September 16, 2010
The Davidic Company consist of seasoned warriors that display extraordinary courage. The Davidic Company, like King David and his army, consist of men of valor that are passionate lovers of God. These worshipping warriors fight in the strength of the Lord who trains our hands for battle and gives us supernatural weapons against the enemy. Theses champions of God are anointed for war with an unyielding perseverance to destroy the works of the enemy in the authority of Christ their King.
When David was fleeing from Saul, men of valor joined him that became his army of mighty men. These men were not your finest citizens, refined or the crème of the crop. They were fugitives in distress, in debt or that were discontented. (1 S. 22:1-3) But these men were swift as a deer, clever as a fox and strong as an ox.
These men were loyal to David. They were mighty in deed such as Adino that slew eight hundred men with a spear at one time. Dodo was a warrior who smote a multitude of Philistines for so long that his hand froze to his sword. (I might be tempted to be fighting mad with a name like Dodo?) Men of courage such as Abishai slew three hundred men at one time with just a spear. Benaiah was a valiant man who slew two lion like men of Moab. On one snowy day just for entertainment, he slew a lion that was in a pit. He also plucked with a staff the spear out of an Egyptian’s hand and slew him with his own spear. (See 2 S. 23:8-21). These were the men that formed the army of David that went forth to battle, expert in war that could keep rank that were not of double heart. (1 Chronicles 12:33).
Who Are They Today?
The Davidic Company are freedom fighters that wage war with the heart of the Father. This Kingdom Force consists of tactical warriors skilled in the use of divine weapons of warfare that are mighty in God to the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Cor. 10:5) Their strength, power and authority are in the life and divine nature of God. The mantle they wear is the cloak of humility and their armor is the light of Christ. Their spear is that of worship and their bow the Holy Spirit and their arrows the Word of God.
These spiritual warriors work as a team to do exploit as they are led by the Spirit. Working outside the boundaries of the traditional church, they are trained to execute high-risk operations under cover as secretive operatives. Standing between the forces of hell and the Kingdom of God, they work undercover as God’s secret service to observe and gather intelligence for strategic operations and counter attacks.
Their duties include performing hostage rescue operations to open prison doors and set the captives free. At the risk of their own lives, they are often called to subdue suspects and engage in warfare with heavily- armed bandits. There armor is the full armor of God made of refined silver that reflects the redemptive love of God. Their shields of faith are made of gold forged by the grace of God that has the power to quench the fiery darts of the wicked as they stand as one in the authority of Christ.
Their spiritual weapons include the gifts of the Spirit such as the word of knowledge that enable them to see with advanced night vision optics. Their wisdom and counsel is of God that empowers them with the right timing and strategies. They utilize the gift of discerning of spirits for covertly determining the position of angels, hostages or where the enemy is hiding within an enclosed structure. The most powerful weapon of all from the arsenal of heaven is the Father’s love.
With a high degree of effectiveness, they quickly mobilize as “minutemen” to go into any home, building or office, and do a clean sweep clearing the area of enemy mines and nasty critters. But most of all, they are known for the ability to usher in the glory of God. Their mission is not only to take territory, but to possess it in the power of the Spirit knowing that a true victory is not won until it is occupied by the Church.
They push back the tide of evil refusing to yield one inch of ground to the enemy. You will never see a white flag in the hands of these warriors conceding before their enemies. These are fiery spiritual warriors that run to the sound of battle with a passion for justice and righteousness. Together as one they form an elite force unwavering in their love for God and their resolve to follow Christ as the Captain of the host.
The Tabernacle of David
David was the first to incorporate the ministry of worship before the Ark of the Covenant where the priest served in their daily administration in the temple. As a prophetic ministerial, David established a worship center in Israel known as the Tabernacle of David. Using psalteries, cymbals and trumpets with all manner of instruments and with singing, David ensured that worship continued 24/7.
David well understood the power of worship opens the gates for the King of glory to come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of Host, He is the King of glory (Ps. 24:10). The Lord of host means Lord of armies. As a military general David understood how to obtain the Lords counsel and together with the armies of heaven, prevail over their enemies. As King he understood how to obtain at the gates of heaven God’s wisdom and counsel to rule at the gates on earth.
David was the first to combine the ministry of worship with the ministry of the Priest that served the Lord and His people. It was this fusion of worship with ministry service that ushered in the glory of God. Such an event took place when the Levites, which were worshippers, gathered with the Priest to make one sound unto the Lord,
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 voices with the trumpets and cymbals’ and instruments of music, and they praised the Lord saying, For He is good, for His mercy endures forever, that the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord. So that the priest could not stand to minster by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God (2 Chronicles 5:13-14).
The Tabernacle of David Today
The Lord is now restoring the tabernacle of David, a building that is fitly framed together for a habitation for the Spirit of God (Eph. 2:22) that will attract men to the light of His glory “After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down, and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up (Acts 15:16).
And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising (Is. 60:3)
The Tabernacle of David consists of worshipping warriors. Some of these are prophetic minstrels that are singers skilled in instruments of worship that release declarations on earth uttered from the heart of the Father in heaven. With the heart of the Father, they release rivers of life that impact the region with the Father’s love.
With the restoration of the tabernacle of David, the power of worship with the release of God’s glory will cause the dry bones of Ezekiel’s graveyard to rise up and stand upon their feet with the breath of God as a living army. The Lord is mobilizing an army and He will lead it as the Lord of host, the King of Glory that is mighty in battle. Some of these centers will become fortress of truth and healing. Others will become military training camps where armies will be equipped for warfare and sent out to the region while others as a Special Tactical Force will go the nations.
This army of believers will march to the sound of victory being joyful in their King as they ascribe to God all the glory and honor. As David declared, “Let them praise His name in the dance: let them sing praises unto Him with the tumbrel and the harp” (See Ps.149:1-3).
Just as the Lord ambushed Israel’s enemies when they went out singing and praising the Lord in the beauty of holiness, the Lord will ambush our enemies as we go into the secret place to abide in the Lord. In doing so the Lord will go out on our behalf to punish our enemies with His great and strong sword (See Is. 27:1).
The Lord will go forth like a warrior; He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout; yes He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies (Is. 42:13).
Recently I was in a trance where I was marching in the Lord’s army. The Lord of host was enthroned in our midst as we marched in cadence to a new song that we sang. We marched forth not to obtain the victory for the advance was being made from the place of victory. There was a sense that we had already defeated our enemy because of the presence of the Lord’s authority that permeated the ranks of the army.
Being led by the Lord of host the atmosphere was charged with overcoming faith. It was the victory accomplished by Christ on the cross that established the cadence that we marched too in perfect rank as one. Because Christ is the conquering King, the victory was won even before the battle had begun. The joy was not in the slaughter of the enemy but in seeing the prisoners set free from spiritual slavery and the bondages that held them in captivity.
The prophet Daniel foresaw these coming champions of the Lord when he declared, “But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (Dan. 11:32).
We are living in extraordinary times and the best is yet to come!
In our Father’s heart and love, Roy Roden