“Victory to Mourning”

October 8, 2018

“Victory to Mourning”

Blessings folk!

David and the people of Israel were victorious.
Absalom’s rebellion was quashed.

Yet, David was crushed.
Absalom had been killed.

As we saw in our last time together, David was weeping, mourning and crying out for Absalom.

He loved him.

Read what happened next…

2 Sa 19:1-4

Then it was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourns for Absalom.”

The victory that day was turned to mourning for all the people,
for the people heard it said that day, “The king is grieved for his son.”

So the people went by stealth into the city that day,
as people who are humiliated steal away when they flee in battle.

The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice,
“O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Joab was told that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom.

The people knew.

They had been victorious.
Now the day was turned to mourning because the king was grieving.

The people quietly returned to the city.
In mourning.
Not in rejoicing of victory.
They entered as if defeated.

The king continued to mourn Absalom.

We see this principle in the organizational church.

Leaders profess to know and honor the Word of God, yet it is obvious they do not.
They speak not the Word.
They know not the Word.
They have not been transformed by the Word.
They are not people of their word.
Leaders profess to be “led by the Spirit”.
They are led by a spirit, but not the Holy Spirit.
Again, it is obvious.
There is no transformation.
There is no power.
There is no manifestation of the Spirit via His gifts.

Therefore, the people lack knowledge and are powerless.

As the leaders go, so the people will go.

David mourned.
The people will mourn.

Leaders, you desire change in the people?
Begin in the mirror.