'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
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.
Israelis believe that the spiritual Jerusalem is actually directly above the
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
David is the point at which the things of
God's spirit shift into Nation statehood and Citizenship for God's people
(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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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.
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