The COMING DAVIDIC ORDER -extracts by Clay Sikes

For many in the Church today there is knowledge that something is 
wrong. “What is it?” we ask. “Is it me?” “Is it my Church?” “Is it my 
Pastor?” The knowledge that something is wrong pervades the Church 
from Savannah to Siberia, the Internet and many prophetic lists 
confirm and link us to this truth. Be comforted that your situation is 
neither unique nor unusual, but of greater significance, be aware that 
God is signaling CHANGE. A new Davidic order is rising up and out 
of the existing Church, replacing the order of Saul…

The key to solving a myriad of problems in the Church is found in 
solving the main problem. When the main problem is dealt with, in 
an almost cataclysmic fashion, things will begin to dramatically 
change as God’s people begin to walk in God’s power. The problem 
that glares at us constantly is a powerless Church; a Church taunted 
by Satan on a daily basis much the same as Goliath taunted the 
Armies of God. Financial hardship, defeat, sickness, sin, divorce, 
jealousy, vain ambition, hype, programs, formulas, and relational 
failures permeate the Church from the pulpit to the pew. Since we 
know this is true, let us examine accurate, word filled, Holy Ghost 
inspired prophetic revelation for our solution.

In facing the powerless Church question, understand that the human 
resources are now in place to release this great power, but the old 
system (Saul’s armor) under which these human resources operate 
will not permit them the freedom to be used. Just as Saul’s armor 
constrained David, so too has the old order constrained those who 
are called to demolish Satan’s strongholds, strapped with the heavy 
cumbersome equipment of Saul. I feel the solution is prophetically 
answered in I Samuel 17. As you may recall from these verses, 
David was appalled that Goliath so freely taunted God’s people. With 
confidence he prepared to face Goliath, yet quickly recognized that 
the old order (armor) would not work. Similarly, as we recognize that 
the old order will not work for the Church, we too must seek the new 
Davidic order that God is raising up in this hour. To have what we 
have never had, we must do what we have never done. Much 
prophetic revelation is found in the meaty verses of I Samuel 17.

“Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor 
on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword 
over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to 
them. I cannot go in these, he said to Saul, because I am not used 
to them. So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose 
five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his 
shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the 
Philistine” (I Samuel 17:38-40).

As with David, we must recognize that God is doing a new thing to 
bring victory to a less than victorious Church. Let us examine further 
the prophetic implications of these scriptures – “ I cannot go in these, 
he said to Saul, because I am not used to them. So he took them off. 
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream…”

The order of Saul was built upon a one-man system, the direct results 
of men directing God. This one-man system of Saul had more to do 
with man’s leadership than God’s. As a downward spiraling parallel, 
we see the Church dissolving from the powerful First Century Church, 
utilizing the entire five-fold ministry, to the one fold Pastor led system 
of today. Through the traditions of men, we have systematically 
eliminated four folds of ministry to the Body of Christ and of equal
importance, knocked countless thousands out of attaining their destiny 
and purpose in the earth. Many powerful, destiny filled ministries sit 
idle in pews, bound and constrained by an order that does not 
recognize any calling except Pastor (See Ephesians 4:11,12).

David realized, as we must, that victory would not come through the 
way battles were typically fought. David dared to look to a different
non-traditional manner to attain victory against Goliath, so too must 
the Church. In more than a twist of irony, let us look again to the 
word – “Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones 
from the stream…” I submit to you that as the Davidic order replaces 
the order of Saul that a true victorious Church will emerge as the five-
fold ministry begins to find its way back into the Body of Christ. As 
David reached into the stream he pulled five smooth stones to the 
surface. Symbolically, many of those who are being raised up in 
this hour will be those that have been hidden from the Body, 
submerged for years, yet washed by the water of the word until all 
rough edges have been smoothed. Any stone that David chose was 
enough to bring Goliath to the ground…

The Church cries out for solutions to its problems, BUT IS IT READY 
FOR REAL ANSWERS? Much of the solution will require change from 
those in the old order of Saul, and many like those in Saul’s company 
will be ever so reluctant to join David the anointed and called King. 
Any change that has ever affected this world began in the hearts of 
men, so too will this move of God begin in the hearts of men.

All change must begin within each of us seeking change. At the risk 
of sounding redundant, let me state again THAT THOSE DESIRING 
WE MUST Be WILLING To CHANGE. The willing and obedient eat the 
good of the land and fulfill their predestined call. Just prior to David’s
Kingship he held up in the cave at Addulum (I Samuel 22). What a 
choice his followers had to make – a cave with David or a Palace with 
Saul. The palace represents a close parallel to decisions faced today: 
Saul offered comfort, stability, safety, prominence, position, power, 
influence and acclaim. David offered a cave, actually a hole in the 
side of a mountain, but deep in the hole was a dream. The order of 
Saul deals in the seen; the order of David in the unseen.

Those with an affinity for the external will likely stick with Saul, while
those with the eye of the Spirit will follow David to the death. “All those 
who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, 
and he became their leader” (I Samuel 22:2). The Davidic Order WILL 
NOT attract those who are happy with things just the way they are. 
We now live in the age of the Laodicean Church – “To the angel of 
the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the 
faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your 
deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one 
or the other! So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – 
I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, I am rich; I have 
acquired wealth and do not need a thing. But you do not realize that 
you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:14-17). 
In summary, the spiritually contented will stay with Saul, while the
spiritually discontented will hold up with David.

Several years ago the Lord spoke to me over a period of time and 
said several things that changed my life. First he said, “Anything 
growing will change – be open, be flexible, be willing to change.” 
This phenomenon is true in both the natural and the spiritual world. 
GROWTH REQUIRES CHANGE. Though all change isn’t a sign of 
growth, all growth is a sign of change!

Our growth will require change, but even more importantly and initially, 
our willingness to change. He then said, “Ignorance often comes 
disguised as tradition.” With those words, when combined, I realized 
that traditional thinking is dangerous in dealing with spiritual matters. 
I had hindered my own spiritual growth by my own preconceived 
traditions, much of which emanated from my soul. He then said a final 
word that has changed my life forever. “The sin of presumption often 
hides itself in noble purposes.” As with Sarah, I have been guilty of 
trying to help God by assuming roles that God had not assigned me 
(See Genesis 16:3), but because the purpose appeared noble and 
good, I presumed it to be God. This incredibly dangerous error, in 
my opinion, has stopped more people from fulfilling their destiny and 
walking in the real power of God than any other aspect of Christianity;
evangelist acting as pastors, businessmen in ministry, ministers in 
business, teachers acting as prophets, programs in place of prayer,
organizations in place of an organism, etc.

Much of the modern day Church is a result of works of the flesh 
(Ishmael). Said differently, presumptive decisions based on noble 
purposes run most churches today…

A major characteristic of the Davidic order rest in the fact that God 
does the leading. David always sought God for specific direction 
after learning that he was not only to get the direction of the Lord, 
but also the ‘how to’ within the confines of that direction (See 
II Samuel 6:1-13). Saul took matters into his own hands and lost 
his kingdom, not only for himself, but his heirs as well. Sadly, 
Jonathan stayed with his father, Saul and met an untimely death. 
How many who linger in the house of Saul will birth spiritual death 
for themselves and their families? During a recent time of praying 
in the Holy Spirit for several hours, I heard the Lord say that He is 
raising up a victorious Church, a warrior like David who operates 
in the true power and strength of the Lord…

Begin to look for the Davidic Order – it is soon coming to a town near you!

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