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David: The Lord's Endtime Prophet!

May 7, 2003

—2002 Study Month

CM/FM 3423 Compiled 8/02

"I Will Set Up One Shepherd!"
(ML #1962)

1. It took me 49 years (God's number seven times seven!) to find my life's work! But in 1968 I found it, amongst the poorest of the poor of Huntington Beach, California, a youth capital in the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world, where the Lord called us to minister to the hippies!—The most hated, maligned, discriminated against, abused‚ harassed, persecuted and downtrodden element in all American society!

2. This younger generation of America was fed up with its System, fed up with its parents‚ fed up with its education, fed up with its empty religion, and was seeking real reality and more lasting, eternal values to life! They had had everything and tried everything, but nothing had satisfied; so they were earnestly seeking the answers—the truth, love‚ peace and meaning to life which they knew must exist somewhere!

3. They had rejected the churches and their answers because the churches had rejected them! Besides, in the churches and even in their own churchgoing parents they had not found reality or truth, but only what they considered hypocrisy and vain show! To most of them, church is disgusting and a bore, and the sermons are as dead and monotonous as the preacher and members! Most youth would apply to today's churches and self-righteous churchmen what Jesus said to the churchy religious leaders of His day: That they are "whited sepulchers full of dead men's bones" and the only way they could reach Heaven is by their spiritual stench! (Mat.23:27).

4. So as I wandered amongst those hippies on the streets of Huntington Beach, disguised like I myself was some kind of superannuated hippie or over-aged beatnik, my heart broke as I saw the pitiful condition of those poor young people of the richest place on Earth—hungry, empty and starving for the truth‚ starving for reality, starving for salvation‚ starving for the Words of God‚ starving for the love of God Himself!

5. When I saw those poor hippies, those poor wandering sheep without a shepherd‚ oh, the love God put in my heart for them! How my heart went out to them! I saw them and I wept for them! I couldn't do anything else! I don't think I could have helped but try to reach them, the burden was on me so strong, the anointing for it was so strong, and the Lord gave me such love and compassion for them!

6. One dark night, as I walked the streets with those poor drugged and despairing hippies, God suddenly spoke to my heart and said, "Art thou willing to go to these lost sheep to become a king of these poor little beggars? They need a voice to speak for them, they need a shepherd to lead them, and they need the rod of My Word to guide them to the Light!" I burst into tears and I cried out to the Lord and I said, "Lord, I believe, help Thou mine unbelief!" And that night I promised God that I would try to lead them and do everything I could to save them and win them to the Lord and lead them into His service.

7. But I must confess that I was startled and mystified by this revelation and I wondered what it could mean, as I hadn't the faintest idea of how to go about it! I really had no idea what it was leading to, but I just knew that we had to somehow preach the Gospel to those hippies! They'd been churched to death and preached to death and hounded to death by the System and it hadn't done any good, so we just had to get out there and somehow love'm back to life!

8. So we followed them down into their gutters and their dives and their dope dens and their hard-rock hells and we invited them—not to come to church, not to sit in fancy pews—but just to come to Jesus and He would solve all their problems, answer all their questions, satisfy all their longings and hungers and give them something wonderful to live for—the truth of His marvelous love!

9. They were not only quick, but gloriously enthusiastic in their reception of and their return to God's love in Jesus and the answers of His Word!—Which, after all, are the answer to all mankind's problems, not only the hippies'! So when I and my own teenaged children came to them with the loving message of God in Jesus and His Words‚ and tuned to the language of their music, they were more than happy to receive it!

10. They flocked to the little hippie-type of club that we were given the use of there in Huntington Beach, and as they sat there on the floor, they listened and they heard and they believed and they received the message of God's love! And with their instinctive premonition of the impending doom of God's judgments on a wicked world, they were more than ready to eat up His predictions of the immediate future as I taught them the Endtime prophecies of the Bible! They were ripe and ready for revolution and had found its greatest fulfillment in our spiritual "Revolution for Jesus!"

11. I had to trust the Lord to lead me and to help me obey His command to "feed My sheep" (Jn.21:15-17), and I just did the same thing with those kids as I'd been doing with my own kids for years—teaching—and mostly something they were very interested in and needed to know—Bible prophecy! If they didn't know that God had something better in store and a better future to offer, what was the use of learning about the present? So I socked it to'm first with God's message of the Endtime!

12. And as I began teaching and feeding them, the Lord began to pour it on and I began to pour it out! And then the most wonderful thing happened! Though old enough to be their father and of the already hated generation of their parents, they opened their hearts to me and received me as their friend, and more, as their own beloved father in the Lord, their shepherd, whose voice they suddenly knew as theirs, and followed, for it was the Lord's, through me! Hallelujah!

13. As more and more of them received the Lord and were freed and delivered from their old lives of drugs, degradation and death, I knew that we couldn't just turn them back to their former fearful haunts and dens. We had to take them in as part of our own personal family! This was actually nothing new for us, as for years I had shown my own children how to love God and their fellow man by filling my house with the poor, the needy, the helpless and the unloved, restoring their faith in God and teaching them how to live for others. I shared what I had and I did what I could and I taught others to do the same—and it worked!

