Monday, September 26, 2022

Rosh Hashanah, 10 Days of Awe, 10 Days of Reckoning

 Numbers 29:1-6 NKJV

29 ‘And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work. For you it is a day of blowing the trumpets. You shall offer a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to the Lord: one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year, without blemish. Their grain offering shall be fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram, and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs; also one kid of the goats as a sin offering, to make atonement for you; besides the burnt offering with its grain offering for the New Moon, the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, as a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the Lord.


Leviticus 23:23-25 NKJV

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

The first holy day is Rosh Hashanah, the traditional Jewish New Year – mentioned in the Bible as the Feast of Trumpets. In antiquity, this day was celebrated by blowing shofars (rams’ horns) and with sacrifices. Traditionally, it commemorates the creation of the world – or, more specifically, the creation of Man on the sixth day of creation. In synagogues today, it is also customary to speak about the Akedah (the story of the binding of Isaac).

The second holy day, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is the most important day in the Jewish calendar. In biblical times, this was the only day when the high priest was allowed to enter into the Holy of Holies in the Temple. On this day, the high priest would take two goats. On one goat he would confess the sins of Israel and then send it into the wilderness to die as the scapegoat. The other goat was sacrificed on the altar and its blood was sprinkled on the ark of the covenant. In this way, atonement was made for the whole nation of Israel in one day.

 

Rosh Hashanah is a religious and festive time when family and friends gather together for meals and worship and grow closer to God. It’s a time for looking forward to a new year with anticipation and reflecting on the past year to improve ourselves for the next.

This two-day Jewish celebration of the New Year literally translates to “head of the year” in Hebrew. It is observed on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishrei, the first month in the civil calendar. In 2022, it begins on Monday, September 26, and ends at sundown, Tuesday, September 27.

Yom Teruah is the biblical name for this holy day. Teruah means a massive shout by a crowd or the blowing of a horn. Its origin can be traced back to the Old Testament book of Numbers, in the Bible. The children of Israel were commanded by the Lord to make this observance: 

Challah bread is always fashioned into a round loaf for Rosh Hashanah and served with honey. The circle symbolizes the seasons and cycle of life.

Eating sliced apples dipped in honey is another Rosh Hashanah tradition. Honey symbolizes the desire to have a sweet, enjoyable, and bountiful year. No bitter, sour, or tart foods like horseradish or vinegar at this holiday meal.

Pomegranate is another customary food on the Rosh Hashanah table. The vast number of seeds in this fruit represents the desire for a productive and abundant life. 

10 Days Of Awe

The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (which is October 4-5, 2022) are significant days known as the “10 Days of Awe” or the “10 Days of Repentance.” During this time, further introspection takes place. Other positive ways to use this time for spiritual enrichment is to pray, perform charitable deeds, acts of loving kindness, seek forgiveness, and reconciliation with others. It is said that one’s actions between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can change God’s judgments toward us into blessings. 

The 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Yod

According to the Jewish sages, the yod represents the world to come and completeness.

Talk about 10 days of reckoning:

Definition of Reckoning:

 the act or an instance of reckoning: such as

aACCOUNTBILL

bCOMPUTATION

ccalculation of a ship's position

2a settling of accounts day of reckoning

Reckoning in the Bible:  Day of Judgment. Judgment Day.

Number 10:

The number 10, in the Bible, is used 242 times. The designation "10th" is used 79 times. Ten is also viewed as a complete and perfect numeral, as are 3, 7, and 12. It is made up of 4, which represent the physical creation, and 6, which symbolize man. As such, the meaning of 10 is one of testimony, law, responsibility, and the completeness of order.

Day 10 of the 7th month is also the Holy Day known as the Day of Atonement. 

Ten generations of man lived on the earth before the flood waters came and swept away all those who were disobedient. Noah, the tenth generation, was 600 years when he and seven other family members entered the ark.

Canada and the connection to the UK there is a rather large vein there.

God is going to clean house in the prophetic and those promoting hot air will deflate with them.

You cannot duplicate or replicate the unique gift God has given someone and if you try to puff yourself up you will deflate in this season.

Your mouth will be filled with vinegar.


Friday, September 16, 2022

Word from the Lord--September 13, 2022

All praise be to the Most High God, King of Kings, Lord of Hosts, Maker of heaven and earth. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof! And to His Kingdom, there is NO END. All Glory and Praise to the Lord of Hosts!! 

And the Spirit of the Lord says this day, is MY arm too short that it cannot save MY children? Is My Power too Limited that it cannot intervene? Fear Not, for I AM WITH YOU be not dismayed for I AM Your God. BEHOLD I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU, I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH My righteous right hand says the Lord of Hosts. 

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the heart of the nation has become diseased, the CHAMBERS are filled with decay and filth and a BYPASS IS NEEDED AND REQUIRED SAYS THE LORD and BYPASS I will says the Lord. For I the Lord your God DO NOT submit to man's laws and manmade governments says the Lord. I am not under their Jurisdiction, However, says the Lord they shall certainly be under mine. For there is a time and season for everything under heaven says the Lord of Hosts. 

