David and His Mighty Men

David and Christ are one. David’s kingdom fell in 606 BC with Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem, but “Sing we the King who is coming to reign!” Christ will return to set up the restored tabernacle of David! Between Christ’s first and second comings, however, a commission has been given to the representative of Christ’s kingdom today. This representative is the Church. In the age of grace, the Church is the kingdom, it is the bridge that will bring us fully into the manifestation of the kingdom, the restored tabernacle of David in the millennium.

The church has failed. It has lost its commission.

So, the Lord is sending out a battle cry to those who would be the called, the chosen, the faithful. Those who would be the disciples of the greater, real David, to those who would be the mighty men of David. Those who would risk their lives to draw water from the well at Bethlehem, to satisfy David’s thirst. Those who would stand guard at the bedposts so that David might find rest.

Who would be such ones?

Revelation 3:7 shows us to whom this call is given:

And to the messenger of the church in Philadelphia write: These things says the Holy One, the true One, the One who has the key of David, the One who opens and no one will shut, and shuts and no one opens

It is to Philadelphia, the recovered church, to whom the key of David is revealed. The key of David is the key to the kingdom. It is the overcomers of the recovered church that the commission that should have belonged to the whole church lies, they now have the responsibility to spread forth the kingdom.

Saints, in the local churches we must restore, recover the reality of the kingdom of God. For this we need to know and experience Christ as the real David, the One who has the key of David. We need to be one with the King!

And then, how do we exercise this authority? How do we fulfill this responsibility?

We must fight the spiritual warfare through prayer. We must fight to open doors, to release prisoners. Fight to bring in the kingdom. And we must fight to close the gates of Hades and of Death.

Teach us to pray that we may cause The enemy to flee, That we his evil pow’r may bind, His prisoners to free. Teach us to pray and firmly stand Upon the battleground, To fight and break the stronghold down, The enemy confound. Teach us to pray and use Thy rod In strong, prevailing prayer, Beneath Thy blood to shake the earth And powers of the air. By prayer and faith, O may we learn To labor, Lord, with Thee, To know the victory is ours And Thine authority.

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