Today, too many lines and values are blurred, and too often it is hard to distinguish the difference between a child of God and child of the world. There must be a clear distinction seen between the people of God and the people of the world. That distinction is to be the glory of His holiness and true righteousness illuminating through His people.
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD: They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge......... And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. (Ezekiel 44:15-16,23)
ZADOK of the Bible was a brave young warrior, a "seer" (a prophet) and a high priest. He set the uncompromising standard as he remained faithful to King David when most of Israel had gone astray.
The Lord is looking for a prophetic priesthood today who will courageously remain faithful to Him, the true King, at any cost. A people devoted to purity and prayer, and who walk by the prophetic revelation of the Holy Spirit — a people who walk in righteousness before the Lord, and who uphold His standard to truth and justice in our time.
The Lord tells us, My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me. He will serve me. (Psalm 101:6). This scripture still applies to us today! God will have a Holy Priesthood who daily dwell in His presence, and who will minister to Him in this day!
They represent such a company and leadership that God is raising and they are the ones who understand it takes more than just knowledge of what needs to be done—it requires the courage, resolve, and endurance to see it through.he Sons of Zadok represent such a company. They represent a leadership that God is raising and they are the ones who understand it takes more than just knowledge of what needs to be done—it requires the courage, resolve, and endurance to see it through.
In as much as the Lord is now rebuilding the Tabernacle of David (Acts 15:16), it is not unusual that He would use Zadok as a type of those prophets that He will now raise up.
Zadok, whose name means "Just, Loyal and Righteous," remained loyal to David all of his life.
For our understanding, David was a type of Christ and Zadok was a type of those who will remain loyal to Jesus and will submit only to the spirit of Truth. Zadok was a priest, but he was also a prophet. In 2 Samuel 15:27, David identifies Zadok as a seer (prophet). A seer has the ability to see God's appointed, kingly leadership.
Abiathar was also a priest who served David (2 Samuel 15:24-29). Abiathar represents those who will join themselves to the Adonijah's (false apostles) who seek to establish themselves as apostles for personal gain. Adonijah (David's son) and Abiathar (David's priest) were in the church of David's day. If they were with us today, and they are in type, they would point to their right to rule because of their sonship and service to the king.
1 Kings chapter one records the narrative of Adonijah's plot to become king. Adonijah conferred with Abiathar who followed and helped him. But, Zadok (who belonged to David) did not follow Adonijah. The Adonijah's (false apostles) will not seek confirmation of the true prophets.
1 Kings 1:10 tells us that Adonijah did not invite Nathan the prophet to join him. The reason that Adonijah didn't invite Zadok the seer, and Nathan the prophet is obvious; it is because those who are false servants will never seek confirmation from true prophets. The false will only seek after the false for confirmation. So, the false apostles of our day will seek confirmation from other false apostles and false prophets.
These divisions, which are about to occur, are necessary. How else will the true leadership of our time become identifiable to the Body of Christ? The battle will be a bloody battle (carnage), but out of the battle the Church without spot or wrinkle will come forth.
1 Kings 1:39 tells us that it was Zadok who anointed Solomon king. Solomon represents the true apostles who will lead God's people into the fullness of their inheritance in this, the end of the age. The apostles, like Solomon, will seek God's wisdom. And, because they do, they will have a kingly anointing that will enable them to lead God's people into their inheritance and in victory over the enemy.