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A New Light Dawns!


   For almost 2000 years, the Holy Ghost, angels, and other Divine Beings have left our Western World pretty much alone, and turned it over to Constantine the Great, and his chosen proxies, the Roman Catholic Church and her Protestant "daughters" to administer and control.   Anyone showing signs of contact with Divine Beings or even worse, being controlled by Divine Beings, was either quarantined and made a "Saint" or tried by the Inquisition and possibly burned at the stake.  By the 1800s most Christians had forgotten, if they ever knew, what such experiences and people were like!

Such stories as King Saul's nakedness at Naioth

and King David dancing almost naked before the Ark of the Covenant, and thousands of his countrymen (and women and young girls) are in the Bible to remind those used to 2000 years of religious censorship and intolerance what used to be in Bible times, and can be once again!





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   28 "Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord.  And he worshipped the Lord there.  (At the house of the Lord in Shiloh -- verse 24).

     1 Samuel 2:18 "But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linen ephod. 19 Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice."

     1 Samuel 3:1 "And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli.  And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision."

      2 "And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; 3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

     4 "That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.  5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou callest me.  And he said, I called not; lie down again.  And he went and lay down."

     6 "And the Lord called yet again, Samuel.  And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again."

     7 "Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him."  

     8 "And the Lord called Samuel again the third time.  And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me.  And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child."

      9 "Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down; and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.  So Samuel went and lay down in his place."

     10 "And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel.  Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth."

And then began a back and forth audible conversation between God and Samuel that continued until Samuel's death.  And indeed even after his death, when King Saul forced the so-called "witch" of Endor to coax one more message out of the "sleeping" Prophet Samuel!

It was, if I remember correctly, in 1984, on my first trip to Jamaica with Pentecostal Missionary Eulis Jack Cates, that I was first awakened from sleep (as was Samuel) by a completely invisible to me person calling my name, Bob Holt.  Like Samuel, I awoke, looked around, and even walked through the house in which I was staying in Jamaica, looking for someone awake and calling me.
Had not Jesus said to His Disciples just before He died on the Cross --

    John 16:7 "If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world -- 13 --he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come ---14 --he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

    Well, it so happened that what God, through his Holy Spirit, wanted to tell the very young Samuel was something he already knew, that some of the adults around him that also worked very near to the Golden Ark of the Covenant were not living right, -- were not doing right, -- and indeed were a disgrace to their position as priests of God.  And that Eli, although old and almost blind, was responsible for correcting his sons, and indeed, he must punish or replace them if they, his sons, did not stop doing what they were doing.   God's standard for priests was HOLINESS, and these bad grown-up boys were operating far below this standard!


    1 Samuel 3:22 "Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation."  NOW I DON'T HAVE A GOOGLE IMAGE OF THIS PARTICULAR VERSE, BUT USE YOUR IMAGINATION!  23 "And he said unto them, Why do ye do such thinghs? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people."

    24 "Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the Lord's people to transgress."

    25 "If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for him? Not withstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them."  PEOPLE HAD A BAD HABIT BACK THEN OF BLAMING THE LORD FOR EVEYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING BAD, BECAUSE GOD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BAD CHILDREN BEING BORN, JUST LIKE NOW WE BLAME HIM FOR CREATING THE DEVIL.  IT'S ALL, SOMEHOW OR OTHER, A PART OF HIS "PLAN".

    Well, what God, through His Holy Spirit wanted Samuel to do was remind Old Eli what was going to happen to Eli, his wicked sons, and indeed Israel for permitting these outrages a few feet from God's Golden Ark, which Samuel did, but as usual with humans, the Lord's sanctuary remained a part of the "Red Light District".

     1 Samuel 4:2 "And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men."  So in the next few verses we read that Israel in an ill-advised plan to use the Ark of the Covenant as their "secret weapon" by allowing Hophni and Phinehas, Eli's sons, whose second jobs besides being priests was to be libertine studs, to carry the Ark into battle.  Where, guite predictably, the two sons were killed by the Philistines and the Ark carried off and placed by the Philistines in their own temple of Dagon, the Corn God, patron of Fertility.   Eli, when he heard the news, fell over backwards in his chair, broke his neck, and died on the spot.

