“Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him”
(2 Samuel 18:14-15)
Today’s Morsel: When Absalom tried to take the kingdom from his father David, I don’t think that he thought this would be his demise. But he failed to realize that his father was chosen by God to rule and reign over Israel, not him. Absalom is a prime example of rebellion, stubbornness, disunity, and self-serving. This spirit is displayed time and time again against leadership and authority. This spirit is also associated with the Jezebel spirit, which is a dominant and controlling spirit. David did not want Absalom to be killed. However, I believe his general, Joab, understood that this type spirit must be eradicated and not allowed to prevail because it will cause more harm than good and bring disunity and destruction to leadership. Check your spirit, and walk in submission to the authority over you.
Sing: I command you Satan in the name of the Lord, to pick-up your weapons and flee, for God hath given the authority to walk all over thee.
Thought For Today: Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness as idolatry and inequity.