THE REVEALING AND RESTRAINING OF DOEG, BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING!
by Robin Kirby-Gatto June 3, 2013
Since the past few months God has had me reposting over and over about the attack of the enemy against the minds of God’s saints only to wear them down! Simultaneously in Session 13 (month 13) of God’s Fire Wall School of Healing of the Soul God had me start writing a “Fortitude Series” with the first portion of the series being “God is FOR you!” We studied the necessary component of “perseverance and preservation! We must persevere against the attacks of the enemy and press forward in the Call of Christ Jesus and we know that it is God Who preserves us, keeps us! In doing the first session of that series God had me go into the portion in perseverance in how the enemy causes us to be weary. Do you know that is how weariness comes first is through the attack of the mind as seen in Hebrews 12:3.
12 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 JUST THINK OF HIM WHO ENDURED FROM SINNERS SUCH GRIEVOUS OPPOSITION AND BITTER HOSTILITY AGAINST HIMSELF [RECKON UP AND CONSIDER IT ALL IN COMPARISON WITH YOUR TRIALS], SO THAT YOU MAY NOT GROW WEARY OR EXHAUSTED, LOSING HEART AND RELAXING AND FAINTING IN YOUR MINDS. Hebrews 12:1-3
That which the enemy wants to distract us from is faith in Christ Jesus, the Word of God, God’s mighty Covenant Promise! How does the enemy do that? By causing you to feel everything contrary to God’s Word to where you feel you are not blessed, you are sick, you are oppressed and distressed, you name it! However, we have to realize in this time it is when we are being sifted and much of the time as we are going through this trial and suffering temptation it is the purifying of our faith as in 1 Peter 1:6-7 in order that the Word, Christ Jesus may be revealed in and through us!!!!
6 [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7
The enemy is going to attack those who are walking in the call of Christ Jesus in a greater intensity, a greater faith! Therefore, as we go from glory to glory being transformed into the image of Christ Jesus, the Word of God, and we are hit on every side in order that the Word that is in us as it is trying us can come forth like GOLD and be REVEALED! In this process of sifting in the Spirit and Blast of Burning and the Spirit and Blast of Judgment (please listen to my youtube message link regarding breakthrough Isaiah 4 at the bottom of this note) we are being purified and purged from all that would be of the flesh and carnal nature. It is in order that we are crucified with Christ Jesus and it is no longer us that lives, but rather it is Christ Jesus in us!
As I was studying this morning in the Word God begin revealing much about this attack in this hour through His servant David and the trying and testing of God’s Word in him! Moreover, I was hit by two simultaneous attacks of Jezebel to intimidate me and cause me to bow down to fear and the revelation began to make much more sense. The enemy is using whatever he can in this hour, whether it is Jezebel, Behemoth, Python, Leviathan, etc to come against the saints of God in order that he can weary us in one place alone, in OUR MINDS!!!! The Word says we have the Mind of Christ Jesus and in having the Mind of Christ we have the very thoughts of the Father, which is to prosper us to give us a hope and guess what A FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREATNESS OF GOD HIMSELF MANIFESTED IN HIS WORD IN US IN THE EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I glanced at note 2 of the Jezebel notes God had me write it leaped out to me what God revealed to me in that teaching! God showed me the devil is not threatened if you stay small! He doesn’t care if you stay small in your small sphere of influence what the enemy is worried about is you ENLARGING BY THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD AND THE GREATNESS OF GOD COMING FORTH TO BE SEEN IN YOU OF HIS RICHES IN GLORY! It is 1 Chronicles 29:11-13!!!
