Friday, February 26, 2021

Word from the Lord on Purim--February 25th, 2021

Praise be to the Lord God, Ruach Elohim, the Spirit of the Living God! Who is Everlasting, omniscient omnipotent, the Alpha and Omega, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! And to His Kingdom, there is no End….

And the Spirit of the Lord says this day, RISE UP MY CHILDREN RISE UP For in this hour My children need to RISE UP STAND FIRM in whom they have believed For deliverance is coming, help is arising and I the Lord your God am leading you in this battle in the political arena, in the judicial 


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day so as it was in the book of Esther, so shall it be, so shall you see the same come forth before your very eyes. For there are those I have chosen in this hour in the political arena in the judicial arena in the prophetic, lawyers with a call and those over the airwaves, men and women in this hour I have chosen to rise up and speak truth and lead My people through this very narrow way a path being carved in order to snatch the country back from the grasps of the serpent, from the grasps of the dragon, from the grasps of Baal, from principalities and rulers of darkness in high places says the Lord of Hosts


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day the captain of the army of the Lord of Hosts has been dispatched along with the warring angels, to do just that, war and cut the serpent that has intertwined itself around the feet and the wings of the eagle attempted to squeeze and constrict it until there is no life left. However says the Lord I have given the command from My throne and I have dispatched the captain and the warring angels in this hour to lead you in this battle as they cut in pieces the serpent from the eagle, for I the Lord have taken mercy on the eagle for the sake of My children, a remnant crying out, repenting, seeking My face, a remnant crying out in the wilderness saying “prepare ye the way of the Lord in this hour” and a way I shall make says the Lord of Hosts. For as in the Book of Esther there was a sudden change of events as a few brave I had chosen within the Kingdom for such a time as this submitted and listened to their Father in heaven and petitioned the King, exposing the plots of the wicked Haman, of Lucifer, another attempt to destroy the Jews so the seed of My son Jesus Christ would not come forth.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day there is a plot with currency, dirty money, laundered through china and back, laundered through Iran and back, laundered through Germany and back says the Lord of Hosts, the plot shall suddenly be exposed!


I the Lord your God have a plan and a purpose in this hour and you shall see an unusual sign in spring to confirm this as I am putting hooks in their jaws and leading them out to be judged and removed says the Lord of Hosts, like roaches, unclean in the political arena, judicial arena, corporate arena, the church, roaches and rats says the Lord of Hosts and now there shall be an extermination that is beginning, pest control is beginning and shall take place in the most unusual of ways. For when I the Lord act when I the Lord demonstrate MY power it is unprecedented says the Lord of Hosts.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day a major earthquake in the part of the world where Turkey lies shall shake that area and leadership shall be exposed says the Lord of Hosts this day.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day I am turning the tables over, for there is much evidence hidden under the tables, secret compartments shall be found says the Lord and evidence shall come forth as there is rumblings within the government and disloyalty to a fallen Biden is growing says the Lord of Hosts.


And says the spirit of the Lord this day, another dark surprise shall spring forth as spring approaches and even more, shame shall cover the Biden family as they challenge I the Lord shall expose for they are contending with ME the Lord Almighty God, and now My Children I shall contend with those who contend with you, I shall fight against those who fight against you! My children Take up shield and buckler and STAND UP for your help, draw out the spear and close up the way of those who pursue and persecute you. THE LORD IS YOUR DELIVERANCE!


The word DELIVERANCE shall be echoed in this hour as a major blow to Washington DC and its internal working, and a major breach shall send them scrambling says the Lord. 


