1 Samuel 28 – VISIT TO ENDOR
ABSENCE OF GOD’S MESSAGE – Vss. 1-6
Saul was in trouble. Samuel, the prophet who gave God’s word to Saul, was dead. God was not answering Saul’s requests for guidance.
ALTERNATIVE SOUGHT – Vss. 7-10
Saul had rightfully outlawed witchcraft, but because he got no help elsewhere, he sought the help of the Witch of Endor. At first the witch did not know that she was dealing with Saul. However, she was cautious, because she was afraid that she might be walking into a trap.
APPEARANCE OF SAMUEL – Vss. 11-14
This lady was shocked and frightened when Samuel actually did appear.
God was allowing Samuel to give one last message to Saul from the grave.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF GOD’S WILL – Vss. 15-19
Saul was told that the Kingdom would be taken out of his hand and that David would be king.
He was also told that he and his sons would die the next day.
ACCEPTANCE OF A MEAL – Vss. 20 – 25
Saul was rightfully afraid.
He had not eaten.
The woman and Saul’s servants encouraged him to eat.