KEYWORDS: god, spirit, lord, key, power

Key of David, The

David Berg

—MOJune 20, 1971GP NO.78

1. PROPHECY: "THE KEY OF DAVID IS THAT CHORD WHICH I STRIKE UPON THY HARP to awaken thee from slumber—that signals thee to come to life to help My Children in the time of their great distress. The Key that I strike upon thy harp—the chord which I strike upon thy strings, is the tone that signals thee—the Key of David!"

2. I SEE A PICTURE OF DAVID ASLEEP, entombed as it were in the System! Above his head hangs the harp of the Spirit of God that plays the music to which his soul responds. "Upon which I the Lord thy God strike the chord which draws instant response from thy heart and brings thee instantly alive—the tone signal that activates thee and brings thee to life to serve thy people. O David, thou hast been too long entombed. O Moses, thou hast wandered in the wilderness too long with My Children! Too long thou hast kept David buried, entombed in the System and the old ideas! But I have awakened thee through the Key of David, and thou hast awakened and led My Children—My People—to freedom!

3. FOR THOU INDEED HAST LITTLE STRENGTH, but I Myself have strengthened thee‚ and by My Spirit have brought thee to life, that thou may minister of the strength which the Lord supplieth. As thy days, so shall thy strength be, that the excellency of the power may be of God‚ and not of man. For thou art a very thin, earthen vessel that has been shattered that it may be melted and molded again into a better vessel!" (My Mother used to preach so much about the Potter breaking the whole vessel and making it a new and a better vessel! And I think it must have been predictive, even if she didn't realise it and I didn't understand it at the time. The Lord Brings this back so clearly again—all those pictures from the Word! It's the most amazing thing how God puts it all together, and you don't even understand it until He shows you!) "Thou hast been brought back from the land of the dead!" (The picture here is of being awakened from the systems of this world which are dead in the Spirit!)

4. IT'S LIKE THE LORD PLAYS A CHORD IN THE SPIRIT made of many different notes which together form a key, as in music. In music you have a certain key‚ meaning that in that key the tones blend together and make a harmonious sound‚ called a chord.—But it's not just a mere sound of the Lord, but like these electronic mechanisms that are tone activated—like the new push button telephones that are tone activated by certain keys—each button is a certain note in that key, and as you push each button on the push button telephone, it gives a different sound—a different note—a different tone signal.

5. BUT YOU ARE NOT MERELY PLAYING A TUNE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT or amusement, but which together form a combination of sounds or tone signals which strike a chord in a certain key, which perfectly fits a telephone instrument even a great distance away, which is tuned to that particular key—that key composed of a chord of tones‚ which‚ when played together in proper sequence, unlocks the door to that instrument's particular circuit, and that instrument only—no other instrument! No other instrument has that same key or is tuned to respond to that same key—only that one particular instrument.—And only when that sequence of tones—that key of its music, is played to that particular instrument—only then does that instrument come to life, as these tones flip a series of relays, like switches, which complete a circuit that brings life to that instrument and rings its bell.

6. THESE TONES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THEY EVEN MAKE PRETTY TUNES—but they're not played for mere entertainment or just to be enjoyed for their music, but to bring about life and action, and to accomplish a certain task, such as in the case of the telephone—the activation of a complete communications circuit, which can then bear a message to the party being called, and which in turn can bring a certain response in the words and actions of that party‚ completing and accomplishing the total performance of the communications system! It's just like the Lord playing a series of tone signals in His Spirit, and it activated the mechanism of my spirit to bring me to life in the Spirit—to bring me into action!

7. GOD HAS TO ILLUSTRATE THESE SPIRITUAL THINGS WITH NATURAL, PHYSICAL ILLUSTRATIONS! Otherwise we couldn't grasp them!—They'd be beyond our comprehension!

8. IT'S JUST LIKE TWO AND TWO MAKE FOUR. The various parts of a mathematical equation equal a certain result or answer. The objective of the equation is to produce a desired result or effect. So the objective of this tone series—this chord, or key of musical sound, is to produce a desired result in the activation of the instrument being brought to life electronically.

