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"The Absalom Spirit"

Submitted by Paul Cox
Mar 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

Submitted by Paul Cox:
The Absalom Spirit

(Submitted to Paul Cox by Rev. Joel Budd
Open Bible Fellowship; Tulsa, Oklahoma)
 

Steve Shultz on Paul Cox's Absalom word:

Too often almost everything in the Church is put into the category of Jezebel. Believe me, there is plenty of ol' "Jez" to go around. But there are other characters in Scripture that teach us how Satan infects people.
Absalom or the Absalum "spirit" is one such tactic of Satan. If he can't get you with Jezebel, he'll get you with Absalom and there are many other tactics.

Let's not be "unaware of his schemes."

Blessings,

Steve Shultz
THE ELIJAH LIST

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During a visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, I came into the sanctuary of Open Bible Fellowship at the end of the first service. I noticed that there was a great deal of demonic beings leaving, and I wondered what was happening. Immediately the second service began, and the second part of the sermon series was on the Absalom spirit. As the sermon concluded, the pastor asked if there were any who wanted to repent of the “sin of Absalom," and many stood up. As they began repenting, I again was aware of an enormous amount of demonic beings leaving. I then knew there was something significant with the Absalom spirit.

The following are the characteristics that Joel Budd listed for the Absalom spirit. If you find these characteristics in yourself, why not renounce and repent for each of them?

The Absalom Spirit
(Scripture References Based on II Samuel 13:20-29; 14:23-33; and 15:1-12)


An Absalom Spirit is rooted in a basic distrust and resentment of one’s authority--either justifiable or exaggerated. (13:20,21)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in a basic independence and self dependence--especially as it pertains to honest communication, problem solving, sharing of honest feelings, needs, wants, etc. (13:20)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in camouflaged bitterness-- unresolved disappointments, fear, anger, impotence, etc. (13:22)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in irrational secrets--that appear totally rational and justified to "the Absalom." (13:20,22,23)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in hidden agendas, hidden strategies and hidden alliances. (13:22-29)

Basic Beliefs of the Absalom Spirit:

  • Most authority is not to be trusted.

  • Most authority is incompetent.

  • “I know the right way to handle this.”

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in hidden contempt, hidden hatred and hidden revenge--of authority and those under that authority. (13:22)

An Absalom Spirit Is Rooted In Pride (14:23-26)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in rebellion--that will grow and grow and become unquenchable. (14:27-30)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in a deep-seated desire to be close to/next to/in a place of favor with the one in authority, but not with purity of heart. (14:30-33)

An Absalom Spirit is rooted in impressing and stealing the hearts of the people who are under authority in order to eventually “dethrone” and replace the one in authority.
(15:1-12)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in self-promotion. (15:1)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in a carefully constructed and carefully projected image--one that is designed to impress. (15:1)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in manipulation. (15:1)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in selfish ambition--disguised to appear as service to others. (15:2)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in opportunism--self-advancement at the expense of others. (15:2)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in divisiveness, antagonism, and negative criticism of authorities to promote self. (5:3)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in rebellion and/or insurrectionism. (15:4)

An Absalom Spirit Manifests In False Humility (15:5)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in thievery--stealing the hearts and loyalty of the people away from their true authority. (15:6)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in treachery.... This is no innocent disagreement. Absalom is dangerous. (15:7-10)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in subtle seduction. (15:11)

An Absalom Spirit manifests in religious hypocrisy and hype.
(15:12) “..while offering sacrifices..” (v. 12)

An Absalom Spirit Manifests In Betrayal (15:12)

Later, Ahithopehl joins Absalom's rebellion. Ahithophel means: A brother/kindred: to smear, plaster, slime. A brother to (or those who) smear, slime.

Warning: Absalom is not your friend.

A Healing For Ahithophel

  • Those of us who have the trust of our leader(s) are targets for an Absalom spirit.

  • Stay loyal to leaders who are putting their trust in you even if they are not perfect or adequate. Either be loyal or quit.

  • Confront any Absalom who tries to manipulate you and use you.

  • Go straight to your leader and tell them about “Absalom” before it is too late for them and for you. (15:1)
     

Paul Cox
Aslan's Place

www.aslansplace.com

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Paul's Itinerary:


March 20-24, 2006
Discernment Training and Exploration, Part II
School of Ministry II
Hesperia Terrace Room; Hesperia, CA
(760) 947-7881 or www.aslansplace.com/seminars/index.html 

April 2-9, 2006
Prophetic Cruise Team
On Holland America to the Caribbean

April 24-28, 2006
Discernment Training and Exploration, Part II
School of Ministry II
Cornerstone Regional Worship Center
4333 Lime Kilm Rd.; Orefield, Pa. 10869
Contact: Sharon Shipwash (610) 398-7248



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