A time to rise up and a time to fall. There shall be a string that attaches strategic falls in this hour says the Lord. And says the Lord of Hosts, Rosh Hashanah, says the Lord, one of the most strategic and pivotal falls and removals shall take place during this time, for a dark horse is coming forth and leadership shall be overthrown and challenged, one shall even be a coup and reported as such, a political coup so strategic in its planning and timing that you shall see leaders around this country, I the Lord speak of, you shall see them fumble their words and visibly quake for the winds of change are blowing across Europe says the Lord, the winds of change have begun to go forth in the United States of America. 

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the bell shall ring, the hour shall reach midnight, where you see a large shift in positions in this nation for elections shall not be such, for sticky fingers shall be caught before the elections and arrests made, says the Lord of Hosts that will further drive the people to take a stand and areas of blue shall turn red BUT not the mixed shade of red that has blue streaks running through it says the Lord BUT RED. A RED FLAG A RED FLAG SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS JUST WATCH FOR NOT ONLY THIS NATION BUT A LARGE RED FLAG TO OCCUR IN YOUR NATION THAT GIVES AWAY THEIR POSITION as a group of 3 shall fall says the Lord of Hosts.  

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, they may attempt to arrest says the Lord. HOWEVER, I THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL ARREST THEM IMMOBILE SAYS THE LORD THEY SHALL BE MADE IMMOBILE A SICK BED OF THEIR OWN MAKING SAYS THE LORD.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the time of the shofar, the time of the trumpet says the Lord, there shall be complete upheaval in Israel as it is Indeed a new year and a new way shall be made for a NEW leader to arise in Israel, assisted by one familiar with that seat as lightening strikes in Israel shall hit in KEY areas as well as unusual pressure and weather that shall indicate what is moving in the Spirit as I the Lord thy God am getting ready to completely cut open the entrails of their government and spill out and flush out what has been IMPACTED and blocking what I the Lord God have decreed and written on a scroll and sent it into the earth, into Israel says the Lord of Hosts and that scroll has been read by the holy angels and the instruction is being carried out as I the Lord thy God am causing a crack in the brotherhood that has a grip on Israel, there shall be a crack and then total division as they turn on each other over the slightest comment that shall be made, the spark that ignites the fire says the Lord of Hosts and MY HOLY FIRE is set to burn near the Temple Mount says the Lord of Hosts. What man would call strange occurrences will occur around the Temple Mount as a sign that what lies underneath is shifting and there shall be a discovery brought to the surface from that location as even the Wailing Wall shall lose a piece as an indication that I the Lord am tearing down their stronghold that they have built and those who have turned on their own people, who are stealing the silver and the gold, who have been moving it from vaults into another neighboring country shall be caught RED HANDED says the Lord of Hosts. Watch and see as these things come forth and are brought to pass.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the papers will NOT be in order, the cords of the wicked shall be frustrated, their briefs shall be frustrated, their case shall not be in order and shall be missing key documentation, and as they push more and more to bring forth an indictment is shall turn and that indictment shall fall upon members of the Department of Justice as it is so named I the Lord thy God have sent holy angels to write the word JUSTICE IS SERVED upon the doorposts and areas where those attempting to hunt down not only political; opponents, but ones who have seen what they are doing, and it has been written above the posts and the doors and the control rooms and the legal areas and now I shall send My angelic army forth to look for that writing and where it resides those shall be struck, removed, sudden retirement, and sudden falls from position shall occur as I the Lord am sweeping MY JUSTICE through the Department of Justice and you shall see an emergency at the Pentagon as their plans for an even greater terror to the American people and those speaking truth fall short and the Pentagon is shifting says the Lord of Hosts. Watch the embassy in this hour says the Lord, your own government is going to willfully and purposefully through proxies attack the embassies as a distraction and a message that your people are not safe overseas. HOWEVER, says the Lord, the blood of Benghazi, and what is attempted at the embassies shall explosively come to the surface as their plans are unraveling as even the Department of Transportation is involved in moving weapons undercover says the Lord of hosts in what appears to be construction trucks.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, YOM KIPPUR THE DAY OF ATONEMENT says the Lord, another leader strategically connected within much of Europe shall fall in complete scandal and disgrace as the time of grace has thinned and a changing of the guard is occurring worldwide says the Lord of Hosts.

Italy says the Lord!! Italy stop attempting to breathe life into an old Roman says the Lord, those with serpent-like roots, stop attempting to resuscitate Rome and the empire says the Lord, for Italy, is having secret meetings, the leadership, with those who want One World Order and commerce and religion, they have deep channels and ways within their government where they are funding terrorist organizations and attacks and holding hands with the godless with the red flag, with a Turkish flag, they are authoring worse than an Iran deal says the Lord, they are BROKERING says the Lord and they are involved in other elections in other countries as well. As eyes are on China and their allies, Italy has been doing much rewiring and moving of assets including with Syria says the Lord.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, watch Kuwait as a part 2 will be attempted of what a corrupt and diseased Bush did long ago, that BUSH is soon to be uprooted says the Lord of Hosts for their meetings and plans and blueprints for leadership shall hit a SNAG as their members fall off the wagon and some will just fall and suffer a break for they are fumbling around in darkness and feeding the BEAST says the Lord that wants to control and put a chain around the neck of the eagle, however, there is a weak link, that chain is VERY compromised and it shall break at its core for iron does not mix with clay says the Lord of Hosts.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, watch what washes up on shore says the Lord, just watch.