9. THE TELETYPE MACHINES WORK ON THE SAME PRINCIPLE. They can even be wirelessly tuned to radio signals. A certain chord is played—a specific sequence of pre-selected tone signals in a certain key or frequency—a key which unlocks the door to that distant machine and instantly activates its life. And you hear it suddenly begin to hum. Its motor begins to run and it trembles with the vibration of expectancy, awaiting eagerly the message it knows is coming, and for which it was brought to life—the purpose for which it was created as a means of communication! (Tongues and interpretation:)

10. "IF THOU DIDST BUT KNOW THE TONES THAT I HAVE TO PLAY FOR THEE, thou wouldst never doubt that thou art My David, that I am thy God!"

11. THE INSTRUMENT ITSELF HAS NO WILL OF ITS OWN. It is merely yielded—totally yielded to the pre-set responses of its circuitry designed by the hand of its creator selected and tuned by him to respond at his will. It has no energy of its own, unless it is activated by the power selected by its creator. It cannot pick its own tune or select its own music at its own whim or fancy, but must respond exactly and accurately only to the tones, and that sequence of tones which form the chord on that certain frequency for which its creator designed it, so it can be activated at his will, to perform whatever service the creator desires!—Determined not by the instrument, but by the creator, at a time selected not by the instrument, but by its creator, designer and operator, to perform his will, and to accomplish the task for which it was made!

12. EVEN YOUR SIMPLE LITTLE TRANSISTOR RADIO or the more complicated telephone set‚ work much on these same principles, designed for pre-selected frequency responses by its creator, when operated properly by the various operators which control these frequencies, both at the broadcasting station and you at the receiver. The broadcasting station operates with tremendous power on a certain frequency—sometimes on several frequencies. But you, the operator of the receiver, need not have much power or wisdom yourself, but only the simplest of skill to know how to turn on your own little individual power source, make contact with your own tiny battery—your own spirit—just a tiny little mini-volt of power or fraction thereof—just enough to activate your own circuit, and then only enough skill to tune in to the powerful frequency of the broadcasting station to receive sounds dropped out of the sky!—Tune in‚ turn on‚ and receive His dropouts—or rather, turn on whatever little power or strength of the Spirit that you have that He's already charged your tiny battery with—your own spirit—so that your circuits might be activated to receive His powerful signals as you tune in to His messages dropped out of the Heavens! Praise the Lord! Thank You Jesus!

13. THE HAND OF FAITH TURNS THE KNOB WHICH MAKES THE CONTACT and throws the switch which turns on what little power you have. The hand of hope tunes with expectancy feeling for the frequency upon which God is broadcasting‚ and suddenly His great broadcasting station booms in with tremendous positive volume and power and certainty—and the messages come through loud and clear! Hallelujah!

14. BUT IF YOU'RE NOT SKILLFUL TO TUNE IN YOUR FINE TUNING and absolutely zero in at the dead centre, or rather live centre‚ of God's perfect frequency-with tremendous concentration and without distraction—if you allow any other signals to pull you off course or distort with static, God's message may become faint, distorted, interrupted, unclear, or even totally jammed by the static and power of the Enemy! Be sure your battery is well-charged by His power, fresh and renewed—that your contact is good and clean and firm—that you're tuning in attentively, accurately, with patient determination, waiting even in silence‚ if need be, while you wait for God's signal! If you wait with faith and patience, without distraction, and with the utmost concentration, sooner or later you'll receive some of the most beautiful music you've ever heard, and some of the most powerful‚ thrilling, and amazing messages that will really stir you to action! You'll dance to His tunes, and battle according to His signals—His directions—and you'll know you're fulfilling His will—the purpose for which you were created, regardless of the consequences!

15. BOTH MY EYES AND EARS ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE IN THE SPIRIT. It is as though the Lord keys up your senses to an extremely high level of sensitivity where you can hear better and see better—just like He sort of tunes you in, God turns on more power. Your eyes, ears, and spirit become more sensitive!

