Josephus, Book 6-The Fall of the House of Saul Deacon/Lay Leader Joshua Justice 6 July 2016
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artist: Joshua Justice
title: Josephus, Book 6-the Fall of the House of Saul
album: Josephus
year: 2016
Saul is nearing the end of his reign.  As described in 1 Samuel Chapters 18-22, his madness takes more and more dark turns, he tries one more time to hear from God, even though his bouts of remorse never quite translated into repentance.    So much happens to Saul, and so much is because of his fears and paranoia.  He finally gives in to the vain unrepentant hope that God might change His mind, and goes to a witch, the Witch of Endor, who contacts the world of the dead at Saul's request in an effort to find out what the future will hold for him and his house.  She, following Saul's wishes, calls on the spirit of Samuel, himself.  When Samuel actually speaks to her, not at all pleased with Saul or being called from his rest, he reiterates to Saul that God's hand is not with him or his house any longer, and in fact he and his sons will die on the battlefield the next day.  The final transition to David is soon to come, Saul recognizes he has finally come to the end of any hope of redemption, and he meets his oncoming death with resolve and resignation, knowing as he leaves her house that it is final.  It is the fall of the house of Saul, and the rise of the Star of David.  Copyright 2016  All Rights Reserved

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