Sun am 7 June 2009 – Kobus Swart
Gen. 12:6; Gen. 9:20-27; 2 Sam. 15:1-10; [2 Sam. 14:23];
2 Sam. 15:2-6,10; 2 Sam. 18:9-18; Mal. 4:5-6; 2 Tim. 2:2; Eph. 3:10; Rom. 16:20
In this study, we look at two sons – each in a different situation – who violated the father-son relationship and how that opened the door to an attack from the serpent on the Royal Seed line.
The wineskin of this season (known as the Apostolic Reformation) is the father-son relationship. It is not an institution or an organization, and it is not a network. Paul instructs his spiritual son Timothy as follows: “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also“(2Tim 2:2). Here we see that the basis upon which these four generations related, was the proceeding word. Compare this with Peter’s utterance to Jesus: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life” (John 6:68).
After the Flood had subsided, Noah planted a vineyard, drank of the wine, became drunk and uncovered himself. Ham looked upon his father’s nakedness, and did not cover him, but rather announced it to the others. The result was that his son Canaan was cursed. These “Canaanites” – the offspring of Canaan who was cursed – preceded the people of God into the land of promise. How did the Nephilim survive the flood, or re-appear after the Flood? There are two possible scenarios. Either Ham was the seed carrier which caused him to expose his father’s nakedness, or his disrespect for his father in a moment of weakness opened a door for another evil invasion. Remember, God called Noah righteous. What Ham did, had far reaching consequences for the people of God after the Flood. The households of faith in this time, need sons (not gender based) like the two brothers of Ham, who walked backwards to their naked father to cover him.
Then there was another son who violated the father-son relationship – Absalom. David had six sons while he was in Hebron. One of them was Absalom, born from Maacah the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. Talmai was part of the Anakite-giants who were eventually taken out by Judah (Judges 1:10). David’s marriage to the daughter of Talmai opened the door for what developed in the life of his son Absalom. David loved his son Absalom, but this son carried the seed of rebellion and wanted to dethrone his own father, the king. Because he was born in Hebron, he knew the power of Hebron (“place of joining”or “covenant”) and he used this power for evil purposes. His spirit was contaminated. Joab had to fetch him from Talmai in Geshur, where he apparently often visited.
It is therefore not surprising that “Absaloms” would be found in certain households of faith (local churches called to function in the Judah anointing) also claiming “sonship”. This spirit would strategically use the Hebronic anointing to draw influential people close to himself to undermine God ordained leadership. Absalom uses the strong culture of relationship and covenant that is usually found in an apostolic community to recruit support unto himself. In the final phases of an Absalom’s life, we notice that he cannot bring forth true sons that will preserve his name, so he will build a monument to himself instead of releasing a movement.
The sons of true spiritual fathers should walk in a double portion. Fathers and sons form an accumulative wave in which the anointing always increases. How do we avoid the curse? By preserving the purity of the seed. True fathers having true sons. This is why the Lord has released the spirit of Elijah in the earth: to restore the hearts of the fathers to their sons and the hearts of the sons to their fathers (Mal 4:6). The Royal Seed line needs to be restored spiritually! We are not here to build a church on the old operational system, but rather with sons that function like arrows in our quiver (Psm 127). We do not need a monument; we need sons that can take the Kingdom and bring down the principalities and powers. “So that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.”(Ephes.3:10).
We are facing the birth of the corporate Christ in the earth. Satan will fight this because in the fulfilment of the corporate is the final crushing of the head of the serpent. Satan will be crushed under the feet of those who believe in the finished work of Christ, and execute it.