“And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth–lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.” 1 Samuel 16:1, 13-14 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/1sa.16.1-14.kjv
There is no vacuum in the spiritual. No matter how great a vessel is, when it is no longer fit for the use it has to be replaced especially one that is used in a place of glory. You don’t offer your guests food from a cracked plate. In the Bible reading today, while Samuel was still grieving for Saul’s failed assignment, God asked him to go and anoint someone else. While Saul was physically still on the throne, the spirit of God that empowered him to be the glorious king of Isreal had departed. So while he was still the people’s choice which beclouded his judgement earlier, he was powerless in spiritual authority. This would ultimately manifest in the physical to the extent that the same people would compare him to David the new anointed even when he did not yet have the crown. The anointing and associated indwelling of the spirit is critical to any assignment. Are you still anointed for that assignment?
Prayer: Dear Lord, cast me not away from your presence and take not thine Holy Spirit from me. Help me to continue to do exploits for your glory. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