WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
Scripture: 2 Samuel 18:14-17
King David prayed a prayer of judgment and then commanded his army not to touch Absalom. This presented a conflict. Which order will prevail? Will David’s judicial prayer rule or is his unsanctified mercy as a father going to rule? Verses 14-17 tell us what ruled the day. This passage says, “Then Joab said, ‘I cannot linger with you.’ And he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through Absalom’s heart, while he was still alive in the midst of the terebinth tree. And ten young men who bore Joab’s armor surrounded Absalom, and struck and killed him. So Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel. For Joab held back the people. And they took Absalom and cast him into a large pit in the woods, and laid a very large heap of stones over him. Then all Israel fled, everyone to his tent.” Joab took three spears and thrust them through Absalom’s heart. That is one apiece for each Member of the Godhead! The covenant of Sure Mercy is a covenant with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Absalom is an example of what happens when one comes against God’s anointed. It is an example of what the covenant of Sure Mercy will deliver us from. This is a very strong covenant and is a weighty and powerful agreement. This covenant is our platform for both salvation and judgment in the last days. I trust we will walk it out with anointed clarity and divine resolve. It is time that the wicked said, “For disaster from the Lord terrifies me And because of His majesty I could not do these things.” (Job 31:23 HCSB) Let the fear of the Lord once again come to our nation’s capital!