Closing Up the Breaches
(week 05/02)
Olubi Johnson

We are in the year of the dawning of this third day or millennium and God is about to raise up a perfect Church, typified by the tabernacle of David.

Hosea 6:2-3 (KJV) After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Hosea 6:2-3 (NIV) After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
In Acts 15 the apostle James refers to New Testament Church as the tabernacle of David.

Acts 15:15-17 (KJV) And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 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: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

n Amos 9:11 the scripture says God will raise up the tabernacle of David and close the breaches thereof.

Amos 9:11 (KJV) In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
The marginal rendering of the word “tabernacle” is dynasty. So God in this third day is raising up a Davidic kingly Church, which will operate as spiritual kings in Christ Jesus reigning in life and showing forth the glory of God to this generation.

Servants, Princes and Kings

To appreciate what it means to operate as spiritual kings we must understand that in Christ we are all born as kings and priests, potentially.

Revelation 1:6 (KJV) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

However, in our actual experience it takes spiritual growth and development to actually operate as a king. In fact we go through 3 stages of development:

Servants- At this stage of our development we are spiritual babies and children and God treats us as servants as we are not responsible enough to handle higher levels of revelation or power. We see this truth in Galatians 4:1-2. This is equivalent to Jesus’ own growth from baby to 12 years.

Galatians 4:1-2 (KJV) Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Princes- At this stage of our development we have come to know by revelation and experience that our purpose is to dominate and eradicate the sin nature in our soul and flesh, and we go about this business diligently by study of the written Word and prayer giving us power with God and men, as typified by Jacob in Genesis 32:28. This is equivalent to Jesus’ development from ages 12 to 30.
Genesis 32:28 (KJV) And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Luke 2:42 (KJV) And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

Luke 2:49 (KJV) And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Romans 8:28-29 (KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Kings- At this stage of our development we begin to manifest the glory of God by the power of the Holy Spirit without measure as Jesus did and even doing greater works (John 14:12). This is equivalent to Jesus’ growth from ages 30-33. At this stage like Jesus because your heart is established in righteousness you can ask what you will and it will be done unto you. Furthermore your will is totally submitted to the will of God so He can turn your will wherever it pleases him as He did Jesus’ at Gethesamane.

John 1:49 (KJV) Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

John 15:7 (KJV) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Proverbs 21:1 (KJV) The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
Most Christians live and die as servants or spiritual children and never develop into princes and kings.

Raising up the Kings in Zion

As the first fruits of those who begin to operate as kings emerge, God will raise them up by the consistent, spectacular manifestation of His resurrection power through them.

This truth is typified in the scriptures in Is. 2 and Zech. 12:8 and 1 Cor. 6.

1 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV) And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

2 Corinthians 4:10-11 (KJV) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Philippians 3:10 (KJV) That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Isaiah 2:2-3 (KJV) And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Zechariah 12:8 (KJV) In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.

In fact these kings in Zion or the house of David will operate as God on the earth. This does not mean they are God or to be worshiped, but they will operate like Jesus did on the earth: with the Spirit without measure, manifesting the glory of God.

John 14:12 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 2:11 (KJV) This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

John 3:34 (KJV) For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
In fact Jesus in John 10:34 quoting from Ps. 82:6 calls them ‘gods’

John 10:34 (KJV) Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
The Breach of David

We all know the breach of adultery that was in the life of David. The only blemish in the record of David was his sin of adultery and murder. However to appreciate what happened to David you need to realize he had a weakness for women, which he did not overcome earlier. God permitted his marrying of Abigail the wife of Nabal in particular and his other wives in general because he lived in the Old Testament. However this was not pleasing to God. God wanted David to be like the early patriarchs, in particular Isaac who knew from the mistakes of his father Abraham, that God wanted man to have only one wife at a time.

Absalom and Adonijah the children of the foreign wives David had, almost killed him and brought murder and sorrow into his family life. David should have waited for God to establish him on the throne before taking a wife and that should have been just one wife of the children Israel, chosen under the leading of the Holy Spirit, like Abraham’s servant chose Rebecca for Isaac.

David did not learn early enough (he learnt later on when he was old and did not sleep with the young virgin, Abishag that was given to serve him) how to control his sexual desires. That’s why he married so many wives even when it was not discreet to do so as in the case of Abigail. God permitted it because it was in the OT, however Jesus showed us in the New Testament (Matt. 19:3-9), that from the beginning it was not so and not the will God. This breach of lack of discipline of the sexual desires that was not closed, by David, ultimately led to the sin with Bath Sheba and unfortunately was passed on to Solomon and caused his downfall in spite of the great wisdom God gave him.

It is for this reason that as God raises up the end time spiritual dynasty of David He will make absolutely sure that this breach and all other breaches of the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of eyes and the pride of life are closed. The enemies of the Lord will not be able to reproach him again because of the sin of the house of David.

2 Samuel 12:14 (KJV) Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

Closing the breaches by living in the presence of God

This breach must be closed in the perfect Church that God is about to raise up for the entire world to see.

Zechariah 2:10-13 (KJV) Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
To close up the breaches we must learn to cultivate and live daily in the presence God.
Psalm 16:8 (KJV) I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 16:11 (KJV) Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

The scripture says in Psalm 16:8, 11 that we should set the Lord always at our right hand and in His presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore. The joy of the Lord is our strength (Neh. 8:10), so in presence of God there is fullness of strength to do God’s will and close the breaches.

We will see in more detail how to do this in our next article.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]