“The Jezebel spirit looks to usurp authority and is drawn to places to find someone who is not operating in their authority in order to take control. I have experienced many attacks in this area in many parts of my life and especially in ministry. When you step out in the call of God on your life Jezebel is going to try and weave in and out of your ministry, business and/or destiny so that she can look for an opportune time to take the seated position of authority in your life, ministry, business, etc. so that she can rule that place. The Jezebel spirit does not want to end your ministry or business, as long as she is in a place of authority then she can bring in her “TABLE” to begin the reproduction of her system and feeding more people with her food to keep them asleep from the call of God on their life. As long as you remain in a place with small authority or small success you are not a threat. It is when you are awakened to the GREATNESS of GOD inside of you that you are a threat to the Jezebel spirit. I remember three years ago Holy Spirit told me that I was not “DANGEROUS ENOUGH FOR THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT.” I said what are you talking about Holy Spirit what do you mean dangerous enough. Then one day later, when my husband and I went to the beach I took Frances Frangipane’s small book on the Jezebel Spirit I remember seeing that implication of being dangerous enough for the Jezebel spirit. It was as though God was saying I want you to become so filled with the fullness of My Holy Spirit inside of you and be compelled with the Love of Christ and My Name Jealous that you will make War against the spirit of Jezebel.” (http://godsfirewall.com/gf/index.php/multimedia/blogs/34-jezebel-notes-part-2-qbecoming-a-threat-to-jezebelq)
God is the God of Greatness and in Him is all power, glory, honor and riches, therefore when God’s greatness is manifest in you the enemy and the hordes of hell tremble! What the enemy doesn’t want you to know is who you are in CHRIST JESUS, IN THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD (GOD’S COVENANT)!
God begin giving more understanding about this attack in this hour against the saints of God and revealed it through His servant David who struggled with this attack only to overcome, seeing the revelation in which David’s greatness came from his dependence entirely upon God, pursuing the Father’s heart! This is what caused the greatness of God to be manifest in David for he was a man after God’s heart and David found it only to find the Greatness of God Almighty!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is what the enemy is doing in this hour is to cause us to be worn out in this hour in our mind. The reason the enemy is doing this is to keep us from discovering the Greatness of God Almighty by the Power of His Word and His Holy Spirit RESIDENT WITHIN US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH GLORY TO GOD I AM ABOUT TO SHOUT!!!!! A HIGH PRAISE HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If the enemy can weary you in your mind, he can get your “high praise” to the Living God.
Buckle up and let’s get moving on understanding God’s Word; Faith comes by Understanding God’s Word and right now I call forth God’s Spirit of Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding to be upon you and open up the eyes of your heart to flood your soul and spirit the Light of His Word, Christ Jesus, the Spirit of Truth! In Jesus Name! AMEN!
RUNNING FROM THE ENEMY AND INTO GOD’S PROMISES!
The only way in which the enemy attacks God’s people is through our mind by causing us to be afraid and that fear leads to anxiety rooted in our soul, which in time causes us to be anxious about everything. All the while, we are distracted from Christ Jesus, causing us to be sidetracked from walking in God’s promises. We are so busy with the cares of this world that it is choking out the life of God, the Word RESIDENT within us!!! As the Word is within us and we are the temple of God’s Holy Spirit, the manifestation of Christ Jesus to a lost and dying world comes forth in us, who are His fragrance to be sprayed out so others can smell the fragrance of Christ! Moreover, God stirs us to provoke others to jealousy by the Goodness of God in our lives. God’s goodness is seen when we are walking in God’s promises so much that it causes others to want the Living God and be jealous for Him.
We know that David is a child of God’s promise, chosen to be heir of the throne of Israel, moreover an eternal throne on which Christ Jesus would rule and reign consummating all things in heaven and in earth through the power of His reconciliation as poured out by His very own Blood, the Soul of God Himself to redeem mankind!!!!! We were brought near to God forever to remain and abide in His rest only to know for certain God is the true and Living God and none other!!!!! He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! God is the God of Israel!!!
David had fought in battle, first fighting Goliath and conquering the Philistine army in that remarkable recording of God’s greatness seen in a shepherd boy who overcame a mighty giant, in whom others in God’s army were terrified and tormented daily so much that they dare not battle Goliath, because of fear. David brought COURAGE! David brought God’s PEACE AND WALKED IN THE MANIFESTED POWER OF GOD’S GREATNESS!