And says the Lord of Hosts, My people perish for lack of knowledge, the knowledge of the truth will set you free, walk in truth, not parallel to truth BUT TRUTH for many have taken the truth and dug channels off of it where they are mixing truth with fallible information do not allow yourself to be confused in this hour for I the Lord thy God still have much work to do in leadership that is set to make a U-turn and come back, for I the Lord require obedience, and humility, and resolve, and discipline of the mouth for this next term, I require it and I the Lord God have raised that standard and leaders who are marching toward the highest seats in the land shall meet that standard or they shall see the road closed to them says the Lord of Hosts. My instruction is most crucial in this hour says the Lord NOT BRAVADO, the Bravado shall smooth its tone and delivery as I the Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way and they may attempt to surround and indite and fight, however, I the Lord am breaking their ring and a way of deliverance shall be executed miraculous. Those around these leaders think they know or they are “in the know” HOWEVER, if they are not seeking Me about such matters they are truly in the dark and the devil will take pot shots at such as even the most brilliant strategist will not see the way I the Lord thy God shall make for only those seeking me to SEE WHAT I SEE SHALL SEE THIS WAY FORM SAYS THE LORD.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, I AM GOD THERE IS NO OTHER. THE UNTOUCHABLES SHALL SUFFER MAJOR STRIKES AS THOSE RUNNING THE ENGINES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND SILICON VALLEY ARE CUT OFF AT THE KNEES FOR THEY HAVE CREATED QUICKSAND AND HAVE STEPPED INTO SUCH, STOCKS SHALL PLUMMET, BOTS SHALL FAIL, ALGORITHMS SHALL CRASH AND GO ARRAY, AND THE MAIN FRAME AS WELL SAYS THE LORD, FOR THE FRAME, IS COMPROMISED AND THOSE WHO HAVE OPENED THEIR EYEs FROM WITHIN ARE SET TO WEAKEN THE CORE OF THEIR CORRUPTION AND PLANS.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, I the Lord thy God shall and will have My way in this nation, I am sparking a total tilling of the ground in England, and a total rearranging of the crown and its points says the Lord, for what has been in the vault of the royals shall be unlocked and in this hour called forth and the true tale shall be told of their exploits and involvements including those who passed long ago, including the opposing of brothers the true reason shall come forth says the Lord as all the soil must be broken up for new seed to drop into darkness first and then spring forth into the light.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, I am calling MY people under My wings to take refuge for they are manufacturing yet another crisis in a different way, a way that has a twist to try and RETAIN CONTROL and prevent the people from being heard. Resources, electric, watch what they do as while they are attempting to execute a sudden breach, then a break, then a complete fall says the Lord of Hosts. However, the nation and My children NEED to learn a grave lesson for this nation to be restored as the church needs to do their due diligence as well and walk in truth and teach people truly how to be soldiers and servants for they are being taught to be takers and bondage makers and this must stop says the Lord; it must stop! 

One of the largest Church in the nation, the leader will soon step down in shame, for iron and clay have mixed, darkness and light have mixed and have created a deep dark hardened mess deep within its walls and the truth shall be pulled forth for I have sent MY servants to do such and that church shall be shaken in a way that it splits, as half or more of the people are desperately seeking a shepherd and they are getting a show and the bread they are fed is dry and brittle and too much sugar, not enough essential substance says the Lord, watch for this to occur before the end of the year says the Lord of Hosts.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, promotion in the middle of the instability you see in your nations, promotion for My faithful, it is intense and it shall be pressurized as you are promoted and marched through a new open door that you shall see unlock shortly my children. Walk through it in faith knowing I AM WITH YOU EVEN UNTIL THE END OF THE AGE FOR I AM HAVE POSITIONED YOU FOR SUCH A TIME AND AM PRUNING BACK THOSE WHO DO NOT BELONG IN YOUR LIFE FOR THE ENEMY SHALL NO LONGER USE THEM AS A HOST TO OPPOSE YOU FOR THEY ARE BEING BROKEN OFF AND THROWN INTO THE WILDERNESS UNTIL THEY UNDERSTAND WHO THEIR SOURCE IS SUPPOSED TO BE. THE spirit of entitlement and jealousy is being bound and muzzled and will no longer speak such harshness against MY children as the time has come to put in order what has defiantly remained corrupt. This shall be a harsh re-aligning for some who did not heed the warnings and that grace period has thinned and there shall be a very large adjustment. Go forth knowing I am going before you My children I am protecting you. Now is the time to fast and pray and keep your eyes and heart and mind on the things of God that are above and you shall see vindication and victory in this hour. Thus says the Lord of Hosts in the name of Jesus Christ who sits at MY right hand amen.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Word from the Lord--August 29, 2022

All Glory Honor and praise be to The One who sits on the highest throne, Almighty God the Lord of Hosts is His name, who judges the nations and its LEADERS, WHO UPHOLDS THE CAUSE OF THE FATHERLESS, THE Holy one who rules and reigns forevermore, and to His Kingdom, there is no End. 

