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May 9

Can you tell when you are walking in the Spirit?
1Samuel 15-16 / Revelation 16-18

Tutorial for first-timers


OT

16:14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear.

NT

16:15 Take note: I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their robes ready so they will not need to walk naked and ashamed.


OT Flash Points

Saul deteriorates mentally
David is anointed – a child
The evil must be pushed away by music? Read More

NT Flash Points

The great prostitute, Babylon, destroyed
The structure that supported and depended on her takes over and strips her
A plan put in their minds by God to fulfill His purpose


Perspective

Facing Reality: Always NOW, not for ALL-TIMES
C.H. Mackintosh – God never gives guidance for two steps at a time
I must take one step, and then I get light for the next
This keeps the heart in abiding dependence upon God

Don’t pray about it – draw on the grace of God now in whatever the circumstances He puts you

Vision? Or Ideals?
The difference is moral inspiration
Vision makes it inevitable that God will show Himself faithful to do something worthy of Himself

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