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day those who speak blasphemies against Me and against My children, who are SUPPOSED to be public servants, you wicked servants says the Lord you wicked servants! I gave time, I gave mercy in good measure however now is the hour says the Lord where you will see those “public servants” suddenly fall”. Such disgrace shall cover some they shall hide their face and the word RECALL shall be shouted in this hour by the people, the word IMPEACH shall be shouted by the people in this hour, the words MURDERER and THIEF shall be echoed in this hour says the Lord of Hosts.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the people are restless, I see the restlessness says the Lord, in this hour stand firm in your FAITH and in TRUTH cling to it as it has become a rare commodity and those filled with TRUTH shall boldly speak MY WORDS in this hour and you shall see what they speak happen in a way that even strikes fear in the hearts of the wicked, indignant, who think their god can protect them, HA says the Lord for I laugh at the wicked and I am laughing from MY throne for their hour is upon them where their demons and gods will run with fear and trembling as I the Lord and MY Spirit completely consume these circumstances.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the people are perplexed the people are perplexed as they see a show being acted out when there is a whole other ACT being perpetrated behind the curtain says the Lord and I the Lord shall grab a hold of that curtain and tear it and expose the dark side of their show business that they have scrambled in the dark to continue says the Lord of Hosts.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day this is only being allowed for a short time, for their runaway train will crash as it is just that a train reck, reckless decision, reckless, orders upon orders, what a man sows, therefore, he shall reap says the Lord and the season of reaping is here for men shall be given their wage in full for the engineered and manipulated seeds they have planted, for the documents they have forged, duplicates shall appear and it shall become clear a GIANT forgery has taken place and there shall be even more pressure upon the judges to act uprightly or step down as the Supreme court is no longer supreme says the Lord, for they have allowed darkness to rule over them and I the Lord your God shall expose this and shake the courts says the Lord, many courts shall shake and quake as their dirty dealings fall to the ground.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day I am moving MY children, I AM, I AM the WORD, in the beginning, was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God, that is your sword utilize it in this hour and drive back the enemy for the enemy is attacking the peace, and the mind, rebuke distractions in Jesus name as the enemy attempts to get you caught up in the frivolous for he is running out of options says the Lord and when I SAY ENOUGH there is nothing the enemy nor his puppets, nor his followers can do about it says the Lord of Hosts.


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day They have desecrated congress, refuse a stench is covering the entire chamber, nothing more than Shakespearean performers caught up in their own delusions says the Lord, persecutions have gone forth against the few who are standing boldly for truth and they shall be vindicated as a mockery shall be made against the elephants and donkeys barking the loudest to drown out the truth, aoc, watch says the Lord of Hosts, just watch…


And says the spirit of the Lord this day, Those I have ANOINTED I the Lord am protecting and shielding in this hour, they shall not be harmed as they go forth being filled with a boldness, wisdom, council, and might that comes from MY Spirit says the Lord, and those in other countries in Europe shall be filled with the boldness to speak out, as the euro will crash says the Lord as will the Yen for I the Lord am toppling the women with the stars and I the Lord am speaking forth MY WORD IN THIS HOUR AND IT SHALL BE FOR I AM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING I AM HOLY I AM YOUR GOD.


In this hour you shall know your God MY CHILDREN you shall know I am far above every power principality and might, you shall know I provide, you shall know I AM. That deep-rooted faith shall come forth, from it wellsprings of insight that I shall give that will have such a power upon them as spoken that it will make the kingdom of darkness tremble and their cohorts quake.


For many quakes in this hour shall break forth in different forms says the Lord as I the Lord am compelled to act for the sake of Israel My firstborn, for the sake of My precious children, and says the Lord, because the enemy SHALL NOT AND WILL NOT ADVANCE BEFORE HIS ALLOWED TIME and a barrier shall be placed and time shall stop for them as they shall be sent in retreat, the whole LOT, you shall know the LOTS in this hour, they shall be revealed says the Lord.


