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Davidic spirit : David and the nation of God (part 1)

Date: 2016/06/13 | Category: Intercession Blog | Posted by:

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'David' is where the spirituality of Israel becomes ‘statehood’. At an individual level, David is that point where you as a spiritual kingdom person becomes a physical royalty.

Davidic spirit : David and the nation of God (part 1)

'David' is where the spirituality of Israel becomes ‘statehood’. At an individual level, David is that point where you as a spiritual kingdom person becomes a physical royalty. And the genius of David is that he could move the spiritual things that were available to Israel by the covenant of God  - what was available at the altar, at the temple, from the ark of the covenant, at the Urim and the Thummim, at the Holy of holies – and turn it into citizenship and state hood , into a country and a physical nation state, that can provide roles like kings, princes, soldiers, warriors, wise men, educational  people, nation builders, skilled human beings, as well as being spiritual.

Your spiritual connection doesn’t end at the spiritual connection. Your spiritual existence transcends into divine expressions in natural spheres. David was a military man. He was a warrior before he became king. His encounter with God translated to his being exceptional on the battlefield thereafter . His abilities on the battlefield were never limited to what he could do. Whatever went on at the mountain or in his worship place, he had a way of making it gain full supernatural expression in what he was involved in.

David is about how to take the things that are inside God’s glory and make them detailed expressions in the things that are fully human: so that you shift what is normally a human endeavour into a super normal function by divine abilities.

This served at an individual level, but it doesn’t end there; it goes from individual to national and international level. When you think about Jerusalem, you call it the City of David, but it's the city of God, which is the capital of Israel, which is where the temple eventually became permanently built.

And that is where the king’s palace is located. It was one of the last places to be conquered, but it became the central place. So without David there was no Jerusalem, and without Jerusalem there was no complete definition of Israel. Modern day Israelis will tell you that Jerusalem is the eternal capital city and eternal home of all Israelis, and you hear Christians say it over and over that when they got to Jerusalem, it was like they came home – which is mysterious. You are just getting somewhere for the first time, and you are feeling like you just arrived home... so that, that covenant we often quote in Ephesians 2, the commonwealth of Israel, the covenant of promises, a state /status  of citizenship and administration of statehood that connects many nations to Israel and the covenant God made with Israel.

The physical, but spiritual capital of this is still Jerusalem, so much so that people who have never been to Israel before, feel at home when they get there. Just imagine, in the middle of all of the rituals that you are not used to, you still feel a sense of home, it’s not physical; it is spiritual.

Most Israelis believe that the spiritual Jerusalem is actually directly above the physical one.

David took the spiritual city and could build a physical city out of it. He took the spiritual host of heaven and could build an Israeli army from it, he took the oracles of God and built a government system out of it, he took the laws of God and could build a justice system out of it, he took the Ark of the covenant and could build a throne for Israel out of its spiritual reality,  he took the covenant of the common wealth (Ephesians 2: 12) of God and could build a prospering nation and economy in Israel. ...etc..

So that which started at an individual basis with the Lion and Bear , to the frontal engagement with Goliath and to several battles with supernatural victories on the war theatre, he was able to apply to revealing the whole heavenly realm of nationhood and citizenship that all God's people everywhere can call their city and home! . He could shift things into heavenly nationhood.

David is the point at which the things of God's spirit shift into Nation statehood and Citizenship for God's people everywhere.

(Psa 87:2- 3 KJV) The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

Psa 132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. 

There is a City and nation of God in the earth. There is a way to build it, and David is the key. Did you notice that when Solomon built the temple, all the other altars and high places were shut down? All the high places of Shiloh, Gibeah and Bethel and all those power pinnacle points were shut down, because God had chosen Zion, he had preferred Jerusalem the Throne/ Ark of God had come to rest there . And So long as the temple was standing in Jerusalem, there was nowhere else to offer sacrifice and to operate an Alter acceptable before God.

That lets you know that there is a centrality to Christendom. There is a centrality to the Kingdom in the earth. There is a central place and a central point, and it’s neither Rome nor any denominational headquarter. There is a spiritual headquarter, that if it starts to function, it will have the same effect on all the other headquarters. Do you know that there is still a Kingdom to come? There is still a City coming. We are still preaching “repent” because the Kingdom is at hand. There is still a Kingdom coming. So the true Kingdom people will not be satisfied that their ‘church’ headquarters have been built.

