the Word-Bride Unity

Samuel: A Prophet Rejected

Samuel’s sons were wild and wayward souls
He appointed them judges but they were lucre’s stooges
Perverting justice for the bounty of bribes
They soon earned the scorn of all Israel’s tribes

Israel wanted a new administration to lead her
No more of the prophet and his dubious seed
They wanted a king like neighbouring nations
A hereditary monarch might lack the knack for lucre

It was a bad excuse and a lame one to use
For kings and princes can be lit by avarice’s fuse
For administrative misdeeds she rejected Divine leadership
Turned aside from God’s Provided way because a few made hay
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Balaam : Balak’s Spiritual Adviser

Balaam was the worthy son of Beor
A prophet who lived in eastern lands
His is a tale of pure means and ends impure
But he loved the Lord, and knew the Word

While Israel sojourned in the wilderness
She was a nation of pilgrims traveling
Wherever the Pillar of Fire was leading
Neighbours dreaded the Divinely led droves
The mighty tread of her feet and hooves

Now Balak was king of the Moabites
The descendants of Lot-cousins
By propinquity and proximity to Israelites
Yet he sought to halt Israel’s march
By a curse to stop the Exodus-dash
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