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He came in a donkey seeker and left as king
Red deer poing
10,000 reasons (Bless the Lord) - Matt Redman (Best worship song ever) (with lyrics)
Believe in the prophetic office
Benjamin were wired to produce kings. The tribe of Benjamin kept asking for a king. As Saul grazed his father's donkeys, somehow he lost them. He and his servant went out to look for that herd. In those days, donkeys were official transportation means for kings. Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem signifying he was a king. Donkeys were favored because they are not intimidated by weight or nature of loads. Saul was searching for lost donkeys and as we have stated, donkeys were chief transportation means for kings. He searched for the donkeys until he, himself also got lost. At this point he only relied on his wisdom, not bothering to inquire from others whether they could help him out. Don't seek, inquire. There is recovery by inquiry. When they inquired they actually recovered more than what they had lost. They discovered destiny.
Heavens above her
Break every chain by Jesus culture lyrics
Is there a prophet in Israel
Prophets speak to create, not to entertain. When they found Samuel, they got more that what they were looking for. He looked like he was lost but he was actually at the place where God wanted him to be. God has a way of using a crisis to lead you to your destiny. He was a donkey seeker at this point but he did not know that he was more powerful than that. He was to govern a nation shortly. His potential was unlocked by prophetic words. Those wired to search for donkeys do a perfect job on it. Saul was to be a king not a donkey seeker; meaning he was not wired to search for lost donkeys. That is the reason of his getting lost in the process of the search. That was not the work of a king. However the imputation of becoming a king came to reality only when he was anointed with oil by Samuel. After the anointment he received power to become a king. The anointment gave him power to become what God had cut him out for. When the imputation came, power and wisdom of a king was bestowed on him.