Watch the Statue of Liberty says the Lord, just watch…


And says the Spirit of the Lord this day a mine shall be discovered in this country, I shall lead the one searching to it and it shall provide a resource to help many for I am opening up the earth and revealing the good and the wicked says the Lord for they shall attempt to hide in caves and catacombs but I the Lord shall open up the earth and they shall be yanked forth from their bunkers says the Lord of Hosts


And says the spirit of the Lord this day, the military is getting restless, many have not bowed the knee to Baal, there are MANY more than they know within the government who are not loyal to a tainted, smeared with deception, administration, and as this takes place says the Lord I am humbling the “former” president, the pride is softening and being tempered as he shall feel My Spirit and must choose to truly KNOW ME for the sake of My plans, for the sake of His wife for she is very wounded and I the Lord shall pour the oil of gladness, the balm of joy upon those wounds and turn her mourning into joy says the Lord of Hosts this day. You shall see him step out yet again for I the Lord am not done with the one called TRUMP, they have attempted to silence a trumpet however I the Lord shall blow the shofar in the heavenlies, and the muzzles shall fall off of those afraid to speak and they shall speak with a loud voice as the resistance is being mounted I the Lord am calling your nation to humble themselves before ME for I the Lord will put on a demonstration for MY people in ways unseen for if pharaoh so chooses to contend, if Haman so chooses to contend so I the Lord shall answer and cause a shaking and a loss of power in multiple ways they the wicked the corrupt the darkest of men shall not be able to resist, as their resistance is being toppled and I the Lord shall and will have the victory for My Kingdom, For My Glory, For My Children, for there are still souls that need to be saved, thus sayeth the Lord of Hosts the everlasting King of Kings in the name of Jesus amen and amen.


Manna and relief coming to My children. Their bondage, their chain, the heaviness shall and will be broken and freedom, let freedom RING. A newfound freedom for MY children as the battle for this nation wages. They shall be set free and greater anointing and power they shall receive


Watch Philadelphia!


My children will move about more freely under My protection to do My will. They shall have favor with leaders, in business, in finances, in personal situations, they shall receive favor that will baffle those around them for they shall easily walk through doors that have remained locked for others.


A double portion for the people of Texas and Oklahoma for what they lost. The Lord shall restore greater than before out of the devastation, new growth and a bumper crop says the Lord.


The deep state does NOT protect My children. I the Lord your God protect. There are those who have gone to DEEP into the deep state and stepped out of the confines of their call and have made a brambled mess of confusion and agitation. They shall be dealt with says the Lord. The Rod of correction has gone out against the rageful shepherds and the snake oil salesman. Sneaking slithering in selling their delicate dainties, capitalizing on deceit and the political atmosphere. The ‘I told you so” preachers come lately will be left speechless as they have missed a crucial point and have moved people into doubt and anger as they peddle their self-worshipping books and antidotes says the Lord.


I am God I will NOT be mocked, and those who have dared shall now be ensnared with the word fool written across their heads. I AM making a mockery of their delicacies, humiliation shall be their portion as they have bowed to a constricting, greedy, deceptive spirit that dwells in the political arena. And that spirit is being sent in retreat as they shall fumble their words and expose the deeds done in the back office of chambers and airstrips. The deals, the fine print shall now be exposed as I the Lord know the hiding places of their sin and it shall now find them out in the most unexpected and unusual of ways. They will fumble says the Lord, I will act.


Commissioner of the NFL….


Monday, February 8, 2021

Word from the Lord February 7th, 2021

2.7.21

Praise be to the Lord who is everlasting, Holy, and perfect in all His ways. Sovereign King, El Shaddai, and the Lord of Hosts! To His name be all the Glory and Honor and Power forever and ever, Amen.

And the Spirit of the Lord says this day as Moses climbed up Mt Sinai to receive the revelation of the law, so in this hour I am taking my children, those who diligently seek me, Higher. I am calling them to come up the mountain and sit in My presence and Hear what the Spirit has to say. For this is a time of monumental change as darkness attempts to set in as a cloud and descend as a fog so I the Lord your God am the light that pierces through the darkness! And just as this dark cloud attempts to descend and set in and bring heaviness and bondage upon the people of this nation, so I the Lord your God the Lord of Hosts am coming as the WORD and cutting through that darkness and causing it to recede. Just as all looks lost, just as all looks bleak, I the Lord am a way maker I make a way where there seems and appears to be no way, however, My children nothing is impossible to those who believe. BELIEVE in this hour My children, use your gift of faith to shout and proclaim victory and change says the Lord of Hosts. 

