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THE REVOLUTION IS ON! - Blog Eighty Seven

King David - The Warrior King

The heart of God's Warriors

I probably don't have to tell you that king David was a Warrior King. As far as champions go he was one of the greatest champions in all the history of Israel.

Though Solomon built the temple and brought Israel, for a very brief time, to the fulfillment of a destiny, it was David the Warrior King who made that time even a remote possibility.

Israel had stumbled in their mission to possess all the land of Canaan and it was not until the reign of David that the earthly side of the mission, in the grand illustration being played out before all creation, encased in God's promise to Abraham to possess the Land of Promise, was finally fulfilled.

“How so,” you might ask? The evidence lay in one great fact.

David took Jerusalem and brought the ark of God home to her on Mount Zion.

God's own testimony of David was that David. "Was a man after My own heart who will fulfill all my will." (Acts 13:22).

As the time came for Israel under Moses to leave their wandering in the wilderness (the land of unbelief), it was because a new generation had been born that was a generation of faith.

Except for a small remnant who had believed God's word ever since they first came out of Egypt, this new generation was a people who knew nothing but faith and living by the miracles of God while, we are told, all those who were the unbelievers among the ranks of the people of God, died off in the wilderness having missed the opportunity to possess the promise.

Were those who died in the wilderness any less an Israelite than those who lived? No, they were Israelites, but they did not inherit the promise and that was the difference, and it was because they did not believe. A small remnant did believe however, and entered into the fulfillment.

Just exactly as it has been said, ‘Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your heart as they did in the days of irritation and exasperation and provoking (God).

For some when they had heard provoked (God), however, that did not include everyone who came out of Egypt by Moses.

But, who were the ones that grieved Him for forty years? It was those who completely missed the point and did not grasp hold, embrace, and share in the inheritance promised.

And who were the ones of whom it was sworn that they will not enter into His rest, but those who refused to believe.

So we see, these same ones could not enter in because of unbelief (Hebrews 3:15-19).

After forty long years in the wilderness during which time those who would not believe died in the state of unfulfilled promise, as the children of Israel came the second time to posses the promise as they would soon do under Joshua (Yasha-waw), Moses had very clear directives to give them.

The Book of Deuteronomy is all about the word of the Lord coming a second time to the people, which is one of the great themes in scripture. Moses leaves no doubt regarding the mission, but I want you to pause and elevate for a moment, taking this message from a physical and natural plane and elevate it into the supernatural plane because that is where you and I now live.

Moses has this to say to them;

When the LORD your God enters in, going on the attack into the land you are going to seize, to dispossess and to possess, and has cast out many and greater swarms of nations from before your faces, going face to face against the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you.

And when the LORD your God will deliver them, repaying them before your faces, face to face, you will strike them (beat upon them, mortally wounding them), entirely destroying them, prohibiting them and exterminating them. You will make no agreement, alliance or treaty with them, and you must not show them any mercy.

Nor will you make any affinities of marriage with them. Your daughter will not be given to his son, and his daughter you will not take for your son. For they will turn your son away from following Me so that they will serve other gods (spirits), and so the hot, passionate jealousy of the LORD will be kindled against you too, just like it was against them and then you become exterminated quickly, just like them.

But this is how you will deal with them, you will destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

For you are a holy people, a people of wholeness set apart as sacred and consecrated exclusively and strictly for divine union to the LORD your God. It is the LORD your God who has chosen you to be a unique, one of a kind, and special people, His own high and delightful treasure, a people that are set at the front of all people who will live on the face of all the earth, among all those of Adam.

The LORD did not affix Himself in love to you because of your own greatness or the number of you, but because you were the smallest, weakest, the least valued and the least respected of all people.

He did it all because He loved you, and because He kept watch over the sworn oath that He had made to your fathers. This is why the LORD brought you out with demonstrations of the great power of His hand, redeeming you out of the house of your bondage under the hand of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt (Deuteronomy 7:1-8).

It's just like God isn't it, to take the weakest, the smallest, the most insignificant, the last and least and the most troubled and demonstrate before the whole world how much He loves and values them.

He alone, by His own sovereign will makes us a special people, treasured before Him, taking we who began with nothing and placing us at the forefront of all the earth, calling us to share His unending love with us.

This is the heart and nature of the God who is the Creator and Possessor of all that exists.

But in the quest and pursuit of divine destiny, they stumbled and became complacent.

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