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Rejecting Christ’s Authority

What were the beginnings of Absalom’s conspiracy against his father, David? It began with considerations concerning the ministry of his father. He took counsel from an adviser who had criticized David. Absalom thought the things he was doing were right. He thought that he could do a better job than David. He got supporters to back his opinion and organized a program to elect himself king. How? By getting people to agree with his breath of evil.

The result of his conspiracy? His false covering left him hung on a tree. He was suspended between Heaven and earth. His eyes could not look to Heaven and his feet were not on the earth, because his false covering had trapped him in the strands of its own judgment. It all happened on a tree.

Absalom was not under the covering of David; therefore, he was not under the covering of Christ, David’s Head. He went out of the covering when he went against his father who was delegated to be over him. No matter what David did, it was up to God to deal with him. Absalom usurped authority outside of his position of a submissive son. Some people say that they accept Christ and yet they will not accept Christ’s delegated authority as the provision for their covering. A person who does this will be suspended without a foundation and left unable to walk properly on the earth. Our choice is conspiracy versus the communion of love brought through submission.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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