THIS CHAPTER IS ALMOST `A TURAH WITHIN A TURAH', A PAUSE FROM ALL THE AMAZING ACTION TO REFLECT UPON HOW DEEPLY MEANINGFUL AND SYMBOLIC THE LONG PATH TO REDEMPTION HAS BEEN, THAT BEGAN IN EGYPT BUT HAS NOW LED TO YERUSHALIM. IT IS ALSO A LOOK AHEAD TO THE REMAINDER OF THE JOURNEY. WHAT A MAJOR MILESTONE IT IS THAT DAVID IS NOW KING, THAT THE PROMISED LAND IS UNITED AND SECURE, YERUSHALIM IS THE CAPITAL OF YAHUAH’S EARTHLY KINGDOM, AND THE ARK IS BACK AMONG YAHUAH’S PEOPLE.
THE BACKDROP FOR THIS OVERVIEW IS DAVID’S HOPE TO BUILD A TEMPLE FOR YAHUAH AND YAHUAH’S REJECTION OF THAT PLAN. HOWEVER THIS CHAPTER ISN'T ABOUT TEMPLE HISTORY BUT MORE ABOUT EXAMINING A CRITICAL POINT WHEREBY THE MANIFESTATION OF THE DIVINE PURPOSE (MUCH DEEPER AND FULLER THAN WE’VE SEEN IT UP UNTIL NOW) IS REVEALED.
HOUSE (2 SAM.7)
Now when King David was settled in his house (PALACE) and Yahuah had given him rest from battling all his enemies, he spoke to the prophet Nathan one day, saying, “Look at this Nate, I live in a beautiful palace made of cedar and extravagance, while the precious Ark of Alahim rests in a stingy tent made of curtains! I mean what’s with that? What should I do?”
DAVID'S KINGDOM HAS BEEN AT PEACE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW AND HE'S CONTEMPLATING THE AMAZING EVENTS OF HIS LIFE, AND HOW DRASTICALLY THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE HE WAS A SIMPLE SHEPHERD IN THE FIELDS OF BETHLEHEM. NOW HE WEARS THE CROWN OF A KING, AND LIVES IN A LAVISH PALACE MADE OF CEDAR WOOD. SINCE WE KNOW THAT HIS PALACE WAS NOT BUILT UNTIL AT LEAST HALFWAY THROUGH HIS REIGN, WE ALSO KNOW THAT WHEN THIS `URGE TO BUILD YAHUAH A TEMPLE' ROSE UP WITHIN HIM, IT WAS WELL AFTER THE TIME THAT THE ARK HAD BEEN BROUGHT INTO THE CITY OF DAVID (AS WE SAW IN OUR LAST CHAPTER), SO WE'RE JUMPING FORWARD IN TIME SEVERAL YEARS. WE FIND DAVID EXPRESSING THIS LONGING TO BUILD A TEMPLE TO HIS PROPHET NATHAN (A LONGING THAT IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A CERTAIN MEASURE OF PERSONAL UNEASE, BORDERING ON GUILT). AND THE STATED REASON IS THAT WHILE DAVID LIVES IN A BEAUTIFUL PALACE, YAHUAH’S ARK RESIDES IN A MERE TENT.
WHAT CAUSED DAVID TO THINK THAT NOW WAS THE TIME TO BUILD YAHUAH A TEMPLE, SINCE IT HADN’T BEEN ATTEMPTED BEFORE? MAYBE HE THOUGHT HE WAS FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF DEUT 12: 10"BUT WHEN YOU CROSS THE JORDAN AND LIVE IN THE LAND YAHUAH YOUR ALAHIM IS GIVING YOU AS AN INHERITANCE, AND HE GIVES YOU REST FROM ALL YOUR SURROUNDING ENEMIES, SO THAT YOU ARE LIVING IN SAFETY, THEN YOU WILL BRING ALL THAT I’M ORDERING YOU TO THE PLACE THAT YAHUAH YOUR ALAHIM CHOOSES TO REST HIS NAME, YOUR BURNT OFFERINGS, SACRIFICES, TENTHS, THE OFFERING FROM YOUR HAND, AND ALL YOUR BEST POSSESSIONS THAT YOU DEDICATE TO YAHUAH”
“Go and do what’s in your heart, for Yahuah is indeed with you”, Nathan answered. YAHUAH IS ABOUT TO CHASTISE NATHAN FOR AGREEING WITH DAVID IN ASSUMING THAT BUILDING THIS TEMPLE WAS DIVINELY DIRECTED. THAT’S RIGHT, PROPHETS DON'T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT. NATHAN SAYS THAT DAVID SHOULD DO WHAT SEEMS RIGHT IN HIS HEART BUT: JER 17 “THE HEART IS MORE DECEITFUL THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND DESPERATELY WICKED!” SO EVEN ONE WHO TRUSTS YAHUAH CAN'T RELY ON HIS OWN HEART.
