God’s Purpose in the 2016 Election?
King David had died. It was time for an election. A battle ensued.
Zadok was a priest from the South who was appointed by David. Abiathar was a priest from the North that was also appointed by David. His alliance was to the North.
During the struggle for power that ensued after David’s death, Zadok backed Solomon, while Abiathar backed David’s other son, Adonijah, a rival claimant to the throne (1 Kings 1:1–8). Abiathar was still holding on to his tribal ties even though David had made it clear that God had chosen Solomon to sit on the throne.
When the priesthood is divided and more loyal to men than the will of God for a national election, there is always trouble. Our pray for pending national elections should be that God’s church will be united in their endorsement of a godly candidate.
One lesson we can learn from the Old Testament priesthood is that if the priesthood is divided, the nation will, in turn, be divided.
Shouldn’t the priesthood come together to fast and pray for God’s choice? God’s purpose? Shouldn’t His purpose have preeminence over party lines?
An excerpt from Fervent Fire: Understanding the Pattern of the Priesthood for Prevailing Intercessory Prayer by Lenita Reeves
Lenita Reeves is a wife, mother of four, author, speaker, pastor and is hooked on all things purpose. She spends her time interceding, writing, speaking, blogging and conducting seminars on discovering and maximizing purpose. Visit http://www.purposehouse.net/iam to receive your free Declaration of Divine Purpose Manifesto document.
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