And the Spirit of the Lord says this day...Dry places in your land both in the Spirit and the natural says the Lord, the dry places in your land have triggered the process of an EARLY FALL, says the Lord of Hosts as the tress give up and LET GO of their leaves in order to preserve in the dryness. And says the Lord of Hosts, this dryness this early fall is connected to the rebellious leaders within your states and the land, for as Ahab’s rebellion caused drought to fall upon the land so the rebellion of these wicked leaders has produced nothing but dryness and stubble, lack and thorns in your land. However, says the Lord of Hosts, those dry places, there lies deep wells, wells that are set to open at the appointed time, and the wells shall open says the Lord, and a flood shall purge these wicked leaders and sweep them down river from their position, it shall cleanse and purge all the decay, and the rot and the tares, and the greed that has oppressed areas of your land for some are under heavy territorial oppression.

Watch the northeast going into FALL says the Lord of Hosts for serious sobering events with leadership, within districts, within the schools, and watch the US postal processing facilities of your land, KEY ones that have the most traffic for significant scandals and discoveries to come forth that are going to expose more the depths of the channels in your nation that have been moving, resources, that have been moving ballots, that have been moving checks, that have been moving letters with such secretive and distinct plans, and maps and blueprints that they dare not send it through what the world calls the internet.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, Oregon is about to be turned over says the Lord of Hosts, the people are crying out and the chain gang of terror is about to suffer a serious fracture says the Lord of Hosts. They CHOPPED now I the Lord shall CHOP and do some clearing and thinning of their forests says the Lord and remove their covering and leave them bare and vulnerable without the protection of the corrupt leaders that have so partnered with them.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, a VERY LOUD TRUMPET, shall play a different note, a different sound shall emerge as the instrument is being fine-tuned says the Lord of Hosts, for what was out of tune I am bringing into the proper tone says the Lord of Hosts.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the heartbeat of America just watch and watch the automotive industry to be turned over once again as 1 manufacturer completely fractures and the BENZ shall be BENT under the weight of their own making as manufacturers in droves turn openly on the leadership of your nation and will no longer hold hands with the withered hand of the government says the Lord of Hosts as major agreements are breaking under the weight of an inflating balloon that is set to POP as the pressure builds and the noise of such a tumult shall fall upon the shoulders of the cabinet as the VICE shall be muzzled and the ones on the hill shall scatter as even a piece shall fall from the building of the Whitehouse as a sign of what is to come, this shall not be a little piece says the Lord of Hosts and shall occur in a very unusual way as I the Lord thy God am set to do a great work in your nation.

During the storm the disciples thought they were sinking, they thought the boat would not make it, they thought they would perish, HOWEVER my Son Jesus Christ was IN THE BOAT, and within your nation is a growing remnant in which MY SON is in the boat during the Storm, and the storm shall not be able to take out and destroy your nation for I the Lord thy God am the one who rebukes the Storm, I am the great I am, I the Lord speak and it is and I the Lord God see the storm, the whirlwind the enemy has attempted, an F5 indeed as he attempts to gain momentum however, the eye is weak, the formings of the storm are corrupt and what gives it its power is weakening says the Lord of Hosts and I the Lord am allowing these things to take place in your nation to bring down wickedness, to expose corruptness in the house of God, to bring down America’s golden calves, the bring down the high places, to stop their flow of Blood, to rectify back past the 1960’s the wicked root that was planted in your nation, that has grown into a vine and has stretched forth its tentacles and attempted to hold on to all KEY areas in your nation, however says the Lord the root has weakened the vine has become dry and brittle, and death is creeping up that vine SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS, the life is leaving it and departing and it shall be split in two so it cannot send resources to the head anymore.

And says the Lord of Hosts a plague of flies you shall see in parts of the world, a plague of beetles you shall see, you shall see swarms come in that will cause the science world to scratch their head as the earth is groaning and crying out and these major shifts and movements take place you shall see even nature respond as I The Lord allow these things to take place.

And says the Lord of Hosts, Saudi Arabia, watch for a sudden drop at the head for blood that was shed that shall now be recompensed as others in the royal family secretly make deals with Israel to gain security, this shall be revealed and come forth at the appointed time says the Lord of Hosts.

And says the Lord of Hosts, Ethiopia, oh the cries and the hunger and the oppression upon the land, I the Lord am raising up a leader out of Ethiopia who fears the Lord His God, who walk in the way of the Lord, and the corruptness and disease of the government shall begin to clear out you shall now see this is coming when Ethiopia receives more rain than it ever has in its History as a sign I the Lord thy God am purging and cleansing the area of the World where the people have been held captive and the children have suffered and I the Lord shall cause resources to SPRING FORTH from that area of the world, more resources shall be found next year than ever in its History because I the Lord am opening up the places of the deep and not only resources but the MOLES that have been hidden deep shall be forced into the light and exposed for their movements in the darkness. One in particular in the republican party who has merely been playing a role while being a MOLE in the dark shall be EXPOSED openly and publicly as documents and notes emerge showing they played an intricate role in the decay of the nation, the inflation, the bad policies, IMPOSTER says the Lord and now the Clock is minutes to midnight where they shall be a great turnover and change and both the republicans and the democrats shall indeed be left with much rubble as their puppets whom they have INSERTED, their strings are cut and they collapse says the Lord.