14. True, voluntary, genuine, unselfish sharing really worked on a small scale with charity beginning at home, so why not now on a larger scale with these dozens of converted hippies who were so earnestly desiring to serve the Lord with us? The godly communism of the Early Church was our ideal and example, where "all that believed were together and had all things common, and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need" (Acts 2:44,45). And we soon found out that it worked for us just like it did for them! Praise God!

15. By this time we were so bitter against the churches for their hypocritical do-nothing religion, their multi-million dollar so-called Gospel entertainment business and their multi-billion dollar fancy church buildings that were robbing the poor and the rest of the world of the Gospel and salvation and sending millions of poor lost souls to Hell, that we were ready to declare war on the church system!

16. Our militant attacks on System–addict religion and the educational and commercial system in general with invasions, sit-ins, demonstrations, marches, picketing‚ beach baptisms‚ revolutionary shouts, wild worship, and real, red-hot, subversive, radical Bible teaching with the bare and naked flashing Sword of the Word of God really turned the kids on! The entire hippie generation was ready for the Jesus Revolution!

17. And the Revolution for Jesus was on its way! The kids ate it up and the hippies loved it! We thumbed our noses at the churches and the Establishment and rolled on in a wild melee of fanatic witnessing and an orgy of the love of God! The whole hip generation was going crazy—about Jesus! And it all started with a little flame of faith kindled in the hearts of a few little kids by their religiously weirdo Dad whom God and His Word had convinced that real Christians could still live like Jesus' disciples and those radical religious revolutionaries of the Early Church!

18. It was a real outpouring of the Spirit of God! Scores and scores of kids were getting saved and filled with the Holy Ghost and were almost instantly manifesting gifts of the Spirit, talking in tongues and prophesying—one of the greatest outpourings of the Spirit I've ever personally witnessed‚ really amazing! It was just like the early days of Pentecost! (Acts 2:17,18). And those kids knew more about the Lord than the people who'd been sitting in church all their lives—they were experiencing the Lord!

19. Just imagine!—All of those hippies fresh off the streets, raw hippies, most of them hardly ever having seen the inside of a church and had been anti-religious and everything, and here they were being filled with the Spirit of God and manifesting all these marvelous gifts of the Spirit—visions, messages, prophecies and revelations!

20. And the things that the Lord showed us were just almost unbelievable! God said that our little pebble would roll and gather momentum until it snowballed into a mountain!—That our little flame would be fanned into a forest fire that would sweep the nations!—That our wave would wash the shores of the world!—Visions and messages about the things that we were going to do that were, at that time, really hard to believe! But that's what encouraged us to obey the Lord and step out!

21. We took it to heart that God meant what He said!—That if we would only do what He asked, He would do much more!—That if we would only start out and hit the road and go out through all the nation, it wouldn't just be one fire in one little place, but there would be thousands of fires all over the nation and even all over the world! So we obeyed!

22. We went out and did what God told us to do! We were just dumb enough to believe that God meant it! Those kids were all new enough in the spirit and new enough in the things of God that they didn't know any better than to believe God! And as we obeyed, God did His part and blessed and multiplied and used us to reach the whole country with His message!

23. Our "Revolution for Jesus" was exploding and making headlines throughout the U.S., and hundreds of new, on–fire, dedicated‚ full-time disciples began joining our ranks! So that by late summer 1970, we decided it was time to obey Jesus' command to "go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature!" (Mk.16:15). So Maria and I flew to Europe to survey the field, sound out the possibilities, prepare the way and make plans for the pioneering and opening of new heavenly Homes of our Family around the world!

24. Little did we realize at that time that the Lord had sent us far from our beloved flocks and communities back in the U.S. not only for these reasons, but for an even more important purpose: To reveal and give to us an entirely new ministry—a ministry that would prove to be more far–reaching, more lasting and more helpful to millions of God's children than anything we'd ever done before in our many years in His service!

25. While I was still with our Homes there in the States I could only be in one place at a time, and I wound up spending most of my time ministering to that one Home while neglecting the others—so involved in the problems and needs of one that I was almost ignoring the others, too close to one and too far from the rest. But being suddenly far removed from the hubbub, busy activity and immediate personnel of the one community that I had been staying in, I found myself equidistant from all of our Homes and much closer to all of them in spirit than ever before, with much more time to spend alone with the Lord than ever before, to get a good connection without so much static or distraction, interference or interruption.

26. Alone with Him, I found out that I could really tune in and hear plainly. I could really turn on by His power and see clearly and so completely drop out of everything that for hours His Spirit could flow in a steady‚ heavy stream, rich, deep and wide—"waters to swim in"—pure and clear, under the ideal conditions of the prophet on the mountaintop, alone with God!—A mountaintop of spiritual experience higher than I'd ever known before, in richness, fullness and clarity of view, with the best perspective I'd ever had of the whole picture, God's picture, His plan, as well as our different communities and their needs.—The perfect situation to hear from Heaven, put it on paper and pass it on to our flocks everywhere!

