It is this point right here that people, especially God’s people, refuse to acknowledge and understand.
At 2 Chronicles chapter 12, in verse 1, it mentions Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon, who was reigning as king. When his kingdom became established and strong, he and all of Israel. This would include God’s people. They all forsake the law of the LORD.
Let us pause for a second and bring this to a more modern time for a minute.
During the 2020 election, two men ran for the office of President of the United States – Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Now, I talked about this before pre, during, and post-election. If we looked at just three of the political issues (agendas) Joe Biden ran on alone. He and anyone who supported or voted for him run into a major issue not with man. That is a man or woman who may have taken a political position that is more conservative. But Joe Biden and his supporters and those who voted for him, not only created a conflict with God. But they have incited war against God and what God stands for. How so? Let’s look at that.
Gamaliel’s advice to the elite
At Acts chapter 5, Gamaliel, a Pharisee, gave this warning to the entire Council (the religious body and the political leaders of that day) concerning the apostles (Jesus’ disciples) after the elite group put the apostles in jail but the apostles later that night was freed by God’s angel (Acts 5:17-19). Gamaliel warned, “… take care what you propose to do with these men (Acts 5:35). In verses 36 and 37, he reminded the Council what happened to men who were leading a social, political, or religious movement and their followers that have risen in the past. These individuals and groups that came about because of man’s planning eventually either were destroyed or faded over time. Therefore, Gamaliel recommended to the Council members concerning Jesus’ apostles that they should leave them alone because if these apostles were really from God. That the Council was not going to be able to overthrow it, no matter what they do or try. And if they decide to go after the apostles, that the entire Council would find themselves fighting against the apostles? No! Against God! (Acts 5:38-39).
Now, this is a very important point to give prayerful consideration to because of what will take place in God’s timing in the coming weeks. [And remember, God’s timing never looks like man’s timing. e.g., do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. (1 Peter 3:8).]
Now, why should we give prayerful consideration to Gamaliel’s counsel to the religious and political elite during his day? Because if you are not on the right side of this issue, that is, what took place during the 2020 election, among other things, you may find yourself in the same plight or fate as King Rehoboam and his kingdom, which we will get back to in a minute.
Now note. The Council did take Gamaliel’s advice and left the apostles alone as he suggested (Acts 5:40). So, all the apostles were freed after being beaten up a little. And they all went off to continue the work of Christ (Acts 5:41-42).
So, how does Gamaliel’s advice fits with us today as far as fighting against, inciting war against God? How do we make that connection? Remember, Gamaliel said to these religious and political elites to leave God’s true servants (God’s remnant) alone. For if they did not, the Council would be declaring war against the remnant of men and women God had handed picked Himself, chosen to use for His glory and purpose for that season.
This is no different today. You got to know that you know who God has handed picked for this season to lead His house, His people through this new season. For there has already been a changing of the guard in the Spirit. For every man, woman, and child that God has picked has been fully vetted, qualified, and personally tested, trialed, and tried by Him. (Compared to 1 Corinthians 12:11-28). Therefore, these qualified as His anointed vessels for this new season.
And if you do not know who these new leaders are. Or, if you refuse to accept these ones that God has handed picked for this season. Remember, the words of Gamaliel to the elite political and religious leaders in his day – you will be fighting against God.
Therefore, it is extremely important in this season, we are to be careful about what we say or do or what we propose toward the men and women – the remnant that God has handed pick for this season. If what a person does or says is of their own plans – IT WILL BE OVERTHROWN – NOTHING WILL BECOME OF IT. It does not matter if they proclaim that God has told them to do or say XYZ. It will become very clear that such is not from God. BUT! If a person has God’s backing, God’s approval, in this season, you will not be able to overthrow them with your actions, deeds, prayers, declarations, curses, or words. In fact, you will be inciting war against God by taking a defensive or offensive stance against God’s selected soldiers (His remnant for this season).
Therefore, it is critical, like life and death critical, to clearly know who God is backing and who He is not in this season.
2020 election repercusSIONS
This is why the 2020 election is probably the most important election of all elections in mankind's history in the Spirit as well as in the natural. Who you supported and or voted for did really matter, despite the current fraudulent election results. For your support or vote automatically cast you on one side of the universal issue at hand. Or it automatically cast you on the opposing side. (Compare to Matthew 7:13-14).
No matter how you put it or what excuse you provide. There was unconvincing evidence that people, especially God’s people were choosing sides with the vote you cast, or by supporting one candidate over another in the 2020 election. Your support or vote said to God, I am either for You (meaning for God) or I am against You. How so?
