Jesus said in Matthew 23:23: “For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice/judgment and mercy and faith.” When we add the prophetic proclamation of Acts 15 declaring God’s intent to rebuild the tabernacle of David for one distinct purpose, “…so that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name….” Then these verses inter-connect enabling prophetic purpose. David found a covenantal key to victory walked out through his tabernacle.
David’s tabernacle while physically containing the Ark had a very core spiritual purpose. Worship, praise and covenantal proclamation dominated the 24/7 atmosphere. David was selected for his position because Saul refused to execute all God’s judgment. Saul’s disqualifying issue has grown to rampantly permeate the body of Christ. Unsanctified mercy dominates the majority of pulpits and rules in society through secular humanism.
In a vain attempt to be relevant and successful, many church leaders choose a biblically condemned lax standard by omission. They refuse to confront sin locally or nationally. David never refused to confront his enemy. He made sure praise and prayer proclaiming covenantal conquest continually ascended to the Throne. The fruit was an army that could not be beat!
Where is the army of the Lord claiming their end time Psalm 2 promise of “Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.” Verse 9 is judicial, “You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” David wrote psalms quoting covenant and asking God to cut off his enemies. David understood “rule with a rod of iron.” He had no hesitation using his faith for judgment. Are we the ones with that problem based on out of control unbiblical mercy!
Until we learn to war as David warred spiritually, we probably will never see the victories scripture promises. Psalm 149:6-9 affirms David’s approach to spiritual warfare, “ Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute on them the written judgment – This honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD !”
This can be a Ziklag year for those who encourage themselves in the Lord, follow the Holy Spirit and execute the judgment written! Its time to thoroughly learn the covenant so David’s tabernacle can be rebuilt and nations can be possessed! Let covenant warriors arise in every part of the land!