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THE REVOLUTION IS ON! - Blog Eighty Nine

King David - The Warrior King

The Key Of David - Binding/Loosing and The Seven Sons of Sceva

There is something about the key of the Kingdom of Heaven discussed previously that has been left unsaid and that is the fact that the key is a specific kind of key with certain characteristics associated with it.

The key which grants the power of binding and loosing is not an indiscriminate power but is one of very high degree and very deeply respected.

When it comes to this high power, the seven sons of a man named Sceva learned this lesson all too well;

Then certain ones of the wavering, uncommitted Jews, exorcists they were, took it upon themselves to utter over persons that had evil spirits the name (power, rank) of the Lord Jesus, saying, 'We demand of you by Jesus who Paul preaches.'

And there were seven of them together, the sons of a man named Sceva, a Jew and a leading chief among the priests who did this thing.

And the evil spirit answered them back and said, 'Jesus I am deeply acquainted with and Paul I am also aware of, but who are you?'

And the man in whom the evil spirit resided sprang on them and overpowering them all, showed extraordinary force against them so they fled for their lives out of the house, stripped naked, traumatized and with bleeding wounds as if they had been gnashed on (Acts 19:13-17).

It's not a good idea to play with spiritual things you don't really understand.

It never seems to turn out quite right and I know this for certain.

On the other hand, Jesus said we would possess power over all the power of the enemy and nothing would by any means harm us (see Luke 10:19). On that basis alone, it is imperative that we proceed.

It is a strange thing though, that it is possible it seems to accomplish some things by the use of Jesus name and the exercise of the laws of faith within the spirit realm without deep and intimate engagement with the Holy Spirit, not that it will work out in the long run, but it can be done.

What I am saying is, you can use what has been given, and use the sacred things of God in a self willed way.

God however, does not give His true power to any but those who enter into the deepest of intimate relations with Him whereby His Spirit is both the initiator and the power, both stimulating as well as creating and we are fortunate to be partners with Him in the unfolding of His miracles.

Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we tell the future in Your name? And in your name cast out devils? And in your name done many wonderful works?

Then I will speak plainly and freely to them, 'But I never knew you (was never intimate with you at the most secret and deepest possible level). Go away from My face, you who energize, do business and trade according to your own iniquity, pride and self will (Matthew 7:22-23).

In Jesus Revelation to the apostle John, he spoke again of the key that he possesses, the key that empowers in the binding and the loosing of spiritual forces. Jesus called the key, the key of David;

Whoever has ears that can hear, then let him hear what the Spirit says to the called out ones (the ‘ekklesia’). And to the angel of the church (‘ekklesia’) located in Philadelphia write,

'These are the words spoken by he who is holy, whole and set apart as sacred and consecrated exclusively and strictly for divine union, by he that is true, by he that has the key of David, he that opens and no man shuts, and shuts and no man opens (Revelation 3:6-7).

Do you notice the elements?

The words are proceeding from the One who is holy, being whole and completely set apart for only the sacred use of God, the Spirit. There is a unity and oneness here.

He is also true which refers to pinpoint accuracy, no deviation to the right or the left regarding what I believe refers to the will and desires of God for God alone is true and all else disparate from God is a lie, or we could say untrue and off the mark.

Both of these things are matters of the heart in relation to God and as consequence.

He holds the key of David which we will talk about more, but this affords the real and genuine power of opening and closing, closing and opening the heavenly and spirit realm in harmony with all that is just the same as or justified and adjusted with the Father and eternally born plans we have even yet to fathom.

But this is not the only place the key of David is spoken about. When Jesus used the term in the Book of Revelation, it was being quoted from the prophecies of Isaiah;

And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder so he will open and no one will shut, and he will shut and no one will open (Isaiah 22:22).

Isaiah's prophecy if you read the context is one discussing removal and replacement of powers.

As it unfolds it speaks of One coming to whom the key would be given, but it is more than being given, because it is also first being taken away.

What we are viewing in Isaiah is a prophecy of power change.

The idea of the shoulder and the key being laid on his shoulder has to do with ruling. The shoulder speaks first of a yoke or mantle of commissioning for a task. It reflects the idea as it did with Elijah and Elisha of a mantle empowering one to do a thing (2nd Kings 2:7-14).

This key being addressed is a key of rule, the one holding it having the power to prosecute in opening and closing, in binding and loosing, but in this case, the doing is after a certain manner and that manner is according to David.

For to all of us a child is born, to all of us a Son is given and the government (rule, dominion) will be placed upon his shoulder, and his name (rank, power) will be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his rule and enrichment there will be no end upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, to order it (set its direction) and to establish it (sustain it) with judgment and what is just (aligned, justified, to be the same as God), from now until forever. It is the zeal of the Lord of hosts (the swarming angel armies) that will perform this (Isaiah 9:6-7).

There it is again.

We see it is the zeal and fiery passions of God acting in power to perform the very thing that has been promised. The one is harmonized with the other and power is released.

When it starts, no one or thing can prevent it.

Next topic: The Heart of David

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