And says the Lord of Hosts, Call on Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things. Look to ME FIRST MY children, not man, not finances, not the government do not exalt pastors above My name says the Lord of Hosts for I AM YOUR SOURCE, I AM YOUR BANNER, I AM YOUR PROVIDER I Am the Lord God Elohim who rules and reigns on the throne. Bring your petitions before ME, MY children, put your Faith in ME not what is dust not what is fallible for I the Lord am set to do the most incredible work in the lives of My children who I have called FAITHFUL, they are about to be elevated, reassigned, a season of growing amongst the drought of the world says the Lord of Hosts, you shall grow and flourish and be an oasis in the desert.

Unusual activity in the deserts, new vegetation that should never grow shall grow as a sign says the Lord of Hosts.

A great discovery in the Sahara Desert, the deserts in your nation the dry places shall bring forth incredible discoveries as I the Lord am instructing the earth to GIVE THEM UP.

The greatest discovery that has ever occurred in Israel that will further solidify MY WORD and silence the critics is about to come forth. I am calling it forth out of the tomb says the Lord in which it has been kept hidden until the appointed time, watch for this shall be worldwide news and a celebration in Israel.

And says the Lord of Hosts Europe is set to fracture and have a civil war of sorts says the Lord as the agreement has fractured their resources are threatened, they are making the provider of the resources an idol, they are setting them up as their provider and the valves shall be shut off says the Lord of Hosts, they shall be pinched, a great scramble with resources is set to occur in winter says the Lord of Hosts, darkness shall literally fall upon parts of Europe, call unto Me inhabitants of Europe call unto Me the Lord for your answer, the EU is set to take a major blow to their structure it is fast approaching.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day the ships are turning; the ships are turning they shall force their way into ports as another Boston Tea Party of sorts takes place as they attempt to clamp and shut I the Lord shall open things up wide and put a magnifying glass to it so you will truly see who is attempting to control the ports.

And says the Spirit of the Lord, I am God there is no other. I am your shield your glory and the lifter of your head, I AM MOVING AND TREES SHALL JUST UPROOT AROUND THE CAPITAL AS I EXPOSE ALL THE ROOTS THAT HAVE SO BEEN HIDDEN. Know you serve a mighty God, I will never leave you nor forsake you and I am leading you through the valley of decision so that for the Glory of God a great victory may be had thus says the Lord of Hosts in the name of Yeshua Hamaschiach, who sits at My right-hand amen.


Prophetic Insight: A Tale of Two Kings in One Nation!!!

1 Kings Chapter 1

King David is old and advanced in years. His military-style life and the many trials he has faced have aged him. They search for and find Abishag the Shunammite to come and care for King David and help keep him warm. Now for the middle east, this is not a far-off practice even to this day. As they are also looking for the king or leader to be cherished, and the young energy from such a woman around him might give new life to a very tired man.

This is not the first time a Shunammite woman had been called upon to help care for God’s anointed:

So King David is frail, he is weak, he is not in the prime of his military career here, so therefore he Is VULNERABLE. He is unable to fiercely oppose wickedness as he once did.

Adonijah the son of Haggith, David’s 4th son, sees this weakness and opportunity and decides to stage a political coup and exalt himself as king as he was the second next to Absalom. So this is the second attempted coup. The first was Absalom.

Interestingly enough…The number 4 derives its Bible meaning from creation. On the fourth day of what is called 'creation week,' God completed the material universe. On this day He brought into existence our sun, the moon, and all the stars (Genesis 1:14 - 19). Their purpose was not only to give off light but also to divide the day from the night on earth, thus becoming a basic demarcation of time. They were also made to be a type of signal that would mark off the days, years, and seasons (of which there are 4).

Meant to DIVIDE the day from the night, the light from the darkness….

1 Kings 1:5-6 Then Adonijah the [c]son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will [d]be king”; and he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. (And his father had not [e]rebuked him at any time by saying, “Why have you done so?” He was also very good-looking. His mother had borne him after Absalom.)

It looks like here that Adonijah potentially reminds David of Absalom and is therefore ginger with his handling of Adonijah even in the midst of blatant rebellion. Doesn’t that remind you of someone right now? Someone who is very aged, unfit to run the country, who doesn’t have his wits about him who lost one son and now is making excuses for the bad behavior of the second son? And is not keeping his son in check. I don’t think David ever fully got over and came to terms with what happened with Absalom. However, this is the 2nd time where one of his sons has attempted to Ursurp David’s position as king. Adonijah and Solomon were brothers from another mother literally, they were half-siblings. Adonijah is now the oldest male alive since the death of Absalom. And because he is now the oldest, he is determined to get his way by any means necessary and grab that power for himself, even though he has been found not worthy by God to do so. He is determined to set up a political coup and steal the kingship from whom God Almighty and King David chose, which was Solomon.

Adonijah was the favorite of his father, who launching his own campaign became the “only” heir-presumptive to the throne (2 Samuel 15:1 ), David said nothing when this corrupt campaign began; and David's silence on the matter was considered by many, as well as by Adonijah, to be equivalent to an expression of consent. The sinking health of the king prompted Adonijah to take a decisive step in the furtherance of his politically ambitious designs. Basically, at times silence is agreement as these are one of those times. The king did not stop Adonijah, therefore he sees this as a green light. This is someone who likes to test the limits, who is an opportunist, who will easily manipulate people and trick them into aiding and abetting his ambitions for the throne.