But that same night, Yahuah spoke to Nathan, “Go and tell My servant David this message, “Would you build Me a house to dwell in? I haven't lived in a house since I brought My people Yisharal up from Egypt, but have moved around all this time in a tent and a Tabernacle (MISHKAN). Wherever My travels with the people of Yisharal have taken Me, did you ever hear of Me going to one of the Tribal Leaders (who were the shepherds for My sheep) and ask, ‘Why haven’t you made Me a house of cedar to live in?’”
YAHUAH WILL NOT BE BOTTLED LIKE A PAGAN GENIE !
IN A NUTSHELL YAHUAH SAYS TO GO TELL DAVID THAT HE’S NEVER ASKED FOR A HOUSE TO DWELL IN. IN FACT FROM THE DAY HE DECIDED TO RESCUE HIS PEOPLE FROM EGYPT UNTIL NOW (A PERIOD OF AROUND 500 YEARS) HE TRAVELED WITH HIS PEOPLE IN A TENT AND A TABERNACLE. THE KEY WORD HERE IS “TRAVELED”.
THE GENTILE NATIONS (PAGANS) BUILT HOUSES (TEMPLES) FOR THEIR DEITIES BECAUSE THEIR HEARTS (INTELLECT) TOLD THEM THAT IDOLS NEEDED SOMEWHERE TO DWELL. FOOD WAS BROUGHT TO THE DEITIES BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEY NEEDED TO EAT!! IDOLS WERE CARRIED AROUND IN ELABORATE BOXES BY PRIESTLY PROCESSIONS BECAUSE HOW ELSE COULD THEY GET FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER. AND DAVID AND HIS ROYAL COURT HAD SIMILAR THOUGHTS ABOUT YAHUAH! SURELY YAHUAH NEEDS A PLACE TO DWELL ON EARTH OR ELSE HOW CAN HE COME? AND JUST AS SURELY IT MUST BE A PLACE THAT IS AT LEAST AS EXPENSIVE AND ELABORATE AS THE ONE FOR THE KING OTHERWISE YAHUAH WOULD BE OFFENDED.
SO THE MIDDLE-EASTERN CULTURAL NORMS FOR THAT ERA WERE THAT A NATION’S DEITY NEEDED A BUILDING IN WHICH TO DWELL SO THAT THEIR DEITY COULD BE NEAR TO THEM, SO THE PEOPLE OF THAT CULTURE BUILT AN APPROPRIATELY GRAND TEMPLE FOR THEIR DEITY. BUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THAT NATION’S KING LED THE ARMY OUT TO WAR, OR WENT ON A DIPLOMATIC MISSION AND VENTURED AWAY FROM THE TEMPLE WHERE THEIR DEITY LIVED? THE KING AND HIS ARMY WERE PROBABLY OUTSIDE OF THEIR OWN NATION, AND THEREFORE OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDARIES WHERE THEIR DEITY’S SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OPERATED. EVEN MORE, THEIR DEITY WAS ESSENTIALLY CONFINED IN A TEMPLE (SOMEWHAT LIKE A GENIE IN A BOTTLE) AND IN ORDER FOR THAT DEITY TO TRAVEL AND BE WITH HIS WORSHIPPERS IT WAS NECESSARY THAT THE DEITY-IMAGE (AN IDOL) BE TRANSPORTED BY HUMANS (USUALLY PRIESTS) TO WHEREVER THE KING AND HIS ARMY WENT ON EXPEDITION. THIS UNQUESTIONED (AND UNCONSCIOUS) WORLDVIEW OF THE DEITIES OF 1000 B.C WAS GENERALLY HOW DAVID AND THE YISHARALITES VIEWED THEIR ALAHIM YAHUAH. WHY WOULD THEY THINK OTHERWISE? WE DON’T SEE MUCH IN THE EARLY SCRIPTURES OF THE YISHARALITES MOCKING OR DISAGREEING WITH HOW THE OTHER NATIONS VIEWED THE SPIRITUAL SPHERE DO WE? WE DON’T SEE THE HEBREWS EXPLAINING TO THEIR PAGAN NEIGHBOURS THE THEOLOGICAL ERROR OF THEIR MYSTERY BABYLONIAN RELIGIONS DO WE? HOW DEITIES OPERATED WAS NEVER IN QUESTION, FOR MANKIND HAD LONG AGO SETTLED THE MATTER. THE ONLY ISSUE WAS NOW WAS PRIMARILY: WHICH DEITY WAS THE MOST POWERFUL AND WHAT WAS THE PROPER WAY TO WORSHIP IT?
