No longer will the Church run in terror from the giants of Isl–m, Hinduism, Buddhism, and witchcraft
1 Samuel 17:8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.
In the same way, the Church of Jesus Christ is “dismayed and terrified” when confronted by the giants of Isl–m, Hinduism, Buddhism, and witchcraft. Ultimately like ostriches we ignore the giants by retreating into our church sanctuaries to carry on our religious programs. In the meantime, mosques and temples are being built in our cities and backyards. However, the God of Heaven will not allow this to continue. He is restoring the Church, the Body of Bride of His Son Jesus Christ. Among other things, he is restoring the third office—the “kingly office”—to the Church.
1 Samuel 17:23 As he [David] was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. 24 When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear.
….26 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
David was the prototypical king in the Old Testament. He had a different spirit from the other Israelites. While the others ran from Goliath in great fear, David felt burning indignation in his spirit for his God, the true God who had been defied by someone who worshipped a pagan god. This is the kingly office.
45 …I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.
David recognized that his God would strike down the giant not directly from heaven, but through His human agent, one with the kingly office. This one would be bold and confident, with the ability and training to kill the enemy. Through those with the kingly office, God defeats His enemies on earth.
48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
Those with the kingly office do not run in terror away from the giants, but run toward them to attack and slay them in the name of the Lord. The Lord is restoring this office to His Church for the end times and the fulfillment of the Great Commission. She will no longer cower before the giants. Rather, she boldly preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ to Musl__ms, Hindus, Buddhists and animists. She demonstrates through far superior manifestations of power that her bridegroom Jesus Christ is the only way to the true God.