1 Samuel Chapter 11

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1 Samuel 11

1 Then 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.

2 And 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.

3 And 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.

4 Then 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.

5 And, 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.

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.

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

9 And 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.

10 Therefore 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.

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.

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.

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

15 And 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.

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46 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 11

  1. Verses 6-7 AMP “The Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became extremely angry. He took a team of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out to follow Saul and Samuel, the same shall be done to his oxen.” Then fear of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out [united] as one man [with one purpose].” The people came together united as one and with one purpose. We too must come together as one body.

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

    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.

    We need to allow the Spirit of God to come upon us when we hear of the evil that the enemy is working among us. It’s time to get spiritually angry, unify, and scatter the enemy.

    Psalm 68:1
    Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

  3. 6-7 The Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard the report and he flew into a rage. He grabbed the yoke of oxen and butchered them on the spot. He sent the messengers throughout Israel distributing the bloody pieces with this message: “Anyone who refuses to join up with Saul and Samuel, let this be the fate of his oxen!” MSG.
    You are either for us or against us. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Sometimes you need to use a extreme approach to get your point across and the help you need.

  4. iLove to Grow in the Word
    1 Samuel 11:6-7 NLT Then the Spirit of God came powerfully upon Saul, and he became very angry. (7) He took two oxen and cut them into pieces and sent the messengers to carry them throughout Israel with this message: “This is what will happen to the oxen of anyone who refuses to follow Saul and Samuel into battle!” And the LORD made the people afraid of Saul’s anger, and all of them came out together as one.

    When the Spirit of the Lord came upon him powerfully, he became angry. I believe this was the same anger spoken about when Jesus took the whip and removed the folks from the temple. The charismatics have made it seem that it is wrong to get mad but real people, filled with the real Spirit, sometimes get real mad and its really ok if you are really walking in the real Spirit.

  5. 1 Samuel 11:6 When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger.

    Why was Saul anger? Why should it matter what happens to others? What’s a important to learn is that without unity there is no strength. When our brother are being attacked we shouldn’t take a side approach, we should be on the front line praying and warring in the spirit for them in three situation.

    We are a body and the body takes care of its self!

  6. 3 The elders of Jabesh said to him, “Give us seven days so we can send messengers throughout Israel; if no one comes to rescue us, we will surrender to you.”

    Glory to God for our elders that are at our church. They are true men of God that help Pastor oversee the church. I pray that God will keep giving them the knowledge and the guidance to do what is right for His kingdom. Let us respect our elders and appreciate the great wisdom that they have. The great wisdom and knowledge that the younger generation need to be inspired. So grateful to have elders that are still passionate and in fire for the things of God. Hallelujah!!!!

    1 Timothy 5:17 – Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

  7. 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.

    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.

    Let God arise and his enemies be scattered.

  8. United we stand divided we fall, stay close to God and let his light shine from you for it is your greatest testimony.

  9. 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.

    Questioning Godly authority in our lives can be a dangerous thing. These people tried to act against what Saul told them to do, after all, he was “just a man”, why should he be in charge over us? And this was after they demanded out of Samuel that they have a king. When you want spiritual authority in yor life, you can’t just backtrack and don’t listen to them whenever you hear something that you don’t wanna hear. If they had disobeyed his orders, peoples’ lives would have been lost because of it.

  10. 1 Samuel 11:3 & 13
    3) And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of lsrael: and then, if there be no man to save us, we will come out to thee.
    13) And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

    So Thankful that I know who the Saviour is today, Jesus Christ.
    The problem is that not everyone knows there is a Saviour. We must tell people about Jesus, the Saviour of the whole world, and how they can be saved.

  11. 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.

  12. FAITH AND TRUST

    9 And 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.
    10 Therefore 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.

    The men of Jabesh placed their lives in the words of their leader. Knowing the threat made by their adversary, they refused to run. The men of Jabesh proceeded forth on a word of HOPE from a new, unknown, unproven leader. Clinging to the HOPE that someone would come and assist or deliver them.

    As Leaders we have great responsibility to not only speak words of encouragement, but, also fulfill our commitments. JESUS help me to recognize and offer support to those in need, but most importantly assist me in protecting my commitments to you and to others.

    Thank you for those that have been placed in our lives at a season of refuge and a time of need to save and deliver us.

    HOLD ON to JESUS, he is coming soon.

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  13. The King has arrived

    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.

    There are things that only the King can do. Sometimes we get into situations in life that God has led us to just to see if we would call on him.

    Psalms 46:1
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

    There are times when God wants to see how we are going to handle the situation but times like these he he’s listen for the call for help.

  14. The favor of the Lord was with the Israelites in spite of the fact that wanted a earthly king like other lands, instead of trusting the King of Kings.

