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Cave of Adullam: The Secret to Conquering the Capitol
After Prophet Samuel had already anointed, on behalf of G3D’s declaration, David, son of Jesse, to be king over Israel, it took several years of political persecution and preparation before he took his rightful place. Likewise, modern prophets recognized the true president, but must realize that this dark moment in American history is an important step in shaping the future of this country.
One of the most surprising takeaways from this election was a quote by Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgenson, who, when asked was “the worst President in the history of the United States?” responded “It’s not Donald Trump. It’s not Barack Obama. Neither of them even come close. In fact, it’s not any modern President. No, the worst President in the history of America is Woodrow Wilson…”
Politically curious readers began to see unprecedented parallels between the 1916 election, which Wilson won under questionable circumstances, including obvious voting manipulation, and the current 2020 election. Before being elected President, Wilson had served as the Governor of New Jersey, winning due to his intimate connections with the corrupt political machine Tammany Hall, known infamously for its brazen and outright election tampering. Today’s partisan apparatus, fully upgraded with newly developed mainstream media and social media tech giants, is “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics”.
Just as the media declared president-elect announced his involvement in election interference through multiple gaffes, Wilson slyly revealed that the true and justly anointed leader of America, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Evans Hughes, would be denied his rightful position, due to Wilson’s continued relationship with the corrupt political establishment, in a famous speech Wilson gave just before the 1916 election. The dialogue, which was concerning the opposition party, rings eerily similar to today’s political language against “Deplorables” and “Ugly Folks”.
“Men of every sort and variety of purpose-I will not say united, but associated, for an unarrowed object, shot through with many forms of bitterness, every ugly form of hate, every debased purpose of revenge, and every covert desire to recover secret power-a party made up like the occupants of the ancient cave of Adullam, of everyone discontented and insurgent against existing circumstances and therefore not very happily in conference with one another.” October 7, 1916 –New York Times Archives.
Many American Christians may have never heard of the Cave of Adullam, nor the long term implications that it carried in Scripture, but it was one of the most important political moments in ancient Biblical history.
While David was hiding from King Saul, David fled to the Levitical city of Nob, which was where the Tabernacle was stationed, and as the location of G3D’s Presence, it was considered a default City of Refuge. Ahimelech, the High Priest, provided food and the sword of Goliath to David, whom he believed was carrying out a special mission on behalf of the king. But Saul, in his power-hungry mania, viewed this aid as a challenge to his position and had High Priest Ahimelech and his family killed, before turning to Nob, the city of priests, and killing every living thing within it. This political genocide was not unlike the end goals of blacklists that some modern representatives are calling for against political rivals and those who support them.
When people in the region heard about the massacre and how David was hiding in the cave system of Adullam, a small force of four hundred men made up of “all those who were in distress, in debt, or discontented” gathered in the caves with David “and he became their commander” (ref. 1 Samuel 22: 1-2).
Though David was anointed to be future king over Israel, his ability to relate to the common “forgotten men” earned him an intensely loyal following. During harvest time, while David was still hiding in the cave system of Adullam, the nearby region was occupied by Philistine troops. In the heat of the season, David craved water from his nearby hometown of Bethlehem, off handedly expressing his thirst. Three of David’s thirty chief warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the Lord, declaring “Far be it from me, Lord, to do this! Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” and David would not drink it (2 Samuel 23:13-17; Chronicles 11:15-19). Though his men would willingly risk their lives on his behalf, he valued his men personally, and gave them a hope they had lost under the previous political systems. Because they knew David was anointed to be the future king, they were eager to perform amazing acts of bravery and valor (2 Samuel 23:8-38), which they became famous for in the region.
David’s time in Adullam was important for securing his military and popular support of the surround regions, but his experience and charisma were not enough. The despair that David felt in the cave was compounded when he learned that his older brothers, parents, and family (1 Samuel 22:1-4) were facing the same threats of violence and that David needed to rely on previous enemies, like the Philistines (1 Samuel 27) and King of Moab, for help and support to keep his loved ones safe. This crushing personal defeat was captured in song in Psalms 34; 57; and 142, and further forced David to no longer rely on his own military might and cunning, but fully trust G3D to protect and provide for him in some of his most powerless moments.
After David passed up two separate opportunities to kill King Saul (1 Samuel 24; 26), Saul was killed and his body was looted on the field of battle (2 Samuel 1:4-10) by the very same people he failed wipe out by G3D’s decree (1 Samuel 15:17-26; 28:17-19). David was crowned King over Israel at Hebron (1 Chronicles 11:1-3; 2 Samuel 5:1-6) and began to consolidate his power, first by establishing a new capitol.
Historians postulate that David next chose to try to conquer Jerusalem because of its excellent defensive position. The compound was more of a military fortress than an established city at that point, and was so strategically placed and thought to be impenetrable, that the occupants boldly declared that it barely required blind and lame watchmen to defend it (ref. 1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 2 Samuel 5:6-13). Perhaps, more fittingly, Jerusalem was considered the nearest major city to the priestly town of Nob’s vicinity, which explains why David would decide to build the permanent place for G3D’s House of Worship there.
While we are uncertain how long David spent in in the Adullam cave system, it must have been long enough for both he and his motley crew of mighty men to have explored it at some point. While some of the caves are interconnected, many stood alone, and these differences in the passages they hid within must have made an impression on David. Scripture uses phrasing that still confuses modern religious scholars, as David declared the way to conquer the city was through the “gutter”. Modern archeology surveys have found several major cave systems under the city of Jerusalem, including King Hezekiah’s Tunnel (2 Kings 20:20), which was a future expansive engineering improvement of the natural channels that watered the region.
It is most likely that David recognized the different terrains, smells, and sounds from his time in Adullam and realized that the city could be conquered by going through the underground cave systems where they received their water. The capture of the city was so unprecedented and remarkable, that, despite the fact that it belonged to the territory of the Tribe of Benjamin, the tribe of King Saul, Jerusalem became known as the City of David.
While President Woodrow Wilson used the analogy of the Cave of Adullam to try to insult the people he and his political machine had cheated, he also revealed that his political enemies were those who stood beside the rightful elected leader. Many dejected political supporters are wondering if there will be a repeat of the stolen election from a century ago, or if the prophesied leader will actually come to power. Their focus should instead be on rallying their support, strengthening and perfecting their spiritual gifts and skills, but most importantly, fully trusting that G3D has a reason for having them experience this moment and that it will help prepare them to carry out His Will.
It is easy to miss what G3D intended for David’s time in the Adullam cave systems. It was a critical moment which allowed David to reconnect and fully trust on G3D rather than his own efforts, write psalms praising how G3D protected him during the lowest moments in his life, and learn the secret of how to ultimately conquer the military fortress that would be forever known as the City of David and the Capitol of Israel.
As audits of the voting results have turned up large scale tampering and will ultimately lead to recounts and decisions by the Supreme Court, we must use this time like the Mighty Men of David, to prepare for the spiritual and political battles which will arise next. The things we experience in this moment must be closely observed and remembered because they will be crucial in the next stage. Just as King David did not take the city of Jerusalem by the might of his army, nor will it be by honing and sharpening our swords, but by refining our listening to His Voice and bravely following His Will, that the Capitol will be won.
Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT AdministratorFor more prophetic media groups click here