1 Samuel 28:15 KJV
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
Saul needed to hear from God concerning the impending battle but God wasn’t responding thru any of the means He used to; neither by dreams nor by the prophets. Saul was distressed.
He remembered Samuel and decided to invoke Samuel’s spirit thru a medium/witch. He did and Samuel appeared.
So many questions flooded my thoughts as I read this passage yet again.
1. Samuel’s spirit arose out of the earth. (see v13). Why the earth?
2. He was covered with a mantle. (see v14) Was he still in his old mantle he died with?
3. He was invoked by a witch. To what extent was the power of this witch so that she could sermon a high prophet like Samuel?
You may want to ponder on these questions too or share your own questions the way they come to you.
What do you make of the afterlife, especially all those who died before Christ’s coming?
What’s your opinion of purgatory?
Good morning and have a blessed day.