And the Spirit of the Lord says this day I am touching down and causing a split and a shaking and a fear shall fall upon members of the house and members of the senate, very unsettling says the Lord as a surprise with the impeachment, shall take place, as the house and the senate shall be shaken and more shall fall off the cliff of greed and power where they have crowded and crammed themselves in dancing around their golden calf they have wickedly constructed with the work of their hands. And as My children have come up higher, as MY servant Moses so did at Mt Sinai, I the Lord shall send their golden calf off a cliff, that graven image that blasphemous people says the Lord. And I the Lord your God, Yahweh shall invoke MY LAW which is much higher than any earthly law constructed by corrupt men who have made agreements, with demons and devils, and dragons and sheiks and just as they think they can overstep their bounds with such a wicked plan, as they say, impeach; impeach I the Lord your God shall reach in and turn the tables over of these wicked merchandisers, selling the freedom of the American people for securities, and luxuries and pensions that are illegitimate and illegal says the Lord. I shall overturn their tables and a scene so shall be made as truth comes forth cutting to the core their plans, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth including with the ailing false leader says the Lord of Hosts this day.

In an hour where lies and propaganda have planned to put on a show, I am spoiling the plans of the showman in both parties, they shall cry over spilled milk as their plans spill over and spill out, and oh what a mess it shall make says the Lord. A laughing stock of heifers they shall become to the people. They shall shake their fists at the elected and more recalls in this hour, you shall hear this word recall, and referendum says the Lord of Hosts this day.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the gift of mercy I have given has been tried and mocked. I am long-suffering however there is a time and season for everything under Heaven says the Lord of Hosts. It is nearing the midnight hour says the Lord of Hosts. For I am doing a work in your nation that even if I the Lord told it to you, you would not believe it. Yes the people of America are facing the red sea and Egypt at their backs however I the Lord am the equalizer, I the Lord can do the impossible I the Lord am your deliverer. What you are seeing happening, what you have seen with the presidency has been delayed not denied for a time as the church, and the house, the senate, the congress governors, the internal working parts of the government must be purged Says the Lord, these infections, spiritual and physical must come out says the Lord of Hosts! The virus shall have its crown knocked from it, and shall lose power and ability to forge ahead, as mutations happen and false alarms are set off across this land and even across other continents, the crown is falling from the head of this wicked virus and it shall and will weaken says the Lord of Hosts as those who were the engineers and imagineers of such wickedness shall be given their wage in full in this hour says the lord of Hosts this day. A major blow to the gates and Rockefellers shall turn to stone as they look back and mourn for what their hands so wickedly created says the Lord, a millstone shall consume them as they have touched my little ones and caused them to sin and I the Lord say this day ENOUGH! ENOUGH! Oh, foolish and foul men filled with profanity and vanity as you worship the snake and you worship fallen angels says the Lord of Hosts, and so you shall be judged in this hour.

A computer company in this hour shall be found out as being complicit, watch IBM in this hour says the Lord of Hosts this day.

You shall hear people say “isn’t this strange, isn’t this odd, these events do not make sense that we see happening before our very eyes” there is a changing of the guard, and I the Lord your God am calling out to My people in this hour to come near to draw near to me to seek My face diligently, to stand their ground though they be persecuted says the Lord, for I shall honor and reward those who have stood firm for My namesake and shall elevate them as those who cower back and gripped what they have built, running and clinging to the horns of the altar they shall suffer shame and a fall for cowering back and holding onto what they built with their own hands instead of standing firm in their faith, being trees planted by rivers of water who yield forth their fruit in due season, whose leaves do not wither, and whatever they do shall prosper. Psalm 1.