Saul had tried to set many traps for David out of jealousy, to injure him and even kill him because of the evil spirit that tormented Saul’s soul. It was out of this torment of Saul toward David which became a constant battle against David only to wear him down. The enemy was not afraid of David’s call, He was afraid of David WALKING IN THE GREATNESS OF THE CALL!!!! The enemy would have been fine if David only killed a thousand but what disturbed the devil more was that David conquered his tens of thousands!!!!!!!!!! The Greatness of God was reproducing in David to cause others to rise up to that same greatness that God would extend to them. Therefore, David is a representation of a life lived in the Greatness of God manifested in 1 Chronicles 29:11-13.
11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hands are power and might; in Your hands it is to make great and to give strength to all.13 Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name and those attributes which that name denotes. 1 Chronicles 29:11-13.
It was when David took his eyes off of God’s greatness that caused him anxiety and fear as he was running from the enemy. It is no different for us! The enemy wants to cause us to fear him so that in that fear, the anxiety of it ends UP CONTROLLING US!!!!!! OR CAN WE SAY JEZEBELING US!!!!!!!!
When we keep our eyes only on God and do not tolerate the fear of the enemy to intimidate us or make us anxious then the weapon cannot prosper! (Isaiah 54:17).
David knew Saul wanted to kill him and through Saul’s son, Jonathon, David was able to see this truth revealed and is now leaving to run into the wilderness to seek safety from the one that would cause him to fear for his own life. Saul was tormented by an evil spirit therefore it was not Saul that was truly after David’s life but a tormenting evil spirit that sought David’s demise. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against ruling powers, despotism, and principalities in the heavenly realm. Saul was not threatened by David being great, rather all of hell and satan and his minions were threatened! When you become a threat to the enemy, that is when the battle intensifies! That is what we see with David presently in 1 Samuel 21; the battle intensifies and it is no different for us! However, that which catches David off guard is truly not fear because remember David has conquered many of the Philistine army even at the traps and snares set up by king Saul, David still conquered! What David’s problem became was smaller than fear; his problem was anxiety!
“Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and apprehension, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to happen, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is feeling unrealistic fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused. It is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, and muscular tension. Anxiety is not considered to be a normal reaction to a perceived stressor although many feel it occasionally. Anxiety is not the same as fear. Fear is evoked by a realistic danger and is an appropriate response to a perceived threat, while anxiety is worry or overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anxiety)
True fear is due to realistic danger but anxiety is unrealistic fear which leads to worry, uneasiness, UNFOCUSED, effecting your concentration (or can we say WEARINESS OF MIND) and tension! The enemy wants to wear us down in our minds saints, and he doesn’t do it through realistic fear but rather through unrealistic fear leading to anxiety, stress, being unfocused, wearing our minds down, effecting us physically and emotionally, as well as causing us BURN OUT AND FATIGUE, getting us out of the race altogether! We see this revelation in 1 Samuel 21.
THE UNREALISTIC FEAR BEGINS TO RISE UP IF WE LET IT
Then David went to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech was afraid at meeting David, and said to him, Why are you alone and no man with you? 2 David said to Ahimelech the priest, The king has charged me with a matter and has told me, Let no man know anything of the mission on which I send you and with what I have charged you. I have appointed the young men to a certain place. 3 Now what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you may have. 4 And the priest answered David, There is no common bread on hand, but there is hallowed bread—if the young men have kept themselves at least from women. 5 And David told the priest, Truly women have been kept from us in these three days since I came out, and the food bags and utensils of the young men are clean, and although the bread will be used in a secular way, it will be set apart in the clean bags. 6 So the priest gave him holy bread, for there was no bread there but the showbread which was taken from before the Lord to put hot bread in its place the day when it was taken away. 1 Samuel 21:1-6.
David in running from Saul’s insane behavior for his life goes to Nob and meets up with Ahimelech the priest. Even Ahimlech is even frightened when David is alone because it is not normal for David to be alone but rather with those whom he fights as armed men in battle.
Now remember the enemy can only cause you to have unrealistic (anxiety) from places in which you are still a slave, still oppressed! Therefore, places from your past that still oppress you or bring you anxiety can cause you to be in bondage by anxiety, thereby manipulating and controlling you, causing you to be faint hearted and grow weary, only to burn out!!!!!
