~ From Spurgeon’s Daily Devotional ~ May 31 ~
“The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron.” 2 Samuel 15:23
David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God’s own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord’s Anointed, and the Lord’s Afflicted. Why then should we expect to escape? At sorrow’s gates the noblest of our race have waited with ashes on their heads, wherefore then should we complain as though some strange thing had happened unto us?
The KING of kings himself was not favoured with a more cheerful or royal road. He passed over the filthy ditch of Kidron, through which the filth of Jerusalem flowed. God had one Son without sin, but not a single child without the rod. It is a great joy to believe that Jesus has been tempted in all points like as we are. What is our Kidron this morning? Is it a faithless friend, a sad bereavement, a slanderous reproach, a dark foreboding? The King has passed over all these. Is it bodily pain, poverty, persecution, or contempt? Over each of these Kidrons the King has gone before us. “In all our afflictions He was afflicted.” The idea of strangeness in our trials must be banished at once and for ever, for He who is the Head of all saints, knows by experience the grief which we think so peculiar. All the citizens of Zion must be free of the Honourable Company of Mourners, of which the Prince Immanuel is Head and Captain.
Notwithstanding the abasement of David, he yet returned in triumph to his city, and David’s Lord arose victorious from the grave; let us then be of good courage, for we also shall win the day. We shall yet with joy draw water out of the wells of salvation, though now for a season we have to pass by the noxious streams of sin and sorrow. Courage, soldiers of the Cross, the King himself triumphed after going over Kidron, and so shall you.
~ Here is my prophetic insight about Kidron ~
Kidron in the Hebrew means: the black one, the mourner, to blacken or darken oneself with sackcloth and ashes and mourning. To mourn from good or bad reasons.
1.) It is the place where we as a Davidic people must fully trust the Eyes of God’s Providence in the midst of betrayal and abandonment from family and friends.
“If I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation.” (2 Samuel 15:25)
Others who had the Eyes of the Lord upon them were:
– Noah found Grace. (Gen. 6:8)
– Those that fear the Lord found Mercy. (Ps. 33:18)
– Ezra and the Elders to build the Temple without hindrance from their enemies.
” For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”
(2 Chron. 16:9)
2.) It is a place where the Sons of Peace set up redemptive boundaries between their traitors, haters, and their enemies. Giving your enemies a second chance.
BUT! Like Solomon, he gave Shimei a chance but the day he broke the boundary / Kidron he was a dead man.
“And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.
” For it shall be, that on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron , thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.” (1 Kings 2:36-37)
Jesus said in Matthew 5:9
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
And I would like to add “WOE To them that brake the Peace! For they shall be called children of the devil!” PA
Shimei name in the Hebrew means: “report” good or evil
While King David was fleeing for his life from his own son, it was Shimei that called the King all kinds of bad names, the King would not retaliate because he believed if Shimei’s report of David’s character was true then God would vindicate Shimei, but if not then the Lord would punish Shimei for slander. Which later the Lord did through King Solomon.
The point is this, if what your enemies say about you is true then get it correct with the Lord, and if it is Not True! Then Kill the Report! and Never let be read in your ears again!
You give life to that which you continually talk about!
If it’s Not true then Drop it! Never Speak of it Again!
Your Real friends will not need you to defend or explain yourself because they Know You!
3.) It is the place where the Son’s of David decide to remove themselves from under the ungodly influences, curses and controls of their wicked relatives.
” And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.” (1 Kings 15:11-13)
Asa’s name means “to be healed or delivered and healer or deliverer”
His mother’s name in the Hebrew means: “Pressure”
God is bringing the Davidic Generation by His Spirit to Kidron, the place of mourning or can I say to the place of travailing our way out from under the “pressure of our families demonic influences. (Romans 8:26, 27)
Many Sons of David never fulfill their purpose in life because they remain under their family curse and controls, a great example of one who miss his call and purpose was none other than, Jonathan. Instead of leave the controlling, jealousy of his father’s table for David’s; he died with his father who was under witchcraft.
(1 Samuel 31:2)
You are responsible to fulfill your own destiny in the earth!
We are not responsible to live out our mother’s, fathers or any other relative’s destines. (And this includes In – Laws as Well!)
Jesus said it in Matthew 10:35-38
“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.”
LET US BE THAT PROPHETIC GENERATION THAT BRAKE AND KILL OUR FATHERS’ YOKE OF OXEN! (1Kings 19:20 & 21)
Many of our relatives have made statements like “Blood Comes First!” “It’s Either Us Or Else!” You Were Born Catholic (or any other religion you came out of) and You Will Die On!” these are nothing more than the frighten threats of controlling family members that know they are losing their influence over you.
GO ahead and be like Asa, deliver and heal yourself from your families’ demons, curses and controls!
There are just a few more scriptures about Kidron, but I believe that these three points are sufficient in their explanation that Kidron is a Mourning & Travailing Place of Freedom From Darkness!
I release you into your Kidron!
IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH!
Some Scriptures While One Goes through Kidron.
” To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn ;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” KJV
” Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” KJV
“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning ..” KJV
” Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” KJV
“Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.” KJV