Adverse Circumstances and the Presence of Revelation

Based on the words of Romans 8:28, all circumstances must serve for the best for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28:
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Saul and the Witch of Endor
In connection with this, I would like to refer to the story of King Saul when he went to the witch of Endor.
Sometimes in our lives we encounter situations where laws passed that conform to the standard of God’s Word are broken even by government representatives who in the past stood behind these values protected by the law. They do not even keep their made promises.
King Saul acted in a similar manner, banning, and vehemently opposing any practice of sorcery and witchcraft according to the Word of God in the land during his reign. Nevertheless, after the prophet Samuel died, he decided to go undercover and hiding his face to a witch in Endor to ask her for guidance by spiritism (cf. 1 Samuel 28:7-9 i.c.w. Leviticus 19:31; Deuteronomy 18:10-11).
1 Samuel 28:7-9:
7 Saul then said to his attendants, ‘Find me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go and enquire of her.’ ‘There is one in Endor,’ they said.
8 So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. ‘Consult a spirit for me,’ he said, ‘and bring up for me the one I name.’
9 But the woman said to him, ‘Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?’
Leviticus 19:31:
31 ‘ “Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God. …”
Deuteronomy 18:10-11:
10 Let no-one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practises divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
The Religious Spirit and the Spirit of Witchcraft
When looking at Saul’s kingship and the witch from a prophetic perspective, Saul represents the religious spirit, and the witch represents the spirit of witchcraft/sorcery whose influence was to manipulate relationships of people within their personal environment. This is evident from the location of ‘Endor’, which means ‘fountain of dwelling’.
It is necessary that we, as ecclesia – the Church, should not be intimidated by decisions of rulers and their alliance with the vehicle of false communication, such as different types of influence of media that manipulate the established values of the Word of God.
We should allow the Holy Spirit to rise with the prophetic presence in the moment of darkness and speak the revelatory truth into the situation. If we allow the Spirit of prophecy, which is the testimony of Jesus, to stand up in such moments in our lives, there will be a certain ‘shock situation’ or a terrible ‘outcry’ in the camp of darkness and its alliance.
It is this ‘outcry’ that is nothing else than the sound of the knowledge of truth revealed by the spirit of the prophet (cf. 1 Samuel 28:11-12 i.c.w. Revelation 19:10e).
1 Samuel 28:11-12:
11 Then the woman asked, ‘Whom shall I bring up for you?’ ‘Bring up Samuel,’ he said.
12 When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, ‘Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!’
Revelation 19:10e:
… 10e For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.’
The exposure involves recognition behind the disguise and fake that is insincerity, lies, and a corrupt attitude of heart.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, there is the exposure of the evil machinations and the influential personalities associated with them.
What has long been established with God is that their influence has already been taken away from them in the invisible world and they as well as their ‘sons’ are losing prestige in the world.
God does not allow Himself to be mocked, even if at present evil alliances have come about amid darkness, just as King Saul approached the witch of Endor (cf. Galatians 6:7).
Galatians 6:7:
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Rejoicing in the Triumph of Jesus
As the ecclesia – the Church, we may already rejoice in the triumph of Jesus, brought about on the cross of Calvary, over the exposure of the powers of darkness (cf. Colossians 2:15).
Colossians 2:15:
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
It is important that we as saints are encouraged to be watchful in prayer and observe how two ‘fleshly circumstances’ represented by Saul and the witch of Endor within temporary time, which is related to mortality, suddenly come into confrontation with the immortality of the spirit realm as represented by the prophet and judge Samuel, so that the light of eternity pierces into the alliance of darkness and brings destruction.
For this to happen, we need to focus on the eternal Word of God, which remains true in all circumstances and is God Himself, who appeared to mankind as truth in Christ and continues to reveal Himself to this day.
Accordingly, let us not be distracted by current developments which, in the wrong hands, spell disaster for mankind, when God’s Word exhorts us to clarity, sobriety and awareness as creatures of light (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:4-6).
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6:
4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel & Tina Glimm