All anyone had to do during the 2020 election was to go to Joe Biden or Donald Trump’s presidential websites and look at their political issues or stance each took and compare their position with the Bible. If the political issue the candidate took did not conflict with the Scriptures. Or, it was more of a personal preference because no Bible principle or standard was being violated, then great. BUT! If a political stance by either candidate conflicted with God’s righteous standard in any way, and we are for God. Then we better checkmark the candidate whose political standards sided with God’s. To do so otherwise means you are coming up against God’s man, God’s choice, God’s plan. Therefore, whether you are a Christian or not, you have declared war against the Sovereign LORD of the universe because you oppose His direction.
So, just as a reminder. Below are three points each candidate during the 2020 election ran on that either agreed or conflicted with God’s position. Remember, these are non-negotiable issues from God’s standpoint because they must fit His standards and statutes. Otherwise, it is a direct conflict with what He says is right or wrong. We the people, from God’s standards, do not get to personally choose concerning these political issues below. We must take His position or otherwise, we are taking a defensive position, as in war, against something God says must be done or seen a certain way – no exception to the rule.
With that being said, Joe is on the left and his position. Trump’s position is to the right of Joe’s and his position. And God’s position is on the far-right end.
Based purely on these three factors alone, which candidate sided with God? Which candidate declared war against God? This is how serious this thing is – how serious the past election was.
This is not about your personal preference. This is about God and His right to rule over what He has created.
So, we will come back to this in the end. So, let’s backtrack to 2 Chronicles, chapter 12, and pick up on Rehoboam’s situation and see how his circumstances play into ours today.
2 chronicles 12:1-2
So, as we remembered, Rehoboam is finally well established and thriving throughout the nation. His kingdom is strong and doing well. But there is a major problem. Let’s read verse 1 again.
Even though Rehoboam’s kingdom was doing well, they had forgotten God – His laws, decrees, principles, statutes, and even God Himself. The verse said they had forsaken God.
NOTE: This is no different from what we see today, especially when it came to our 2020 election. Too many Christians did not consult God to determine who was God’s choice. Instead, too many Christians went in the same direction as the world and decided to do what was right in their own eyes. And we see what that has clearly got us.
Now, according to the Scriptures, by this time, King Rehoboam had been in office for 5 years. And because the entire nation, including their king, had forgotten and forsaken God – they had gone against God’s preferred way for them. Taking a defensive war-like position against God. God decided to make this decision concerning them in verse 2.
When the people, God’s people go against God’s plans, God’s direction, God’s preference for His creation, God responds by doing what He always has done throughout humankind’s history. (Compare to Hebrews 13:8). He removes or lifts His divine protection from over the nation, its people, and its king (or leaders); and allows another nation (typically their enemy) to come in and capture them as an act of God’s judgment for their disobedience. And as we read the remaining parts of chapter 12 of Chronicles as well as chapter 13, we see another nation comes in and overtakes King Rehoboam’s kingdom.
God has boundaries
We got to realize, we as God’s people, when we step outside of God’s boundaries for us and choose a direction or to follow a person or a group, or partner with a person or group that does not have God’s backing, or they or it comes directly against what God represents or stands for; we are choosing sides as it relates to this universal issue – who has the right to rule over mankind and decide how we should live. It does not matter whether we are consciously or unconsciously aware of what we are doing or not. We have a right to choose. Therefore, we are choosing a side. And if at some point, we discover that we side with the wrong side, we better quickly make admits and get on the right side of things with God (that is repent) and make it right with God’s people. That is, notifying everyone you influenced, coached, or convinced, knowingly or unknowingly, who has followed your example or leading – that you had led them in the wrong direction. Because if they choose wrong because you led them wrong, then blood is on your hands. (Compare to Ezekiel 33:7-9).
Each one of us must seriously backtrack to the 2020 election day and reflect on how we voted or who we publicly supported. You must pray to God to allow you to see it through His eyes and contemplate what should be your next set of actions. And do not let PRIDE get in your way. For God makes it clear,
Also, see Proverbs 11:2 and 16:5.
WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
Words of knowledge are simply the Holy Spirit transmitting specific knowledge to you about something that you would have no ability or means to be able to know about with your own limited intelligence and knowledge levels. It is supernatural knowledge and insight being given directly to you by the Holy Spirit Himself, not by your own mind or your own intelligence levels.