Strategic Warfare And Leadership

‭‭2 Samuel 17:16-17 KJV‬‬ [16] Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him. [17] Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by En-rogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told king David.

David had no intention to fight his son, but he had a strategic system of reporting information set up. He might have been away from Jerusalem, but he was still in control. Some politicians have a way of remaining in power even after their tenure has expired. That is a leadership warfare Absalom was not used to. He was a brute fighter. David was a master strategist. He returned some people to Jerusalem so they could be his eyes in the city. These two verses gives us a picture of what could be done today dimply by phone call. A great leader may not be physically present, but can retain influence over an institution. Absalom was now in high stakes politics, which he was not used to. Ahitophel knew it and committed suicide. Ahitophel knew that in this game, David had won. All over the city, David had people. They even had a prostitute as a part of the strategic team. What about the woman at Bahurim who protected the two messengers in a well? David had people who loved him. Absalom was bound to fail. And he did. Every great leader must be strong in strategic warfare. Absalom was simply an operational leader who seized a moment. David was still in charge. Remain in charge no natter what the devil does. Christ died to give us that strategic edge. You can get through it.

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