O' WE CAN LAUGH BUT JUST LOOK AT THE MILLIONS SPENT ON ARCHITECTURE AND WORSHIP EXTRAVAGANCE TODAY AND THE ABSOLUTELY CRAZY BIZARRE MINDSETS AND ACTIVITIES THAT PEOPLE PUT SO MUCH ADORATION AND ATTENTION INTO - AS THOUGH IT MATTERS OR GIVES THEM ANY LIFE OR TRUE PEACE!
ANYWAY, MEN THOUGHT THAT A TEMPLE WAS TO SERVE A DEITY AND TO CONFINE IT AND THIS IS WHY YAHUAH SPEAKS ABOUT TRAVELING WITH YISHARAL. THE ALAHIM OF YISHARAL CANNOT BE CONFINED, HE COMES AND GOES BY HIS OWN WILL AND BY HIS OWN MEANS, DWELLING WHEREVER HE CHOOSES AND THE CHOICE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COST, SIZE, MODE OF TRANSPORTATION OR A KING’S PIOUS INTENT. WE FIND THIS SAME THOUGHT BROUGHT FORWARD INTO THE LATTER TEXTS (N.T) WHEN THE ISSUE IS NOT ONLY WHAT YAHUAH DWELLS IN BUT WHOM.
2COR 6:16-18“WHAT AGREEMENT CAN THERE BE BETWEEN THE TEMPLE OF YAHUAH AND IDOLS? FOR WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING ALAHIM, AS YAHUAH SAID, "I WILL HOUSE MYSELF IN THEM,... AND I WILL WALK AMONG YOU. I WILL BE THEIR ALAHIM, AND THEY WILL BE MY PEOPLE."THEREFORE YAHUAH SAYS, "'GO OUT FROM THEIR MIDST; SEPARATE YOURSELVES; DON'T EVEN TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN (BEHAVIOUR). THEN I MYSELF WILL RECEIVE YOU. IN FACT, I WILL BE YOUR FATHER, AND YOU WILL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS.' SAYS YAHUAH-TSABAUTH.”
SOME PRETTY STRONG LANGUAGE IS USED HERE TO EXPRESS YAHUAH’S VIEW OF A TEMPLE VERSUS MAN’S DISTORTED VIEW OF A TEMPLE OR “HOUSE OF YAHUAH” ISN'T THERE! SO HERE THE TABLES ARE TURNED. YAHUAH SAYS, LET’S GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT, IT IS NOT YOU WHO CAN DO ANYTHING FOR ME (SUCH AS BUILDING ME A DWELLING PLACE); IT IS I WHO WILL DO THAT FOR YOU SON. ETC ETC …
ONE OF THE MAJOR THEMES IN THIS CHAPTER IS: HOW IS YAHUAH PRESENT WITH YISHARAL? OR (IN DAVID’S MIND), BY WHAT MEANS AND WHAT FORM IS YAHUAH PRESENT WITH DAVID? SO THE KEY WORDS ARE “DWELLING” AND “TRAVELING”.
SO THE ALL-KNOWING YAHUAH IS ABLE TO LOOK INTO DAVID’S MIND (HIS HEART) AND SEE THAT HE'S FEELING GUILTY AND SELFISH FOR NOT PROVIDING HIS ALAHIM WITH AS NICE A PLACE TO LIVE IN AS HE (THE KING) HAD, BUT ALSO DAVID WAS MOTIVATED BY THINKING THAT YAHUAH NEEDED A TEMPLE AND YAHUAH NEEDED MANKIND’S INTERVENTION TO HELP HIM GET AROUND. NOT ONLY THAT BUT ALSO DAVID WANTED YAHUAH TO BE RIGHT THERE, HANDY, WHEN HE NEEDED HIS HELP. STUFF THE GENIE IN A GRAND BOTTLE, BECAUSE THE LAST THING DAVID WANTED WAS TO HAVE YAHUAH OUT WANDERING ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ELSE WHEN DAVID NEEDED A CONSULTATION OR TO HAVE YAHUAH BEING LEFT BEHIND WHEN HE WENT OUT TO BATTLE. THEREFORE GETTING THE ARK OF THE BLOOD-COVENANT (YAHUAH’S TRAVELLING CHEST) BACK INTO HIS POSSESSION WAS DAVID’S FIRST STEP. AND TO THIS LINE OF FOOLISH HUMAN THOUGHT, YAHUAH SAYS NO!
