Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Davidic Covenant. Part 4.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Davidic covenant is an unconditional covenant that defines the dynasty for client nation Israel. This says that the seed of the woman, the humanity of Christ, will descend from the tribe of Judah through the family of David.

The Davidic covenant is another proof that everything in the word of God has been true, is true, and will become true in the future.

The Davidic covenant will be fulfilled in the Millennial reign of Christ when He will sit on David’s throne over client nation Israel for 1000 years.

The Davidic covenant means that the Jews and the nation of Israel must be perpetuated through all of human history.

Anti-Semitism is evil. It is motivated by Satan who desires to destroy every Jew so that God’s unconditional covenants to Israel can be broken.

Though other nations and peoples have disappeared the survival of the Jews is a result of the faithfulness of God and that everything in God’s word will come to pass.

Though quite sinful at times, David was a winner believer who respected and revered God with all his heart.

There are three essential features in this promise: house, kingdom, and throne.
“House” refers to David’s posterity in that the Jews and David’s line would always persist.
“Throne” refers to David’s dignity and power as royalty and the right to rule would always belong to David’s seed.
“Kingdom” refers to David’s political kingdom over Israel and is prophetic about the rulership of Jesus Christ over client nation Israel in the Millennium.

The angelic message centers around the three key words of the original Davidic covenant, the throne, the house, and the kingdom all of which are here promised fulfillment.

ISA 9:7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.

David’s kingdom would eventually be overthrown so this covenant is fulfilled by Christ at His Second Coming.

Christ now sits on the throne of God the Father and is now King of the Church and He makes intersession for the Church.

The New Testament has 59 references to David and numerous references to the present session of Christ. A search of the N.T. reveals that there is not one reference connecting the two.

Not once is the kingdom offered to Israel anything but an earthly literal kingdom, MAT 3:2; 4:17; 10:5; 25:1-13, 31-46; LUK 10:1-12.

James states that God’s purpose was to bless the Gentiles as well as Israel, but in their order; the Gentiles first followed by the period of Jewish blessing and triumph.

Amos 9:11 In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old;

Immediately following the judgment of Israel (Tribulation period) is the promise of blessing (Millennium). The “tabernacle of David” is an expression referring to the entire nation of Israel.

The fulfillment of the covenant promises implies, in view of this restored Davidic throne and Kingdom, that the Messianic Kingdom is a visible, external Kingdom, not merely spiritual, although embracing spiritual and divine things.

For the Jew the vast majority of the promises of future blessing and glory were given, not to individuals, but to the nation as the basis for their confidence and expectation.

We will return with Christ at His Second Coming.

The Church-age believer will be in resurrection body ruling with Christ, REV 2:26-27.

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