1 Samuel Chapter 11

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1 Samuel 11

1Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

2And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

3And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

4Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

5And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

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

7And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

8And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

9And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.

10Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you.

11And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

12And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

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

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

15And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

39 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 11

  1. Vs 15/
    When we make a sacrifice unto theLord REJOICE GREATLY!
    I’m sure that when we do all heaven rejoices too.
    Thank you Lord for us to beable to do the love offerings and sacrifices unto you.
    You are great and wonderfully praised.

  2. 6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    Some people think that is not of a Christian to get angry. Well, I think the right anger directed at the correct target is good. Is the anger of righteousness, directed at the devil. I love my Pastor because he is bold and to the point, he hates the devil and everything that he is about.

    It is not time to be wishy washy, it is time to stand united in force against the enemy!! It is time to get angry for everything he has taken; it is time to take front in unity and tell the devil NO MORE! you can’t just come in and take our right eye, (in Egyptian Mythology the right eye horus was the eye that represented the son). In your time of afflictions do not go into a covenant with the enemy, GET MAD. GET ANGRY. GET UP and PUT THE devil on his place.

    Matt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

  3. iLove to Eat the Word for Breakfast

    The Anger of the Lord

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

    Pastor has said it many times before, “I’m not mad at anyone…I’M MAD AT THE DEVIL!”

    Now he has BIBLE to back that up. We otta get mad at the devil too. We have the VICTORY.

    The enemy wants to take your VISION.
    The enemy wants you to SERVE him.
    The enemy wants you to FEAR him.

    ****Key to Victory

    U N I T Y

    “and they came out with one consent.” (verse 7)

    Church was awesome yesterday because we had U N I T Y

    Psalm 133

    A Song of degrees of David.

    1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: FOR THERE the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

  4. 13And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

    Saul and his armies slew the ammonites until the heat of the day, but Saul gave honor because God fought the battle.

    Today lets remember what Bro. Randoll said
    “the battle is the Lord’s! Just rejoice!”

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

    7. And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

    When the Spirit of God came upon him, he knew exactly what to do to get the people into action, even though he was newly appointed and had no experience. When we have no experience in a situation, if we allow the Spirit of God to lead us, He will give us victory.

  6. Paul said that he would show you his faith by his works. Saul showed that he was worthy to be king by leading and winning a great victory. He however, gave God the glory vs 13.

  7. Israel was very susceptible to invasion by marauding tribes such as these Ammonites from east to the Jordan River. Saul’s leadership in battle against this warlike tribe helped unify the nation and prove that he was a worthy military ruler. Saul’s kingship was solidified when he saved the nation from disgrace and spared the people who had criticized him.

  8. LEADERSHIP

    7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

    Lesson 1 “How to get laborers”. iLead

    Saul was silling to sacrifice his own oxen to make a statement to men of Israel. Saul was not officially in the eyes of man King of Israel yet; however he allowed a BURDEN and not a TITLE (Position) to influence him. Leadership works and sacrifices to influence others to follow.

    Lesson 2 “Attack and spare no one”. iWork

    11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

    Too often Leaders leave a job unfinished. Saul had a purpose, a plan and a passion. Motivated by a burden and concern for his brothers at Jabesh, Saul organized and orchestrated an all out assault on the Ammonites and did not retreat until they could not find 2 of them together. Thats VICTORY. Too often we simply seek a little release from the opposition and GOD desires us to take control of the opposition.

    Lesson 3 “Ignore your critics”. iRejoice

    12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.
    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.

    A grave mistake made by Leadership is to attack your critics following a Victory. We must learn to allow our VICTORIES to SPEAK for us. Saul had no interest in going backwards to prove a point.

    March on in VICTORY and REJOICE!

  9. 7And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.
    The serve threat of Saul, along with his power to carry it out, put “the fear of God” into all Israelite farmers. A volunteer program swamped the draft board!
    I want to always have the fear of God in me, so that way I will always follow the right path. Keep me grounded God in you.

  10. Verse 1 in the MSG reads….”So Nahash went after them and prepared to go to war against Jabesh Gilead. The men of Jabesh petitioned Nahash: “Make a treaty with us and we’ll serve you.” This kinda made me angry reading it. As my Pastor in Kansas used to say “it started in my feet”! We should never try to make a deal, treaty or whatever you want to call it with the devil!

    We need to do as Saul in verses 7-8…”The terror of God seized the people, and they came out, one and all, not a laggard among them. Saul took command of the people at Bezek. There were 300,000 men from Israel, another 30,000 from Judah.” Saul took command/control of the situation in Jesus name.

    Remember God is on our side and just like the message reached the people in the beginning of verse 9….”Saul instructed the messengers, “Tell this to the folk in Jabesh Gilead: ‘Help is on the way. Expect it by noon tomorrow.” God is always on time!