So go tell David that Yahuah, the Commander of Divine Armies, says “I took you from the pastures where you followed flocks and made you the King of all My people Yisharal. That’s right son, you're now leading My flock! I’ve been with you wherever you journeyed and have given you victory over your enemies and I’ll make you highly respected, with a name as great as any who live on earth. So I’ll be the one to select a place for My people Yisharal and I'll plant them firmly in that place, a land they can call their own, a land of peace. And the children of wickedness will never oppress or bother them again, just like the time I appointed the judges to govern My people, and I will give you rest from fighting your enemies.HERE WE HAVE SOME STUNNING MESSIANIC PROPHECY, BECAUSE WHAT IS BEING PRONOUNCED IS NOT ONLY LITERAL BUT ALSO SYMBOLIC. AND EVEN THOUGH THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE BEING DESCRIBED ARE OCCURRING IN REAL TIME (AT THAT MOMENT) IN DAVID’S KINGDOM (TO SOME DEGREE), THESE SAME CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AGAIN AT A MORE COMPLETE LEVEL IN THE FUTURE (WHEN ONE OF DAVID’S DESCENDANTS IS REIGNING).
More importantly, I, the Eternal Yahuah swear to you that I will raise up a dynasty from your family and make you a great house.YAHUAH SAYS THAT CONTRARY TO DAVID BUILDING HIM A HOUSE THAT HE WILL BUILD DAVID A HOUSE. THIS IS NOT LITERAL BUT RATHER A PLAY ON WORDS. `HOUSE’ IN HEBREW IS BEIT AND IT MEANS A NUMBER OF THINGS.FIRST IT CAN BE A DWELLING PLACE JUST AS WE TYPICALLY THINK OF A HOUSE OR A PLACE OF RESIDENCE. IT CAN ALSO REFER TO A PLACE WHERE A CERTAIN ACTIVITY (SECULAR OR SPIRITUAL) IS KNOWN TO TAKE PLACE (IE A HOUSE OF WORSHIP, HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION), AND IN ANOTHER SENSEIT CAN MEAN A FAMILY OR A DYNASTY. HERE, WHILE DAVID IS THINKING IN TERMS OF CONSTRUCTING A BUILDING, YAHUAH IS THINKING IN TERMS OF CONSTRUCTING A PERMANENT DYNASTY (WITH WHICH TO DWELL IN - A REVOLUTIONARY `NEVER HEARD OF' CONCEPT OF A HOUSE/BRIDE - `LIVING IN PEOPLE').
And when you come to the end of your days, and you leave this life to lie down with your fathers, I will raise up from your seed a descendant, Yes your own flesh and blood, and I’ll make his Kingdom and family sure. And he will be the one to build a temple honouring My Name, and I will establish the his Kingdom (REIGN) for all time.AND THIS BEGINS A SECTION THAT IS PROPHETIC IN AN EVEN LARGER SENSE, SAYING THAT YAHUAH WILL SET UP ONE OF DAVID’S SONS TO RULE AFTER DAVID. THIS IS A DIVINE PROMISE SO IT WILL NEVER FAIL. SEVERAL THINGS WILL HAPPEN, INCLUDING THE BUILDING OF A HOUSE FOR YAHUAH, BY THIS SON OF DAVID. WHAT WE NEED TO SEE IS THAT THIS IS A PROPHECY FOR BOTH THE NEAR FUTURE AND THE FAR FUTURE FOR DAVID. THIS FORETOLD EVENT WILL HAPPEN AND THEN IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN! THE KEY WORD IN THESE NEXT SEVERAL VERSES IS “FOREVER”. IN HEBREW THERE ARE TWO PHRASES THAT ARE PROPERLY TRANSLATED INTO “FOREVER” IN ENGLISH: AD’OLAM AND LE’OLAM. THE TERM MEANS ETERNAL, EVERLASTING, NO ENDING, PERPETUAL. IT CAN ALSO MEAN 'UNTIL THE END OF THE AGE (MEANING `AGE OF MANKIND') AND THAT MEANS THAT HUMANS ARE NO LONGER IN OUR PRESENT FORM, AND EVEN THE PRESENT SHAMAYIM AND EARTH ARE EXCHANGED FOR SOMETHING ELSE (SOMETHING NEW).
