King Saul ran away from God in the Spirit – when he decided to burn an offering to the Lord at Mikmash. King Saul sinned by burning an offering to God and let Satan crouch in his heart, thereby not asking God what he should do, before he marched out to war. This blatant act of disobedience led to Saul’s fits of schizophrenia, as his kingship was “torn” from him by Jehovah. He developed an aggressive rage of discontent that caused him to chase David all over the Kingdom (1 Sam 13:1-15, TLV).
Prophet Elijah ran after Jezebel announced she would kill him for killing her prophets (1Kgs 18:46-19:9, TLV).
However, the ultimate runner was Adam after he and Eve had eaten from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam made his sin worst by acknowledging that he was naked and hid from God with Eve (Gen 3, TLV).
So what does running from God have to do with death? 2“In Hebrew, the word for truth is emet (אֱמֶת). When we remove the letter Aleph from the word emet you are left with the word “dead” (i.e., met: מֵת). The letter Aleph is the ineffable letter that represents oneness and preeminent glory of God. Therefore, if we attempt to ignore or suppress God in our understanding of truth, we end up with death. And since Yeshua told us, “I am the way (הַדֶּרֶךְ), the truth (הָאֱמֶת), and the life (הַחַיִּים); no one comes to the Father apart from me” (Jhn 14:6), those who deny His reality are in a state of spiritual death.
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