Firmly rooted in their faith knowing in whom they have believed as this is far from over My children, the clock is ticking down on the wicked and corrupt and scandal after scandal like a rampant infection shall break loose in the house and the senate, the outspoken socialists, liberals, liars, hybrids, half donkey half elephant, what a strange creature they have made attempting to keep post on the fence, shall fall off the fence as they sold the people out in the dark as the elephants and the donkeys merged and created an unnatural creature and mixed an unholy tonic of darkness, sickness, greed, and power, as they praised the gods of silver and gold says the Lord. I shall write on the walls of congress, mene mene tekel upharsin you wicked leaders have been judged and found wanting, there SHALL BE SUCH A SCRAMBLE IN THE HOUSE A STIR A NOTICEABLE PANIC because I the Lord shall come in and stir the pot and agitate and frustrate their plans for I the Lord frustrate the chords of the wicked.

And the Spirit of the Lord says this day a major scandal with an airline shall break forth in the midst that will be even more unsettling to the people and they shall gather in the streets and make their feelings known as the congress shall lose control of the people, as WE THE PEOPLE shall be echoed in this hour. 

The wickedness in the United States has inflated however the cries of My people for the country of the eagle has caused Me to rule to spare this nation for a time, from complete judgment says the Lord. For I uphold My covenants and even though blood is shed and wickedness has filled their chalices, I the Lord for the sake of My people for the sake of Israel, for the sake of the covenant shall and will intervene.

Watch Exon Mobil says the Lord, and plutonium something is coming says the Lord.

New technologies shall come forth and be used for locating resources deep within the earth, new minerals shall be found that I the Lord have placed within the earth that will greatly help people’s health says the Lord.

There shall be a split with the Virus says the Lord watch and see as a house divided cannot stand says the Lord of Hosts.

There shall be milestone moments over this next year says the Lord as there is a change of direction, changes in leadership, parties shall suffer mortal wounds as this new party arising gains much momentum with the people for this is their Boston tea party moment says the Lord of Hosts this day. No taxation without representation says the Lord of Hosts this day!

And says the spirit of the Lord this day the chain gang of countries involved in such filth and wickedness to destroy the eagle to fatally wound it shall instead suffer fatal wounds to their leadership, economies, to their land says the Lord as this reaches across the globe as their chain of command suffers severe breaks and there are major shakeups some will be baffling and unexpected however this is the hour for them to drink the gall and bitterness they so fed others as they must receive their portion in full for mortally wounding this nation, However, I the Lord have the balm and I shall begin to pour the balm on this wound nearing Passover says the Lord as My people shall go into prayer as the spirit of Egypt is dealt with swiftly and decisively, it will be too late for some in congress for they shall fall, their office shall scatter and fear shall spread internally within the government says the Lord as I the Lord am going out before My people in this battle. Follow me says the Lord, believe in Me says the Lord know I am a mighty God the alpha and Omega, the righteous Judge as I shake up the supreme court, even more, says the Lord the apple cart shall be upset says the Lord.

Sudden events striking heads of state, one media company is set to fold their days are numbered, tick-tock their time and ratings are plummeting says the Lord as there is deflation, these giants are falling for they have blasphemed the Living God and so their goliath shall fall before the people and they shall yell PURSUE as the people become bolder in this hour as spiritual leaders stand their ground and fill them with faith and courage, the people, they shall be filled with faith and courage and it shall be contagious says the Lord of Hosts.

Israel shall see a window of opportunity and strike the enemy at the heart of its operations and destroy its valves says the Lord of hosts this day.

There is an anointed leader who I have hidden away for a time while I deal with his faith and his roots, as there shall be an encounter with Me that shall humble even more and surrender on bended knee shall take place as I take him By the hand and lead him through this. The one anointed after him has been a faithful servant to him and to the people, genuine and true, a man of great courage and faith with a heart of humility and hungry to learn about Me and My ways even more says the Lord. The picture of this man shall form over the next 2 years says the Lord of Hosts this day.

A major breach in digital currency shall occur says the Lord and that breach shall reveal a new digital enemy says the Lord as one country is becoming bolder with its digital soldiers, this will become clear says the Lord of Hosts this day.

