1 Samuel 19:9-10 says, Now the distressing spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing music with his hand. 10 Then Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away from Saul’s presence; and he drove the spear into the wall. So David fled and escaped that night.
Besides the distressing spirit sent from the Lord upon Saul, Saul had jealousy and envy toward David. As we see with David’s life, these two spirits always followed those that God anointed. As the spear sought to pin David to the wall, so do these spirits work together to try to shut down the anointing. They release fiery darts of fear and intimidation to try to eliminate man’s joy and inspiration so that the anointing and gifts will never be used again to usher in the presence of God. If the enemy can isolate the anointing, it will eventually cause it to die out. For the enemy knows that the anointing is placed upon men and women to be released, or used for serving people in this world. The nature of the anointing is like a flowing river never to be idle. On the other hand, these two spirits are allowed in peoples’ lives by God to form them into their true calling and character of Christ. To be Kings like David.
Rejoice then if jealousy and envy follows you today, it only confirms that you are called to be an anointed King that will reach generations and free God’s people. Let jealousy and envy become your servants that carries you to your purpose and calling.