The glory has departed from Israel. The people want a king to rule over them. They want to be like the gentiles. They got their leader but he has led them astray. He is disobedient, rebellious and even involved in witchcraft. His heart is divided; he is a double minded man.

God’s prophet tells Saul, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to your neighbor who is better than you.” 1Sam15:28

Saul is jealous of David. He has murder in his heart towards him. He is afraid of David and dreads him for the LORD is with David but He has departed from Saul.

Now Saul plans to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

Saul is David’s enemy continually. Saul tries to pin David to the wall with his spear. You see, Saul’s satanic kingdom can’t be established if David lives, thus David must die.

Doeg the Edomite is the chief of Saul’s shepherds. He assists Saul any way he can. David has to escape from Saul and flee to the world’s territory. Saul has the Edomite kill the righteous priests of God.

Now Saul fights David. Saul summons the people for war to besiege David. David seeks the LORD and asks Him, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me into Saul’s hand?” God answers,” Yes, they will surrender you”.

David stays in the wilderness. God protects him there. David does not kill Saul because he knows that God has ordained and determined all these things, and that He will deal with it in His own time and in His own way.

The Power of God and the Living Water have now left Saul. Saul lies sound asleep with his people all around him (they are loyally protecting and defending him). David crosses over to the other side and stands on top of the mountain at a distance with a large area between them. He has thus positioned himself apart from Saul. David trusts God to deliver him.

But before he arrives at the final victory, David must come to Ziglag, his place of sorrow, on the third day.

1 Sam. chs.1-26 and ch.30:1.