THURSDAY, JULY 13
Scripture: Psalm 55:12-18
Psalm 55:12-14 says, “For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng.” King David’s best friend Ahithophel betrayed him. But looking at the context tells us David first betrayed Ahithophel. Ahithophel’s daughter was Bathsheba and David killed her husband Uriah and took Bathsheba for himself. David repented and God forgave him, but apparently Ahithophel did not forgive him. When Absalom rebelled against King David, Ahithophel went to help him. King David had to flee Jerusalem because he was outnumbered and the best counselor in all the land was with his adversary. All King David could do was pray and seek Jesus, a prophet like Moses. Verse 15-18 states, “Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them. As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me.” David was tremendously outnumbered. But he found the Jesus Who is a prophet like Moses and when all he could do was pray, he prayed for judgment on his enemies. That prayer changed the situation! Absalom was caught, defeated and killed. Ahithophel hung himself and King David was restored and finished his race. Acts says all the prophets have spoken about the times that we are living in. Are we listening to what they are saying? They speak of the anointing to move in the judicial and we need that anointing to wind up the age. If we want to represent Christ in the last days we have to grow beyond milk and begin eating solid food. Praying in the Spirit is the most practical way to birth what is needed!