16. SOMETIMES THE LORD HAS EVEN MADE MY SENSE OF SMELL MUCH KEENER. It is like He flips a switch to a higher frequency that you are not normally sensitive to. He keys it up—like tuning it up!

17. BEING SENSITIVE IN THE SPIRIT HAS PROBLEMS. If you just want local stations, it is better not to have a highly sensitive receiver, because that brings in the outside stations and brings confusion sometimes. Whereas if you want distant stations, you have a problem, because it makes the local stations so terribly loud, and they just blast you. That's why when you're in the Spirit and very sensitive to the Spirit, you just have to almost plumb flip out completely into another channel, or otherwise the local, nearby frequencies nearly blast the daylights out of you, they have such powerful vibrations!

18. YOU CANNOT BE TUNED IN ON TWO STATIONS AT THE SAME TIME The Devil is just like another station trying to butt in and cover up‚ He tries to jam the circuit, to jam the frequency, so that you can't hear God's station. He deliberately tries to come right in on God's frequency and jam God's station with his false signals and false impulses!

19. THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN! Everything man ever invented is nothing but a cheap imitation, a poor plastic counterfeit, or a simple illustration of the realities of the Spirit. But nevertheless‚ the Lord allows these inventions even—these discoveries of man—they're not inventions—man didn't create them—they're merely a number of discoveries that a man puts together, that God has already created and revealed to him by His Spirit. It is like God owns the safe, but He gives man the combination whereby if he'll put these numbers together by the hand of faith, he can unlock the treasures that the Lord has already stored there. He has to play a certain chord in a certain key on the tumblers of the lock to the Lord's safe, in order to cause it to open to reveal the riches within.

20. BUT MAN DID NOT MAKE THE SAFE, and he certainly did not make the treasures therein. And he didn't even figure out the lock that the Lord created! In fact, he didn't even guess at the numbers—God gave them to him!

21. HOWEVER, EVEN IF HE DOESN'T KNOW THE COMBINATION, AN EXPERT SAFE-CRACKER CAN PLACE HIS EAR AGAINST THE LOCK and by listening quietly and keenly, can literally feel for the combination as he hears the tumblers fall in place at each turn of the dial! He literally tunes in the combination‚ playing it by ear!

22. THE SCIENTISTS THINK THEY ARE THE ONES DISCOVERING THESE WONDERS! But God by His Spirit is revealing these things to the scientist as an illustration of the realities of the spirit world. All of these things which unlock the material, natural treasures of this world for man's use—God gives the key to them! He owns the material, and He has the key, and all He does is reveal them to man!—But they think they're thinking it up themselves or discovering it themselves, when all they did was receive a revelation from the Lord—the Spirit of God. There is nothing new under the sun. Everything is of the Lord, and there is nothing hid which shall not be revealed!

23. IT'S LIKE A FLOW. It's like the flow of electric current. If you're short-circuiting it, the current ceases!—Like it goes back where it came from. We're all keyed to certain vibrations, just like you who have studied physics know that all energy has various vibrations—various frequencies—various waves. Sound vibrations, one of the slowest, are only about 1100 feet to the second‚ or about five counts to the mile. But energy has various other vibrations going up through all the various radio frequencies, with the highest and fastest of all, which is light, whose frequencies travel with a speed of over 186‚000 miles per second! Which is why you can figure almost exactly the distance that a storm and its lightning are away from you, by starting to count the seconds slowly from the time you see the lightning until the time you hear the thunder. The lightning you see almost instantly with that tremendous speed of light, but the sound of the thunderclap, which actually occurred at the same time‚ you don't hear until much later, the sound travelling to you at the slow speed of about five seconds to the mile. Try it sometime, and you'll see what I mean! If you're afraid of thunder storms, it'll help comfort you to know exactly how far away it is, as it has often reassured me! Remember that a second is approximately a heartbeat, so if you're counting in time and in tune with your heart, you can gauge almost your exact distance from the last lightning bolt. It'll only be so many heartbeats away, at about 1100 feet to the heartbeat, or about five heartbeats to the mile. Of course, if you hear the thunder clap at exactly the same instant that you see the lightning, you won't have to worry about it at all! You will have gone to be with Jesus‚ in an instant, in a twinkling of an eye—at the sound of that big trump of thunder—and you won't have to wait for the last one, 'cause you're on the spot where the lightning struck! Hallelujah!

