(06/12/2015) Christ the Son of David?

Posted: June 12, 2015 in Adam, Christ, David, Faith and Works, Messiah, Priesthood, Promises, Prophets, Scriptures
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Scriptures are shared on the prophecies by David that his own offspring would be exalted above himself as Lord.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “marissa” (Level with points, a member since September 06, 2014) posted the following:

So if Jesus is a descendant of king David pretty much when David prayed he was praying to his relative the entire time and didn’t know it?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death:  because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.  For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:  Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.  (Acts 2:  22-32, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Was David a “Good” Man? (01/13/2015); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013); Newness of Spirit? (01/04/2013); The Firstborn, Higher than Kings? (12/18/2012); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

“marissa”, the question you pose, and aspects of its full answer appear throughout the holy writings.  Christ must appear responding to multiple sacred covenants, proclamations, promises, and prophecies.  On the basis of the exalted character, eternal purpose and spirit content for what Christ is to accomplish, the Savior must be received as a complete expression of humanity as well as of divinity.  Thus, Christian believers must consider such points as the following:

(1.)  The Son of Man.  That an anointed one (we say, Christ) would someday appear from among the many sons of the first pair (we say, Adam) was proclaimed by Deity when rebuking the serpent that had deceived the woman.  The defiled condition and “fallen” status of mankind required that dominion over the earth be denied to those in flesh until permanent changes and transformation of the living could be accomplished using such divine tools as atonement, death, judgment, rebirth, resurrection, sacrifice, and suffering.

(2.)  The Vision Given the Prophet David.  Mark 12:  36-37, King James Version (KJV):  36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.  37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

(3.)  Born of a Virgin.  Isaiah 7:  13-15, KJV:  13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?  14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

(4.)  The Fulfillment of Divine Promise.  The divine anointing bestowed upon Jesus was not only to establish the Savior as the firstborn heir from Adam.  The Son of Mary was consecrated to function as the divine agent and chief spokesperson for divinity in the roles of high priest, judge, king, prophet, and commander of the armies of heaven (we say, Faithful and True).

(5.)  Ruler From GOD.  Isaiah 9:  5-7, KJV:  5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.  6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:  and the government shall be upon his shoulder:  and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

(6.)  The Image of GOD.  Colossians 1:  14-20, KJV:  14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  18 And he is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (7.)  Known as Son of David through Faith.  Luke 18:  35-43, KJV:  35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:  36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.  37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.  38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.  39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace:  but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.  40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him:  and when he was come near, he asked him,  41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.  42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight:  thy faith hath saved thee.  43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God:  and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

Washington, DC


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