Samuel Anointing David
© January 2006 by Asher Intrater
Consider Samuel's anointing of David as king. He poured a flask of oil on him, and at the same time the Holy Spirit came upon him. This anointing of the Holy Spirit both appointed him into the position as leader of the government, and also anointed him with power to be able to carry out his governmental duties.
I Samuel 16:13
This was a kingly anointing, an anointing to succeed in government. The word "came upon" in Hebrew, amazingly, is the same root as the word succeed, tsalach (as in Psalm 1:3, "and all that he does will prosper/succeed"). The prophetic anointing from Samuel gave success to the kingly anointing of David. That anointing contains the wisdom and justice of the Holy Spirit (see Isaiah 11:1-5, 42:1-4).
What are the spiritual lessons that can be appropriated from this passage for us today?
1. We are to pray for elections, that the right people will come into office.
Yet David is also an image of Yeshua (Jesus) Himself. I believe that there is also a calling from God that:
5. The end-time saints will receive an anointing like Samuel and Elijah to pray, prophesy, and preach the kingdom, which will bring Yeshua back to rule and reign as a king on David's throne in Jerusalem (see Matthew 17:11, Matthew 23:39, Matthew 24:14, Revelation 11:15, Daniel 7:18, Revelation 24:2,10). Maranatha!
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