24. YOU SEE‚ EVERYTHING HAS FREQUENCIES WHICH RUN IN WAVES, LIKE THE SEA, with various vibrations. You have to get in tune with it in order to receive it. Your eyes are video receivers which are tuned to certain light frequencies, which you can see with them. But there are a lot of light frequencies which you cannot see with your eye because God did not tune your eyes to those frequencies: very high ultraviolet, or the very low infrared, which you were not made to see, but which cameras, lenses and tubes, tuned to those frequencies and sensitive to the vibrations of those particular rays of light can see‚ even what you would call the dark, such as what is known as black light, or a form of ultra-violet rays. These on the one hand, and the warm light of the infra-red rays on the other, are used for various scientific purposes, and various kinds of detection impossible to the human eye, including cameras which can take pictures of burglars in the dark, and a certain kind of radar which can detect the approaching enemy, even in complete darkness if properly tuned in, or keyed to the right frequency!

25. NEARLY ALL OF THESE NATURAL THINGS WHICH THE LORD HAS CREATED ARE VISIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS of the unseen spiritual realities of the spirit world to help us to try to understand it and grasp its truth, so we can know God better and love Him more—and also to warn us of the Enemy and his evil devices which try to jam and short-circuit our circuits and even burn out our spiritual and mental and physical mechanisms, so they'll be rendered useless! Which is why He says that we're not to be conformed to this world or wired according to the printed circuits of the Devil's System—after the Enemy's patterns—so that we respond only to the Enemy and his vibrations‚ so that we are keyed to react only to his impulses to do his damnable works—But we are to be completely transformed—rewired by the renewing of our minds to an entirely new circuit pattern with different responses keyed to different reactions entirely—a completely new mechanism—a new creature in Christ Jesus—old things passed away, all things become new! It only takes one blast of the mighty searing power of the Holy Ghost to completely burn out all the Devil's old circuits in a mighty infilling of God's Spirit—God's great electrical power!

26. THEN BEGINS THE TRANSFORMING—the creation of totally new circuits—responses—reactions—by the tender loving hands of the Holy Spirit, following the circuit patternry or schematic of His Word—God's blueprint for a totally new kind of machine, completely rewired for His constructive purposes instead of the destructive purposes of the Enemy, then keyed to respond to His particular signal for us—tuned to react to His personal call for us by name, for the special job that He has for each of us to do!

27. ARE YOU TURNED ON TO HIS POWER, TUNED IN TO HIS FREQUENCY, AND OPERATING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL? You are, if you are keyed to His design, and you'll accomplish the purpose for which He made you!

28. I TOO, WAS KEYED FOR A CERTAIN PURPOSE—a certain mission in life—to fit a pattern and meet the specifications of the Great Designer—keyed for my particular place and calling in the intricate mechanism of this great universe. Now no sound is without signification, and every sound has its place; but if the trumpet make an uncertain sound, who shall know to go forth to the battle? It must be properly keyed, tuned, and stimulated to give the right sequence of sounds on the right tone levels in accurate frequency in order that the warrior may respond to its notes and its calls-whether to attack or retreat, advance to the right or the left, or halt! And the soldiers must recognise these sounds, be familiar with them, keyed to react to them instantly and without question, in order to be a good soldier and obey His Master's Will‚ and please Him that hath called him to be a soldier. He must not allow his spiritual hearing to become so encumbered with other sounds, the noise and confusion of battle‚ that he cannot detect the clear piercing notes of God's Trumpeting Voice, keyed to his frequency in a sequence he understands!

