Open Revolt

2 Samuel 15:6 Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

 Absalom wasted little time in building a loyal group of followers. He openly criticized his father’s administration and secretly stole the hearts of the people. 

Note that the “forty years” of 15:7 is translated “four years” in other versions. If the number forty is the correct number, then we do not know from which event in the past the writer is dating.

After a time, Absalom found his movement strong enough to risk open revolt. It is not surprising that Ahithophel, David’s counselor, sided with the rebels, for it was his grand-daughter Bathsheba that David had taken (11:3 with 23:34). It looked as though Absalom would be successful and steal the crown from his father.

By | 2018-11-04T18:45:03+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: All, Promises|

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Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 23 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God's blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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