The Promise of the Kingdom - 2nd Samuel 7

 

   After  the  promises  of eternal life and an eternal inheritance    in the land

    of Israel,  God declared  that His purpose involved the filling of the whole

    earth with His glory, see Numbers 14v21.   This was part of the promises.    

    In due time, God revealed how this should be accomplished.

    The promise of the Kingdom was given to David,  who ruled  as king over

    Israel.  He had wanted to build  a house  for  God,  as a place  for the ark.

    However, God told David that  He would build him a house,  and establish

    his  kingdom  for  ever, through  His  own  Son, also the "seed" of  David.   

    "I  will  set  up  thy  seed..I  will  be  his  father, and  he  shall be my son"-

    2nd Samuel 7 v12,14.  So we see the clear link between the promises;  the

    seed  of  the woman,  the  seed  of Abraham,  and  the seed of David. This

    "seed" would also be Son of God.See Jesus' words in Matthew 22v41-46.

  

    Some have claimed  that  all  these  things  have already been  fulfilled by

    Solomon, a son of David,  who ruled Israel after his father.  However, any

    such attempt is doomed to failure for the following reasons:

    1.The "seed" was to be "set up..after (David)..when (his) days (were) ful-

    filled, and  (he would)  sleep  with  (his)  fathers".   Solomon,  by  contrast,

    was  established  as  king  by  David  whilst he was alive- 1st Kings 1 & 2.

    2. David  was promised- "thine  house  and  thy  kingdom shall  be  estab-

    lished   FOR  EVER  BEFORE  THEE:  thy  throne  shall  be established

    FOR EVER".  David is still dead,  &  the kingdom has  been taken away.   

    David's hope, as with all believers,  was  the  resurrection  from the dead-

    "Thou..shalt quicken me again,  and  shalt  bring  me  up  again  from  the

    depths of the earth.  Thou  shalt  increase  my greatness, and  comfort me

    on  every  side"-  Psalm 71v20,21.  Cp Abraham–  Hebrews 11v8-16;  and

    Jesus  showed  that Abraham,  Isaac & Jacob  must  rise again- Luke 20v

    27-38.  Link to 'mortal'  or  via 'Index'. Cp Acts 23v6;  24v14,15;  26v6-8.

    Jesus Christ is "the resurrection and the life"-John 11v25. 

 

    The last king of Israel was Zedekiah, and he was told-

    "Thus saith the LORD God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown:     

    this  shall not be  the same:  exalt  him  that  is low, and abase him  that is

    high.  I  will  overturn,  overturn,  overturn,  it:  and  IT   SHALL  BE  NO

    MORE, UNTIL he come whose right it is; AND I WILL GIVE IT HIM".

    Ezekiel 21v26,27.

           Since that time, BC586, there has not been a kingdom of Israel.

 

     The kingdom of Israel in the past was the Kingdom of God on earth.

     The future Kingdom of God will be the kingdom of Israel restored.

     The restoration of the people of Israel (which has already begun) will be

     completed by the time of the setting up of the Kingdom of God.

     1st Chronicles 29v23;  2nd Chronicles 13v8;  Psalm 22v28;114v1,2;  Isaiah

     1v26;Amos 9v11;Matthew 19v28;Acts 1v3,6,7;Micah 4v6-8;Daniel 2v31-45;

     Isaiah 11v12;Jeremiah 30v1-11;31v10;Ezekiel 37v21,22;Zechariah 8v7,8.

 

     Set out below is a comparison between 2nd Samuel 7 & Luke 1. 

     2nd Samuel 7v8-16                                   Luke 1v30-35 

     prophesied of the "seed"                             applied by the angel to Jesus

     To be Son of God-v14-"I will be                "the Son of the Highest"-

     his father, and he shall be my son"         v32, and cp v35

     To be son of David-v12-"thy seed"        "his father David"-v32

     His kingdom to be for ever-v13-              "of his kingdom there shall

     "I will stablish the throne of his                be no end"-v33

     kingdom for ever"

     David's throne to be restored-v16-          "the Lord God shall give unto

     "thy kingdom shall be established for     him the throne of his father

     ever..thy throne shall be established        David"-v32

     for ever"

     Israel to form the nucleus of this               "And he shall reign over the

     kingdom-"I will appoint a place                 house of Jacob for ever"-v33

     for my people Israel (and they shall)

     move no more..thine house and thy

     kingdom shall be established for

     ever"-v10,16

     To be a Saviour-v14,15-"If he commit      "thou shalt call his name Je-

     (or, "in his suffering for") iniquity..my    sus"(sig, 'God will save')-v31

     mercy shall not depart away from him"   "he shall save his people from

     and a sacrifice-"I will chasten him with    their sins"-Matthew 1v21

     the rod of men, and with the stripes of    "And they shall..put him to

     the children of men"-cp Isaiah 53v5-      death: and he shall rise again"-

     "and with his stripes we are healed"         Luke 18v33

     To build (a) a spiritual house and (b)       "whose house are we"-Hebrews

     a physical house-v19-"thou hast spok-   3v6-"ye are the temple of the

     en also of thy servant's house.."cpv29   living God"-2nd Corinthians                                                                 

     v13-"He shall build an house for my       6v16-"My house shall be called

     name"-Zechariah 6v13-"he shall            the house of prayer"-

     build the temple of the LORD"               Matthew 23v13

 

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