Presently, I know this to be true with some ministers; I know some ministers who have become weary and are burned out. If the enemy can cause you to burn out then he can cause you to be ineffective in being a display of God’s greatness. That is what the devil wanted to do with David is to stop standing out so much displaying the Greatness of God.
David’s father’s name, Jesse, means to “stand out.” David’s name means beloved. Therefore, David was born to stand out as the beloved of God Almighty.
The place which David went was Nob, meaning fruit and to produce. The person to whom David goes is Ahimelech. Ahimelech means “brother of the king.” If we look it at from this perspective David was running to the place to meet the revelation of being THE BROTHER OF THE KING! TO SEE THE REPRODUCING OF GOD’S WORD, THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, GOD’S PROMISES MANIFEST!
As we know that we are joint heirs with Christ Jesus and we are seated with Him in heavenly places then we are of the same FRUIT (PRODUCE) being sons and daughters of which, Christ Jesus is the First Fruit! Jesus informed His disciples that they were His brethren! It is the brethren that walk into the manifested promises of God, the inheritance of God’s greatness! The word brethren in Greek, means to be born of the same womb. Therefore, David had to know that His destiny was not born of this earth but by the very womb of God because before David had been born every single one of his days were recorded in God’s book! David’s destiny although in the earth was not of the earth but of THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN! (PSALM 139)
Likewise, we in truly going into the call of Christ Jesus Reproduce the Fruit of CHRIST!!!! We have to know that we are joint heirs with Christ Jesus, we are born of the womb of God! We are o the fruit of God Almighty, the Greatness of God!
David running into Ahimelech and being hungry asked for bread to eat. Ahimelech stated that the only bread available was not the common bread but the HOLY BREAD and moreover there were 5 loaves. Five means grace, therefore it is God’s grace that is His power making us sufficient in all that we do through and by God’s Holy Spirit and the power of His Word! Common bread, worldly substance could not get David through this trial and temptation only the Pure Holy Bread of God, the WORDS THAT PROCEEDED FROM THE FATHER would be able to sustain him, to cause David to endure!
Likewise, the enemy right now knows the hour we are in and in knowing that he is bringing distractions of this earth to work his plans of anxiety, whether it is car breaks, broken appliances, illness, money problems, friction in relationships, loss of employment, etc. The whole goal is to get us to faint in our minds and cause us to be weary and burned out so we are not focused on the Lord God and His righteousness, but instead the enemy is sidetracking us from the Call of God’s Greatness to be displayed in the earth through us!!!
The priest here tells David that those who have been kept from women can eat of the holy bread. David stated that he and his men had been kept from women three days, identifying a purification process by which the flesh was not being fed and the source had been stopped so that the David could grow strong in spirit! What is it that is feeding our flesh right now? Is it food, co-dependency in relationships, addictions no matter what it is even if it is the internet, entertainment, meetings, telephone conversations! The whole purpose of the enemy is to keep us feeding the carnal man, the flesh so that we do not grow strong in spirit! (Luke 1:80; 2:40) The holy bread, showbread, was to be fresh hot bread replaced continually before the Lord by the service of the priest. This holy bread indicates to us that we have to continually feed on the Word of God daily so that it does not grow stale but rather is fresh and alive in our lives to provide us the sustenance which we need to press into the Call of Christ Jesus and endure the season of trying.
If we are not feeding on the Word of God, getting fresh bread then unrealistic fear (anxiety) can rise up if we let it.