OBVIOUSLY THIS IDEA OF `FOREVER' REFERS TO `A NEW REIGN IN YAHUSHA' SINCE YISHARAL (AS A WHOLE) WAS DIVORCED !
BUT A LOGICAL QUESTION IS, WHY CAN DAVID’S SON BUILD A TEMPLE BUT DAVID IS PROHIBITED? THIS IS A QUESTION THAT 1 CHRON 22 (A PARALLEL ACCOUNT OF THIS SAME STORY) SEEMS TO PROVIDE SOME ANSWERS FOR. DAVID SHED LOTS OF BLOOD - HE WAS A WARRIOR AND SO YAHUAH WOULD NOT ALLOW DAVID TO BUILD HIM A TEMPLE. REMEMBER DEATH IS THE GREATEST OFFENSE AND ABOMINATION TO HIM (FOR IN YAHUAH IT SIMPLY DOESN'T EXIST). HOWEVER SOLOMON,(SHLOMO - MEANING `PEACE' BECAUSE IT IS TAKEN FROM THE ROOT WORD SHALOM),WILL BE ALLOWED TO BUILD THE TEMPLE. DAVID WON THE KINGDOM THROUGH GREAT BLOODSHED, AND SOLOMON MAINTAINED THE KINGDOM IN PEACE AND PROSPERITY (FOR THE MOST PART). 1CHRON ALSO STATES THAT THE TEMPLE IS NOT FOR YAHUAH HIMSELF TO DWELL IN BUT FOR HIS NAME TO DWELL ….. INTERESTING !!
And I will be to a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he crosses the line and acts perversely, I will wack him with a rod used by people for blows of correction and a lash for discipline. But I will not withdraw My love or kindness from him as I did from Saul, who I set aside in favor of you David.SOMETHING ELSE IS APPARENT HERE (THAT IS OBVIOUS TO ANCIENT HEBREWS BUT NOT SO MUCH TO MODERN WESTERNERS) - IF THE KING IS PUNISHED UNTO DEATH AND YAHUAH HAS REMOVED HIMSELF FROM THAT KING, THEN THAT IS ALSO THE END OF THE KING’S DYNASTY (HOUSE). SO WHEN SAUL REBELLED AND YAHUAH TOOK HIS FAVOUR AWAY FROM HIM, SAUL’S SON WOULD TAKE CONTROL (FROM A HUMAN POLITICAL STANDPOINT) BUT HE WOULD NOT BE GIVEN FAVOUR BY YAHUAH AS YISHARAL’S NEXT KING. FAVOUR WAS NOT ONLY REMOVED FROM SAUL BUT FROM HIS POSSIBLE DYNASTY. THE DYNASTY OF SAUL WAS OVER FOREVER JUST AS DAVID’S DYNASTY WAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER.DAVID WAS EXCEEDINGLY AWARE OF THIS AND SO YAHUAH PROMISES NOT TO EVER DO WITH DAVID’S DYNASTY WHAT HE DID WITH SAUL’S. OH, THERE MAY BE (AND THERE WERE) BAD KINGS IN DAVID’S DYNASTY AND SOME OF THEM REBELLED AND DIED AS A RESULT. BUT (UNLIKE FOR SAUL’S DYNASTY) DAVID’S DYNASTY WOULD NEVER HAVE YAHUAH’S FAVOUR REMOVED FROM THEM.
SO WHAT HAPPENED WITH DAVID’S DYNASTY? (HISTORY HATS ON)
THE LAST KING OF DAVID’S DYNASTY WAS ZEDEKIAH AND HE RULED FROM 596 TO 586 B.C. HE WAS AN EVIL KING THAT WAS ACTUALLY APPOINTED BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR, SO THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH NEVER ACCEPTED HIM. AND THERE WOULD BE NO MORE KINGS FROM DAVID’S DYNASTY (OR SO IT APPEARED), FOR AFTER 6 CENTURIES PASSED FROM ZEDEKIAH’S DEATH (AND NO KING OF JUDAH ROSE UP TO ASSUME THE THRONE), THE JEWS OF KING HEROD’S DAY LONGED FOR A MIRACLE THAT SOMEHOW ANOTHER MEMBER OF DAVID’S FAMILY WOULD ARRIVE AND LEAD YISHARAL OUT OF ROMAN OPPRESSION AND INTO A NEVER-ENDING GOLDEN AGE. THEY CALLED THAT HOPED-FOR KING (OF THE DAVIDIC LINE) THE MESSIAH.