27. So I never really found my life's calling till we were far away from our precious children in the Lord and we started writing Letters! That was what was really my calling and what the Lord had designed me for and ordained me for from the very beginning—to write Letters to feed and lead His children!

28. Thank God dear Maria was such a diligent, faithful, good handmaiden who wanted to make sure she didn't lose any of it and caught it all, that she jotted down every single Word the Lord gave us! Only God knew what He was going to do with me and us, and He alone knew what I needed. He not only made Maria to order, the way I wanted her, but also to His order—the way she needed to be for the work He wanted done!

29. In the early days before we even had tape recorders, she wrote down all the first Letters in shorthand, particularly the revelations during the night, sometimes even writing it all down in the dark. It would always amaze me when I'd wake up in the morning and she'd say, "Remember what happened last night?" I'd say, "What? Nothing happened, I had a good night's sleep!" But I received some of the most beautiful prophecies I ever got in the middle of the night and wasn't even aware of it! I was totally unconscious! I guess that's the only way the Lord could get through to me like that—when I was unconscious!

30. And if dear faithful Maria hadn't put it all down on paper you never would've gotten it and none of us would've ever known! She reminds me of the Scripture, "She doesn't let one word fall to the ground!" (1Sam.3:19). She's as faithful as you can get with the words. And that's why you've got me and the Lord's Words and the Family, because of her. She's the one behind it all, always inspiring and pushing me along! If I'm anything today, you can thank her for being the tool and the neck that turned the head—the power behind the throne! Of course‚ it's all the Lord, but He used her to bring it all to pass!

31. Mind you, prior to this time I had never really written anything! But I found that the kids really needed something to hold in their hands to help them grasp the truth that was in the Bible, but which they couldn't understand.

32. I certainly never expected to be a prophet—I never planned to be a prophet! I don't think I even wanted to be a prophet; I never wanted such responsibility. And I certainly didn't ask for it! But God finally had to do it supernaturally by almost forcing prophecy through me to give me the true living water for today! He almost forced me to write what needed to be written and to show me that the Bible alone was not enough!

33. Besides, the Bible to most young people today is an ancient book and even an ancient language, and they can't even understand the old English and peculiar expressions. They don't know anything about it or its history and they can't understand it—but they can understand my Letters! So that's what I'm here for: To speak the language of this modern generation and to reveal to them the truth of God that they didn't get out of the Bible because they didn't believe it in the first place—or couldn't understand even if they did read it! So God had to send them a modern prophet to give them His modern Word that they could understand and they could believe.—To explain the Bible's application to their lives today!

34. Of course, most of the churches today totally reject any new prophecies or revelations from God! Because of a couple of verses in Revelation about not adding or taking from the word of "this prophecy"—the prophecy of John in the Book of Revelation—they misinterpret it and completely rule out all prophecy‚ all interpretation or any messages from God whatsoever, and they've pretty much sadly concluded that God doesn't speak anymore. Well, such a God would be a dead God!

35. I can remember people in the churches who said, "Well‚ if it's not in the Bible, I don't believe it! You just can't base things on dreams and visions and revelations; it's gotta be the Scriptures!" Well, I wonder what they thought about all those dreams and visions and revelations and messages and angelic creatures and whatnot in the Bible? How do they think they got the Bible in the first place? It's nothing but one revelation after another, one vision after another—dreams and visions and revelations!

36. Besides‚ we are organizing a whole new culture! And since we're not just living in tents like Moses and the ancient children of Israel, I can't tell you just to read about how they did it. I can't hand you a Bible and say, "Here's how to organize and run your community!" I can't hand you a Bible and say, "Here‚ read and understand all this Endtime prophecy!" It would take a whole lifetime to study it, and you just don't have time!

37. So thank God, He is alive and well and speaking today! And I've found that the Lord anoints and speaks according to what the need is. Throughout the years He has given us countless marvelous revelations, prophecies, poetry, and all kinds of inspirational things to encourage us and feed us and keep us going. But at other times our Letters have been primarily practical instruction and teaching, especially at times when we needed reorganization or knowledge of administration or change of methods‚ etc.

38. There's no credit to me at all except I'm just here to obey and do it—and I don't even really get any credit for that because I'm afraid not to! In fact, about all there is to being a prophet is simply being the messenger boy and relaying what the Lord has said and shown. So sometimes I feel like mine is the easiest job in our whole Family! All I have to do is sit and watch visions and pictures and dreams—God's movies—and then tell you all about it!

39. I'm really nothing but a tool‚ nothing but a channel, nothing but His voice, so I don't have to worry about what I am or who I am or what people think I am or anything! God's man is nothing but a wirephoto and teletype machine, like the news media use, on which they get the latest news in words and pictures! That's all I am, God's means of communication: He sends the pictures and the words by turning on my key on my wavelength, and I‚ His little machine, simply rattle it off and pass it on to you! It's just that simple and that easy, crazy as it may seem!

