THE MERCIES OF DAVID
BOB JONES AND PAUL KEITH DAVIS
THE HEART OF DAVID
To understand these “sure mercies of David”, we must understand some things about David himself. David was a man after God's own heart. In 2 Samuel 7 we find David searching his heart after the Lord had given him great victories over all of his enemies and even after his beautiful house of cedar had been completed. He then finds in his heart the desire to build a permanent dwelling place for the Lord. He inquires of his friend, Nathan who, speaking out of his own soul, tells David to do all that is in his heart, for the Lord is with him.
Through the covenant the Lord promised David victory from all his enemies and an enduring house with a son sitting upon his throne. The Lord stated that a descendant would come from David whose kingdom would be established by the Lord. God would allow this man to build a house for His names sake and His throne would be established forever. The Lord also stated He would be a Father to him and he would be a son to the Lord, prophetically foreseeing the Sonship of Christ.
THE ONLY FOUNDATION
The description of this enduring house can be found in Isaiah 54:9-17. It states in verse 11 of chapter 54 that the Lord will set your stones in antimony. Antimony is a black mineral that was ground into powder during those days and used for a variety of purposes. When mixed with water, this powder could be used for such things as mascara and other cosmetic purposes. However, when mixed with resin the powder was used as a seal to set stones in jewelry or used as a mortar to set foundation stones within a building. We believe the black porous stones that Bob crushed into powder, in his vision, were antimony. History records that this mineral when mixed with resin in this manner made a permanent seal for stones and bricks that were placed into their proper position creating a very firm and enduring structure.
In Bob’s vision of the rainbow, it was revealed by God that the goal of our faith should be the fruit of the Spirit reflected in the Lord's Divine Nature. God wants to have the fruit of the Spirit residing in us so that the power ministries necessary for the end time harvest do not destroy us. In this vision, Bob was shown both sunlight and darkness, revealing that a person is either in the Son's light or in gross darkness. These times will produce simultaneously both cleansing and judgement. Just as with Israel, either blessings or curses will be ours, depending on our choices (see Deuteronomy 28). Those who continue in the Son's light will increasingly become partakers of His divine nature bearing His fruit, while those who reject the Son's light will find themselves in despair and gross darkness.
As Isaiah 55:3 declares "INCLINE YOUR EAR, and come to Me. HEAR, AND YOUR SOUL SHALL LIVE; AND I WILL MAKE AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH YOU - THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID."