Need to stay more off the net and read books. 'The Unseen Realm' by Heiser is one I'm on. If I'd read this sufficiently I could get a bit more smarty on, 'messengers, angels and like'. Having said this, weighing up some maybe-shift a bit in thinking, through Heiser's thoughts but remaining, in an open to . . .
Two from tweet:
'David didn’t win the battle because of his skill, but because of his willingness to simply walk onto the field and face a giant – he believed that there was something that would fight for him – but nothing would happen until David engaged.'
In February from @realmarklandry link
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Some things about us are given (nature), then comes (nurture) and all we might have opportunity, or not, to do. David is chosen because God could see, who'd most likely do, what's required. Born with and responding, if nothing else, in the wilds of tending to sheep. God's chosen out of biology and the soul, plus . . .
Samuel embarking in prayer to change God's mind is finally told, on this occasion, firmly – no. This to remove Saul as King, whom God had come to regret leading them into. God gave them what they wanted. And Saul looked like their desire. God and 'the people' not least Samuel, were involved in the selection.
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Today's readings doesn't make easy sense, why and what God thought, as did. Communication is befuddled by less than best behaviour by Saul and – without understanding so much why – Jonathan. Reads like a breakdown. And as for the need to battle… more questions.
We obviously don't get the context, living in such . . .
The need is to proclaim. Words beyond their commonly understood, obviously-rational, application. More, super-rational. The use that connects them/in prayer, to other realms. First, where my attention goes – to God. I leave it there but this I know… believe, has other purposes.
And on mine: Not write so 'about' but . . .
This is going to require some time. 'The word' is, comes because, and where have we examples? – is a central 'why' and Plant a Seed. Early to rise and try and find something worth writing. Therefore... until... and God willing, tomorrow –
God we have the same power that rose – you Jesus – from the . . .