    God, spending part of His time in those days resting above the cherubim on His holy ark, became uncomfortable with His new location in a heathen temple, caused the image of Dagon to bow down and worship him, causing major damage to that stone and metal idol, and more than a little distress among Dagon's usual worshippers.

     About then, the Philistines decided they didn't want to possess the Ark of the Covenant any more, so they returned it to the Israelites in a novel fashion.  They decided to pay some attention to the preferences of the Holy Spirit (something Hophni and Phinehas were not doing before their untimely deaths) and assumed that the Holy Spirit could exercise control over animals as easily as it could cause a very heavy idol to fall over in that idol's own temple.   So they placed the Ark, very carefully and respectfully I assume, with several of their best, most righteous priests affecting the transfer, onto a wooden cart pulled by two cows who had just had calves born to them.  The Philistines, as I said, were big into fertility, as was their idol god Dagon.  

    If the cows ignored the crying of their calves for milk, and carried the Ark across the border to Israel, they reasoned, that's where Israel's God wanted it to be.  And lo and behold, soon the Ark was back in Israel, this time resting for a while in Beth-shemesh.  (Shown on map above)

    At first the Israelites at Beth-shemesh were happy to have the Ark of the Covenant as their main tourist attraction, but their continued disrespect caused a lot of Israelite deaths also.

     1 Samuel 6:19 "And he (God) smote the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the Lord, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men; and the people lamented, because the Lord had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter."  THESE PEOPLE WERE A BIT SLOWER THAN THE PHILISTINES TO CATCH ON, BUT THEY FINALLY DECIDED ALSO THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THEM IF THE ARK WAS SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    1 Samuel 6:20 "And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God?  and to whom shall he go up from us? 21 "And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines have brought back the ark of the Lord; come ye down, and fetch it up to you."

     1 Samuel 7:1 "And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the Lord.  2 "And it came to ,pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord."

     By now Samuel the Child Prophet was Samuel the grown man, with a wife and family of his own, and he took over the job of judging Israel until they demanded a king.  Samuel helped them find that king with the Holy Spirit's help, in a story I have provided also on this web site.

    King Saul never had much to do with the Ark of the Covenant, and it was not until his successor, King David of Bethlehem, the son of Jesse became King, and conquered Jerusalem, that this new king decided it was time to move the ark once again, this time hopefully to his new capitol, the ancient city of Jerusalem, now to  become the City of David.

The 1 Samuel 19


As we read on past 1 Samuel 3, in which Samuel first hears the Holy Ghost calling him by name, and learns that he must show his willingness to listen to hear any more --

And past 1 Samuel 9 and 10, in which Saul, the son of Kish the Benjamite, is called by the Holy Ghost through Samuel to lead Israel as that country's very first king --

We come to 1 Samuel 11, in which Saul demonstrates his ability to rescue the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead from the threat of Nahash the Ammonite, and afterwards was truly accepted as king.

By 1 Samuel chapter 14, Saul's son Jonathan, who has become an expert archer, able to shoot arrows more effectively than any Isrealite of his generation, becomes the hero.

And by chapter 15, Samuel commands Saul to destroy Agag the king of the Amelekites along with his soldiers in the city of Amelek, which Saul was able to do with the Lord's help.

    But Saul disobeys the Lord's instructions, as relayed by Samuel --

1 Samuel15:9 "And Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly."   Samuel, after crying all night before the Lord, personally hacked the captive King Agag to death as Saul and his army watched.  Then Samuel left Saul never again to meet with him in public. (1 Samuel 15:35)  But Saul did later meet with a group of prophets, the companions and followers of Samuel, under very unusual circumstances, as we will discover in chapter 19.

    1 Samuel 16 -- Samuel secretly annoints David to replace Saul as king of Israel.  David introduced as an expert songwriter and harp-player.  In an odd, out of sync story, he is chosen to be Saul's harpist, because Saul is afflicted by an evil spirit from God.

    1 Samuel 17 -- The wonderful (an possibly dishonest) story of David slaying Goliath of Gath with a few small stones and a slingshot. 

    1 Samuel 18 -- The friendship of David and Jonathan begins, and David marries Saul's daughter Michal, paying Saul with 200 Philistine foreskins as dowry (Saul had only asked for 100).