  11. 2 “All right,” Nahash said, “but only on one condition. I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you as a disgrace to all Israel!”

    Sounds something the devil/enemy would tell you. The fear of the enemy, and you can easily give in. The enemy wants to blur your vision of your pursuit with God. But with God, there is a light shining, with hope, and VICTORY!

  12. 11.6 When Saul heard their words,the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and burned with anger.
    —–We all know what tipe of anger,the one that should make us go foard,the one that should make us declare the word of God out loud as many times as we need it,the one that make us remind the devil that he has already been defeated,and that his end is in the lake of fire with all of his followers forever and ever,anyways we got the point….
    11:7 He took a pair of oxen,cut them into pieces and sent the pieces by messengers throughtout Israel,proclaiming,”this is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not follow Saul and Samuel.then the terror of the Lord fell on the people and they turned out as one man.
    —–Prov.6:4 Allow no sleep to your eyes,no slumber to your eyelids.
    —-they all realized,woke up and think about their situation,they all got together,together they fought…….

    • Can not afford just to lay around and do nothing.
      11:11 …..and the ammonites and slaughtered until the heat of the day….
      I must pray and war(in the spirit) continually until ……
      11:13 but Saul said,no one should be put to death today,for this day the Lord has rescue Israel.
      —-The Israelites starting to see their “king at work… Good thing Saul gave Gpd the glory…..

  13. V2 NKJ And Nahash the Ammonite answered then, “On this condition I will make a convenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.”

    It was common to be brutal with prisoners not only to humiliate them but also to incapacitate them. The loss of a right eye would hinder their ability to fight the enemy.
    Satan will attack us in the areas that will weaken us in battle.

    v13 NIV But But Saul said, “No one shall be put to death today, for this day the Lord has rescued Israel.”

    Ro 8v31 What then shall we say to these things? If God be for us , who can be against us?

  14. Wow! I have been praying for unity in our church God is faithful. Yesterday at prayer room at morning there was a fire in unity against the devil and his forces! I rejoiced!
    I love reading when Saul was filled with the same spirit that we have the spirit of Jesus!
    He received power, dominion, faith, courage and we have that! Jesus gave us His Spirit to conquer: as in chapter 10:7 said:And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee.
    I got praise in my mouth when I think that God is with me, I got faith and in the name of Jesus I got boldness!
    In chapter 11:12,13:And the people said unto Samuel, who is he that said , Shall Saul reign over us? Bring the men, that we may put them to death.
    And Saul said, there shall not a man be put to death this day: for today the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.
    Saul right here with the Spirit of Jehova(Jesus),had mercy and gave him the Glory! Amazed me how can we be different with his spirit! Praise The Lord!

  15. 14Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

    15And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    They returned back to the first camp of Israel after crossing the Jordan river.

    Joshua 5:9 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” So the place has been called Gilgal to this day.

  16. iLove to eat the Word for Lunch

    Oh Ye Serpent

    Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabesh–gilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee. (1 Samuel 11:1 KJV)

    Nahash 05176
    נָחָשׁ Nachash
    naw-khawsh’
    the same as (05175)
    the same as ; Nachash, the name of two persons apparently non-Israelite:–Nahash.
    Nahash = “serpent” n pr m
    a king of the Ammonites during the time of king Saul
    the father of Abigail, the mother of Amasa, the commander of Absalom’s army

    NEVER TRY TO BARGIN WITH THE SERPENT! That slick dude only wants to kill you.

    Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26, 27 KJV)

  17. Making a deal with the devil…..

    1Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

    2And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

    We can see here that Nahash was out to harm Jabesh and his men. No deal with the enemy will be in your favor. The devil has been trying to make deals with God’s people for thousands of years. He even tried to make one with Jesus after he had come to the end of his fasting, but Jesus used the Word to put him back in his place. If the devil is trying to whisper a deal in your ear, DON’T listen and remind him of what the Word of God says. Defeat is only inevitable when we do not follow the directions of the Word of God. Jabesh decision to not join with Nahash and join with Saul, wrought him and his men a great victory. We must be careful who we join ourselves to and who we make deals with. God is the only one who is able to come through on every promise.

  18. 13And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

    Today. Today God has given salvation to His people and His church. We must be ever vigilant in letting others know that today is the day of salvation, for tomorrow is not promised to us….

  19. 14Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.
    15And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    Let us renew ourselves in God Almighty!

