To the Davids
Priscilla Van Sutphin
There is alot to be learned from this little portion of scripture. There are those of us who have been told we are rebellious because we have fled from the Sauls in the church...There has been all kinds of teaching on UNITY that has accused those who fled of all kinds of things. But there is no unity with the Sauls of this earth. He had a murderous spirit due to fear and jealousy of David, and that same principle is working in the church today. Those who are the Sauls rationalize that pastoral appointment gives them apostleship authority. But apostleship comes only with HOLINESS and God's appointment, not man's.
Wickedness is not holiness...and to call it something other than it is, is wickedness.
The only differance is there is always hope due to the sacrifice of Jesus for the Sauls, according to the blood of Jesus. David never ACCUSED Saul, yet he fled for his life and rightfully so. The Davids today, some have accused over and over. It has taken many of us a long time to understand the ways of GOD in perfecting our own hearts. But if you are one of the Davids who has been running and trying to find HIM Whom your heart loves, run to HIS arms, and only go where HE sends you. You don't have to feel guilty. And if you have accused wrongly repent, and He instantly forgives. Don't let bitterness have any rule in your heart, because GOD is about to depose the Sauls like He did at David's time...Listen to the words of the Abigails...saying...don't do this thing of taking vengeance for GOD has appointed you as a prophet, priest and king.
1 Sam 19:7-12 Amp So Jonathan called David and told him all these things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as in times past. 8 Then there was war again, and David went out and fought with the Philistines, and made a great slaughter among them and they fled before him. 9 Then an evil spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing [the lyre] with his hand. 10 Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away, so that Saul struck the spear into the wall. Then David fled and escaped that night. 11 Saul sent messengers that night to David's house to watch him, that he might kill him in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed. 12 So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled and escaped.
Again and again, David had to run, and so have some of us, because they are afraid of us, they are jealous, they are misunderstanding their need for control, they are unhealed...But Jesus is about to enter the church in the days ahead and HE will be a RESTORER of the BREECH and all things will be made new. Holy Spirit FIRE is about to overcome all that would stand against Him. God restored to DAVID more than he could have imagined or thought and HE will restore to you all the years that you have had to hide or run. He will go WAY BEYOND all you have hoped for. And like David, there is a preparation time and a time that God ordains you for His purposes. We can't rush or speed up the plan at our want to get out of the wilderness, but need to appreciate God has all things in HIS hands and will do everything He has promised in His own timing, and when He is finished with our preparation.