2ND SAMUEL 6-7
And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
https://youtu.be/9fCkO9vYK94 2nd Samuel 6-7
.Write the vision
.Kids like arrows
.Legacy thru dynasty
.The tapestry of scripture
.Jason’s [Levi’s] arrow
.See the phone ‘competition’
.Ark as Logos
.Tabernacle of David
.Raiders of the lost ark?
.Who told you I wanted a temple?
.Wal Mart encounter
PAST POSTS- [verses below]
Below are 2 chapters I taught years ago-
Here’s the complete study [videos- links] https://ccoutreach87.com/samuel-links/
Text only- https://ccoutreach87.com/1st-2nd-samuel/
(922)2ND SAMUEL 6- David attempts to retrieve the
and bring it to the new capital city of Jerusalem.
On the way back one of the brothers tries to steady the ark as it was about to
fall. They were carrying it on a ‘new cart’ with oxen pulling it. This was not
the way the law prescribed carrying it! This was the formula that the
Philistines used earlier. So David’s man touches the Ark and is killed. They
leave it at another brother’s house for three months and the brother is
blessed, David goes and retrieves it. This chapter doesn’t say what changed,
but obviously David went back to the law and used the prescribed manner this
time around. As he enters Jerusalem with it there is this joyous picture of
everyone leaping and dancing and praising the Lord. Sort of like the triumphal
entry of Jesus [Gods ‘fleshly’ ark, who had all the fullness of God dwelling in
his physical body!] to Jerusalem when the people shouted ‘Hosanna’. David
places the ark in a tent/tabernacle that he personally made for it. I wrote
earlier how this was an open tent that had no barriers between the ark and Gods
people, a contrast between Moses tabernacle where God and the people were
separated [law versus grace type thing]. David’s wife mocks him because he took
off his royal robes and wore an ephod [priestly garment] and danced and humbled
himself before the Lord. David says ‘I will even be more lowly than this’. His
wife is barren for the rest of her life as a judgment for mocking David. What
ever happened to the ark? Well let me give you some history. The ‘story’
[tradition] says that when the queen of Ethiopia visits Solomon to see his
wealth, that eventually he ‘marries’ her and they have kids. The queen goes
back to Ethiopia and supposedly takes the ark from Solomon as a gift. The
Ethiopian orthodox church claims to have it in the main ‘church’ in Ethiopia.
Because of this history all the Ethiopian churches have replicas of the ark in
their buildings as well. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of rich
tradition. They are technically not considered ‘Catholic’ [western] or
‘Orthodox’ [eastern]. They are part of the church who are sometimes referred to
as Oriental. This referring to the historic churches [not necessarily Oriental
in geography] who never accepted the traditional churches belief in certain
expressions of the Trinity and the relationship between Jesus and God. They
stuck with the Arian view of Jesus deity and are not considered ‘orthodox’ in
this area. As the centuries developed and various barbarians who were raiding
the empire were converted, they also believed in a Christianity that would be
more aligned with this type of belief. Now, I know Christians do not consider
this to be correct doctrine, but I am simply sharing the history with you. I am
not siding with their belief! We really have no idea where the ark is today, to
be honest it doesn’t matter. We ‘see Jesus, who was made a little lower than
the angels for the purpose of dying, and he was raised again for us’!
[Hebrews]. We have the real McCoy!
(923)2ND SAMUEL 7- As David’s house is becoming established, he says to himself ‘I live in this great cedar house, and God is dwelling openly in this tent. I know what I will do; I will build a house/building for God also’. Good intent, bad imagery! David tells the plan to Nathan the prophet and Nathan says ‘go, do all that is in your heart’ and everything seems fine. That very night the Lord appears to Nathan in a vision and rebukes the whole scheme ‘Have I ever asked for someone to build me a house? All the years of journeying with my people, don’t you think if I wanted to dwell in some temple that I would have already done it!’. Basically Nathan and David get reproved big time. Why? Up until now God ‘dwelt’ in 2 separate tabernacle/systems. The Mosaic one was a type of law and separation between God and men. You had the classic veil separating God from the people. The ‘holy of holies’ [back room] was a type of mans separation from God because of mans sin. Now, after David retrieved the ark and brought it to
Jerusalem. He set it up
under an open tent called ‘the tent/tabernacle of David’. From this vantage
point you had a beautiful picture of the future Messianic reign under Christ
[of whom David is a symbol] where the people would all have open access to God.
In essence ‘no more veil’. So even though David’s intentions are good, he is
messing up the image. God still confirms his calling on David and his
family/dynasty and we see one of those dual messianic prophecies that speak of
Solomon and Jesus at the same time. God says he will raise up a permanent
throne thru the loins of David and David will have a never ending rule. For
this to happen someone obviously needs to be born from the lineage of David who
will ‘have the power of an endless life’ [Hebrews]. Gee, I wonder who that
could be? God’s intricate plan of salvation that is contained in these Old
Testament books, written many years before Christ, couldn’t have been some made
up 1st century story. It would have been impossible to have
coordinated all the prophetic portions
of scripture that tie together in Christ. Even the original writers and readers
history could not have seen the unfolding of prophetic events that were to be
fulfilled in Christ. We finish the chapter with David praising God and recognizing
in humility that God has spoken about his family and purpose for ages to come.
David sees that God is calling him to something greater than just being a human
king, having a brief political history. God has plans for David even after
David’s death! God spoke of David’s ongoing effect thru his seed [kids] that
would continue for many generations to come.
God wants all of us to live with a kingdom [not human!] legacy in mind.
Paul the apostle built a gentile church that has lasted for 2 thousand years,
he was a man of humble means. He left behind no edifice or bulky institution.
But his ‘seed’ [spiritual kids] have outlasted him for many generations to
come. [see 1st Kings study, chapter 3- entry 1050]
I tlak about the tabernacle of David [and Moses] on today’s video- below are links to 2 small books I wrote years ago- I mentioned the subject in them.
Qouted from Hebrews as well- here’s my complete commentary-
VERSES- [These are the vesres I quote on today’s video- 2nd Samuel 6-7]Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Psalm 127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Psalm 127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.
Matthew 18King James Version (KJV)
18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Hebrews 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
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