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The Sign of Samuel

Feb 11, 2009

I wrote yesterday about the sign of Samuel in the story of King Saul, who consulted the witch of En-dor just before he died. There is more to the story.

I received an email from Curtis, the Kiowa Tribe Environmental Director, asking me to pray for his sister who was to undergo a C-section. He wrote later to tell me that the procedure was successful, and her baby boy was the only one born in that hospital February 9, 2009.

Congratulations on a new 10 lb. 2 oz. baby boy who was named Samuel Checotah Crow. He was named after his great great great grandfather, Chief Samuel Checotah (or Checote), the first elected Chief of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma (1867) after the Trail of Tears.

Chief Checotah was a Methodist preacher, by the way, and Curtis tells me that he was named Apostle to the Americas by Queen Victoria. If you want to see his picture and read a little about him, go to:


I find it interesting that Samuel II would be born on Feb. 9, 2009. It is clearly a sign of the times, as if to suggest that Samuel was raised up from his sleep just before the death of King Saul. It appears that the biblical story has more meaning than meets the eye.

Samuel was a type of the Sons of God as well as a type of Christ. In fact, in 1 Sam. 28:13 the witch told Saul, "I see an elohim coming up out of the earth." Does this suggest a prophetic picture of the Sons of God? She was terrified by the sight (vs. 12), obviously not expecting this, and it opened her eyes so that she instantly recognized Saul, who had tried to disguise himself.

This seems to prophesy that when the Sons of God are manifested in the earth, the witches themselves will recognize the difference between Saul and David, between the Church and the overcomers. She then served meat and bread to Saul and his men (vs. 22-25), and they ate together in fellowship. That is, rebellious Saul finally had to acknowledge that he was no better than the witch of En-dor, because "rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft" (1 Sam. 15:23).

Saul was being brought to judgment because of his witchcraft. Saul did not think he was into witchcraft, of course, because he actually persecuted the witches in his religious hypocrisy (1 Sam. 28:3). But God often uses a different dictionary when defining words and concepts.

Anyway, now that Samuel II has been brought to birth ("out of due season" by C-section), it suggests that this is an EARLY sign of the birthing of the Sons of God. It suggests also that the Church is in for a rough time ahead, as God brings it to accountability for its lawless rebellion and refusal to be obedient to God.

In that the witch served Saul "unleavened bread," it also suggests that witches are about to experience Passover, the feast of Unleavened Bread. In other words, there will be a conversion as the witches witness the manifestation of the Sons of God. They have little respect for the religiosity of the Church, but the manifestation of the Sons of God is actually what they desire without realizing it. They presently look for it in all the wrong places, because they do not see the answer in the Church (Saul).

Last October, at the feast of Tabernacles meetings in Sweetwater, TN, we took note that the location was near the headquarters for the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears was the U.S. government's relocation of various Indian tribes from North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida to resettle them in "Indian Territory" (Oklahoma). This legislation was passed in 1830, and Congressman Davy Crockett objected strongly. (His objections cost him his political career, so he moved West and died at the Alamo in 1836.) The Supreme Court overturned the legislation in 1832, but the government proceeded anyway with the relocation in 1838.


The Tabernacles meetings in Sweetwater last October were designed, in part, to reverse the Trail of Tears, with some traveling in a reverse pattern from Oklahoma to Sweetwater, TN. The bitter tears needed to be made into "sweet water." So the recent birth of Samuel Checotah Crow appears to hint of progress in that matter, as well as the Sons of God in general. The connection appears to be the 153 tribes in Oklahoma, since 153 is the numeric value of beni h' elohim, "the sons of God."

Perhaps it is no coincidence also that on Feb. 10 the Dow closed at seven thousand 888.88 precisely. The numeric value of Jesus in Greek is 888.

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