It was a thrill to hear George Pearsons speak on the Believers Voice of Victory recently about America’s need for Davidic leadership i.e. a President with a heart like David of old. Those familiar with what we are about will know that this is a key theme of Emrys Ministry, specifically our Key Of David teaching.
It is fascinating to see how God made King David the template of a Godly leader and, indeed, of Messianic rule. Much of what we call Messianic prophecy is rooted in David’s kingly role. As Steven Collins has so ably brought to our attention, the reigns of David and then Solomon saw Israel become the global superpower at that period in history.
Equally fascinating is the role of the prophet ministry in David’s kingdom, with both Samuel and Nathan providing what we would call today Emrys ministry i.e. counsel and prophetic insight to kings. This is further extended in history by Merlin and his role as counsellor and prophet to Arthur – a role immortalised in literature by Tolkien’s Gandalf and the return of the king imperative in his Lord Of The Rings tale.
The fascination continues when you consider that Arthur was a descendant of David, as are the British Monarchy today. There is a continuity across the timeline of history because God has a Kingdom purpose on earth – not a democratic or republican one. God’s chosen system is kings and queens i.e. royalty. Men electing leaders is not of God; He is the One who chooses and appoints leaders.
That said, it is vital that however our leaders come, they align themselves with God’s purpose. The blueprint for the role of a Godly leader has been given to us:-
Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
“The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God.”
2 SAMUEL 23:1-3 NKJV
There is, of course, an application from this to ALL leaders everywhere, although this is a Davidic reference. It applies to Presidents, Prime Ministers and other political leaders. In other words, the business of leadership is reserved for Godly men and women.
George Pearsons is absolutely correct in saying that America’s need is a President with a heart like David. Curiously enough, virtually every President America has ever had has been related to British Royalty and thus of Davidic descent. Physical descent from David is important in God’s purposes but nobody would argue that every leader who can claim this has had a heart for God like David had.
It is this heart that we need in our leaders – from those who run a small business with two employees to global superpowers. This is why Emrys Ministry is so vital and challenging. God is looking for His people to transform culture by changing leaders – from the heart out!
Your job and mine is to plant God’s Kingdom and the major strategy in this is to do it by transforming leaders. This will help create the wineskin that can hold the vast influx of a latter day revival and make it leakproof!
Getting people saved is one thing but if there is no corporate structure to hold the masses that will come in, there will be no lasting transformation. If you don’t change the culture, you don’t really effect things long term. It is leaders who control culture so leaders must be discipled.
King David lived a thousand years before Christ. But his revelation of Christ at the right hand of Yahweh and his confession of Christ as Lord brought about a kingdom that was the pinnacle of the Old Covenant in Israel.
That same revelation and confession is still the answer today.
Only by such will the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ.
Remember that David’s revelation of Christ as Lord and King transformed HIM into the ruler of the world’s superpower! So the question is: What will a deep revelation of Jesus as Lord and King in this New Covenant era do for us?
We are called to be kings and priests in this life. David is still the template. Like him, we must see and serve the One that David called Lord – He who sits at God’s right hand waiting for us to make a comfy footstool of His enemies.