40. And although some of the things God has given me have even been a little hard for me to understand, and some of them have been obviously offensive to those who didn't care to understand, I assure you they're of the Lord, and as you can see, God has always fulfilled them, they're bearing good fruit, and I have no reason to believe that He will not continue to fulfill them and continue to cause them to bear such good fruit. I'll confess that some of the things which the Lord has said have amazed and nearly appalled us, but I have always immediately asked God for Scriptures to confirm their authenticity and He has never failed to help me find such confirmations in His Word.

41. So I must say, along with Martin Luther, "They are indeed my writings, I cannot deny it! So here I stand, by the grace of God, I can do no other!" I cannot deny that the Lord has spoken. That would be to deny the truth and to deny the Lord and to deny His Spirit. But it looks to me like our Words have worked and they're still working, and I expect them to keep on working till Jesus comes! PTL!

42. Jesus said, "By their fruits ye shall know them!" (Mat.7:20). And I certainly believe that our own children and our good fruit around the world are sufficient proof that we and our Words are of God and that we are a good tree bringing forth good fruit. And our fruits are not only the billions that have been reached with the Gospel, nor even the many millions of souls that have been personally won to Jesus, but also the many thousands who have been changed, radically changed—their whole lifestyle changed, their whole lives completely different than they were before, 100% new creatures in Jesus Christ—who have forsaken everything to follow Jesus and reach others with His love!

43. God has called Himself out a people!—He's made Himself a people that were no people (1Pet.2:9,10), and He's winning the world with those that were the scum of the Earth! We haven't made ourselves great, we're nothing!—But God has increased us and strengthened us and prospered us and given us many souls!

44. His wonder working Words have worked wonders around the world! And we know that this work is of God, "For if it had been of man, it would have come to naught. But because it is of God, no man has been able to stand against it!" (Acts 5:38,39).—Till we are today the most radical, revolutionary, on-fire, fastest–growing‚ soul-saving missionary group in the world! Not mere church members, but on–fire missionaries and soul winners for the Lord! Praise God!

45. We are continuing to press forward toward our goal of reaching the entire Earth with the message of His love‚ and we are coming closer to that goal daily! Thanks be to God! We are one Family‚ one Kingdom, and one fold with one Shepherd! And our tiny band of only a few thousand forsake-all, totally dedicated and wholeheartedly marching together soldiers have had and are having a greater impact on this world than all of the disunited, lukewarm, do-nothing churches put together!

46. God has always worked through some chosen leader, one shepherd, with one fold, whenever He could possibly get all of His sheep together to obey and follow Him! All the successful moves of God throughout time and the Bible were led by God's chosen man for that time and purpose. Do you believe that? Well, just read your Bible and Church history and you'll see that it's so! That's just the way it is—the way God made it! Praise the Lord! Are you with me? Then come on!—Let's take the world for Jesus! God bless you! I love you!

David Verses:

47. The following Bible verses were written years after the death of King David of old‚ and are fulfilled today in David and his children, in the Latter Days!

48. "For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I‚ even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick.

49. "And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them‚ even My servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. And ye My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God" (Ezekiel 34:11,12,16,23,24, 31).

50. "Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days. Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper!" (Hos.3:5; 2Chron. 20:20). (ML #1962:1-2, 4–32, 36-43, 46–53, 55–56; DB8).

"David!" (ML #77)

51. God often likes to tell you who you are, help you appreciate what you are‚ even before He's going to let you know what you're going to do! He did this with most of His prophets and kings and great men of the Bible‚ even some of the secular kings, like Cyrus, whom He named hundreds of years before he was born and said what he was going to do! (Isa.44:28).

52. My mother had dedicated me to the Lord before I was born, and she prayed for a name and the name the Lord gave for me was—David! I was reared in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and served the Lord‚ having been commissioned by the Lord to serve Him even before I was born!

53. I always felt all my life that the Lord had something very big and great for me to do‚ and that's why I got so discouraged when after 50 years I still didn't know what God wanted me to do! But most of the world's great men and Bible heroes never discovered their life's work until their later years. It seemed I had not accomplished much at all—and where was this great work, where was the real prophet of God, the flaming evangelist? But I never dreamed what God was going to do with me! I had tried every kind of way to reach the multitudes with the Gospel, from music to movies, and still couldn't find out what God wanted for me—my life's work! I learned a lot while I was wandering around trying to serve the Lord! I've been amazed at how many things the Lord gave me experience in! I don't know much about them, but I know a little about a lot! God was preparing me all those years for what I didn't even know I was going to do!

54. And as time began to draw near, He began to give us a few hints and warnings to get ready for it: It was about to come to pass! The first outstanding sign was the Message of Jeremiah‚ which was revealed to us in December of 1961, when I was very ill, and God said this was to be our message from now on—the doomsday, Endtime, warning message!

55. God began to speak to us and tell us we were going to do something great—something unusual! Then in that last year, after my work of putting Gospel TV across the nation was finished, I was out of a job, nearly broke, unemployed, and wondering what to do for the Lord, nearly 50 years of age, seemingly frustrated and defeated!—And we just decided to start out like we had in the beginning, with our little family now teenagers, and start preaching the Gospel on the road again. It looked like we were starting all over again, like we had when the kids were little, living by faith and witnessing wherever we went!