ANXIETY BECOMES PARAMOUNT IF WE ALLOW IT
7 Now a certain man of Saul’s servants was there that day, detained before the Lord; his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul’s herdsmen. 8 David said to Ahimelech, Do you have at hand a sword or spear? The king’s business required haste, and I brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me. 9 The priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you slew in the Valley of Elah, see, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you will take that, do so, for there is no other here. And David said, There is none like that; give it to me. 1 Samuel 21:6-9
Saul, who was the enemy of David had a man, Doeg – Saul’s chief herdsman, who was detained by the Lord. Doeg in Hebrew is Dô’êg and means “anxious!” (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word # 1673). This word comes from the root word meaning “to be anxious – be afraid (careful, sorry), sorrow, take thought.” (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word #1672). Therefore, what came to tempt David by the enemy was ANXIOUSNESS!!!!! THAT IS WHAT GOD IS RESTRAINING AND EXPOSING IN THIS HOUR IS ANXIOUSNESS!!!!! WE ARE THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT AND HE IS RESTRAINING ANXIOUSNESS, HE IS EXPOSING IT SO WE WILL NO LONGER WALK IN THE CARNAL MAN, IN FLESH!!!
It is the Word of God in us that is trying us (Psalm 105:16-17) and in trying us it will expose all that is within US that is not of God! Therefore, resident within us without us KNOWING IS a Doeg, or should we say anxiousness! The Word of God tells us to be anxious for nothing! Anxiety was in David but he had no understanding of it because he was use to his past battles and his present circumstance revealed the past oppression by which David could be controlled by the enemy! Is it different for us? No!!!! Our past oppression controls and manipulates us causing us to be fearful and anxious, forgetting that we are in the LORD GOD’S KEEPING AND NONE OTHER BECAUSE GOD ALMIGHTY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS AND THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT PRESERVES US!!!! PROTECTS US!!!!! KEEPS US!!!!!
David fought against Goliath neither with sword nor spear but in the NAME AND KEEPING OF THE LIVING GOD!!!!! However, that is not what we see here presently with Ahimelech. Instead David takes his past victory over the enemy and uses it as a trophy to make him fell better, feel protected!
45 Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands. 1 Samuel 17:45-47
David was leaning on his past victory over Goliath by obtaining the sword of Goliath to conquer his present anxiety, rather than leaning on God! There are times when we can look at a way in which God in our past has had us overcome the enemy and begin to lean on that victory of the past instead of living on the Present Word of God to give us perseverance and be that which keeps us!
That is what the enemy is doing in this hour is causing us to fall into a pattern from our past victories where there is no present one because we are not pulling on the fresh Bread, Word of the Lord and instead are looking at our own sufficiency or rather even insufficiency but it is still SELF-BASED AND SELF-ISH not SLEF-LESS! God wants us to be more crucified in this hour and it is that resolve we have to have in order to overcome the susceptibility to becoming anxious by unrealistic fears due to our past oppression that the enemy is working on against our mind.
In Christ Jesus alone we overcome! That is what God is revealing to us in this hour is areas we still have not surrendered fully to the Lord God and instead we are trying to control or allow the enemy to control us not walking the rest of God but rather in the arm of our own strength which is nothing compared to the power of God Almighty! God’s power reveals God’s greatness! The enemy does not want the reproduction (FRUIT) of the Word of God in our lives so he can try to nullify it by causing us to look at our past victories and think we can walk that way in this hour instead of leaning upon God! We cannot lean upon our understanding but only upon the Lord God by acknowledging Him in all that we do and in that He does direct our path! (Proverbs 3:5-6).
David when he conquered Goliath was so Self-less that in the boldness of God, the Greatness of the Almighty the enemy was defeated! However, the present “anxiety” not actual fear of the enemy was causing David to defend himself! The anxiety was getting David to forget that it is the Lord God Who keeps David and preserves him! It is no different for us because the anxiety caused by the enemy is allowing us to take our eyes off of the Lord God! That is what anxiety does therefore we cannot give into it but instead we have to resist it and the only means by which we resist is by speaking GOD’S GRACE, THE FRESH HOT BREAD OF COVENANT BY WHICH WE FEED ON CONTINUALLY!!!!!!
David rose up and fled from the enemy with the weapon of his past battle but the sword of Goliath was a present hindrance to DAVID”S NOW BATTLE WHERE HE NEEDED VICTORY! THE PAST WEAPON BY WHICH GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU THROUGH, CAN IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL BECOME A PRESENT HINDRANCE TO YOUR NOW VICTORY!