  20. v2″ On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes,and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

    The enemy would love for us to turn our backs on truth ( our faith ) knowing very well that would cause us to turn our backs on our Great GOD and HIS LOVE.
    Jude exhorts us to contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 1:3
    We walk by faith and not by sight.
    Never stop believing JESUS WORDS
    HIS gospel shall be preached with power, anointing and love. The Spirit will respond to the word.
    The Holy Ghost only falls upon the word.
    Acts 10:44

  21. We give honor where honor is due and that is to God and God alone and saul already knew that God is the beginning and the end. There is nothing we cn do without God and that devil will send us on detours but we just have to stay close to the one who saves and let Him fight the fight for us……

  22. 7.And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

    CONSENT, n. L., to be of one mind, to agree; to think, feel or perceive. See Sense and Assent.

    1. Agreement of the mind to what is proposed or state by another; accord; hence, a yielding of the mind or will to that which is proposed; as, a parent gives his consent to the marriage of his daughter. We generally use this word in cases where power, rights, and claims are concerned. We give consent, when we yield that which we have a right to withhold; but we do not give consent to a mere opinion, or abstract proposition. In this case, we give our assent. But assent is also used in conceding what we may withhold. We give our assent to the marriage of a daughter. Consequently, assent has a more extensive application than consent. But the distinction is not always observed. Consent often amounts to permission.

    2. Accord of minds; agreement; unity of opinion.

    3. Agreement; coherence; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation.

    This is not the only time in Bible when the people of God become united in on consent, one accord. If you notice in this chapter it says that the Spirit of God came over Saul and his anger arose. Then he cut up his oxen and sent the pieces out (I wonder if God had him to this as a sacrifice of his oxen to the Lord). When the other people got the pieces of the oxen and the message from Saul they received the Fear of the Lord as well. The fear of the Lord is what unified the people into one consent. . . .I pray that the Fear of the Lord will be upon us all so that we can be in one consent, Amen!

  23. iLove to Eat the Word for Supper

    The Fat Leviathan AGAIN

    1Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

    Nahash means “serpent”

    You can never make a covenant with the serpent.

    Job 41
    1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?ss2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?4 Will he make a covenant with thee?

    Isaiah 27
    1 In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

    Judas tried to make a covanant with the serpent…it didnt work out too well. but Jesus always works out

  24. And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death. And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel. (1 Samuel 11:12, 13 KJV)

    Bless those who hate you.

    But I say to you who are listening now to Me: [in order to heed, make it a practice to] love your enemies, treat well (do good to, act nobl toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred, Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God’s blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you]. (Luke 6:27, 28 AMP)

  25. 3And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

    How many times do we try to make a covenant with the enemy? To supposedly save ourselves?

    Or worse yet how often does the thought if no one helps me I will succumb to what’s coming against me come in our minds?

    Some of us may not go through that kind of battle anymore but we as christians are in a battle spiritually. We are in this together! When one of us hurts we all hurt because we are one body. We cannot ignore when a brother or sister is in need… we may not understand or know what someone is going through but if we don’t come out to save them when they cry for help who will? The enemy wanting to cut out their right eye? No. If not us then no one.

    I believe this goes for new babies in Christ too. They are a part of the body too. If we don’t help them in their time of need who will? There is a world waiting to take them back.

    Only through unity submitted to the spirit of God can we help each other to make it.

  26. Verse 6 there nothing wrong with the anger of the Lord as long as it is directed in the right way.it is important that we love the things God loves and hates what he hates.

  27. 13And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

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

    15And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

    Saul recognizes that God has brought about a great victory. When God makes us a new creature in him it is easy to see his hand at work.

    After this Samuel tells the people to return to Gilgal to renew the kingdom.

    And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: -Colossians 3:10

    For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. -2 Corinthians 4:16

  28. The Ammonites were caught unaware. They thought they were going to overtake the men of Jabesh, but little did they know that Saul and his armies had surrounded them, and at Saul’s command they were overtaken.

    Our efforts in prayer, reading the word, fasting, faithfulness and unity has caught the enemy off guard and as we continue to fight with our anger kindled against the enemy, and not each other, God will give us complete vivictory over our city.

  29. 1Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

    2And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

    Don’t be fooled, trying to make a deal with the enemy is just another form of defeat. God has called us to victory, we must stand up as His children and claim what is ours.

    Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)

    Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12 KJV)

    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13 KJV)

  30. The nerve of the ammonites that they should cast out the right eye of Gods chosen people. And the ignorance of Gods chosen people to even try to make a covenant with man. To be there servants? We should make no covenant with any man, organization,union,country or any entity that is lead by man. Instead our covenant should be to God alone. We will break the covenant before God does.That has been proven all through history.

  31. Saul showed courage plus obeyed the leading of God to call the nation together to fight, then showed wisdom to end the bloodshed before killing their own people. This leadership and wisdom united the nation. There is a time and purpose for all things, scripture says, and this was not the time to punish those who were not for Saul.

  32. This chapter illustrates might. “And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.” We must never be afraid if we are following the Lord and abiding by his Word, for the Lord’s strength will prevail. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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