Samuel was the prophet during the time of King David. In fact, Samuel is the one who anointed David as King of Israel!

When Samuel was very young, he went to live with a priest named Eli.

The Lord spoke to Samuel in the middle of the night when he was just a very young boy.

Samuel’s mom’s name was Hannah. She was a good woman who had prayed and prayed for a son. God finally answered her prayers and gave her the mighty prophet, Samuel!

In The Bible:

 1 Samuel 3:9 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.

Brother Branham Said:

 And it was the great prophet Samuel who came with the cruse of the oil, the great prophet who went to Jesse and said, "God has chosen one of your boys to rule and serve My people. And it was out in the backside of the field, in a little shepherd yard, where a little ruddy, scrawny-looking boy was brought, David, the older--the youngest. And Samuel poured the anointing oil on him in the presence of all of his brothers and them who stood about, and proved that God had anointed him king. 58-1228


There was once a godly woman named Hannah who wanted a child more than anything in the world.

She knew that if God would ever give her a baby, she would do whatever she could to make sure he was raised for God. She was desperate, until one day, God answered her prayer and gave her the little boy that she had wanted so badly. God had given Hannah an extra special gift, her son wasn't just any regular child, he was born to be a prophet of God. She named her little prophet-son, Samuel. Hannah kept her promise to God and sent Samuel to be raised in the temple by the priest, Eli.

When Samuel was still a young boy in the temple, he was laying asleep when he heard a Voice call out, “Samuel, Samuel.” Samuel quickly  went to the priest, Eli, to see what he wanted. But it wasn’t Eli who was calling him.

Eli told Samuel to go lay back down. Then the Voice came again, and Samuel went to Eli and said “Here am I!” But Eli answered, “I called not, my son; lie down again.” Then it happened a third time, and Samuel came to Eli again. This time the wise old priest realized that the LORD had called the child. So Eli said to 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 laid down in his place again, and sure enough the LORD came and called like He did the other times, “Samuel, Samuel.” And Samuel answered, “Speak; for thy servant heareth.” The Lord then told Samuel what was going to take place in the house of Eli. Even though he was very young, Samuel heard the Voice of God, and he listened to It.

After this happened, the Bible said, “...Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.”

Samuel learned a valuable lesson that night. He learned to listen for that still, small Voice speaking to his heart. From that time on, the Lord was able to speak to, and through Samuel to prophesy to the children of Israel, and to the world. Like Brother Branham is to the people of this age, Samuel became God’s mouthpiece to the people of that age, because he always listened to, and obeyed, that still, small Voice.

God can speak to you just the same as He did to Samuel and Brother Branham, so we want to always be sure to listen closely when we hear something speaking to our hearts. It might just be that still, small Voice of God.