Abner Switches Sides

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

Who IS the house of Saul today?  Who IS the house of David?  Who do they represent?

I love the Bible.  It gives us wisdom and knowledge in plain language, but it also gives us clues to see deeper, hidden things.

For example, every personality type is found in scripture – if we want to know ours, we can read and discover who we identify with and gravitate to.  There is likely not one character, but several.   And, as written in Ecclesiastes 1:9 ” That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun,”  there is no situation, no sin, no plan or plot, that is happening today that has not already been done.

We just need to seek the Lord on specifics; details.

Today, we see a war between what looks like Democrats vs Republicans.  Or, it could be The House of Representatives vs the Senate.   Or it could be people who follow Q vs those who do not.

If we try to pin it to certain groups of people, we might go in all directions.  But, we can see the spirits that are driving forces behind the actions, as we read in the Old Testament.

Here is what I have seen for awhile and the word I got for this year – that the house of Saul and the house of David warred for a long time, but David’s house grew stronger while Saul’s house grew weaker.

Who are they?  Right now, I focus on Democrat leaders vs Republican leaders (and yet not all from either party; the ones most vocal needing to push narratives.)  Saul’s house would be D’s and David’s house would be R’s.  (Read past blogs for how I arrived at that).

Why is this verse so encouraging to me?  Because as I see the news and scroll the internet, it is easy to see all the division and exposure of absolute hatred for our President, his family and all who support him, and think “We are losing this war.”  (And yes, it is war.)  Without scripture, I could easily lose heart.  This verse – not just any verse I find to support what I see – but this verse, as the Lord has led me to it for some time – reminds me that the house of David, or the house of God’s choice, or the Kingdom of Righteousness, whatever you choose to call it, is strengthening, while the house of Saul, or the house of the choice of impatient people who did not want to wait for God’s plan, was weakening.

And this says to me “Righteousness is being restored.”

I have been in 1 Samuel on and off since President Obama was first elected.   And I’ve seen the similarities, almost uncanny.  Throughout his time in office, I kept hearing “Look for David”  not really knowing who or what I was looking for, yet, it was unmistakable.

David is NOT President Trump, nor was Saul President O’bama.   David and Saul today are both ERA’s and companies of people and these men are representatives.

I can’t help but wonder though, who is Abner?

 

Abner Joins Forces with David

2 Samuel 3:6 Now it was so, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner was strengthening his hold on the house of Saul.

Abner, was the son of Ner, who happened to be the uncle of Saul.  That would make him Saul’s cousin.  He was also captain of Saul’s army.

I thought about who Abner could be today – he could be General Michael Flynn, who was appointed by Obama in 2012 as Director of Defense Intelligence.  I thought it was him for awhile, actually, but I am reminded that if Saul and David are companies of people or ERA’s, then so is Abner.

Abner is someone once very close to Saul, both in perspective and practice.  Abner sat at the family table with Saul, Jonathan, and David.  Abner was in the inner circle.

Here are my thoughts – there is about to be another mass side-switching of the inner circle Democrats once upholding the Saul ERA policies but eyes will be opened.

Abner was accused of an affair with Saul’s concubine, Rizpah, by Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, which he neither confirms nor denies but the accusation itself says to Abner that after all the years he was loyal to Saul, how could he be accused of such a thing?  Abner’s eyes were opened and he knew he must transfer the kingdom from Saul to David.
vs 7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. So Ishbosheth said to Abner, “Why have you gone in to my father’s concubine?”

vs 8 Then Abner became very angry at the words of Ishbosheth, and said, “Am I a dog’s head that belongs to Judah? Today I show loyalty to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hand of David; and you charge me today with a fault concerning this woman?

vs 9 May God do so to Abner, and more also, if I do not do for David as the Lord has sworn to him—

vs 10 to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beersheba.”

vs 11 And he could not answer Abner another word, because he feared him.

More to come.