DON'T GET CAUGHT UP WITH THIS GUYS, REMEMBER THAT YISHARAL IS DIVORCED AT THIS POINT AND PEDDLING A FALSE MIXTURE RELIGION OF TURAH AND THE MAZZAROTH. THEIR TEMPLE HAS NO ARK (YAHUAH'S PRESENCE) AND THEY'RE JUST POWER-HUNGRY CARPET-BAGGERS.
OTHER YISHARALITES, INCLUDING MOST OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP, HAD GIVEN UP HOPE FOR A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF DAVID AND WERE MORE THAN SATISFIED IF THE PROPHESIED DELIVERER AND COMING KING WAS SIMPLY JEWISH (FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, DAVID’S TRIBE). NATURALLY SUCH A KING WOULD COME ABOUT AT THEIR APPOINTMENT AND THEY WOULD BE THAT KING’S ROYAL COURT AND CLOSEST ADVISORS.
BUT YAHUAH DIDN’T FORGET HIS PROMISE TO DAVID EVEN THOUGH 600 YEARS HAD PASSED SINCE THE LAST OF DAVID’S DYNASTY (ZEDEKIAH) HAD RULED. OUT OF THE LINE OF DAVID, THROUGH JOSEPH AND MIRIAM, WAS BORN YAHUSHA OF NAZARETH. BUT HE WAS BROUGHT INTO THIS WORLD IN A MOST UNEXPECTED WAY, HE DIDN’T PLAY THE ROLE OF AN EARTHLY WARRIOR/KING, AND SO YAHUSHA WAS REJECTED BY MOST JEWS AND ESPECIALLY THE JEWISH RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP. AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED TODAY. THEY'RE STILL DIVORCED, STILL ARGUING, STILL CARPET-BAGGING SCUMBAGS.
And Yahusha bypassed the Jewish Religion and `hit the streets,' inviting the whores and tax-collectors (all nations, both jew and gentile) to be part of HIS NEW REIGN (HOUSE/DYNASTY) !!!
Your Dynasty, your Reign, will stand forever in My sight and your descendants will rule continually.THE “FOREVER” NATURE OF DAVID’S DYNASTY, KINGDOM, AND RULERSHIP THROUGH THE SON AND FATHER RELATIONSHIP (BETWEEN DAVID’S RULING SONS AND YAHUAH) IS ALSO PRONOUNCED AS BEING FOREVER. AND OF COURSE WE CAN REST ASSURED THAT THE ULTIMATE FULFILMENT OF THIS PROPHECY IS YAHUSHA, AND HERE IS BUT ONE PASSAGE THAT NOT ONLY TELLS US THIS BUT ALSO MAKES AGAIN THAT CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FATHER/SON PROMISE YAHUAH MADE TO DAVID HERE IN 2 SAM 7 AND THE MESSIAH WHO WOULD COME 1000 YEARS LATER:
LUKE 1:30 THE ANGEL SAID TO HER, "DON'T BE AFRAID, MIRYAM, FOR YOU HAVE FOUND FAVOUR WITH YAHUAH. LOOK! YOU WILL BECOME PREGNANT, YOU WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A SON, AND YOU ARE TO NAME HIM YAHUSHA. HE WILL BE GREAT, HE WILL BE CALLED SON OF THE HIGHEST ONE. AND YAHUAH ALAHIM WILL GIVE HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FOREFATHER DAVID; AND HE WILL RULE THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER AND THERE WILL BE NO END TO HIS REIGN.”
So Nathan did as Yahuah had told him and related this vision to David, who was so strongly moved that he went and sat in the presence of Yahuah (BEFORE THE ARK), saying “Who am I, Master Yahuah, and what is my house that You have raised me so high? You have spoken of this as though it were a tiny thing, simple, O’ Yahuah. You have also talked about the future of Your servant’s family and Kingdom, a great future stretching off into the distance. This, Master Yahuah, is Your instruction for humanity. So what more can I, Your servant say to You? You know Your servant inside and out, O’ Yahuah. Because You promised it and it pleased You, You have made these amazing things happen, so that Your servant might know that You are behind it. You are great indeed O’ Master Yahuah. No one else like You exists, and there is no other Alahim but You, as we should know by now from everything we’ve heard.
