Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Davidic Covenant: The relationship between Abraham, David and the believer in the Church-age.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The third of Israel’s great unconditional or unilateral covenants is known as the Davidic covenant,
which emphasizes the seed for client nation Israel.
a) The Jewish race
- Abrahamic covenant
b) The land for Israel
- Palestinian covenant
c) The promised seed for client nation Israel
- Davidic covenant.
TLJC would come from the lineage of David and the tribe of Judah and would establish a kingdom that would endure forever.
1. God reaffirms the promise of the land that He made in the first two covenants with Israel (The Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants),
2. God promises that David’s descendant or "seed" will succeed Him as king of Israel, and that David’s throne will be established forever.
The provisions of the covenant
are summarized in 2SA 7:16.
The covenant is summarized by the words:
"house," promising a dynasty in the lineage of David;
"kingdom," referring to a people who are governed by a king;
"throne," emphasizing the authority of the king’s rule;
and "forever," emphasizing the eternal and unconditional nature of this promise to David and Israel.
In spite of all the demonic and religious attacks made upon God’s people Israel, they will still prevail.
You are a part of the Davidic dynasty because through faith alone in Christ alone, you are a spiritual child of Abraham.
a non-Jew or a Gentile
when he was saved.
People were saved hundreds of years before the Mosaic Law or the Ten commandments were given.
Therefore, following the Mosaic Law or the Ten commandments cannot save you...as many teach.
"All nations will be blessed in you."
DEU 27:26 Utterly cursed is every person who fails to carry out every detail written in the Book of the law.
The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him, such as the unconditional or unilateral covenants.
HAB 2:4 The person who believes God, is set right by God--and that’s the real life.
But the person in right standing before God through loyalty and steadfastness and believing, he is fully alive, really alive,
DEU 21:22 And if a man has committed a sin worthy of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God),
We are all able to receive God’s life, His Spirit, in and with us by believing--just the way Abraham received it.
It does not say "to descendants," referring to everybody in general, but "to your descendant" (the noun, note, is singular), referring to Christ.
It involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe--the life of Christ, the fulfillment of God’s original promise and the fulfillment of the Davidic covenant referring to David’s descendant, TLJC.
Since you are Christ’s family, and have a part in the Davidic covenant then you are one and a part of Abraham’s famous "descendant," heirs according to the covenant promises.
John Calvin said,
"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
If I declare with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of God’s truth except for that one little bit which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ no matter how boldly I may be professing Christ. For the soldier to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that single point."