29. SO HE MUST LISTEN WITH HIS SPIRIT, AND COMMUNICATE WITH HIS UNDERSTANDING also, and he must keep the channel of communication open—a faithful monitor of God's frequencies ready to enter into his log what the Lord has to say by His Spirit, so he may know clearly how to follow His directions! His receiver must be conditioned and keyed to open to His frequencies‚ so that his set is activated when God turns on that particular key that produces his tone signals and opens his relays to set him in motion!

30. BUT YOU MUST BE KEYED BY THE LORD‚ turned on and in tune with Him, so He can drop out your particular set of signals that turns your key—the Key that He holds in His Hand, that He alone knows—the secret name God knows, whose tones set you in motion! He holds your key! Are you ready for Him to turn it on? Is your spiritual receiver turned on to a position of fulltime monitoring, even on standby, so that when He uses your Key, it will really turn you on, so He can blast away even if it causes you to explode like a radio-detonated bomb?

31. HE HAD MY KEY—THE KEY OF DAVID—and when He finally turned it on, I began to explode—and you've been hearing the repercussions of it ever since—a series of powerful chain reactions which will echo round the globe through you!

32. I WAS KEYED FOR IT! I COULD DO NO OTHER! When He turned my Key I opened up with His power, with His volume‚ on His frequency!—And you now see the scorching results, as with every other fiery prophet He has ever used! We have blasted the System, we have destroyed its lies, we have exposed their idols and begun smashing them to bits, like Jeremiah‚ rooting them out and casting them down, that we may plant the true seed of His Word, to build the true temple of His Children! Hallelujah

33. BY THE FIFTIES I HAD REACHED MIDDLE AGE, I had a family, had worked in almost every kind of job from building construction to the District Attorney's Office, had been in the Army, been discharged as totally disabled due to heart trouble, been an evangelist‚ pastor, and was teaching school. I felt I was passing my prime and had not yet found God's perfect Will for my life—and I became desperate for greater power, more gifts, and greater usefulness to Him! I was seeking Him desperately, with strong crying and tears, falling flat on my face before Him in abject desperation, crying out for Him to speak! I turned on, tuned in, and He began to turn the Key!

34. THE FIRST THING HE TOLD ME TO DO WAS DROP OUT—drop out of my education, drop out of my denomination, drop out of my job—go and sell all that I had and give to the poor—forsake all and follow Him and go out not knowing whither I went or how I would live, either me or my little family! If I was willing to do all this by faith, He would begin giving me what I was asking for, and showing me what He wanted me to do!

35. I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN I SAID THAT FINAL "YES" lying on the floor with my face wet with tears and stained with the dirt of that old plush carpet in which it was buried, in that old theatre building being used for Spirit-led meetings by a prophet of God, and He asked me if I would be willing to turn in my denominational credentials,—my trade union card—for the one skilled craft in which I had been thoroughly trained—the church ministry! It was like throwing away your diploma and your ordination papers, your union card, your passport and your I.D.s, cutting yourself off from ever being able to go back into the same trade, leaving yourself totally unprepared and handicapped for any other kind of a job!

36. SO I SAID, O.K., LORD, I'LL DO IT RIGHT AWAY! I had begun my dropout from the System! Immediately I felt two strong hands upon my head, and one of the fine young prophets began to prophesy over me!—And this was the Scripture passage which he prophesied:

37. "HE THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia (City of Brotherly Love) write: These things saith He that is holy‚ He that is true, He that hath the Key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength and hast kept My Word, and hast not denied My Name."

38. "BEHOLD‚ I WILL MAKE THEM OF THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN, WHICH SAY THEY ARE JEWS, AND ARE NOT‚ BUT DO LIE; BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THEM TO COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THY FEET‚ and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation‚ which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly; hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of Heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Revelation 3:6–13)

39. "AND DAVID HEARD THY VOICE AND RESPONDED TO THY KEY."—(Tongues and Interpretation)

40. I REALLY BROKE AND BOOHOOED THEN, FOR THIS WAS THE 3RD TIME THAT I HAD RECEIVED THIS EXACT SAME PROPHECY—each time by someone who never had seen me before, and did not even know me—so I knew it was God speaking!—That somehow this passage was peculiarly for me personally, and that it was to be fulfilled in my own life in some way. At the time I thought it was a wonderful, fitting, and encouraging application of this Scripture for me personally, even though originally intended and written for others!

