Has anybody ever wondered what happened to David’s appearance after he killed Goliath?
Remember, David was summoned by Saul in 1 Samuel 16:14-23 to be his Armorbearer and to play the harp to refresh Saul when the evil spirit would come upon him. Therefore, Saul had interaction with him.
But after David killed Goliath, Saul asks who David is! (1 Samuel 17:55-58).
Either David appearance changed like Moses did, when he came down from the mountain after his victory over the enemy, or ABBA hid his identity from Saul or Saul couldn’t recognize David, because of the evil spirit that tormented.
How could he not recognize his personal minstrel that helped him through his troubling times of mental torment?
Many times, after a great conquest or mighty visitation from ABBA, we are changed.
Spiritually, we become unrecognizable to those who don’t understand our transformation.
Too often, people don’t have the ability to discern when a person has moved from one dimension to another.
When the change comes, people are perplexed sometimes and they will not be able to comprehend what takes place in a persons’ elevation. David became unrecognizable to those who were familiar with him.
ABBA is shifting, repositioning, restructuring us. Move in the process of YESHUA instructions and plans and watch your transformation be complete!
A Distressing Spirit Troubles Saul
“14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him. 15 And Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you. 16 Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp. And it shall be that he will play it with his hand when the distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.”
17 So Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.”
18 Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him.”
19 Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” 20 And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by his son David to Saul. 21 So David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armorbearer. 22 Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.” 23 And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him,” 1 Samuel 16:14-23.
“55 When Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.”
56 So the king said, “Inquire whose son this young man is.”
57 Then, as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. 58 And Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?”
So David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite,” 1 Samuel 17:55-58.
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, travelling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.