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12 One time, when Israel chose a king, their first one, they made a terrible mistake. A great big seven foot head and shoulders: Saul! And he become a backslider and done disgrace to Israel. God then made Him a choice. And He said to Samuel, “Get some oil in the cruse and go up to Jesse’s house, for I’ll show you who I’ve chose.” And when he goes up to Jesse’s house, Jesse was very happy.
So he had seven sons, and he called the biggest one, great big fine handsome looking fellow, said, “Won’t he look nice with the kings robes on him, crown sitting on top of his head, look like the very image of the king?”
But when Samuel took the cruse and went forth to anoint him king, the Lord said, “Don’t do it. I’ve condemn it. I haven’t chose him.” And he brought another the next biggest one; God said, “I haven’t chose him either.” So he brought the sixth one, and God refused him.
Samuel said, “Haven’t you got another one?” Listen. “Haven’t you got another one?”
He said, “Oh yes, but he’s just a little old, scrawny, ruddy, knotty fellow, lives back out there on the back of the deserts, herding his sheep. He’d never make a king.”
“So go get him.”
13 And when little old David come in, sheepskin coat on, little crook in his hand, shepherd’s staff, the Holy Ghost said, “Go anoint him, for that’s My choice.” See? God does the choosing, because God looks on the heart.
Sometimes that we think that the great churches, with the great spires, and the million dollar organ setting in it, that’s where God is. Not all the time, that isn’t true. God chooses a humble heart. I don’t care if he is so poor he has to wear overalls, or if he is beggar in the street, if he’s humble and willing to believe God, God will take him. That’s just all there is to it. Amen.
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Rev. William Marrion Branham