" The child Samuel
ministered to Yahweh
before Eli. Yahweh’s word
was precious in those days.
There visions were not
frequent." (World English Bible) #VerseOfTheDay
Note that "There visions were not frequent" Sounds alot like nowadays, worse actually, in my opinion. At least we have the latter rain(JAMES 5:7, Deut. 11:11-14), and the sealing of Gods` people(REV. 7), but we also have the "shaking period" to go through, Luke 21:26 KJV
"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
Alas, this can make one grateful and strengthen ones` faith when they are dissapointed at the current state of affairs among Gods` People. At least its not that bad, after all, we all have bibles nowadays, they had to hear the word read off of scrolls in the days of Samuels` Ministry.