The Key of David 2
(week 16/08)

Olubi Johnson

In our article last week we saw that the key of David was the revelation knowledge (2 Corinthians. 4.6) of God as Saviour, Lord and King that David had, enabling him to enforce the Kingdom and will of God in His life and kingdom.

This week we will see how to get the key of David.

We get the key of David by developing David’s heart.

The quantity and clarity of revelation of knowledge that we get from God depends on the degree of the honesty and humility of our hearts: the more honest and humble our hearts the greater the amount of light God can shine into our minds from our spirits to give us greater revelation knowledge.

So to receive the key of David we must develop the same, and even greater, degree of honesty and humility than David’s heart had.

David was willing to do all of the will of God:

Acts 13:22 (KJV): And removing him, He raised up to them David for a king, to whom He also said, witnessing, “I found David” the son of Jesse “to be a man according to My own heart, who will do all My will.”

The two key words here are: will and all. David was willing to do all of the will of God as it was revealed to him.

This is particularly exemplified in David’s faithfulness to Saul in not killing him when he had the opportunity to do so especially when his own life remained in danger by not doing so in 1 Samuel 24.3-12; 26. 7-20.

Here, we see David, twice (in the mouth of two or three witnesses let a word be established: this shows David’s heart was established in being willing to do all of the will of God) sparing Saul’s life even when he knew Saul would still try to kill him. David was willing to do the will of God: not touching God’s anointed even when it put his own life at risk.

We see this same principle of willingness to do all of the will of God even unto death in the commitment and obedience of Ruth to Naomi (Ruth 1.16) and Esther to Mordecai (Esther 4.16) and in Daniel (Daniel 1.8-16; 6.10-28), Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Daniel 3.14-30).

We need to develop our hearts to this degree, where we will obey God even at the risk of our own lives:

Revelation 12:11 (KJV): And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

It is instructive to note that David himself had to develop this type of heart: no one is born with this type of heart as we, like David, were all born in sin and shapen in iniquity (Psalms 51.5).

How then did David develop this type of heart?

By using God’s Word:

Psalms 19:7-14 (KJV): The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; (8) the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; (9) the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. (10) More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. (11) Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (12) Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. (13) Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. (14) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

As we do and maintain this by the blood, the Word and the Spirit we will perfect the love of God in our hearts and so be given the key of David to manifest God’s glory for the discipleship of the nations in our generation!