2 Samuel 22 (Psalm 18)
Jesus is called by theologians the “Greater David”, indeed He is the Son of David to whom the promises are ultimately and fully given. What David accomplished was but a foretaste and foreshadow of what would be done by the Greater David. God intervened on David’s behalf with supernatural interventions. If, or rather, since he did so for David, surely we can expect God’s supernatural intervention during Greater David’s reign. David was enabled to subdue his enemies and put them under his feet (39, 40, 44, 45, 48). This subjugation took place in history. God promised Greater David that His enemies would be put under His feet (Psalm 110:1-2). It is now the season in which God is making Christ’s enemies His footstool; this has been going on since God exalted Him to His right hand (Heb. 10:12, 13). That is, this subjugation of Christ’s enemies has been progressing since Christ returned to heaven after His resurrection (Mark 16:19). Jesus will remain in heaven until the subjugation is accomplished (Acts 3:21). Christ is now reigning (1 Cor. 15:25) and will do so until all enemies are made a footstool for His feet (Heb. 10:12, 13). This “mode of operation” will continue until all enemies are subdued; the last enemy to be subdued is death (1 Cor. 15:26), which is synonymous with the resurrection. After the resurrection (conquering of the last enemy, Death) Christ “delivers the kingdom to God the father” (1 Cor. 15:24).
In short, if God so helped David in the foreshadowed kingdom to subdue his enemies, how much more now, in this, Kingdom of the Greater David! Jesus even now rides forth on a white horse and the armies of heaven follow him also riding on white horses (Rev. 19:11-16). “In righteousness He judges and makes war”! How? “Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations”! Guns and bombs are not His weaponry as suggested by Dispensationalists. Rather a sword, not a sword of steal (as Muslims) but a sword that comes out of His mouth, a sword of righteousness and judgment (Psa. 45:2-7), a sword of healing and helpful words (Rev. 1:16-18). (Other verses about sword and mouth: Job 5:15; Psalm 149:6; Psalm 49:2; Rev. 2:16; 19:21).
And what sort of help did David receive? He watched God intervene from heaven. God, from heaven supernaturally dealt with the enemies of David:
Supernatural interventions in 2 Samuel 22 (Psalm 18):
• The earth shook and trembled, foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken, because hHe was angry (8)
• The LORD thundered from heaven, uttered voice (14)
• Sent out arrows and scattered them (15)
• Lightning bolts and vanquished them
• Channels of the sea were seen (16)
• Foundations of world uncovered
• Delivered me from my strong enemy, those who hated me, too strong for me (18)
• The LORD was my support (19)
• Delivered me because he delighted in me (20)
• You will save the humble people (28)
• Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.
• The LORD shall enlighten my darkness (29)
• By You I can run against a troop, leap over a wall (30)
• A shield to all who trust in Him (31)
• Makes my feet like deer feet (34)
• Teaches my hands to make war, strengthens (35)
• You have given me the shield of Your salvation, yYour gentleness has made me great (36)
• Enlarged my path under me, my feet did not slip (37)
• Given me the necks of my enemies (41)
• Delivered me from the strivings of my people, kept me as head of nations (44)
• Subdues the peoples under me (48)
• Lifts me above those who rise against me (49)
• Delivers me from my enemies, from the violent man
David was Enabled to:
• I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, they were destroyed (38)
• Enemies under my feet (39)
• Subdued under me those who rose against me (40)
• I destroyed those who hated me (41)
• I beat them fine as the dust, trod them like dirt in the streets, I spread them out (43)
• A people I have not known shall serve me (44)
• Foreigners submit to me, they obey me (45)
• Foreigners fade away, come frightened from their hideouts (46)
Passages showing the Church’s mission of dominion
Romans 16:20 (NKJV)
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Psalm 149:5-9 (NKJV)
Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
 To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
 To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
 To execute on them the written judgment–
This honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!
Micah 5:5-9 (NKJV)
And this One shall be peace.
When the Assyrian comes into our land,
And when he treads in our palaces,
Then we will raise against him
Seven shepherds and eight princely men.
 They shall waste with the sword the land of Assyria,
And the land of Nimrod at its entrances;
Thus He shall deliver us from the Assyrian,
When he comes into our land
And when he treads within our borders.
 Then the remnant of Jacob
Shall be in the midst of many peoples,
Like dew from the Lord,
Like showers on the grass,
That tarry for no man
Nor wait for the sons of men.
 And the remnant of Jacob
Shall be among the Gentiles,
In the midst of many peoples,
Like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
Like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
Who, if he passes through,
Both treads down and tears in pieces,
And none can deliver.
 Your hand shall be lifted against your adversaries,
And all your enemies shall be cut off.
Luke 10:19 (NKJV)
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Deut. 8:15 (NKJV)
who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock;
Matthew 16:18 (NKJV)
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Psalm 110:1-3 (NKJV)
A Psalm of David.
The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.
Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
 Your people shall be volunteers
In the day of Your power;
In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,
You have the dew of Your youth.
1 Cor. 6:3 (NKJV)
Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
Romans 4:13 (NKJV)
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Rev. 1:6 (NKJV)
and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Rev. 5:10 (NKJV)
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”
Isaiah 60:10-12 (NKJV)
“The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls,
And their kings shall minister to you;
For in My wrath I struck you,
But in My favor I have had mercy on you.
 Therefore your gates shall be open continually;
They shall not be shut day or night,
That men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles,
And their kings in procession.
 For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish,
And those nations shall be utterly ruined.
Isaiah 2:2-4 (NKJV)
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
That the mountain of the Lord’s house
Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
And shall be exalted above the hills;
And all nations shall flow to it.
 Many people shall come and say,
“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
 He shall judge between the nations,
And rebuke many people;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.