1 Samuel 16:18 says, "Look I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person: and the Lord is with him...
In the unveiling of the key of David I discovered the unveiling of "destiny" in the life of David. This verse highlights 5 things that need to be considered as it relates to the key of David being released in your life.
1) David was "skilled" at playing the his harp. This means that David took the time behind the scenes when no one was watching or paying attention to him to excel in his craft. This type of personal discipline in necessary for anyone who expects destiny to be manifest in their life. The Bible says that "time and chance" happen to every man. However, they only manifest in destiny when the skilled (prepared) person collides with opportunity. Whenever you excel in your gifting opportunity is looking for you.
2) David was "battle tested" (valor) as a young man. Though no one knew it he had already defended himself against the lion and the bear. With these two victories under his belt, he didn't perceive Goliath as the rest of the soldiers did. Destiny will always link up with someone who has already gone through their most difficult days and are now ready to be exposed because their character has already been established.
3) David spoke with words of "discernment" and not as a foolish man. One of the most overlooked characteristics of a person pursuing their destiny is the way they speak. Many people are skilled and equipped but lack the ability to speak with wisdom in casual or serious environments. It is so important not to undermine who you are with your own tongue. Be sure that when you open your mouth your words far exceed the value of the breath you are consuming.
4) David had presence and presentation. When you are expecting destiny to find you, you must remember to be adorned in a way that compliments the value of who you are. David understood the value of presentation and therefore always look presentable to those who would consider him. I dare say he would never have ended up in the presence of the king without the understanding the art of personal presentation.
5) David had the favor of the Lord's endorsement. In the original Hebrew the text does not say the Lord was "with him" it simply says "and YHWH." This is interpreted with the assumption of "with him." Yet when you think about it, the text gives all of these wonderful attributes and then simply says "and G-d." When destiny is unveiled it is simply because G-d has come along side you and endorsed you. That means when He opens a door...no man can shut it!
Destiny unveiled and the key of David. I trust that the revelation of the key of David will continue to expand and explode in your minds eye!