    As chapter 19 begins, Saul has decided to kill David outright, many attempts to kill him with a javalin having failed.  Michal, David's new wife, warns David and persuades David to flee for his life, while fooling her father by putting an image in David's bed, and saying her husband was sick, and unable to move.  She let David down by a rope out of her bedroom window.   David fled then to be with Samuel in Ramah, and both Samuel and David move on to a place called Najoth.

Naioth, the "Paradise"

for Holy-Ghost-Filled Prophets!

(And Inspiration for David's almost-naked dance before

the Ark of the Covenant!)

   1 Samuel 19:19 "And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah."

    20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied."

   1 Samuel 19:21 "And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise.  And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also."


   But it's also the pattern for the account of another Saul, Saul of Tarsus, waiting 3 days for another Holy-Ghost-Filled "Samuel" named Ananias to give him back his eyesight after a vision of Jesus blinds him on the road to Damascus.

   1 Samuel 19:22 "Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah."

    23 "And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah."

    24 "And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night."

Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?"


the Holy Ghost makes

or re-makes yet another man!

Naked, as in the beginning!


As with all these Bible stories, you, the reader, have the option to believe they are literal or symbolic, or indeed, not to believe them at all!  Those readers who have never been overpowered by the Holy Ghost and been told later what they actually did or said while in this temporary condition may disbelieve that Saul was totally naked and saying and doing things he couldn't remember afterwards.  Those who have had such experiences will have no problem believing this story.  Literally!     Dr. Bob Holt, MD
   For almost 2000 years, the Holy Ghost, angels, and other Divine Beings have left our Western World pretty much alone, and turned it over to Constantine the Great, and his chosen proxies, the Roman Catholic Church and her Protestant "daughters" to administer and control.   Anyone showing signs of contact with Divine Beings or even worse, being controlled by Divine Beings, was either quarantined and made a "Saint" or tried by the Inquisition and possibly burned at the stake.  By the 1800s most Christians had forgotten, if they ever knew, what such experiences and people were like!

Such stories as King Saul's nakedness at Naioth

and King David dancing almost naked before the Ark of the Covenant, and thousands of his countrymen (and women and young girls) are in the Bible to remind those used to 2000 years of religious censorship and intolerance what used to be in Bible times, and can be once again!

    2 Samuel 6:1 "Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.  2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims."

   3 "And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Abia, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart."

    4 "And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahia went before the ark."

    5 "And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals."

    6 "And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah out forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of the Lord."

    8 "And David was displeased, because the Lord had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perez-Uzzah to this day."

    9 "And David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?"

    10 "And David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite."

    11 "And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months; and the Lord blessed Obed-edom, and all his household."

    12 "And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God.  So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness."

    13 "And it was so, that when they that bear the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings."

     14 "And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod."

    Now "linen ephod" does not mean much to us who are reading this verse in 2014, but it's the article of clothing that most people wore as underwear back then, and was making about the same social "statement" that the movie and song starlet "Madonna" was making when she wore her feminine lingerie outside her regular street clothing.

     But note that Samuel the child prophet was wearing a "linen ephod" in 1 Samuel 2:18, and was living within sight of the ark in the presence of the Lord "in his underwear".   David took note of that, and so should the people of the 21st century, who are quite comfortable in church wearing blue jeans and blouses that show more than the usual amount of bare skin.   Some Jewish interpreters claim that David was wearing even less!    After Naioth, I'd be inclined to agree this may be so.  Anyway -- David was dancing with all his might in less than formal attire!

    15 "So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.  16 And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart."

   17 "And they brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord."

    18 "And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts."

     19 "And he dealt among all the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of f;esh, and a flagon of wine.  So all the people departed every one to his house."

     20 "Then David returned to bless his household (still dressed only in his underwear, I presume, there being no "dressing rooms" spread around Jerusalem in those days).  And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself."

     21 "And David said to Michal, It was before the Lord, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, tro appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel; therefore I will play before the Lord."

    22 "And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour."

    23 "Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death."  (There was no birth control back in those days, so you do the math!  She had a long but lonely life.)




The Book of Job was written in Persia to discuss "Why Righteous people suffer while Evil people prosper"-- But Job's daughters may have been the first to speak and sing in "glossilalia" angelic unknown tongues!

For Dr. Bob Holt's account--

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