Hailed as one of the greatest South African novels, Cry, the Beloved Country was first published in the United States, bringing international attention to South Africa’s tragic history. It tells the story of a father’s journey from rural South Africa to and through the city of Johannesburg in search of his son.
It is a personal choice to express rage. As a result, a rational individual is unlikely to choose to be furious. Many individuals blame provocation for their actions of rage, brutality, and severe evil; nonetheless, anger, regardless of the cause, rests in the hearts of idiots.
"And the king was greatly stirred, and he rushed up to the chamber over the gate, weeping, and saying, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!" O Absalom, my son, my son, what if God had died for you there?
The pretense of something fair is always used to justify rebellion against lawful authority. “Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses?” Miriam asks. “Has he not also spoken through us?” (Numbers 12:2); Korah: “All the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them” (Numbers 16:3); Absalom: “Thy issues are good and right, but there is no one deputed by the king to hear thee...” (Numbers 16:3); Oh, that I were appointed judge in the land” (2 Samuel 15:3,4); Adolf Hitler: “Promotion of the ‘pure' race”; Judas Iscariot: “Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?” (See John 12:5) The list of rebels goes on and on.
"A wicked man sows discord, and gossip divides close friends" (Prov 28:16) David fled the city of Jerusalem when Absalom gained control in a palace coup against his father David. He was followed by loyal friends and cabinet members. On his journey, he was welcomed by a group of locals who came out to sympathize and encourage him.
A Prayer Against The Spirit of Absalom 1. Any spirit of Absalom that might be working against my life, I come against you, this morning, in the name of Jesus. 2. As with Apostle Paul, who cast out the spirit of divination from the damsel who had it, you spirit of divination, hear me now: I bind you with fetters of fire that can never break and right now, I cast you out of the life of any human being through whom you are working against me. Depart from that person now and never return, in the name of Jesus. 3.