41. NOW I'M BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THAT IT HAD EVEN GREATER SIGNIFICANCE in its fulfillment in our present ministry with this Last Generation, particularly meaningful in its contraposition to the following prophecy to the Laodicean Church, a perfect picture of the Old Church of today, against whom God was prophesying—the sickening, lukewarm church—the System Church of this past generation that says that it is rich and increased with goods and has need of nothing!—But does not even see or know that it is wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked spiritually in the eyes of God—materially rich and powerful in the eyes of the System and her own eyes, but spiritually sickeningly sick, weak and dead and stripped in the eyes of the Lord, warned against being found naked and ashamed and blind, rebuked and chastised by the Lord in His infinite Love and mercy, lest they be spewed out upon the ground in the Lord's vomit!

42. WHAT A HORRIBLE PICTURE OF THE CHURCH OF TODAY‚ or yesterday, that is; for you, God's Children, are His New Church of today! You are the church of the City of Brotherly Love whose precious warnings the fat, ugly sickening church of Laodicea fails to heed, and therefore, is punished by the Lord!

43. IF THERE WAS EVER A MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH OF TODAY, AND A WITNESS AGAINST THEM, IT IS OURS: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches!" By your very sample, you are a testimony against them—a City of Brotherly Love—dropped out and separated from the System, sanctified and purified and cleansed and made new—not the Old Church-city of Laodicea, fat and sickening with its surfeiting and self-satisfaction‚ spiritual impoverishment and blindness, but a new City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, wherein dwelleth mercy and righteousness!

44. HE THAT IS HOLY AND TRUE HATH SPOKEN UNTO YOU, hath turned the Key of David, which has unleashed the frightful fury of the wrath of God's warning message against this decrepit and sickening older generation, through you! Hallelujah!

45. HE HAS OPENED US UP TO BLAST THE GOD–DAMNED, OR JUDGED, SYSTEMS OF THIS WORLD‚ and nobody's gonna shut us up but God! He knows our works and He's opened a great and effectual door before us—the door of every major news media, until our warning voice has been heard 'round the world—and nobody's been able to turn us off! Though we are very small and weak, we have at least obeyed and been faithful to Him! Those of the synagogue of Satan—the false Worship System of today, whom we're blasting and exposing, with God's Truth‚ and who are trying to kill us for it, will one day soon be kneeling at our feet begging for our mercy to hide them from the wrath of God against their lies and false claims of being His Children! Then they'll know whom He really loves: Us, His true children! Because we have kept His Word in patience, He is also going to keep us in time of great trial and tribulation in these last days, and will protect, provide and keep us when all the rest of the world are suffering for their sins!

46. HE'S COMING SOON! HANG ON! DON'T LET SOMEONE ELSE GET YOUR REWARD! Be faithful to the End. If you will help to win the battle, you'll strengthen and help hold up others in the Temple of His Body—the True Church! You'll serve Him forever, and He'll not be ashamed to give you His Name‚ nor for you to be called by His Name—the Name that God has for you‚ and you'll be a citizen of God's marvelous new Space City, which is soon to appear—and you'll have a new name—the name that God has for you!

47. SO THE CHURCHES HAD BETTER LISTEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY BY HIS SPIRIT. Hallelujah! Thank You, Lord! May God have mercy upon them! You are their last chance, like the prophets of old! You are God's final warning to them before the day of their doom! You are the prophets of the End—God's last warning voice to the world before His judgments begin to fall!

48. GOD USED THE KEY OF DAVID TO TURN YOU ON! Thank God David responded to his key! Hallelujah! Thank you‚ Jesus! He did it all! We are but His instruments!—His workmanship and the work of His Hands! Praise God! Thank you, Jesus!

49. THESE THINGS SAITH THE AMEN‚ THE FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS, THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF GOD! Are you ready for Him to turn your Key! Will you respond when He tries to turn you on?