This is a prophetic word for America and the Church regarding what is happening in the nation and in the Body of Christ today. I personally had never dreamed that things were going to become so misaligned. So, for those of us who live in God’s Kingdom, now more than ever, we need to know how to prosper in the midst of turmoil and bad decisions.
Unfortunately, the spirit that is moving within our government and throughout the Church establishment is not entirely of the Lord. We need to be careful not to get caught up in speaking evil against our elected governmental representatives or our Church leaders, especially because we are in a time of Jubilee—the year of Jubilee, 5776—a time when we need to be speaking abundant life and blessings.
Today we need to ask ourselves… does our life, based off of our actions and choices, habits and patterns, line up on the David side or the Saul side? And if we are found on the Saul side, we need to repent and ask the Lord to bring us over to the David side.
This is why: Because the remnant of David in this hour is being promoted… not the Sauls.
A Commander or A King?
David had a heart after God. That is why the Lord promoted him, protected him, and anointed him.
Now, it was that the Spirit of the Lord spoke to the prophet who was known throughout Israel, Samuel, and said that Samuel’s words would not fall to the ground void.
“So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel fom Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the Lord.”—1 Samuel 3.19-20
Samuel prophetically warned the people of Israel that if they made Saul their king they would have more trouble than they could ever imagine. But the people wanted to be like every other nation. Just as today, they wanted a leader who would fight all of their battles while remaining undisciplined, out of shape, and in their comfort zones, continuing to live without judgment.
“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, ‘No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.’”—1 Samuel 8.19-20
If you read carefully, God asked Samuel to anoint Saul to be the commander, not the king… because he was not a king, he was a commander:
“Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him commander over My people Israel, that he may save My people from the hand of the Philistines; for I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me.”— 1 Samuel 9:16
Samuel again was the one who anointed David as king of Israel, because God rejected Saul and provided himself a king among Jesse’s sons:
“Now the Lord said to Samuel, ‘…Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.’”—1 Samuel 16:1
The cause and effect of Saul appointed as a commander and not a king was his reaction to David. He did not want anyone under his military command who was outperforming him. After all, Saul had only slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
God is removing and taking Saul out from positions of power and authority in the government of the United States and around the world, as well as in the Church establishment, because it is time to prepare Israel for her Messiah.
Therefore, the time period of David’s waiting—a time of trouble and much confusion—is coming to an end. It is crucial that as we find ourselves at the end of this waiting period, that we make the right choices and decisions and not lose all the years that the Lord has tested and “de-Saulized” us.
It is Worth the Wait!
The wait is almost over and we are entering a season of promotion. I want to share with you five important lessons that we can learn when we choose to wait upon the Lord:
- Waiting is a form of adversity, a test of our faith and endurance. Waiting is a time of spiritual warfare, faith, and endurance. Waiting perfects spiritual warfare and takes it to a new level.
- Satan often attacks by trying to capitalize on divine delays. When delays come, Satan tries to push our buttons, we get impatient, we move in the flesh, and we are not blessed because we don’t wait on the Lord. Waiting perfects our endurance to stand.
- Times of waiting on the Lord are designed to be those times when our faith is stretched and our intimacy with Him is enhanced. We need to know God more, so that we know His ways, so that when the increase comes we will know what to do with it. Waiting brings us into a more intimate relationship with God, our ultimate provider.
- Waiting is a significant part of each of our lives. We need to learn how to have patience and function spiritually in the midst of delays. Waiting is part of life, and we will not to allow delays to steal our joy in praising Him.
- God always makes it worth the wait!
It’s worth the wait if we stay in faith!
Protecting the Provision…
A David anointing understands spiritual alignment, spiritual protocol, the Feasts of the Lord, and seedtime and harvest—it understands the ways of God. The spirit of David desires to deposit some of that abundance into the Saul house because the house of Saul does not understand how to provide for itself.
The heart of David wants to walk in the principals of protecting the provision; the Saul spirit does not care about provision, it only cares about position.
David and his men found themselves in the mountains of Judah, in Keilah, very near where Abraham was buried—where all of the commerce, all of the grain, all the seed and provision, the banks, the brokers, and the tax collectors are located.
“And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines, struck them with a mighty blow, and took away their livestock. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.”—1 Samuel 23.5
David saw that the Philistines were attacking the provision of Judah in Keilah—they were not only after the food, but also the seed… and if they took the seed, they would remove the people totally. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
A Saul spirit is incapable of celebrating in another’s success—in anything great that they did not cause—because if it is not done under their direction or their covering where they can take credit for it, they want to kill it.
“Then Saul called all the people together for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.”— 1 Samuel 23.8
This is what is wrong in the Body of Christ today. We have many Sauls who are in very strong places with a lot of money, and if anyone tries to bring in anything different that looks successful, they kill them before they can get up and save us.
Saul is jealous of David’s victory and he does not care about protecting the storehouse, and he does not care about the people’s money. The Spirit of Saul will keep after the Davids until they leave the provision. If David steps away from the provision, he will stop attacking him.
Today, we see that same spirit not only happening in the Church, but also in our government, with little distinction between the two.
Do Not Touch the Lord’s Anointed…
Vengeance and revenge are not of the Lord. David knew that his enemy was not Saul—he was really not the problem—the real problem were the people of Israel who elected him.
“So he came to the sheepfolds by the road, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to attend to his needs. (David and his men were staying in the recesses of the cave.) Then the men of David said to him, “This is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may do to him as it seems good to you.’ And David arose and secretly cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. Now it happened afterward that David’s heart troubled him because he had cut Saul’s robe. And he said to his men, ‘The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.’”—1 Samuel 24.3-6
David knew that God appointed Saul as commander and that he was under his leadership. Saul was the anointed of the Lord. David knew that he could not curse the anointed of the Lord.
The Word says, “Do not touch My anointed ones.” When you curse those whom you do not like, you are cursing people who were created by God.
We hope you have enjoyed Part I of this special message by Curt Landry. Please click here for Part II of “Shifting from Saul to David: The Remnants Are Being Promoted”