56. In '67 Grandmother joined the team, and through her God began to teach us not to move without orders, and to hear explicitly, specifically, the very voice of God and do exactly what He said to do, even if it seemed crazy as a loon!

57. And it always worked when we obeyed! One whole year of 10,000 miles of miracles we traveled with Grandmother, the Lord even naming towns and countries we were supposed to go to and how we should travel—just teaching us how to learn, listen, and obey the voice of the Spirit—and God would do the rest! How many times the Lord told His prophets to do crazy things, just to test them to see if they could believe Him!

58. The Lord prophesied also where we were to go; when we returned from the Isles of the Rising Sun (West Indies), we were to go to the Land of the Setting Sun (California) and there it would be told us what we were to do next!

59. On the way there that summer, we stopped over at the ranch in Texas for a few weeks, and while there a well-known prophetess of God got so excited about a prophecy the Lord had given her about us, that she drove her car all the way to Texas [from Florida] to tell us about it. At this time we had about hit rock bottom‚ we were nearly broke and we were forsaking all—going out not knowing whither we went—going on a shred of a clause of a prophecy: "Thou shalt go out to the Land of the Setting Sun, and there it shall be told thee what thou shalt do!" But if we had not obeyed, God would never have accomplished what He has accomplished! We had to obey every little thing exactly as He told us!

60. This dear sister was so excited, she said, "Brother David‚ God gave this to me and said I must come out and tell you about it right away quick—that it's about you!"—And she was so convinced it was of God and to be fulfilled in us that she'd driven her car [more than 1,300 miles] to tell us!—And guess what it was?—Ezekiel 34!

61. Well, I thought, "That's nice—the Lord even chose a passage that had my name in it and applied it to me! He took a passage that talked about David!" I never dreamed He could possibly be actually talking about me personally in that passage! I believed that God was applying this to us and the family to encourage us, but you couldn't have ever convinced me by the wildest stretch of my imagination that God was actually talking about us!—That He actually uttered this prophecy originally for you and for me about what God was going to accomplish through us!

62. Nevertheless‚ right after this prophecy, we went to California and hit our all–time low visiting with Grandmother—no openings, no bookings, no money! The City of the System refused this little band of bedraggled knights and warriors and we went discouraged on our way! It was there in California that God gave us Psalm 68 and told us that it meant us—which at the time really sounded too big for our little family!

63. But now our family is no longer so little! You are the fulfillment of it—the proof of it—the fruits of it! "By their fruits ye shall know them!" You are the proof that it is true, and you are it and you are these of whom the Lord spoke, both in Psalm 68 and Ezekiel 34 and in the multitude of other revelations He has given us! And now for the first time I'm going to tell you what I think about Ezekiel 34 myself! Last night the Lord told me what He thought about it‚ and we got a confirmation straight from His Own Mouth!

64. The whole thing was a rebuke from the Lord against my denying, doubting and challenging His Word! It woke me in the middle of the night and was [as follows]:

65. "Why dost thou deny thy name David and doubt that I have given it to thee and challenge that I have made thee thus? You have doubted that I am able to do this, like Sarah who laughed when I told her that in old age she should bear a son. I have made thee My Moses and My David! I have made thee a new vessel and completely broken thee and destroyed the former vessel that was, and made thee a totally new vessel!

66. "I am displeased with thee for thy unbelief! Why dost thou laugh at the creation of the Lord?

67. "Man thinketh not as God thinketh. For Man looketh on the outward appearance‚ but the Lord looketh on the heart. I put down and I put up. I propose and I dispose!

68. "It is not for thee to question whether they will believe or whether they will not believe. It is only for thee to obey. They look unto thee as David of old—as Moses!

69. "For it is I that have made thee and called thee by thy name, even unto the Generation of generations—called thee by thy name before thou wast formed in the womb and caused thy mother to call thee by thy name David, that it should be fulfilled that which was spoken by My prophets!

70. "So who art thou to question the will of God? Thou art My spittle upon the ground, for which I have made thee from clay that it might be made a better vessel—not the water and blood of thy mother, but the spittle and clay of God, as the vessel I have created for the glory of God!" (It was like the Lord was spitting in my face—"You're nothing." To deny it was to challenge the Lord. Any element of self was very disgusting to the Lord—as though I had anything to do with it! I had nothing to do with it; it was none of my business!)

71. "I have made thee thus! Who art thou to question that I have broken thee and made thee and created thee in My Own image to be that David which of old I have foretold! Beware lest thou be found to fight against God and the will of God and the Spirit that I have given thee!

72. "Cease now from thy own words and thy own doubts and believe‚ for with God nothing shall be impossible, but all things are possible to him that believeth. Cease in thy proud attempts to remove the Light from Israel!

73. "For thou shalt be thus and even more also as I have said. For thou art My creation and the work of My hands. It is not for thee to question the work of thy Creator! Even as David was but a man, who could even lie, with frail flesh was contemptible—so art thou unto Me, so is thy flesh unto Me! For in this will I glory; not in the works of flesh but in the creation of My Spirit, that it shall be known that I have made thee and called thee by thy name and created thee and foretold thee and thou art that David of which I spake unto thee by thy sheep to be the Light of Israel!

