And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee. And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do. And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day. And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. (1 Sam. 10:6-10)
The Spirit of God moved Saul to speak the words and to give Saul a new heart, at least temporarily, as he prepared to become the first king of Israel. Samuel spoke of all God would do to select and anoint Saul and as Saul prepared himself God demonstrated that He was with Saul and that Saul was the man God had chosen. Not being a son of a prophet many were surprised at the prophesying of Saul. Saul’s donkeys were found but now Saul had a people to lead as a nation and before the Lord their God.
Circumstances may overwhelm us for a time if we are not looking for the hand of God in them, but God is there and Christians have the one advantage which Saul would not retain, we have the Spirit of God permanently within us to guide and teach us of His ways, His Word, and His will. Those of us who are born again not only proclaim His Word that lost people might repent and surrender to God on His terms but also so that our brethren may be equipped, encouraged, and enabled to enjoy Jesus Christ as they grow in Him and in the knowledge of His Word. We are commanded not only to go forth and tell of all He is doing, but also to reach the lost who are separated from God because of their sin with the Good News of forgiveness, teach all nations the Commandments of our Lord, and to preach His Word at every opportunity until He is done with us.
Until that day, God has sent those of us who are His saints and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.