Poor, Blind and Naked - From Eden to Laodicea (Part 3)

April 2023

   “Poor, Blind and Naked” thematic language will carry us from the earliest events in the Garden of Eden all the way through to the time of return to that Garden as recorded in the Book of Revelation. We are in the midst of examining some of those mileposts along the way, beginning again with Samuel and his interactions with Saul. 

   Concluding Part 2, we had confirmed the status of the young Samuel, even while under Eli’s dim vision. 

   “And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheva knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.”  (1 Samuel 3:20 KJV).

   A “prophet” can be one who speaks what will happen in the future OR one who delivers exhortations of the LORD to the people. It is often NOT a pleasant message to have to give! Samuel was fairly young when he received these words, I think.  

   “For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.  And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.” (1 Samuel 3:13, 15).

   Eli’s vision had gone from dim to blindness, meaning his physical and spiritual perception ...

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