    Even when we make messes out of our lives, and do things that there are unlikeable consequences, God doesn’t punish us by holding a grudge, He picks up the pieces and works with what He is given to continually show His love for the people that He created.

  15. God is so good to me. Sunday night I made up in my mind that I would no longer fight a particular battle; one that I have been fighting and arguing with for years. Over the years, I would gain victory and fall back into old habbits. However, this weekend was different. I felt the hand of God move on me like He has never done before. I am vicotious!

    God not only has delivered me but I received some of the best news I have had in years yesterday.

    God is so good to me.

  16. 1 Then 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.

    2 And 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.

    The Lord Bless Thee

    Instead of trusting God they wanted to be servants of their enemy, instead of trusting the King that they asked for they were willing to be slaves, God has given us victory over the enemy, and I am notnot about to make deals with him. And be his slave! Because there is a difference in being a servant and a slave! Thank you Jesus you are a generous, kind, merciful and glorious God!

  17. 1 Samuel 11:14-15 (Modern English Version)
    14 Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, and let us go to Gilgal and renew the kingdom there.” 15 All the people went to Gilgal and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal. And there they made sacrifices of peace offerings before the Lord. And there Saul and all Israel’s fighting men rejoiced greatly.

    Before the Kingship came the battle.

    Revelation 5:10 (KJV Strong’s)
    10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

    We are in position to become kings and priests. We will rule and reign with our Father. However there is a prerequisite to the crown.

    2 Timothy 2:12 (KJV Strong’s)
    12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

    Suffer
    (MED) [5702] ὑπομένω hypomenō 17x intrans. to remain or stay behind, when others have departed, Lk. 2:43; trans. to bear up under, endure, suffer patiently, 1 Cor. 13:7; Heb. 10:32; absol. to continue firmly, hold out, remain constant, persevere, Mt. 10:22; 24,13 [5278] See endurance, endure; persevere; stand firm; stay.

    If we refuse to suffer we abdicate the crown. We remove ourselves from kingship. We must suffer. We must remain faithful. We must fight this good fight of faith and lay hold onto eternal life, the real life.

    If we do not suffer with him we do not truly fellowship with him.

    Philippians 3:10 (KJV Strong’s)
    10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    Fight the battle. Die out to the flesh and sinful desires. Me made conformable to his death, and people won’t see us when they look at us. They will see him.

    1 John 1:7 (KJV Strong’s)
    7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

  18. 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.
    Saul had a great attitude. Instead of allowing the people to put to death anyone who opposed him he made it clear that no one would be killed but that Glory would be given to God because of the victory that has been given to Israel. He had the right attitude and spirit of a leader that is the attitude all leaders should strive to have.

  19. 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.

    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.

    GOD raised Saul to be a great leader of the Israleites. The LORD used Samuel to bring a great man of GOD before HIS children. To have the power of the LORD in you so mightily that you can scatter your enemies is an awesome thing. We have a great man of GOD before us and the LORD uses him to guide and teach us. As Saul was placed in the position to guide the Israleites; Pastor was raised up into the place to lead us into the kingdom; as with all the elders and ministers of POFW. Now the path has been set. It is up to each of us to follow in those footsteps.

    Footprints in the Sand

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
    Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
    Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
    other times there were one set of footprints.

    This bothered me because I noticed
    that during the low periods of my life,
    when I was suffering from
    anguish, sorrow or defeat,
    I could see only one set of footprints.

    So I said to the Lord,
    “You promised me Lord,
    that if I followed you,
    you would walk with me always.
    But I have noticed that during
    the most trying periods of my life
    there have only been one
    set of footprints in the sand.
    Why, when I needed you most,
    you have not been there for me?”

    The Lord replied,
    “The times when you have
    seen only one set of footprints,
    is when I carried you.”
    Mary Stevenson

  20. 1 Samuel 11:4 When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people they all wept aloud. Just then Saul was
    returning from the fields behind his oxen and he asked. What is wrong with everyone? Why are they weeping? Then they repeated to him what the men of Jabesh had said. When Saul heard their words the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him and he burned with anger. He took a pair of oxen cut them into pieces and sent the pieces by the messengers throughout 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 came out together as one.

  21. 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.

  22. 6 And the Spirit of god came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    When was the last time you became really angry at the enemy? So angry that you said enough is enough, put down your foot and called on God to put an end to the troubles you faced. Imagine, if we, the body of Christ unified to take down the enemy just like this chapter tells of – talk about victory in Jesus!

  23. 10 They said to the Ammonites, “Tomorrow we will surrender to you, and you can do to us whatever you like.”

    The men of Jabesh put great faith into Saul’s word he told the messenger. But not only did they put faith in him they knew God was with Saul and put their faith in God! Put our faith in God and the man of God, whatever they speak will be true in Jesus name by faith!

