THE PARABLE OF ADONIJAH
The Lord commanded me to share the parable of Adonijah with His body.
“Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.” (1Kng.1:5)
Adonijah’s story is found in the first two chapters of 1Kings. He came to the scene at a time of transition from one era to another. In that season, the cloud was pregnant as God was birthing a change-over movement from the Davidic era to the new season of rest He had prepared for his people. Adonijah being a picture of a fleshly man sensed the opportunities that came with the season and wanted to use fleshly means to seize the moment, instead of relying on God to find his own place in the dispensation of God’s counsel. He evolved an ingenious scheme that revolved around him with him alone as both executor and beneficiary. In that one chapter alone, we see four references to ‘him.’
If we examine that scripture, we will find four things that described Adonijah’s disposition and revealed his heart
- ‘Exalted himself.’– Does it remind you of the master of self exaltation mentioned in Is.14:12-14?
- ‘I will be king’ – Self will at its best; Which incidentally is the attitude of many who say they are Christians today.
- iii. ‘He prepared him chariots and horsemen.’ This is tragic considering God’s disposition to those who use self help. I will put it in God’s own word: “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.” (Is.30:1-2)
- ‘Fifty men to run before him.’ (Ndi oti mkpu) Does it remind you of some of our ‘G.O’s today, with their battery of aids that barricade them from the people they are supposed to serve? (But that is a story for another day).
The next stage in the drama is a picture of the scenes of revelry that is so common place in our churches today. We see it in verse 9: ‘And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah the king’s servants:’ (1Kng.1:9). After gathering people in self will, the next agenda that arises as a matter of course is what to do with them to sustain their interest. Adonijah, motivated by the master tempter resorted to the classical bait – food and entertainment to keep them in a state of sensual indulgence (Gen.3:6; 1Jn.2:16).
That is the picture of most of our churches today. The God appointed Table (of grace Ps.23:5) is absent in many local assemblies, because God was not involved from the beginning in the gathering. We have many churches today that are entertainment centres – programs and more programs, orgies and more orgies, motivational speaking and more motivational speaking; discussions on every other topic under the earth apart from Jesus, his sacrifice and the certainty of his return to judge the wicked.
As I came into the Revival Altar this morning at about 7:50am, My Covenant Bible was turned to Ezk.3:27: “But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.”
Hear now the word of the Lord to the Church:
Rv.22:7: ‘There are many Adonijahs, Absaloms, Jezebels, Elis and his corrupt sons in my army. I have a good disposition towards people joining my workforce because of the enormity of the harvest and the task at hand in this time of My grace. (Mk.9:38-40) But even when people volunteer in my service and I allow them to join the service for a season, there comes a time, when the battle is about to be joined that I call for a pruning of the Army, because even though many will join the battle only the fittest, disciplined and those who fight with their eyes on Me can survive the fierceness of the battle that is about to be joined. So when the time for the main event draws near, I normally prune the Army as an act of grace once the preparation for the battle begins. (Judg.7:1-7)
I am about to hit hard on the Adonijahs, Absaloms, Jezebels and Elis and his corrupt sons who have joined My Army. I allowed things to go on for a season, but that season is over. I am about to prune the Army because of the Battle ahead. The pruning will have eternal consequences because many who fall out will fall into the wrong side of eternity ‘the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Therefore before I prune I am giving opportunity for repentance. I am warning these rebels within My rank to repent and turn to me completely and throw away their foreign gods that they have used to imprison and deceive my people, indulging them in sensual pleasure instead of teaching them to repent and learn My ways. I am warning them that the time I tolerated all this is over. Son, I am not speaking to you in general terms because the time for general references are over. I am putting time slots to what I am saying now because there is no more time. The clock is ticking fast and we will soon switch over to the eternity mode. I am allowing this window of repentance between now and the last date of December 2011. This is why I am asking you to make a prayer call for the 24th to 31st of December 2011. Let those who share My concern for lost souls cry on Me both day and night that some who have not crossed the line of repentance to be saved before they are lost. Son, My Angels of Judgment has entered your nation. Do you think I am not concerned about the massacre of My children that is going on in the north? Do you think I am not seeing the Caliphate that is sponsoring these things as part of the Islamic Agenda for Nigeria that it received from the throne of Satan in Saudi Arabia. Do you think I do not hear the cry and wailing of the mothers and the children as they are ripped apart even when they are calling upon My name. Do you think I am not hearing the cries of the Wailing Women and the Praying Men who are calling on Me, the just Judge to intervene? Do you think that I, the creator of the heavens and the earth is powerless to intervene? I have given time for the cup of the Amorites and their iniquity to be full and now their cup is full. They have pricked Me in the eye and I am about to pluck out their own eyes. They have killed my children in small numbers and now I am about to wipe out their children so that they will also know the grieve of the weeping women whose young ones are so brutally killed. Son the battle in the North of your country is not a battle of arms. It is a battle that must be fought and won on the knees. The politicians (the sort you have in Nigeria presently, who are after their own gains) cannot do it. Only My true children can do this. My angels have gone forth. My warring angels have gone forth. Do you not see them and their glistening swords? That is why I am asking you to raise Altars everywhere to open more gates in sensitive and hot places for many more of My Angels to join the battle.
Do not be afraid for I the Lord your God have not given you a spirit of fear. Boko haram will be judged in their place of origin. Their sponsors will go into captivity, many of them dried up that they will wish for death but death will not come. My purpose for your nation will stand. I designed this from the beginning, even before the foundation of the earth was laid and none of these things will fail.
Give this word to those who are doubtful and who are wandering how these things will be! “Look in the scroll of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.” (Is.34:16)
Let us come back to the parable of Adonijah.
Note the effect of Adonijah’s ego and self trip on the lives of the people he gathered around him without My authority:
‘So all the guests who were with Adonijah were afraid, and arose, and each one went his way.’ (1Kng.1:49)
Any gathering in self-will without My command will produce fear instead of faith though faith be preached there from dawn to dusk and from dusk to dawn.
Also note the second effect on the originator of the scheme! “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 house for me, as He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today!”
So King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he struck him down, and he died.” (1Kng.2:24-25)
Any of these gatherings in self-will will only produce death. The danger is that not only the first death is at stake but the second death also. It grieves My heart that many people who have heard me preach this are choosing that broad way to eternal damnation. Warn them for Me. I am putting time to this warning and I say there is an open window until the 31st of December 2011, after which the curtain will close.” 10:54am/ Revival Altar.