Adonijah is aware that Joab holds a grudge against the king that stems I believe from Absalom. When Joab showed his loyalty by defending the king and striking down Absalom, David did not commend Joab or his men at all but rather completely fell apart over Absalom's death, you know the son who wanted to kill him and take his kingdom. This left a bitter taste in Joab’s mouth, as Joab was a salty prickly man, to begin with, and Adonijah being an opportunist SEES THIS. And forms a plot to begin to win King David's advisers over to his camp.

So Adonijah enlists the help of Joab, captain of the army that is SUPPOSED TO BE LOYAL TO THE KING, to help him secure power. The problem is the Lord has not favored Adonijah, He has favored the 10th son of King David, Solomon, whose mother is Bathsheeba. Interestingly enough as such, the meaning of 10 is one of testimony, law, responsibility, and the completeness of order. So Solomon was born as the 10th son for a very good reason.

Remember that whole PR nightmare with David Uriah and Bathsheba, well the son that was born within the confines of their marriage was Solomon. He was chosen by the Lord to succeed David. The Bible specifically states that the Lord “loved Solomon” no other of David’s sons was this ever mentioned of in scripture.

Adonijah also recruits Abiathar the priest. Yes, a priest goes to the camp of a coup to steal the crown, sound familiar?

Abiathar the priest background Abiathar was the only one of the priests to escape from Saul (reigned c. 1020–1000 BCE)'s massacre in Nob, when his father and the priests of Nob were slain on the command of Saul. He fled to David (reigned c. 1003–970 BCE) at Keilah, taking with him the ephod and other priestly regalia (1 Samuel 22:20 f., 23:6, 9). Rabbinical literature that linked the later extermination of the male descendants of David with the priests of Nob, also link the survival of David's descendant Joash with that of Abiathar (Sanh. 95b).[2]

Abiathar joined David, who was then in the cave of Adullam (1 Samuel 22:20–2323:6). He remained with David, and became priest of the party of which he was the leader (1 Samuel 30:7). He was of great service to David, especially at the time of the rebellion of Absalom (2 Samuel 15:24, 29, 35, 20:25).

 

Now, after all this…Abiathar flips on a dime and sides with Adonijah. My suspicion is that he did not want to be a co-high priest with Zadok but wanted to be king of the mountain himself, wanting all the power and influence and not sharing with one who could actually keep him in check.

 

1 Kings 1:8  But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David were not with Adonijah. These men are not swayed they refuse to budge from whom the Lord anointed. 

 

Now, who are these individuals?:

 

Benaiah--Distinguished for his bravery (1 Samuel 23:20), he had been appointed captain of the king's bodyguard (2 Samuel 8:18 , 20:231 Chronicles 18:17), and was regarded by Joab as a rival.


Nathan the prophet--He was held in high estimation by David, and stood on the most intimate relations with the royal family (2 Samuel 12:25).


Shimei--probably the person of this name who was afterwards enrolled among Solomon's great officers (1 Kings 4:18).


Rei--supposed to be the same as Ira ( 2 Samuel 20:26 ). A priest of King David

and the mighty men--the select band of worthies.

 

So we see there is an infection within David’s government, and they are split and divided on who to serve. You have 2 kings in 1 nation, one legitimate and one illegitimate who stole that seat. David’s indiscretions over the years have opened the door to this… 

 

1 Kings 1:9

 

And Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fattened cattle by the stone of [f]Zoheleth, which is by En Rogel;[g] he also invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah, the king’s servants. 10 But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the mighty men, or Solomon his brother.

 

STRANGE FIRE the audacity to put a sacrifice to the Lord as the unanointed king in the middle of staging a political coup while making yourself appear, keyword, to fear and serve the Lord is blasphemous. He is doing something quite scandalous!

 

Now, who sees this going on? Nathan the prophet. Now, Nathan seems to enter at VERY pivotal times when the kingdom is at stake, there is a serious road being ventured down that shouldn’t be that affects the whole kingdom.

 

So enter again Nathan the prophet. However, this time he is attempting to help Bathsheba and Solomon of all people, after marching into King David and letting him have it because the Lord exposed David’s secret affair with Bathsheba and the killing of Uriah to Nathan. And as a good servant of the Lord does, when the Lord tells Him to now get involved, they do.

 

11 So Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, “Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it? 12 Come, please, let me now give you advice, that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon13 Go immediately to King David and say to him, ‘Did you not, my lord, O king, swear to your maidservant, saying, “Assuredly your son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’ 14 Then, while you are still talking there with the king, I also will come in after you and confirm your words.”


Nathan already knows if Adonijah gets to solidify this he's going to kill Bathsheba and Solomon and totally destroy God’s plan. Adonijah was not God’s plan, not by a long shot. However, men have free will and Adonijah made a conscious decision to attempt to usurp the will of God because he felt “he deserved it more and was more capable” which could not be further from the truth for the kingdom would have fallen apart. And the line of Jesus was at stake here.

 

This goes all the way back to Cain and Able, one brother jealous of the other’s relationship with the Lord and the anointing the Lord has given them.

