Saturday, December 10, 2005


Descendant of David

Isaiah 11:1-4
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth.”

“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,” ~Luke 1:68-69

“Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat…the son of Judah…the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse…the son of Adam, the son of God.” Luke 3:23-38 (AKA, The Begats)

Joseph, father of Jesus (as was supposed), was legitimate heir to the royal throne of David, but this lineage is believed to be Jesus’ ancestry through His mother, Mary. David’s son Nathan is used for following the bloodline to Mary. Jesus is the spiritual King through His mother and Heavenly Father; He is to be earthly King through the legal line of his earthbound father.

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." ~Hebrews 1:1-4

“But to which of the angels has He ever said: Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool”? ~Heb. 1:13
“This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.” ~Acts 2:32-33 (Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost)
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” ~Colossians 3:1

The other fulfillment:
“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob…Jesse begot David the king. David begot Solomon…And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generation, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.”
~Matthew 1:1-17

The right was passed through the royal line of David, through Solomon, to Joseph, Mary’s husband. Jesus was to become the earthly King of Israel but He never acquired His rightful reign on earth. Jesus even spoke of this in Matthew 12 when the Pharisees charged Jesus’ disciples with breaking the Sabbath as they picked some grain from a field, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread (the showbread)—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests.” The idea being, David and company were never found to be with fault by God. This was during David’s exile, when he was denied his rightful place on the throne. The analogy, according to William MacDonald’s Bible Commentary, “The Lord Jesus was the rightful King of Israel, but the nation would not acknowledge Him as Sovereign. If [Jesus] had been given His proper place, His followers would not have been reduced to eating in this way on the Sabbath or on any other day of the week. History was repeating itself. The Lord did not reprove His disciples, because they had done no wrong.” (p 1247)

Jesus, the Christ, will obtain His earthly throne in this part of the prophecy yet to be fulfilled.

“He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there will be no end.” ~Gabriel (Luke 1:32-33)

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