74. "By My Spirit I have plucked thy harp and My tones have awakened thee and I have said unto thee‚ 'Come forth and rise, and plead for My children and My people Israel! David, arise and come forth, as from sleep, that thou mayest save My children!'

75. "Write all these things in a book! Put this in a book—in many books (publications), and write it in a scroll to send to all the people, that they may know that it is I that have made thee and not thee thyself.—That I have caused these things to be written in a book to be read!

76. "Even as with My servant Moses, I have dealt with thee—even face to face and mouth to mouth have I spoken unto thee. As with My servant David, so have I done unto thee!

77. "I forgive thee for thy unbelief. I shall give thee faith! Thou must lead My people, like Moses. Thou art as the voice of God unto them.

78. "Why dost thou doubt? Knowest thou not that all I have to do is speak the Word and it is done? For I have placed upon thee this cross. From My seed shall come little ones. Even thy seed shall grow and all generations shall call thee blessed. Thy seed shall call thee blessed!—For the Word of the Lord is spoken and I have said it!

79. "Cease now from thy doubtings and fears and trust in Me. Be it done unto thee even as I have spoken! See now, how I have turned thee about and caused thee to awaken from slumber. I have turned thee by My Spirit. My Word within thee is as bitterness within thy belly, and My wine is unto thee as My Spirit to set thy tongue free. Even more than the milk of the mother to the baby which is thirsty, am I unto thee. So therefore, hush now thy murmurings against Me! Even as thou hast said that thou shalt receive the mother's milk of My Word, so receive thou.

80. "Therefore thou shalt give it unto many. For they are My Words—whether thou wilt or thou wilt not—whether they be sweet or whether they be bitter. I have said unto thee that thou shalt speak as a father, and unto them as children. It is for neither of thee to question the will of thy God!

81. "Because thy faith shall be as the faith of David and their strength shall be as the strength of David's men! And thou shalt plunge into battle with them and be the victor, and thou shalt fight as with the strength of the Lord‚ thy God, and wound the hairy scalp of the Enemy by the power of the Spirit of God. They shall follow thee like sheep whithersoever thou goest.

82. "For it shall be done unto thee even as I have spoken. Turn thou now upon thy bed and rest. I shall bless thee! So why dost thou question? Thou art the least among many brethren—from the very ground upon which I spat!

83. "But I have kissed thee! I have kissed thee, David‚ and brought thee into being, and My love has called thee David‚ Beloved of God! For which cause thy mother did name thee! Moses is David—even as thy mouth is My Word!" (ML #77:1-34‚ DB4).

"Ezekiel 34!—Now Fulfilled!"
(ML #1335)

84. The first time we received this passage of Ezekiel 34 was when a dear sister in the Lord, who knew us and loved us, got it from the Lord‚ and the Lord told her it was for us and that it applied to us personally and our future ministry.

85. At that time we didn't really understand it! We understood it partially and we saw how it could apply to us and somewhat fit our immediate situation, but little did I dream what deeper, greater, much more far-reaching meaning it had!—That it was really predicting the ministry which we were to have in the future and that it was literally for us personally‚ and a literal, predictive prophecy of what God was going to do with you in these last days, this last great and important generation!

86. Ezekiel 34: "And the Word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?" The night this Jesus Revolution really began was the night we declared war on the churches and on education and on the God–damned selfish capitalistic System! (See ML #1336.)

87. Our first blast was at the false shepherds! "Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool. Ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened. …

88. "They were scattered, because there is no shepherd!"—Wandering around as sheep! I'll never forget that night! (Tongues and weeping.) As I wandered those streets of Huntington Beach, disguised like a superannuated hippie or an over-aged beatnik to see what was going on, my heart broke and I wept for those kids! And the Lord spoke to me and called: "They have no shepherd!"—Scared me half to death!

89. "Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the Word of the Lord! Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand!" I'm going to hold them responsible for these poor scattered sheep!

90. "And I will require My flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock." He's going to remove those false shepherds to where they're not even going to be able to feed them anymore! "Neither shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore!" They won't be around anymore! "For I will deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them."

91. The churches have devoured them; the beasts of education have devoured them; the beasts of commercialism have devoured them! The dogs of war have devoured their very flesh! God damn it! It makes me so mad! If it makes me mad, think how angry it makes God!

92. "For thus saith the Lord God: behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep‚ and seek them out." Hallelujah! I know another passage somewhere where He says, "I'll send out searchers to find My sheep!" (Jer.16:16). That's us! Isn't that beautiful?

93. "I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

94. "And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries!" He brought us out of the System, out of the evil way and out of the countries of this world! "And I will bring them to their own land." God told us we were going to be a New Nation—not a physical land, but a new land, a spiritual land.

95. "I will feed them in a good pasture," not only spiritually, but even physically, PTL! "And upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be. There shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away. …

96. "And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even My servant David." How about that! Wow! Isn't that something? I didn't dream that this could possibly mean me! At the time I got it and when that dear sister brought it, I said, "Well, yes. Here's my little family and brother Josh, and yes, I am the pastor of this little flock and I will have the faith the Lord will use me to help feed them."

