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The House Of David And The House Of Saul



Many times, stories in the bible depict a spiritual truth and or parallel, Such as the story of David and Saul. Saul’s life and family represent the backslidden churches that insist on holding on to religion and the old way of doing things. While the house of David represents

a new thing and the spontaneous flow of the Spirit.


1 Samuel 15:1-9

1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.


2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.


4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.


5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.


6 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt.

So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.


7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.


8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.


9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.


I want you to notice verse nine of the bible said it was both Saul and the people that spared

the king and the choice things; now remember that.


1 Samuel 15:10-11

10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,


11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.


Now it appears on the surface that God is much too hard on Saul, making one mistake

should not warrant such hard punishment. But we get a clue later on in the story how God

saw Saul’s heart and being all knowing he knew he would not change even though he was

given the opportunity. He resisted the anointing that God gave him to help him.

Verse 12-- (look at this verse in the amplified)


12 When Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, he was told, Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up for himself a monument or trophy [of his victory] and passed on and went down to Gilgal


He took credit for what God had done through him by the anointing and pride caused him

not to listen to instructions but his own counsel. We see a clue here what Saul’s pride had

started to do to him. Pride will always lead to disobedience.


Verse 13

13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have

performed the commandment of the LORD.


When we get a good look at the character of Saul we will see why he did what he did and

why God rejected him. Pride caused him to think so much of himself that he put his word on

the same level as God’s and his words and thoughts became God’s. This is why he saw nothing wrong in what he did he was God’s spokesman, deceiving himself in believing that

whatever he decided God went alone with it. This is the biggest danger to the church in this

hour, disobedience.


Verse 14-15

14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?


15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.


According to verse 14 and 15 disobedience will always lead to deception. You see how he

did not take the credit for the things that were not done, (the people did that) but he took

the credit for the things that was destroyed.


Verse 16-

16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.


17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?


18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.


19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?


20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.


21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.


22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.


23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.


24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 25Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD.


26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.


28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.


29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.


30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.


31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD.


32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.


33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.


34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.


35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.


The key to surviving judgment in this hour is obedience.


When it comes to you and the kingdom, everything hinges on obedience, for if you love

him, you will do what he said. Verse 17 gives us a hint as to what caused Saul to change;

when he was little in his own eyes again, this is how disobedience got in. He stopped being

little in his own eyes, and that’s pride. God knows when it is pointless to keep dealing with a

person. The anointing and grace that is extended to you must be met by the same level and

degree of humility. Who much is given, much is required. Saul still did not surrender even

when Samuel approached him. He kept on lying.


Notice verses 19 through 20 that there is so much confusion around him he doesn’t seem to

know what the truth is. This tells us something else: if confusion surrounded him, he must

have gotten into some strife with the people, but it doesn’t matter. He’s still in charge.


James 3:16

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.


As we read on you see that Saul still cared more about how he looked before the people

than how he looked to God. He wanted Samuel to help him save face or look good before

the people. Samuel felt so bad for him that he went on and did it, him being the first king he

really wanted him to succeed. However, did you notice it was only through the anointing on

Samuel and his rebuke that finally caused Saul to see his condition, but when he did, he only

wanted to repent because he got caught, not because he was sorry.


2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death


Many in the church at this hour stand in jeopardy of being rejected by the Lord because they have and are disqualifying themselves. Many who are no longer babies are doing it through disobedience, some by not disciplining the flesh, others through deception and even others by religion. (Many of these spirits will work with one another.)


THE HOUSE OF DAVID


Let’s take a look at how David's life compares to the emerging church.

 

THE ORGANIZED CHURCH SUCCUMBS

The organized church will yield to witchcraft powers when the father rejects it.


1 Samuel 16:13-16

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the

Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.


14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.


15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.


16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.


As the separation begins this year, two things will begin to happen: the rejected will begin

to persecute the anointed, and the rejected will only start to fill God's presences when she is around the anointed


1 Samuel 17:20-51

20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.


21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.


22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.


23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.


24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.


25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.


26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?


27 And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.


28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.


29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?


30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.


31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.


32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.


33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.


34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:


35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.


36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.


37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.


38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.


39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.


40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.


41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.


42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.


43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.


44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.


45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.


46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.


47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands.


48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.


49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.


50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.


51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled


Let’s take a look at this church God has hidden away


1. It will be accused of the very thing that is in the heart and the life of the religious that is

pride, notice David’s brother accused him of what was in his own heart pride and jealousy.


2. The brides training and faithfulness while she was hidden away will be evident when she

began to take her place in the battle.


3. The religious church will try to cloth the bride with her garments of pride in order to control her but she will quickly recognize it.


4. Goliath being a type of the world and David a type of the bride will come through a major

test of ridding herself free of the cares of this world.


1 Samuel 18:5-8

5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.


6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.


7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.


8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?


You need to accept the fact that there is a civil war coming to the church where those who

refuse to move on with God will began to persecute those that do especially in the area of

the supernatural and the revelation they walk in.


THE ARK AND A NEW LEVEL OF WORSHIP


When David brought back the Ark of God he ushered in a New Level and Pattern of worship.

There is a sound that is coming from heaven that this new house will hear, and like the wind

blowing thru wind chimes she will reverberate the melody of heaven. A new level of psalmist will arise with the same anointing that David had to sing and play and drive demons away. A sound that will paralyze sickness and disease and cause heaven and earth to join together in the power of praise. For praise drives the enemy out and worship ushers the glory in.


1 Samuel 16:23

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.


Listen my beloved brothers and sisters it will get so bad in the church that the part of the

body that will have lost her first love will be so jealous of the true church that many will be

put to death.


1 Samuel 19:10

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.


Revelation 6:10-11

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


2 Samuel 6

1 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.


2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims.


3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.


4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark.


5 AndDavid and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.


6 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.


7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.


8 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.


9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?


10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.


11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.


12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.


13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.


14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.


15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.


16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.


17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.


18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.


19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house.


20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!


21 And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.


22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.


23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death


I want you to notice a couple of things about this chapter as David brought the glory into

the tenth. First he did it with praise and worship and many instruments which were a first.


Secondly as the glory began to follow and come in it brought judgment because of

irreverence. The bible said David feared the Lord that day. As God began to return to his

house in our day it will be under the banner of praise and he will cleanse his house through

judgment. David’s wife who was still under the spirit and house of Saul despised the

anointing in his life and because of it the bible says she went to the grave childless. She

represents the lack of fruitfulness in the house of God, in the house but not of the house.


Fourthly he placed the ark on a hill that all may see it, that was un heard of. It spoke

prophetically of our day that the glory of the Lord will shine through the temple, which is

you the sons of God. Our father is about to put you on display before the world.


THE SECOND GENERATION WILL FINISH THE JOB


2 Chronicles 5:1-14

1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.


2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.


3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.


4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark.


5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up.


6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.


7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:


8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.


9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark

before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.


10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.


11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course:


12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)


13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;


14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.


This glory that is coming this year will ready the forerunners but right after that this young

generation will usher in a stronger glory still, that will bring the house to maturity.

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