The Absalom Spirit

Released July 11, 2023 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


Episode 155: The Absalom Spirit What should we think about that person in the church who almost always thinks that they know better than others? They often find themselves as the go-to person concerning how the primary leader in a church could (and should!) be doing a better job. This person has some wisdom and insights. This person likely has a leadership touch upon them. They listen, understand, and make themselves available for others in the church while the primary leader is busy with other things. Is this type of person a friend or a foe to the work of God? Well, that depends on what is going on inside that person’s heart. Sadly, there is frequently the presence of an attitude or spirit that is aligned with the heart of an Old Testament man named Absalom. This Mavericks & Misfits episode exposes the motivations and actions of a person operating with an Absalom spirit. The listener will receive practical guidance on how to deal with this type of person in the church. Also, you may want to listen to ensure that the seeds of Absalom’s ways have not already begun to sprout in your own heart.