Read: 1 Kings 1:1-53; Acts 4:1-37; Psalm 124:1-8; Proverbs 16:24
God’s kingdom is not established easily. It always comes with opposition from our enemy - Satan. This time Satan used Adonijah to try to usurp the kingdom from God. Adonijah had his followers met at the Stone of Zoheleth which means the Serpent’s Stone. Nathan found out about because the prophets see things first. He informed Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother about Adonijah’s plan. He reminded her that her son was to be the next king. She went before the king and got his backing. While she was speaking, Nathan came in and confirmed it. David had Solomon and his officials meet at Gihon Spring which means “breaking forth”. Anything God has planned has to break forth from the clutches of the enemy who will try to abscond your promise. Solomon had been promised the kingdom as a baby and Satan never wants to let God’s will be done. So if you are having trouble breaking into what God has called you to do you must fight in the spirit against the powers of the enemy. You will win!
In Acts we have the aftermath of the hand of God working through his disciples. The devil couldn’t stand it so he stirred up the hearts of the same people who crucified Jesus. They couldn’t deny the miracle of the lame man healed so they tried to silence God's voice. The disciples told them they couldn’t be quiet, they had to obey God. Their accusers couldn’t find anything to hold them for so the let them go.
If we would stop being afraid of unrighteous government and stand up for what we know and act like God is our king, then it will intimidate the devil and we will win. God wants us to have victory and power in Him. He wants us to display this on the earth through faith. Our Psalm says it so well; God is on our side and our help is in his name.
Lord, may these words of encouragement be as honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to our bones.