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While David was reigning in power, his real enemies would not dare to oppose him, but Absalom’s revolt gave them what appeared to be a wonderful opportunity to resist the king and get away with it. It was a time of sifting David’s true followers from the false followers.

One day, feeling that his popular support was overwhelming, Absalom requested and received permission from the king to go to Hebron, allegedly to pay a vow … to the Lord which he had made while in exile in Geshur. For 4 years Absalom had been weaning the people away from David.

Now the time was ripe for revolution. When Absalom reached Hebron, the very center of the Davidic dynasty, where David had begun his reign (2 Sam. 3:2–3), Absalom announced his seizing of power (2 Samuel 15:10). The 200 men who accompanied him from Jerusalem were ignorant of his plans. Apparently they were won over as was Ahithophel … David’s own chief counselor.

By | 2018-11-04T18:47:02-05:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: All, Promises|

About the Author:

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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