Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


The Witch Of Endor

“Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, so that I may inquire of her”...He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage”
(1 Sam 28:7,14, NASB; Read the whole chapter).

Did Saul really see Samuel? No, it’s clear that Saul did not,
As evidence that proves this, we can very clearly spot.
So, let us take a look now, at the evidence that’s there,
For often we discover things aren’t quite as they appear.

The wording, “Samuel said to Saul,” is simply the writer’s way
Of describing to readers, events on that fateful day.
Yes, King Saul simply “perceived” it was Samuel that he’d heard,
Hence why certain translators have chosen that very word.

It couldn’t have been Samuel, for we’re told the dead can’t rise
’Till Christ at His appearing, “Come forth!” to each dead saint cries.
We have also been informed they metaphorically sleep
’Till Christ at His appearing separates the goats from sheep.

Tell me, why did Samuel appear from somewhere down below
If he were up in Heaven, as some wrongly teach is so?
If Samuel were in Heaven, “Tomorrow you’ll be with me,” would mean,
That dead saints and apostates share Heaven’s glorious scene.

Given Samuel’s in his grave, awaiting Christ’s, “Come forth!” call,
How could someone summon him to appear before King Saul?
Clearly an evil angel or the devil in disguise
Via the medium, and apparition, was just conveying lies.

God wouldn’t use a medium to communicate with Saul,
For such practices He forbids, as they simply Him appal.
If God wouldn’t answer Saul because of Saul’s wrongful acts,
He’d hardly use a medium to communicate more facts.

So, watch those apparitions, and those voices from the dead,
That Satan via mediums has often many misled.
He certainly misled Saul, and he’ll mislead you and I,
If his cunning deceit and lies we very foolishly buy.

By Lance Landall

“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God”
(Lev 19:31, NIV).

You may also wish to read the poems "Where Are They?" and "What Rapture?".