97. I never dreamed it was going to be such a big flock! But He meant a lot more than just my little family. "Even My servant David, he shall feed them and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God‚ and My servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land.

98. "And they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing." He's going to make us a blessing! "Round about My hill"—this is symbolic of a power or a nation. Hills and mountains almost always symbolize nations in prophecy. We're just a little hill, but He's going to make all around us a blessing.

99. "I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing." PTL! We've already been enjoying them, amen?—"And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the Earth shall yield her increase and they shall be safe in their land.

100. "And shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke. And deliver them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. They shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them, but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid." Praise God!

101. "Thus shall they know," you children are going to know, "that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel," the true house‚ you, "are My people, saith the Lord God! And ye My flock‚ the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your God." PTL? Hallelujah! Amen‚ TYL! Do you believe it? TYJ! Why don't you get excited? Think what the Lord's told you!

102. (Tongues and prophecy: ) "Even as John the Baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah, even as I said‚ 'Behold, I send Elijah the prophet before the coming of the day of the Lord,’ even as I said I would send David in the spirit and power of David My servant: Even so have I done it, saith the Lord!" (Mal.4:5).

103. (David prays:) We didn't do anything, You did it all, Lord. Thank You, Lord, for fulfilling this prophecy! Thank You, Lord, how You have already fulfilled it and how You are still fulfilling it, and how You will yet fulfill it!

104. (Prophecy: ) "I have welded My Moses and David together; in the volume of the book it is written of them, so have I done it." Hallelujah! TYJ! "And so shall I keep My Word and fulfill all that I have promised today, for I am thy God!" (ML #1335:1-4, 8, 10-16, 18-26, DB1).

"The David Prophecies!
—Of the Bible" (ML #1642)

105. Very few prophets in the Bible had their coming predicted. The Lord didn't foretell the coming of very many prophets, so the ones that He did forecast must have been pretty important; to encourage the people during very trying times.

106. I really think He must have had me in mind in a lot of these prophetic verses about David, and was specifically speaking of me, because they couldn't possibly have been applied to old King David, and neither could they be applied to Jesus, which is the way the church tries to interpret them all. So this David was a real mystery for thousands of years because they couldn't possibly foresee a future King David in the Last Days. But the Lord Himself spoke it and applied it and in such ways in certain prophecies that it couldn't possibly refer to old King David or Jesus because some of them were made long after old King David died, about a coming David.

107. Jesus had an absolutely unique place as the only begotten Son of God‚ the Savior and the Messiah‚ and there is no reason why God should have spoken of Him as being David when there was already a David‚ the old King David, and there was a coming King David. The Scriptures speak expressly of David in the Last Days, in the Latter Day He would raise up this king (Hosea 3:5).

108. The Lord Himself named me from my mother's womb, filled me with the Spirit from my mother's womb, and confirmed it by three different prophets in three different places, men who didn't even know who I was. They laid their hands on me and prophesied that prophecy of the David of the Church of Philadelphia, and if that prophecy is not only symbolic of that kind of church but also of a Latter Day church, then it would have to be an Endtime David (Rev.3:7-13).

109. Imagine! That was a prophecy given after Jesus had come and gone and the old King David had long ago come and gone! So how could it apply to either one of them?

110. The very first prophecy about David, by Moses in Deuteronomy, didn't say it was Jesus or the Messiah nor the Son of God, but he said, "I will raise up a prophet from amongst thy brethren like unto you." In other words, like Moses, an ordinary man and not the Son of God, not Jesus (Deut.18:15,18). Old King David didn't live in the Latter Days in any sense of the word whatsoever, so it couldn't possibly have been that King David.

111. None of the men of God in recent times as far as I know have ever claimed to be David nor Moses! Why does no one else ever claim to be this mysterious David? Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus! Because He reserved that for us! Just think of that! He reserved that name and its fulfillment for us.

112. They were hard to believe when I first got'm before I saw any signs of any fulfillment, but now we know, we have seen the fulfillment before our very eyes‚ of how much the Lord has done through us. We've fulfilled those prophecies to the very letter in gathering His scattered sheep, searching them out and bringing them together and making me a king—prophet, priest and king to them like Moses was.

113. Moses and David were the only men of God in history who were both prophet, priest and king—all three to their people, and that's exactly what the Lord called me‚ by both of their names, Moses David! Most of the kings had prophets and had priests, but they didn't try to do all three jobs because they weren't called to do all three jobs.

114. Another thing that struck me just now in the Philadelphia prophecy is that He says, "Let no man steal thy crown" (v.11)‚ as though He were speaking to a king! Well, I've surely had to be a king to my people, to help manage their business and national affairs, even when I didn't want to. I always preferred to simply be your prophet, to receive and pass on the Words of the Lord. But He also made me your king, whether I like it or not! And nearly all these prophecies are already fulfilled, TTL! (ML #1642; DB2).

