DAVID AND GOLIATH: THE SPIRIT OF FEAR AND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR - CHAPTER 25
“OCCUPY TILL I COME” IS A COMMAND
(1 Sam 17:15-18)
But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at
Bethlehem [house of bread]. And the Philistine [Goliath]
drew near morning and evening, and presented himself [for their
acceptance] forty days [the number of
testing, i.e. forty years “in the church in the wilderness” Acts 7:38].
And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched
corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren; And
carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how
thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
Goliath (“the wind boisterous” Mat 14:30) presented
himself (religious connotations) to the Israelites (Saul’s: our church in
apostasy) for forty days (symbol of testing) for their acceptance. By doing so, Goliath
was occupying (“Occupy till I come” Luke 19:13) their focus and
attention in place of God. Goliath was presenting himself as a living
substitute (but an empty seed pod) for the dead sacrificial Lamb of God.
GOLIATH WAS, HAS BECOME, IS, THE CENTER OF ATTENTION OF THE CHURCH. However,
while this period of testing was occurring, the Word of God (Jesus Christ,
typified by David), who is the seed of God, was absent from the Israelites (church in apostasy), and far away in
Bethlehem, obediently feeding his Father’s sheep (John 21:15-17). Please note
that during this time of testing, Saul and the Israelites were not listening to
nor eating the Word of God (the seed of life) at all, for
David was not there among them, He was in Bethlehem (house of bread). But
King Saul and the Israelites (church) were
walking by sight, listening to, watching, interacting with, and
altogether focusing and feeding upon
that pig Goliath (typifying the world, personified by television), i.e.
“the husks [empty seed pods] that
the [Philistine] swine did eat.”
(Luke 19:12-27) He said
therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a
kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered
them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come [to
busy oneself with, i.e. to trade /// a deed: business, matter, thing, work ///
practice, i.e. to perform repeatedly or habitually]. But his citizens hated
him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign
over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received
the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom
he had given the money [sliver (symbol of redemption, salvation)],
that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And
he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in
a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second
came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said
likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying,
Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a
napkin [towel or handkerchief (for wiping the perspiration from the face,
or binding the face of a corpse)]: For I feared thee, because thou
art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that
thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge
thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking
up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore then gavest
not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine
own with usury? And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound
[i.e. stony ground], and give it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they
said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every
one which hath [understanding of the word of God: “and
understandeth it” Mat 13:23] shall be given; and from him that hath
not [understanding of the word of God: “understandeth it not” Mat
13:19], even that [understanding] he hath shall be taken
away from him [i.e. stony ground]. But those mine enemies,
which would not that I should reign over them,
bring hither, and slay them before me.
(Luke 15:11-16) And he said,
A certain man had two sons [Jew and Christian]: And the younger of them [Christian: “which would not that I would reign over them” Luke
19:27] said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth
to me. And he divided unto them
his living [his life (Old Testament to Jew and New Testament to Christian: Law and
Grace)]. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and
took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living [“Now
faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen.” Heb 11:1]. And when he had spent all, there
arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he
went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him
into his fields to feed swine. And he
would fain have filled his belly with the
husks [empty seed pods] that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
(Amos 8:11,12) Behold, the
days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I
will send a famine in the land [“there
arose a mighty famine in that land” Luke 15:14], not a famine of
bread, nor a thirst for water, but of
hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and
from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to
seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
(2 Th 2:6-12) And now ye know what withholdeth [is restraining (??)] that he might be revealed in his time. For the
mystery of iniquity [lawlessness] doth
already work: only he who now letteth [restrains] will let [restrain],
until he [He] be taken
out of the way [“they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the
LORD, and shall not find it” Amos 8:12]. And then shall that Wicked be revealed [Goliath: the head of the body of Satanically inspired 666 men; six
cubits in height, six pieces of armor, six hundred shekels of iron], whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his
mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose
coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs
and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them
that perish; because they received
not the love of the truth, that
they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them
[Who?? the unsaved “lukewarm” Israelites (professing Christians)
whom Jesus Christ shall “spue” out of His mouth, and the unsaved “cold”
Philistines] strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie [personified
by Goliath]: That they all might be damned who believed not the
truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(Mat 6:24) No man can serve
two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he
will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon
[(wealth, personified); i.e. avarice (deified)].
mammon = the world personified, Goliath symbolized, Satan.
Ye cannot serve God and the world.
Ye cannot serve God and Goliath.
Ye cannot serve God and Satan.