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

    We need to make sure that we work together in unity and not for off and do our own thing. Unit and obedience is the only way we can complete God plan

    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.
    God help me to have an good attitude like Saul did. Just let Jesus handle it..

  25. 9 And 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.

    10 Therefore 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.

  26. 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.

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

    15 And 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.

    Salvation is here for us right now.

  27. 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.

  28. Vs6
    But the Lord said.to Joshua Don’t be afraid of them for y this time tomorrow they will be all dead

    What great faith Joshua had when the Lord gave Joshua the power to wipe and kill the other s and the lord gave that vast army to the Israelites.
    Praise God God has given Pastors Watts a big building for me y people to Co.e and be saved
    Our Pastor has the faith like we read in the blog today . We all need to had faith and help build the greatest thing going on in Fort Worth

  29. 6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

    It comes to a point where we have to tell the devil enough is enough, I’m done playing your games and I’m done fighting your battles. It’s time to get serious with my relationship with God!

    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.

    A house divided against itself cannot stand. The only way to win victory and to take this city is united as one!! We must let nothing stand in our way!

  30. “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.” The word of God (Jesus) recorded Saul was chosen from among the people, and was willing to stand up for the people. One that is known for continual lying and hiding cannot, and should not ever, be trusted; whereas one that has worked for what they have, and stands up for others is always a good choice. Dear God, expose the deceptive, corrupt and immoral actions of those in or seeking positions, and remove the same; as our Jesus (Creator) fearing forefathers envisioned. May God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. “And, 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.” There are sadly many souls crying out today; however the question is are they heard, or does anyone care. If the Lord is truly put first then eyes, ears and hearts will be opened, so that there can be unity in praying, giving and reaching for others. God help us to truly seek you first, in Jesus name.

  32. 1 About a month later,a King Nahash of Ammon led his army against the Israelite town of Jabesh-gilead. But all the citizens of Jabesh asked for peace. “Make a treaty with us, and we will be your servants,” they pleaded.

    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!”

    Play “Lets Make a Deal”, the city of Jabesh instead of praying to God, would rather make a deal with Nahash. Making a deal with the devil, by giving up on God. Satan can’t attack us, but he makes us surrender spiritually to his will by making a deal. Satan wants to blind us from God.

  33. “6 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,
    7 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.
    8 And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.”

    When we obey the voice of God and His chosen vessels our growth increases so much our adversaries won’t be able to stand against us.

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

  35. 3 And 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.

    4 Then 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.

    5 And, 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.

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

    Making a covenant with the enemy has nothing to offer. There will be of those people that are going to be tired of the world and its wickedness and will run to the people of God for help, the church. It is at that time where we must allow the Spirit of God to lead and guide us. Its a battle out there and we are on the last days. We have to take action and fight.

  36. 15 And 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 want always a bad man yet we remember we him as a jealous murder hungry man. When we lose our place with God D begin to write our own story we tend to mess things up. Let’s just trust in Jesus

  37. v2 And 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.

    Staying in love with JESUS and HIS TRUTH.
    For nothing can separate us from HIS love.We must be careful not to dilute our faith, but contend for the faith, for TRUTH.

  38. Saul becomes king but it did not come without opposition. Nonetheless it happened. Sometimes people resist what God has for them. It is best to accept it.

  39. Saul is a reluctant leader. He questions Samuels prophecy and doesn’t tell his uncle about the kingship then hides when the people want to acknowledge him as their king. Yet the Spirit of God transforms him by the Spirit of God energizing Saul. No the OT the presence or the absence of the Spirit has nothing to do with the Spirit. Rather the Holy Spirit often came on an individual in order to give that person supernatural power to perform a specific task (Judg 3:10; 6:34). For Saul the Spirit the Holy Spirit comes with righteous anger and gives him power to be a dynamic leader. The same way the Spirit is given it can be removed when Paul acts arrogantly out of disobedience of the Lord (1 Sam 16:14).

  40. 12. The people then said to Samuel, ” Who was it that asked, ‘ Shall Saul reign over us?’ Bring these men to us and we will put them to death.” 13. But Saul said, ” No one shall be put to death today, for this day the Lord has rescued Israel.” NIV I Love you LORD !!!!

  41. “But Saul said, “We won’t put anyone to death today! After all, this is the day the Lord has saved Israel.” Then Samuel said to the people, “Come on. Let’s go to Gilgal. There we’ll agree to have Saul as our king.” So all of the people went to Gilgal. There, with the Lord as witness, they agreed to have Saul as their king. There they sacrificed friendship offerings to the Lord. And there Saul and all of the people of Israel celebrated with great joy.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭11:13-15‬ ‭NIRV‬‬
     
    There is joy in agreement and unity.

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