 

The revolt was defeated by this prophet, who, knowing the Lord's will (2 Samuel 7:12, 1 Chronicles 22:9), felt it was his duty in accordance with his character and office, to take the lead in seeing it executed. Nathan knew the Lord’s Will. Hitherto the succession of the Hebrew monarchy had not been settled. The Lord had reserved to Himself the right of nomination (Deuteronomy 17:15) 15 you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. This was acted upon in the appointments both of Saul and David; and in the case of the latter, the rule was so far modified that there was a guarantee of the perpetual possession of the sovereignty (2 Samuel 7:12) 12 “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom...This divine purpose was known throughout the kingdom, but no indication had been made as to whether the right of inheritance of the throne was to belong to the oldest son. Adonijah, in common with the people generally, expected that this natural arrangement should be followed in the Hebrew kingdom as in all others, being that he was now the oldest after the untimely death of Absalom.

 

Nathan, who was very aware and took seriously the old king's solemn promise to Solomon, and, moreover, that this promise was sanctioned by the divine will of God, saw that no time was to be lost because Bathsheba and Solomon's lives, were at stake. Fearing the effects of too sudden excitement in the king's frail state, he arranged that Bath-sheba should go first to inform him of what has transpired with Adonijah and that he himself should follow to confirm her statement. 

 

You see Nathan knew that David loved Bathsheba even though their relationship got off to a very rocky and dysfunctional start, David loved her and Solomon very much. This was very wise of Nathan to do.

 

There is a very dramatic scene unfolding in the interior of the palace after Adonijah, with much fanfare, begins to give the illusion that he is the chosen King. Illusion is the keyword because it was all just vanity.

 

Vs 17-21, Bathsheba enters and bows low to David. Keep in mind Adonijah has NO CLUE what Nathan the prophet has planned with Bathsheba, it is the overthrow of an active coup. Bathsheba informs King David of what Adonijah has done, the sacrifice, Abiathar the priest, she's a woman trust me she did not forget to leave out any details! 

 

And just as she gets done, enter the man of the hour NATHAN THE PROPHET:  

 

VS 22-27 22 And just then, while she was still talking with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in. 23 So they told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he bowed down before the king with his face to the ground. 24 And Nathan said, “My lord, O king, have you said, ‘Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne’? 25 For he has gone down today, and has sacrificed oxen and fattened cattle and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s sons, and the commanders of the army, and Abiathar the priest; and look! They are eating and drinking before him; and they say, ‘Long[h] live King Adonijah!’ 26 But he has not invited me—me your servant—nor Zadok the priest, nor Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, nor your servant Solomon. 27 Has this thing been done by my lord the king, and you have not told your servant who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”

 

Nathan at the end is playing dumb a little here and is basically saying to David…“Have you gone and changed this divine ordinance and not run this by your servant the prophets?!!

 

Now Nathan has King David’s attention. You see Nathan is very wise and knows a matter is established in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses, this is why he took Bathsheba with him on this mission because David trusted her.

 

Deuteronomy 19:15 15 “One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established

King David then calls Bathsheba back in and says:

 

Vs29-30 29 And the king took an oath and said, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress, 30 just as I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel, saying, ‘Assuredly Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,’ so I certainly will do this day.” 

 

Vs 32-40 is where the coup gets overthrown, this is where King David himself with the help of his prophets and priests puts the plan in place to overthrow Adonijah who is greatly deceiving the people, the kingdom, and attempting to usurp the will of God.

 

32 And King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” So they came before the king. 33 The king also said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord, and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon.[i] 34 There let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king over Israel; and blow the horn, and say, [j]Long live King Solomon!’ 35 Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, and he shall be king in my place. For I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.” 36 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, “Amen! May the Lord God of my lord the king say so too. 37 As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so may He be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.” 38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and took him to Gihon. 39 Then Zadok the priest took a horn of oil from the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew the horn, and all the people said, [k]Long live King Solomon!” 40 And all the people went up after him; and the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth seemed to split with their sound.

 

Ride on HIS MULE.  First off a mule is a hybrid of a donkey and a horse and it cannot reproduce

So the rightful King rides on the King's MULE.

 

HMM, 2000 Mules….

In this case, the mule carried the rightful leader before the people.

2000 mules showcases the rightful leader before the people INTERESTING INDEED.

 

One ceremony was a deception, a fabrication, Adonijah smoke and mirrors the appearance of the king but was no king at all. It was improper, it was not according to the rule of law of how the next king is anointed and validated…And the other. Solomon was done following the laws not only the Lord had put in place but at King David’s orders.

 

So basically one was a smoke and mirrors, counterfeit, ungodly production, of cheating and scandal, including a political coup, and the other was ordained by God, anointed by God, and had the backing of the prophets, the true prophets, the priests, and king David.

 

You see Adonijah knew the kingdom was at a point of weakness and vulnerability with King David so ill. Adonijah thought his father did not have the strength to oppose him. And Adonijah thought once he attempted this coup, the people would just go along with it and cave in because he had the commander of the army behind him, Joab who was bitter at David, and Abiathar the priest, KEYWORD PRIEST, BUT no prophet, no prophet such as Nathan was giving in to Adonijah because that was not the will of God, however the priest(s) did give in to the counterfeit fairly easily. Why? All in the name of prestige, position, and getting a big payoff from Adonijah for their corrupted loyalty. There were priests endorsing Adonijah, BUT NO PROPHET ANOINTING HIM.

 

Through this, the Lord was truly exposing who was loyal to the corrupt state, who was loyal to themselves, and who truly was loyal to God and HIS WILL. 