10 David arose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath. 11 The servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David, the king of the land? Did they not sing one to another of him in their dances: Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands? 12 David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish king of Gath. 13 And he changed his behavior before them, and pretended to be insane in their [Philistine] hands, and scribbled on the gate doors, and drooled on his beard. 14 Then said Achish to his servants, You see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me? 15 Have I need of madmen, that you bring this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house? 1 Samuel 21:10-15
David rises and runs to Achish King of Gath, which is the place from which Goliath comes. Therefore, David ran from his present enemy to the place of his past victory over the enemy to dwell! YOU CANNOT DO THAT!!!! YOU HAVE TO FORGET THE PAST, ALL THAT WHICH IS BEHIND YOU BECAUSE IT CAN BECOME A HINDRANCE FROM YOU PRESSING INTO YOUR PRESENT VICTORY IN CHRIST! THAT IS WHAT PAUL DID AND SPOKE TO THE PHILIPPIANS!
12 Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own. 13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. Philippians 3:12-14.
Achish in Hebrew does not have a meaning but the meaning given to it by others is “apparently, in Arabic exists a similar name which means He Was Afraid; probably intending to reflect the fear instilled in the other guy.” (http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Achish.html#.UazSath6YhM) DO YOU SEE THIS?????? BECAUSE DAVID’S ANXIETY CAUSED HIM TO BE AFRAID!!!!!!
Gath in Hebrew means a treading and as in a wine press being pressed down (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word # 1661). This can be seen as similar to threshing or a sifting. The Lord God is allowing that which is not of Him resident within us to be exposed and this fiery trail and temptation is exposing all within us not of God because God is a jealous God and will not let us be given to another!
Therefore, understand this!!!!!! David’s anxiety caused from his past oppression of actual fear became a present reality and now what David perceived as an unrealistic fear (anxiety) actually in his mind became his present reality AND MADE HIM AFRAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although it was merely perceived and was a result of anxiety even when not real it became a cage by which it controlled David so much to drive him to defend himself by looking foolish because the past weapon used to bring him victory was not the Now Defense for Him, but rather simply a trophy he was trying to use to show off himSELF!!!! God is David’s defense but David due to anxiety was blinded to the truth and was selfish!!!!! Rather David chose to defend himself (SELF).
Here is David whom is presumed to be a king of the land (Brethren of the King) but is not acting like one but instead is acting like a lunatic, OUT OF HIS MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU SEE THIS!!!!!????????? THE ENEMY WEARIED DAVID IN HIS MIND TO CAUSE HIM TO BE WEARY AND FAINT AND IN THAT POSITION. DAVID CHOSE TO RELY ON HIS PAST VICTORY USING THE WEAPON FROM HIS PAST THAT DID NOT HAVE THE PRESENT BREAD OF GOD (FRESH AND HOT)!!!! DAVID WAS RELYING ON STALE BREAD FOR HIS PRESENT VICTORY INSTEAD OF GOD’S GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOD’S GRACE IS GOD’S POWER, HIS SUFFICIENCY!!!! HIS GREATNESS!!!!
