Turned Into Another Man.

After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy: and the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. 1 Samuel 10:5‭-‬6 KJV

We need to be careful before we rush to compare what happened to Saul to be like a New Testament experience. It happened at a time in history that salvation by Christ was unknown. So what does it mean he was turned into another man? Someone says that, ” … Saul was turned into another man only in terms of his role as king and the boldness in which he exercised that office. He was naturally a shy person (1 Sam. 10:20~24) but the Spirit of God upon him coupled with his role as king turned him into an assertive person”. Another person submits that, ” God does not call the equipped; God equips the call.” Saul may have been an impressive, physical specimen, but he was neither a prophet nor a king. Samuel’s anointing of Saul was in effect God’s call to Saul. He obeyed, and then God performed some miraculous things in him and through him”. In the New Testament, ( 2Cor.5:17 ) what happens is a transformation of the inner man, until it is made visible on the outside. The immediate change in Saul is visible in the next chapter when he reacted in the matter of Jabesh, and struck down the Ammonites. Before then, he just went back to be his fathers farm hand. New Testament transformation is a deep spiritual change. However, if anyone makes himself available, God can use anyone for his glory. This is more so in our times in the New Testament. Be available.

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