 

Vs 41-49 41 Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the horn, he said, “Why is the city in such a noisy uproar?” 42 While he was still speaking, there came Jonathan, the son of Abiathar the priest. And Adonijah said to him, “Come in, for you are a prominent man, and bring good news.” 43 Then Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, “No! Our lord King David has made Solomon king. 44 The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and they have made him ride on the king’s mule. 45 So Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon; and they have gone up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you have heard. 46 Also Solomon sits on the throne of the kingdom. 47 And moreover the king’s servants have gone to bless our lord King David, saying, ‘May God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and may He make his throne greater than your throne.’ Then the king bowed himself on the bed. 48 Also the king said thus, ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, while my eyes see it!’ ” 49 So all the guests who were with Adonijah were afraid, and arose, and each one went his way. 


All the guests were afraid, and they scattered, the abandoned Adonijah, they were afraid because unbeknownst to them while they were partying and drinking and carrying on in their delusions, the real king was being established, the proper way outside of the view of Adonijah and his henchmen, and by the time they find out it is too late. The people now scatter, Adonijah's supporters scatter because of the fear of the Lord with Solomon being on the throne and David’s words fell upon them, and they all knew the jig was up. 

 

Vs 50-54 50 Now Adonijah was afraid of Solomon; so he arose, and went and took hold of the horns of the altar. 51 And it was told Solomon, saying, “Indeed Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon; for look, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’ ”

 

52 Then Solomon said, “If he proves himself a worthy man, not one hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.” 53 So King Solomon sent them to bring him down from the altar. And he came and fell down before King Solomon; and Solomon said to him, “Go to your house.”

 

The “horns” were horn-like projections at the four corners of the altar of burnt offerings. God’s instructions for the altar’s construction specified “horns”: “Make a horn at each of the four corners so that the horns and the altar are of one piece” (Exodus 27:2).

 

This altar most likely is where Abiathar, one of his partners in crime, presided as a high priest. The horns or projections at the four corners of the altar, to which the sacrifices were bound, and which were tipped with the blood of the victim, were symbols of grace and salvation to the sinner. Hence the altar was regarded as a sanctuary (Exodus 21:14), but not to murderers, rebels, or deliberate perpetrators. Adonijah, having acted in opposition to the will of the reigning king, was guilty of rebellion and treason, and stood self-condemned. Solomon spared his life on the express and strict conditions of his good behavior--living in strict privacy, leading a quiet, peaceable life, and meddling with the affairs of neither the court nor the kingdom. These were the terms for mercy to be afforded to Adonijah.

 

So here is Adonijah hanging onto where the sacrifices are supposed to be throwing a fit, now petrified Solomon is going to kill him for his little stunt. Solomon instead gives mercy the first time and sends him on his way, however, Adonijah just cannot leave well enough alone… 

 

In 1 Kings 2 after the death of David, Adonijah comes back in all his haughtiness and arrogance, still bitter about losing the throne, and manipulatively approaches Bathsheba, King Solomons, mother to help him in this power play. He wants to marry Abishag the Shunammite who cared for David while he was dying. Now we know from Absalom you do not touch the king's concubines, that’s a power grab, a very disrespectful one.

 

1Kings 2:15-18 15 Then he said, “You know that the kingdom was mine, and all Israel had set their expectations on me, that I should reign. However, the kingdom has been turned over, and has become my brother’s; for it was his from the Lord. 16 Now I ask one petition of you; do not [c]deny me.”

And she said to him, “Say it.” 17 Then he said, “Please speak to King Solomon, for he will not refuse you, that he may give me Abishag the Shunammite as wife.” 18 So Bathsheba said, “Very well, I will speak for you to the king.”

 

Bathsheba approaches Solomon, who loves his mother very much. Apparently, Bathsheba doesn’t seem the harm in giving this request to Adonijah. Maybe it is because of the way Bathsheba was taken by David as a wife that she views this a bit differently from her son. Well, the request doesn’t go over very well because Solomon realizes what Adonijah is attempting to do. For if the people see Adonijah married to one of David’s concubines then they may begin to demand he become king. This was the 2nd attempted coup which was way more subtle than the first.  

 

1 Kings 2:22-25


And King Solomon answered and said to his mother, “Now why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also—for he is my older brother—for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.” 23 Then King Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, “May God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life! 24 Now therefore, as the Lord lives, who has confirmed me and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has established a [e]house for me, as He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today!” 25 So King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he struck him down, and he died.

 

This is why it is important for prophets and servants of God to surround leaders who know the will of God and are willing to fight for it. For if Nathan had not led this charge in all boldness and faith, had he just said “we will all submit to Adonijah” the will of God may have been very delayed with Solomon taking the throne. The corrupt who stage coups are troublesome to submit to because they are not honest, to begin with, and their motives for power do more to hurt people than help them. It tends to oppress the people and you have those like Abiathar the priest who jump onto that bandwagon in order to hold onto power themselves and gain more prestige.  Coups rarely end well especially when the enemy’s fingerprints are all over them. This is why watchmen must be perceptive like Nathan, and the people of God not only seeking but willing to submit to the will of God. A house divided cannot stand, and neither will a kingdom. This is truly why now the Lord’s intervention is needed and in the same way, Nathan and Bathsheba approached King David with all wisdom and humility, we need to be approaching God.