The word used for insane in Hebrew means (TO BOAST, MAKE A SHOW, FOOLISH, TO RAVE, CELEBRATE, STULTIFY, SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GLORY, GIVE LIGHT, AND FEIGN SELF!!!!!!!!!! MAD AGAINST, RAGE, RENOWNED, ETC!!! (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word # 1984) That first word used for insane is distinguished from the other words used for mad in 1 Samuel 21 which means to rave through insanity, be play the mad man. (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word # 7696). Therefore, it is when we become SELF BASED TO CELEBRATE OUR PAST TROPHIES AS IF IT WILL BE OUR NOW VICTORY THAT CAUSES US TO BE FOOLISH AND LOOK INSANE, IT IS WHAT CAUSES US BY THE ENEMY TO BE WEARIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO BURN OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO BE ALL ABOUT SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feign means “to make believe” to put on act!!!!! That is what David did; he had the sword of Goliath from the past victory he had over the enemy through God which was hot bread for then!!!!!!!!!! However, David using that past victory instead made it a trophy as His Now Weapon and as a result it became stale bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is God’s grace and His grace alone which is the power that flattens mountains, that raises us up in the power of His Word and causes us to walk in a present victory and deliverance!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Therefore, that which is tormenting your soul is no different than David!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is your past victory that you have made a trophy and is now stale bread that the enemy is getting you to rely on instead of the SUSTAINING GRACE OF GOD’S WORD IN POWER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is why we have to forget that which lies behind us!!!!! We have to decrease in self- and be self-less only to decrease so that Christ Jesus in us will increase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Know that this attack against your mind is from the past oppression whether it is rejection, fear, insecurity, failure, etc to cause you to be in bondage presently to an unrealistic fear that becomes your reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Therefore, what do you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make the Word of God your sustenance and feed on it for the receiving of understanding to appropriate in your soul the fullness of God’s grace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and He will add all things unto you! (Matthew 6:33) it is not your arm that saves or the past victories that you have made trophies that works, IT IS ONLY THE WORD IN POWER BY ALMIGHTY GOD THAT KEEPS YOU AND DELIVERS YOU FOR HE IS YOUR SHIELD!!!!!!!!!
What is so awesome is that in Psalms David writes a psalm for Doeg, anxiety, and in that revelation it demonstrates that David knows it is God and God alone that saves, heals, keeps and delivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Therefore, if you have any area in your life where you have relied on your past victories, making them present trophies or any area in which fear and anxiety have ruled because of being self-based read 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 and give a high praise unto the Living God because He is worthy of all praise!!!!!!!!!!!! Get this; it will blow your mind!!!! Before David fled to Ahimelech the priest, he had prior to that escaped from the enemy to go to Samuel at Ramah and from there David and Samuel when to Naioth.
18 So David fled and escaped and came to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth. 1 Samuel 19:18.
Samuel means “God has heard” and Ramah means high place, whereas Naioth means residence/rest and habitation! Do you see this???????? The place in which we are heard of God and we hear God is in His rest!!! (Hebrews 4)!!!! It is this place we are a habitation/ a residence for God’s Word to rise up and swell up and be glorified in us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If it is Jesus that is lifted up, the Word of God, then He will draw all men to Himself!!!!!!
Therefore, in this hour I pray that God strengthen you in your inner man by His might through His Holy Spirit dwelling in your inner man to grasp the fullness of salvation, being rooted deeply and securely grounded in the LOVE OF CHRIST (which drives out all fear) to know a greater height, width and depth of God’s love to KNOW, TO KNOW, TO KNOW THE GREATNESS OF GOD ALMIGHTY NOT ONLY IN YOUR HEARING BUT IN YOUR SEEING TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO THAT YOU WILL KNOW AND GRASP THE GREATNESS OF GOD AND SEE GOD DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE ALL THAT YOU CAN THINK OR IMAGINE ACCORDING TO THE OPERATION OF THAT POWER WITHIN YOU IN JESUS NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. PHILIPPIANS 4:6-8
11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hands are power and might; in Your hands it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name and those attributes which that name denotes. 1 CHRONICLES 29:11-13
25 Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?
27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?
28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?
32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. MATTHEW 6:25-34
Psalm 52 To the Chief Musician. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem. [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, David has come to the house of Ahimelech. 1 Why boast you of mischief done against the loving-kindness of God [and the godly], O mighty [sinful] man, day after day? 2 Your tongue devises wickedness; it is like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3 You love evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness, justice, and right. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 4 You love all destroying and devouring words, O deceitful tongue. 5 God will likewise break you down and destroy you forever; He will lay hold of you and pluck you out of your tent and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 6 The [uncompromisingly] righteous also shall see [it] and be in reverent fear and awe, but about you they will [scoffingly] laugh, saying, 7 See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness. 8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in and confidently rely on the loving-kindness and the mercy of God forever and ever. 9 I will thank You and confide in You forever, because You have done it [delivered me and kept me safe]. I will wait on, hope in and expect in Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your saints (Your kind and pious ones). PSALM 52:1-9