WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Scripture: 2 Samuel 17:1-3
2 Samuel 17:1-3 says, “Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, ‘Now let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. I will come upon him while he is weary and weak, and make him afraid. And all the people who are with him will flee, and I will strike only the king. Then I will bring back all the people to you. When all return except the man whom you seek, all the people will be at peace.’” What makes judicial prayer manifest in the natural? Here we see the intent of Ahithophel was the utter and complete destruction of David. Ahithophel was committed to David’s destruction. Demonized people are equally committed to the church’s destruction. Whatever the motivation, whether it is the church’s opposition to gay marriage or confrontation with those hiding sin, the individuals who are dead-set on legislating destruction to the church are just like Ahithophel. And our culture has a rising number of them. When we see deep-seated resentment, offense or hatred toward the church, we realize we are dealing with someone who is in the position that Ahithophel achieved. They have given their life for the destruction of a person who is bearing God’s purpose. David was certainly a flawed leader and he had to repent. He did repent and was restored. And we see God moved in his behalf. The issue was not David’s sin, but was Ahithophel’s determination to thwart God’s plan. We see a rising of those individuals in the earth and we must recognize if we do not pray like David prayed, then we will lose what God assigned to us in the last days. Many Ahithophels exist. Pray David’s prayer, expect David’s results!