This shall be a year of major contractions at key points throughout the year, however breath and have faith firmly rooted in My word, as I the Lord your God go forth into the darkness and chaos and confusion. The dark winter shall be cut short says the Lord. Hold on as you are still in a big turn that is coming into a straightaway, run the race My children, press on toward the mark of the High calling and as you publicly proclaim Me and are unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ I shall protect and honor you and elevate you for such a time. Know I love you I am working, persevere in the midst and you shall see a great harvest come forth from the barrenness thus says the Lord of Hosts in the everlasting name of Jesus Christ, who sits at My right hand Amen and Amen.


Friday, January 29, 2021

 Word from the Lord January 27, 2021

1.27.21

 

Those who cower back in the church will be ashamed. Those who are not bringing the church back to repentance, back to its roots, its foundations will be shaken….

God wants to be glorified above man above the office of President. He desires to do a work in this nation and the heart of the country, every artery is being not only cleared out, Flushed out, but there will be many BYPASSES

The Lord is Bypassing the corrupt lawmakers of this country. The Lord is bypassing any authority they think they have. The Lord is Bypassing the diseased part of the church and creating new arteries to accomplish His Will and new valves to move the matters forward

 

Just as there were the men of 1776, the brave men who stepped forth from the crowd to bring about change, to usher in these inalienable rights, to usher in true freedom and independence, so the Lord shall bring forth from the quagmire in D.C. From the career corrupt identical politicians the lord shall bring to the forefront brave men with the boldness and the convictions of 1776. And these men are marked for such a time , congressman, senators, governors, women shall be brought forth to join alongside this fight. And they shall take a bold stance, a stance not for the faint of heart, a stance for truth, not counting the cost because the Lord has searched their hearts and they have been chosen for such a time to boldly stare evil in the face and call it for what it is. Who will call out the deceptions. Who under threat of persecution will speak forth with more boldness and conviction. Whose cries will get louder, voices crying out in the wilderness as they all endure their own wilderness as they are processed in the refiners fire because the Lord is with them in that fire, and because of that fire they shall not bow the knee to baal, to Asherah, to any principality attempting to keep a grasp on the regions of this nation, for they have appointed fools to do their bidding says the Lord. The more the enemy in a panic attempts to strip them (those fighting for truth), the greater cause for suspicion shall fall upon their camps as these mighty servants stay the course. This is a God ordained mission. This is the Brave coming together to help stop the super spread of communism and of an infectious evil to help keep this nation the land of the free and the home of the brave. This saying shall be echoed in this hour.

A tale of two powells, one shall be publicly exposed as incredibly corrupt and compromised

Reports of shofar blasts in the heavenlies, in the skies, across this land shall be reported more and more as they are an announcement(s) from the Lord.  In some areas the wicked shall be shaken to such a degree they shall cower, visibly shaken says the Lord. The circumstances shall draw closer as contractions, where they look completely inept, incapable, scattered in their thinking and actions, hamsters on a wheel, running in circles. I the Lord shall make them chase their tales since they have chosen like a dog to return to their own vomit

The louder the truth, the more torturous, nails on a chalkboard to the corrupt

As part of the church chooses to cower in darkness and ignorance, double mindedness and spiritual erraticness has plagued them. There is a significant [part of the church that is being shaken awake, who cannot operate in the address of oblivion anymore. They shall cry for holiness, repentance, renewing their covenants with God and standing in a boldness and power that shall make the corrupt visibly uneasy, including the corrupt in the church. The Korah’s who are attempting to cause large deviations from the word in their foolishness thinking they have a better way than Moses, that those standing bold in their faith have no ability to lead, causing themselves to become an opponent of the will of God and shall find themselves at enmity with Me, the Lord their God. They shall attempt to lead astray back to the comforts of Egypt for it is not the Spirit of the Lord leading them. For this you shall see what they have built, their churches gut wide open and what has been festering underneath I the Lord will make the matter plain, and from this the public cries of holiness and sanctification shall become even louder. For I the Lord your God have the measuring rod in my hand and I am dropping upon both leadership of this nation and the church. Events shall unfold simultaneously for some have been holding hands in the dark. And now I the Lord shall bring it into the light including the funneling of funds. Churches shall even be exposed for funneling money to terrorist groups and so have funded their sprees of destruction and terror. That shall be another wakeup call says the Lord. For the jakes have entered into illegal territory taking what was given to them and using it to fund an alternate doctrine with those who make new age and ancestral spirits their dogma. Spiritual harlotry says the Lord! And now the people shall come out of the fog and the haze that corrupt leaders have ushered into the church. The winds of change are blowing in says the Lord and blowing it off the people, and they shall see these leaders with clear vision for what and who they truly are says the Lord. Too much hand holding not enough hand raising says the lord of Hosts. This is a year of massive and deep change says the Lord as I allow events to take place to shift the mindset of the people to submit and align with the Word of God and My plans says the Lord. Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations and watch, Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told to you…Thus says the lord of Hosts, the King of Glory, the Lion of Judah, the Righteous Judge in the name of Yeshua, Jesus amen and amen….