And of course there is nothing wrong with having our own church or ministry headquarters, but if we are a true Israelites on the inside, you will be conscious of a City. You will know that there is a City. All the patriarchs we read and preach about looked to that city while it was invisible to all around them.

Every person who we read about in the Bible, Hebrews described that they looked for a heavenly city that has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

  • Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
  • Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city. 

But David captured that heavenly reality in the city that he built. Not all who wander are lost. Not everybody who is wandering from church to church are lost. Not all of them are “church prostitutes”.

Some of them are instinctively looking for their City, because they are true citizens of the City, they have their true identity and eternal home held in that City, the name of the City is written on them . And it's bridegroom who they're truly married to and faithfully belong to.

Psa 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. 

    • In their spiritual reality, they were born in the City of David, and will continue seeking that city just like the patriarchs did.
    • They were born again (John3:3-5) not unto man made denominations and doctrines but into the Kingdom city, and are in various  denominations, but born from the heavenly city of Zion. There are true citizens because there's a true City.

They are looking for the city of David to hold them and David to rule over them . When Messiah comes, people expect to see David return. Remember what David said in Psalm 16: “Thou will not leave my soul in hell, and thou will not suffer Thine holy one to see corruption”.

We talked about the thirty three men of David. That “thirty-three”, “thirty and three”, “three and thirty   in various portions of 2nd Samuel 23 are a symbol, a number code for the Army of David, and the Bible is full of prophetic symbols, emblems and codes for Israel and the covenant of God .

The thing about David is that all these symbols, tongues and heavenly signs, he could turn into powerful manifestations and bring out Zion's City patterns out of them thus shaping nationhood for God's people.

So now Whatever prophetic numbers, impartations, lamp stands, seven spirits were out there, whatever host of heaven, chariots of fire, horsemen and angels, David could build it here. You know he had more than thirty three mighty men; but whatever was out there, David replicated it here. That’s the genius. So that the City that others looked for ,he built!.. And, he, at least temporarily in his time, could hold it down with the way he ordered what was around – which is what we need, because it is not a physical city. We can only have it available if Davidic people can be there to order things in such a way that the Zion  city will manifest.

And a ‘Neo Davidic’ generation will raise its symbols, emblems and flags, as the signs that true citizens will recognise and look to

Psalm 16:8-11 [KJV]

I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

This is a very literal experience: God physically holds your right hand. It’s not like you just feel a sensation on your right hand; if you look... the Bible says “I have set the LORD always before me”, and that means he is constantly staring and constantly seeing. It is a tangibility that can be felt on your right hand that makes you strong from within. It gives you courage to stand. Probably that is how he used to fight his battles, which is why he doesn’t fail on the battle field, because that place inside of him that fear could have entered , there is a force that is constantly jamming that place from his right hand, and he knew that God was there.

David was a temple of God, so that whatever it is that was going on in that heavenly temple were things that he would experience in his own earthly temple. David knew the tabernacles of God, even before the temple was built physically in Jerusalem. David lived there and the experience of that place was his life, lifestyle and life source.

 There is a key of David. The key of David unlocks the nationality and territoriality of God, which is why Jesus would say to Peter, “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom”. There is only one key of the Kingdom, there is only one activation, and that’s David. If you read Isaiah 22:22, “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder...” meaning government. In Revelation 3, He said “I am He that has the key of David. When I open a door no man can shut it, and I shut the door and no man can open it. I have set before thee an open door”.

It is still that same key that God through Christ gave Peter, and Peter can rule Jerusalem. That’s why so long as Peter is in Jerusalem, he can’t die, he can’t be jailed. Even the Pharisees that did not believe when Jesus was around, believed when Peter rose into his office. The people who were not healed when Jesus was around, started getting healed when Jesus left and Peter became activated. 

There is something about the key of David that unlocks the city in reality in our midst, because David is the expression of God’s heavenly throne in the realm of man. You have to see David beyond a person now. See David as a dimension. See David as a pattern, a code and a software. See the person of David as the icon of the software, but see David as the codes, calculations and programs written that begin to run when you click an icon. 

Think of David now as a program of God, the expression of God’s government and throne in the realm of man, that can operate individually, group wise and nationally.

If we are going to operate Kingdom in national and increasingly widening circles of territory, David is going to be the link..... To be continued

Babs Adewunmi 

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Davidic spirit : David and the nation of God (part 1)