Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, Inc.
|Posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM|
United We Stand
1 Kings 12:1
Throughout history the children of Israel struggled with conflict among the tribes. The disunity went all the way back to the patriarch of Jacob. Joseph the son of Jacob was hated by his brethren because of the love the father had for him. The spirit of disunity had stretched throughout the history of Israel and caused a split within the nation.
King Rehoboam the son of King Solomon and grandson of King David was King over Israel. The people complained about the hard labor and ways of King Rehoboam, and they asked to have a council meeting with the King in reference to their hardship. King Rehoboam held a council meeting with the older men who served under his father King Solomon. The council advised King Rehoboam to speak with the people and make amends.
King Rehoboam also held a council meeting with the younger men who grew up with him. They advised King Rehoboam to be harder on the people than his father had been. (1 king 12:10-11) King Rehoboam took their advice and refused the request of the people. The people of Israel rebelled against the house of David.
Jeroboam King Solomon’s right hand man was chosen by the people of Israel to become King of Israel; Rehoboam was to become King of Judah.
When the devil gets into the system of ministry God has to that spirit weed out. The royal family followed the ordnance of God from Jesses too David, but Solomon side tracked from the plan, he began to worship Idols, and this displeased the Lord.
In 1 kings 11:28-31 the lord had Ahyah a prophetess tell Jeroboam that the splitting of the nation of Israel was the work of the lord, and that he will give Jeroboam 10 tribes which will be called Israel and he will give King Rehoboam two tribes which will be called Judah. When it was all said and done Judah last about 200 years and were taken into captivity by Babylon.
As a people of God we must understand that we are all on the same side. We fight against the same enemies the (DEVIL) who comes to KILL, STEAL and DESTROY. He will divide us with anything such as lies disagreements his, gold is to baffle the people. The tower of Babel is a prime example of how we cannot succeed when we speak different languages. Yes we all speak the English language, and we tend to say different things in the English language.
If we can just recognize the tricks of the enemies and stay focus on the vision we can and will be mighty. Nehemiah had a problem rebuilding the wall, Sam ballet and others speaking against him made his job difficult but because the people had a mind to work the rebuilding of the wall was successful.
I want to leave e this elementary rule with you that I was taught, when we went on trips, they would say “hold hands, stay together, and watch the traffic.
That still works hold on to the unchanging hands of God, stay together as saints and let’s not be backbiters, or spies for the enemies’. Last of all watch the traffic.
Paul said to watch those DOGS. The dog spirit will try to enter the church, but we must watch as well as pray
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