I received a revelation a couple of days ago that I believe pertains to the Body of Christ’s Hidden Ones. So many of us have been in a waiting season, and there are lots of prophesies about God’s Hidden Ones being revealed. I want to share with you something that the Lord showed me about David’s life when he was hidden, and his attitude about his unveiling!
I Samuel 16:19-23 (Amp), “So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send me David your son, who is with the sheep.”
v.21 – “And David came to Saul and served him, Saul became very fond of him, and he became his armor-bearer.”
v.22 – “Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David remain in my service, for he pleases me.”
So, David had been anointed by Samuel at God’s directive earlier in Chapter 16, and then went back to the obscurity of tending sheep. But God’s anointing will not let you remain hidden forever. Proverbs 18:16 says, “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.” David’s gift certainly did that. His harp playing brought him into the palace where his gift was recognized and where he found favor.
I Samuel 17:15 says, “But David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlemen.” That’s a huge contrast! From being recognized as gifted to going back to just a shepherd boy could have been a humiliating journey, but David’s character that got him to the palace remained in tack through the journey.
Fast forward our story to I Samuel 17: 31-39 where we have David volunteering to kill the giant, Goliath. We see in verses 32-39 a face to face dialogue is recorded between King Saul and David. We all know the story David goes out and kills the giant. Now let’s look at verse 55 of the same chapter.
I Samuel 17:55-56 says, “When Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As your soul lives, O king, I cannot tell.”
“And the king said, Inquire whose son the stripling is.”
Wait a minute! The King didn’t KNOW David? He didn’t recognize him? David was the one over in Chapter 16 that found favor with the King! The word says he was very fond of him and he became his armor-bearer! And now less than a chapter later, King Saul doesn’t even recognize him! How can that possibly be? Sure we don’t know the time frame here. It could have been a few years between David’s first trip to the palace and him slaying Goliath. Still, someone that had blessed you so much that tormenting spirits left you, one would think that the person would have left such an impression on you that you wouldn’t soon be forgetting them.
In verse 58, Saul asks David personally “Whose son are you, young man?” If David had of been somewhat confused as to why King Saul hadn’t acknowledged knowing him in verses 31-39, when he was questioning him and giving him the king’s armor, there was no doubt now! The King didn’t even remember him!
Nevertheless, when directly confronted with knowing that King Saul really didn’t remember him, David’s humble character came through! He had just killed the Giant that everyone was afraid of. He could have been offended at King Saul’s lapse of memory, instead David took the high road which was really the low, humble road. Instead of pitching a fit and being insulted that the King didn’t even remember him, he simply said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.” He didn’t say, “Hey are you crazy? I’m the dude who made evil spirits leave you! “, or he could have insultingly, embarrassed the King by exposing his blatant lapse of memory to one and all! But not David! His true character shone through – I’m just the son of your servant!
Many of you, Hidden Ones, have been to the palace! You’ve operated in your gifts before kings or important persons, only, like David, to be forgotten by man. Well, I’m here to remind you that man might have forgot you but Your God has not! Sometimes God’s servants go to the palace, but then they are forgotten until God does the Supernatural in their lives! Until He calls you to kill a giant!
I just want to encourage you today to run towards the Giant in your life in Jesus’ name. David could have let doubt and fear trip him up. After Saul didn’t recognize him, he could have listened to the enemy’s whispers. “Who do you think you are trying to kill a giant? You’re so unimportant that the King has completely forgotten who you are!” But He refused to listen to the enemy. And he also refused to rise up in PRIDE! He wasn’t puffed up about killing a giant! He knew it was the Lord’s victory! He didn’t boast of his accomplishments of being the King’s harp player or armor-bearer. He didn’t berate the King for forgetting him. He just humbly stated, “I am the son of your servant”.
Dear Hidden Ones, when God shows you your giant, do as David did and run towards the battle in the Mighty Name of Jesus! And once the giant is Supernaturally defeated, take your place back in the palace! No longer hidden, but put on display for God’s Glory in the position that He has placed you in to bring His Kingdom to earth where you are! But when that day arrives, and it is coming speedily, remember to continue to walk in the humility that you had when you were just a hidden shepherd boy!
Come forth Hidden Ones! Let’s kill some Giants!