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

READ THE BIBLE with Amanda Grace--The Tale of Two Kings: Adonijah and Solomon

1 Kings 1

King David is old and advanced in years. This military-style life and the many trials he has faced seemed to of worn him down. 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 frame.

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

2 kings 4 This Shunammite woman got permission from her husband, for they were wealthy, to set up a guest room for Elisha, acknowledging Elisha as a true prophet and holy man of God. Elisha often passed that way in his travels, and he stayed in the guest room. So when Elisha came through that area he stayed with them and she helped care for him.

So King David is frail, he is weak, he is not in the prime of his military career here, so therefore he Is VULNERABLE.

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

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 having Absalom remorse, and is not keeping his son in check. He is now the oldest 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.

Adonijah was the favorite of his father, who, though seeing him assume equipment becoming only the heir-presumptive to the throne ( 2 Samuel 15:1 ), said nothing; and his silence was considered by many, as well as by Adonijah, to be equivalent to an expression of consent. The sinking health of the king prompted him 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 because the King did not stop Adonijah 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 abedding 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 and Adonijah being an opportunist SEES THIS.

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. 

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.

Adonijah also recruits Abiathar the priest.

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).0

Now after all this abiathar flips on a dime and sides with Adonijah. By 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.

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 , 20:23 , 1 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 a staff infection within David’s government, and they are split and divided on who to serve. Now it appears one reason for this was the enemy was attempting to prevent the building of the Lord’s temple, as well as to disrupt the seed that Jesus was prophesied to be born through. However whatever the reason well David’s indiscretions over the years has opened the door to this… 

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. He is doing something quite blasphemous. 

1 Samuel 2:12-17 

12 Now the sons of Eli were corrupt;[e] they did not know the Lord13 And the priests’ custom with the people was that when any man offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three-pronged fleshhook in his hand while the meat was boiling. 14 Then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; and the priest would take for himself all that the fleshhook brought up. So they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there. 15 Also, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who sacrificed, “Give meat for roasting to the priest, for he will not take boiled meat from you, but raw.”

16 And if the man said to him, “They should really burn the fat first; then you may take as much as your heart desires,” he would then answer him, “No, but you must give it now; and if not, I will take it by force.”

17 Therefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for men abhorred[f] the offering of the Lord.

So men got turned off to the offering of the Lord because of how they went about doing it, and here the people see Adonijah in many ways doing the same thing.

Now, who sees this going on BUT 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 them 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 Solomons 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 being 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.

1 ceremony was a deception, was improper was not according to the rule of law of how the next king is anointed and validated, Adonijah. And the other 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, 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, getting a big pay off from Adonijah for their corrupted loyalty.

Through this, the lord was truly exposing who was loyal to the corrupt state, who was loyal to themselves, and who truly as 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, 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 offering. 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 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 Lord16 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 different 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 subtly than the first.

1 Kings 2: 22-25 22 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. Coups rarely end well especially when the enemy’s fingerprints are all over it. This is why watchman 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 the same way Nathan and Bathsheba approached King David with all wisdom and humility, we need to be approaching God.