"The Call of David!" (ML #79)

115. I'll never forget that night‚ as I stood there in the darkness, telling God I'd done what He'd asked me—now what did He want me to do? And suddenly He drew my attention upward toward a blinking red light atop a tall broadcasting antenna, saying, "I want you to be like that red light atop My broadcasting antenna, beaming My warning message to the world!"

116. I asked God in prayer what He meant, and He told me to open my Bible and read the first passage my eyes fell upon!—And it was the Call of Ezekiel in Ezekiel chapter 2!

117. And the Lord told me this was to be my message also—our message against the so-called Christians of today! "I send you to the children of Israel"—the people of God, those who were supposed to be His Church, God's Israel of yesterday, the old bottles, impudent and hard–hearted and rebellious against the Lord!

118. Whether they will listen or not now, some day they'll remember that we warned them of their fate! We're not to be afraid of them, even if they're like thorns and scorpions that prick and sting us and persecute us, as they did Him!

119. But don't you be rebellious like them! You obey the Lord and tell'm the truth, even if it hurts! The message was of warning and woe, and like many prophecies, it was sweet to the taste, but not always easy to digest!

120. He has made us watchmen unto the house of Israel—therefore we're to hear His Words and give them warning from the Lord! If we give them warning, we will have delivered our souls—but if we warn them not of their wicked way, their blood will be upon our hands! This last is God's warning to us, His prophets, that we'd better not fail Him—we'd better get the job done or else we ourselves will feel guilty of their destruction when He destroys them!

121. We were to become as that red flashing light to the world—not just a decoration to some temple, but a somber warning of serious danger ahead! This was God's calling to me personally, and you after me! This we were to be and to do!—And thank God by His grace we have been and are doing! We have obeyed His call and He has fulfilled it through us! PTL! (ML #79:1-7, DB4).

"A Psalm of David!" (ML #152)

122. (Jesus speaking:) I have had compassion upon this generation and sent unto them one shepherd, that they may know Me, Whom to know is life eternal. For they hunger after Me and grope after Me in darkness, and they would have the truth. Therefore I have given them a shepherd that shall guide them into the fold of the True Shepherd. My voice shall they heed through My servant David.

123. Heed thou and hearken therefore to My servant, for this is that David whom I have spoken of for the last generation—the prophet for this age—the one that shall carry the lambs in his bosom and give them suck and shall cherish them and nourish them.

124. These are the remnant of Israel and these shall be the last, upon whom the ends of the Earth are come. These are they whom are blessed above all generations, in whom all things I have spoken are fulfilled. For this is the fulfillment of all generations to prepare the way of the Lord and make His paths straight for His coming!

125. These are they of which I have spoken and these are they upon whom are fulfilled all the Words of My prophets of all generations. These are the little ones, the sheep of My pastures and flocks of My folds who have suffered above all generations and who run after that which I shall give them.

126. Dost thou kiss the Words of David and love the honey that droppeth from his mouth? Dost thou lick up each drop and dip thy tongue in the sweetness and cherish to thy belly that which cometh forth from My mouth of David? Then thou art wise and therefore thou shalt be fed and thou shalt be cherished and nourished in My bosom, for the bosom of David is as My bosom that I have given thee, this generation that I have loved!

127. If thou would open thy mouth wide and receive it, I will not only give thee honey and sweetness from My mouth‚ but I will give thee wine of My Spirit and thou shalt tingle to the thrill of My ecstasies, if thou wilt receive it.

128. Wouldst thou be fruitful unto Me? Bear thou forth the lambs of David that thou mayest increase his flock and enlarge his fold, that it may spread abroad throughout all the Earth, and that his tongue shall be heard by many nations, and his Words shall echo throughout all the world. For this is indeed the seed of David: The Words of his mouth that sow the truth of My love and bring forth fruit of My mouth and little lambs for My fold.

129. Thou dost take over the nations! Kings do bow down before thee and I do open the doors of all the nations of the Earth, for they cannot resist the power of thy spirit‚ nor can they refuse the love of thy heart. They shall receive thee unto their bosoms as the little lambs of My fold, and they shall nourish thee, and kings shall serve thee and queens shall minister unto thee and thou shalt suck at the paps of the Most High!

130. And yea, also shalt thou suffer for Me! Also shalt thou be slain for the Words of David and smitten for all that I have spoken through him! But in the end shalt thou triumph over them‚ for they shall be dust and ashes under thy feet, for thou shalt reign victorious over all the Earth and thou shalt forget the hinder years and remember only that which is called the glorious golden age that I have given thee, the age of all ages!

131. (To Maria: ) Thousands, yea, and thousands of thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand shall look unto thee and rejoice‚ for they shall hear the Words of thy pen that I have given to My servant David‚ and they shall hearken to do the things which thou dost write, and thou shalt be a cherished vessel exalted in My house! I have honored thee above all women in the house of My servant David.

132. Oh‚ what life do I give them through the Words of David! Oh, how they kiss and rejoice and dance to the Words of David! For he is My servant. He is My mouth, He is My voice and he is My heart and My soul, for he hath given unto Me, and he shall receive of My Spirit without measure! (ML #152:7-17; DB5).

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