1 Samuel 25:1 – 42
I will tell you the story, then we will pick it apart and then find some nuggets!
There was this really rich guy, his name was Nabal. He had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats. He lived in Carmel. He was shearing his sheep. I think he must have had a lot of helpers. David and his 600 soldiers were traveling through the area, they protected Nabal’s men. They were a wall to them night and day. David’s men were very good to them, they didn’t hurt them or steal anything from them.
David sent 10 young men to Nabal, and asked for food. And Nabal said no. David got really mad. And David told his soldiers to put on their swords. David said I’ll kill all of them. Nabal had a wife, her name was Abigal, she was beautiful and smart. One of Nabal’s men went to Abigal and told her what happened.
Abigail hurried up and took 200 loaves of bread and five sheep already killed and gutted, and corn and 100 clusters of raisins and 200 cakes of figs and only 2 bottles of wine and had the asses carry all this stuff. But she didn’t tell her husband. She had all the food go first. And she went to see David.
When Abigail saw David she laid on the ground with her face down, at his feet and she said, let this sin be on me. Please let me talk. Don’t pay attention to Nabal. He is a fool. Please forgive me.
Then David said, Hey, thanks for coming! I am glad you came, because I was going to kill everyone in your town. And thanks for the food. Don’t worry, you changed my mind. I am not going to kill anybody now.
So, Abigail went home. Nabal was very drunk. She didn’t tell him anything. But in the morning when he was sober, she told him. And he went into a coma. In 10 days he died. Then David married Abigal. And they lived happily ever after.
Let’s pick this story apart.
“And…(Abigail)… fell before David on her face”
(1 Samuel 25:23) This is complete surrender to a higher authority.
Abigail understood the difference between the Ruler and a ruler, (my LORD and my lord). She stood In the gap between them both so that reconciliation can come.
1 Sam 25:30 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;
She was willing to die. David is serious, he is coming with his men to kill her husband and wipe out every man of Nabal’s family line. But, then she goes down and falls on her face at his feet and she calls him, “My lord.” The moment she says that she is recognizing David’s authority and this establishes that David is a superior ruler. She was advocating for mercy.
Abigail thinks her husband is an idiot, and everybody around him thinks so too. She has this group of people and she hopes that if she becomes their representative she can spare all of them.
1 Sam 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
Belial strongs #1100 white part of the egg = egg head. Nabal is the son of an egghead, Now that’s Funny!
In the Old Testament, the example of priesthood was of a priest going into the Holy of Holies once a year. But other people had no right to even refer to the Name of the Lord. That right was given only to the priests because they were considered so holy. Even when they write the name of God or the Lord, they do it like this G-d or L-rd. Abigail was not allowed to take the Name of the Lord out into the marketplace, out to where an army is coming. Just for that she could have been killed. But Abigail understood.
First, you must understand that,
LORD = Yahweh. That LORD is all capital letters.
lord = Boss. In that lord, all the letters are lower case.
Lord = Adoni. In that Lord only the first letter is capitalized.
That is three different meanings for the same word, they are spelled the same, but different letters are capitalized.
1 Samuel 25:28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD (Yahweh) will certainly make my lord (boss) a sure house; because my lord (boss) fighteth the battles of the LORD (Yaheweh), and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.
By advocating reconciliation for the sin of her family, she brings it to a point where her family is pardoned. But not Nabal because he does not stand under the word of God. And all of this is because of her representation saying: “I have sinned.” Even though she didn’t sin.
Abigail apologized for something she didn’t do. Do I have to do that?
Unless there is ownership of sin, nothing can change. There can be no trial if there is no ownership.
Jesus did it too.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Let’s talk about frequency. It is when you create stuff in your imagination. You become a host, and then you bear the image of that act. So, whatever goes on inside you vibrates and that vibration sets up a frequency, which makes that act happen. When a spirit of murder sees its own image, it will step into that image. You can also imagine good stuff, which creates wonderful vibes and frequencies and then they happen.
You must judge yourself first. The high priest would come into the realm of God. He would take the scroll of the Word of God and raise it above his head and say, “This has now become my covering. I stand under the covering of the Torah as a huppah.” Because he was acting as the mediator he came under that covering. He would say. “Judge me, oh God, according to the measure of the covering that I am now under.”
Psalm 35:2 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
The high priest was wearing the breast plate that represented the 12 tribes of Israel. He would say, “Judge me, Oh God, and then judge everything on the outside of this covering.” And in that exact instant, the whole of the Israelite nation was free from every form of sin, iniquity and transgression. Because the breastplate was symbolic for them they were standing under the covering. And grace was given for a whole year until the high priest would come in and do it again.
Repentance repaints the picture you have in your imagination. It repaints the image and makes it something completely different. The spirit world also recognizes that.
The devil wants to fight with you. He accuses you and wants you to say, “Oh, no, I have not sinned.” But the Bible tells us to agree with our adversary quickly.
( Matthew 5:25) Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Why? Repent and get the accusations against you judged, you will be found innocent, because you are under the word of God, and the devil will have no power over you. Just get it done and over with. The Bible says, “The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged” You see if you are not judged the devil can continue to accuse you.
(Matthew 7:2) For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Now we have better than the Torah, we have the Holy Bible! Practice by placing a Bible on your head and saying, “By faith, Lord, I stand under the covering of Your Word. Put on a necklace or something to represent the breastplate, so that your family will also be under the covering.
Then, I would say: “This is what I did…………… I ask You to remove that from my life. Judge it according to Your righteousness . Remove it from my life.” Now, Lord, as You have judged me, I ask You to judge everything that was connected to that part of my life with that same sword.
For example, you were married many years ago to an idiot, who committed many sins. Or family member or colleague, friend or even church member, even if they are now dead, etc. Now take those sins upon yourself even though you didn’t do them and stand under the covering of the word of God and repent for the those sins. El Elyon, I ask that You would take Your Word like a sword, that Flaming Sword that stands in the way of the tree of life and I ask that You would judge me according to your grace. Now, El Elyon, as You have judged me, I ask You to judge everything that was connected to that part of my life with the same sword. By taking the sins of the other person you are acting under the order of Melchizedek and functioning as a high priest.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Doing the above will give you access to the tree of life and many miracles.
Diane Ebaugh Sutton