Here Comes the breakthrough!
By Jamila Moody
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been studying in in I Kings 1. While there are many lessons to be gleaned, prophetic encouragements and insights available in this, the one that has arrested my spirit is this – the promises of GOD. Once GOD utters HIS promise and one HE has made HIS decree it shall be done. Numbers 23:19 declares this, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken and will He not make it good and fulfill it?” Meaning the FATHER doesn’t make empty promises – HE follows through.
In 1 Kings 1, Adonijah son of David, and brother of Absalom arises in the same arrogant usurping spirit of his brother and made himself king because he saw an opportunity to do so due to David’s advanced years, failing health and he felt entitled to the throne. The throne however was not his promise to claim: it was Solomon’s. And when David got wind of his actions in verses 15-21, he responds in the fashion of a King not on the decline in his health and strength but as one arising in his full power and authority by accelerating the coronation of Solomon as king in the most profound, poignant and prophetic way. As I share this word, I pray you are encouraged in this: your KING has a plan in place to bless your life in the same manner. Look no further than these words found in Jeremiah 29:11 to grab a hold to that truth, “’For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” GLORY to GOD!
Upon hearing about Adonijah’s self-appointment to the throne, David moves into action to accelerate the coronation and anointing of Solomon as king in verses 32-35, “Then King David said, “Call Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada to me.” And they came before the king. The king told them, “Take the servants of your lord with you and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and bring him down to [the spring at] Gihon [in the Kidron Valley]. Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel. Then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ Then you shall come up [to Jerusalem] after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne and he shall reign as king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”
When the enemy challenges the authority of GOD concerning you, GOD can choose to accelerate some promises for your life. In considering the promise of Solomon becoming king, the scriptures are not clear on when that was to happen. All we know is he was chosen, just as GOD has chosen, anointed and ordain you and I for a specific purpose in the earth. Get ready child of GOD, because the action of your enemy has initiated the process of acceleration upon your life. Now let’s take a praise break and give the FATHER glory right there. Hallelujah! Oh Glory.
King David says in verse 33, “take the servants of your lord with you and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and bring him down to the spring at Gihon,” and there is where he was anointed king. There is where the horn was blown, the announcement made and celebration broke out. But why Gihon? Oh hallelujah, I am so glad you asked. Gihon was one of the four rivers of the Garden of Eden and Gihon was a spring near Jerusalem that was the main water source for all of Jerusalem. And another nugget about Gihon I found in studying this out was this, it means “bursting forth,” all powerful prophetic details that will bless you.
In Solomon being anointed and crowned king in Gihon, the FATHER revealed two things prophetically that I believe will be a blessing to your life
- Gihon was the main water source for Jerusalem. Water in the scriptures often refer to the spirit of GOD. Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water, just to name a few. Prophetically this was an announcement to all that Solomon was now the source of kingly authority for all of Israel and Judah as Gihon was the source of all water for Jerusalem. And it was also an announcement that any other acting authority was false. Another prophetic picture here is this our GOD and KING is the source of our life, provision and strength. HE is the power and authority of our life and all other sources attempting to usurp that position are false and have no real authority.
- Solomon was anointed at Gihon because that’s where the enemy where the enemy threw his fake coronation party. The bible says in Psalm 23:5, “HE prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies.” In this case however, Adonijah prepared the table with his own hands, sat down at the table of celebration and ate heartily only to be hit with the sound of rejoicing at the anointing and coronation of the true king Solomon. I Kings 1:41 And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar? Be encouraged in this, before your promise usurpers see you in your elevated position of authority walking out the promise, they will hear the celebration of it first. And as the sound of the celebration in this text interrupted their party and shook the very earth so shall the sound of your announcement and elevation shake your enemies and the very ground upon which they stand.
I believe the FATHER is saying to you, “Now is your bursting forth season. In this season, you shall burst forth from the plots of the enemy, you shall burst forth into destiny, you shall burst forth into authority/power and you shall burst forth into joy.” When GOD has made you a promise, it is yours and no matter what enemy tries to usurp it, HE will rapidly enlarge you, increase you, accelerate you, announce you openly, appoint you and cause you to be seated in your authority. Ephesians 2:6 and He raised us up together and seated us together in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Now is the time. Now is your season to BURST FORTH for the GLORY of almighty GOD.
Jamila Moody is a prophetic voice, psalmist, poet, and Christian author. Jamila is a passionate worshiper. She carries an intense love for the Father and His presence. She resides in Johnson City, TN where she is finishing her doctorate in education.