Deep in thought and depression the new mom contemplated all that had happened, she understood completely that Jehovah was no longer with her or her people, that the glory of the Lord had departed.
The elders tried to bring the Lord into their mess by carrying the Ark of the Covenant to the battlefield. What a great idea, they thought. God has been showing up regularly at the temple in the holiest of holies so let’s bring the Ark here and God will work like a magic genie.
The boy was placed into an environment that was a cesspool of sin under the authority of the man who basically allowed it. The odds that Samuel would grow to be a prophet of God was not in his favor.
These men had no regard for the Lord. They are the pastor’s kids and yet they grew up without ever believing in God.
Hannah knew she had reached the throne room of God, her spirits immediately lifted and she returned to the feast celebrations with her family. Hannah and Elkanah really celebrated once they returned home because God remembered her and she became pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.
Hannah’s need to give birth to a child is what drove her to pray this passionate prayer, her desperation fueled the flame and caused her to seek God on an entirely new level.
But to Hannah he gave a double portion. Because he loved her, and the Lord closed her womb. Elkanah made sure that Hannah had a double portion.
“You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
The wise, those who know the word of God, who know who God is and understand Him and His ways will shine with his brilliant glory.
The scariest thing about the antichrist is knowing that the world is ready for a leader like this. The past few years have prepped and prepared us for this type of world leader.