And who is like Your people, Yisharal? Is there any other nation on the earth that Alahim went to redeem for Himself from Egypt and to distinguish Himself with awe-inspiring deeds of power by driving other nations and their false Alahims out of their path? You chose to take Yisharal as Your people forever and You, Yahuah chose to be their Alahim.
So yes, my Alahim, the Word You have spoken about me, Your servant, and my family and Kingdom, please make them true forever. Do what You have promised. Then Your Name will be made great forever in the words, “Yahuah of Hosts (ARMIES) is the Alahim of Yisharal,” and the house of Your servant David will be established before You. For You, O’ Yahuah of Hosts, the Alahim of Yisharal, have shown me what You intend, saying, “I will build you a house,” and that is why I have found the courage to speak with you in Your presence. And now O’ Master Yahuah, You are the one true Alahim, and Your Word is always true, and You have made this goodness to me, Your servant. So may it please You to continue to bless me, my family, and my Reign so that my House may be continually before Your sight. For You, O’ Master Yahuah, have spoken and with Your blessing, let the House of Your servant be blessed forever.
JOHN 1:1"IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH YAHUAH, AND THE WORD WAS YAHUAH".
WHAT IS ALSO BEING SAID (THOUGH DAVID DIDN'T COMPREHENDED THIS) WAS THAT YAHUAH HAS MADE THIS PROMISE TO DAVID NOT FOR DAVID’S SAKE BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMING MESSIAH, THE SON OF YAHUAH, YAHUSHA, WHO IS THE WORD. AND THAT DAVID NEXT SAYS (PROPHETICALLY AND TO A DEGREE UNKNOWINGLY) PLEASE ESTABLISH MESSIAH, THE SON OF YAHUAH, YAHUSHA, YOUR WORD, FOREVER, ETERNALLY. SO DAVID IS PLEADING WITH YAHUAH TO ESTABLISH HIS DYNASTY BOTH PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY; BOTH TEMPORALLY AND ETERNALLY.
“ H O U S E ”
ISAIAH 44“Thus said Yahuah, Sovereign of Yisharal, and his Redeemer, Yahusha Tsabaoth, ‘I am the First (Alef) and I am the Last (Tau), besides Me there is no Alahim".
When the thief (Satan) remains in control, the fleshly heart is stony, soaked in the offerings of idol worship (behaviour) and strange fire of the thief’s rules of 3 (lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life). It is only when the stony heart cries out to the only One Who is Mighty, Yahusha, who has experienced and lived through this wickedness of Judgment (Rom 2:21), that the heart of stone can truly live and beat fleshly in Yahusha’s 3 Rules.
Yahusha has told us that the stones of His alter are NOT to be fashioned by the works/instruction of men and women's hands, for they are worthless, (1Jn 2:16) but to remain natural according to Yahusha’s Turah (Instructions) summarized in The 3 Rules. For the continued wisdom of man (in 6 thousand years) has tried to duplicate Yahusha’s mature work that only took 7 days. For the stones and the ground cry out to its maker, Yahusha Tsabaoth. He, with His armies, will whistle in His jealousy of righteousness and the foundation of this world will faulter. If that is not close enough to home, the pillars that hold up every temple will crumble to the ground. And if the essence of the temple (not made with hands) is divided towards its Creator, it will not remain. For the only shining temple that will remain is Yisharal. The thief has made a mockery of the Laws of Life, that are pure and loving and just. Laws that bring righteous Judgment, that which the world has never experienced (John 3:17).
When Yahusha’s Ruach enters His only Set-Apart Temple by immersion into His Name alone, He first turns over the money-changers tables, breaks apart the gossip chains, kicks out the teachers, burns all that does not represent His behaviour of Festivals, and tears up the calendars with self-appointed times that represent the thief’s behaviours of His Rules of 3. After all this, Yahusha starts to teach us and we learn how to Love, truly love Him and Him alone, not according to the false doctrine of demons and their rules of 3, but by Yahusha Messiah’s 3 Rules, the foundation cornerstone, which are tempered by Fire.
In a cold and darkened world of Behaviour, the thief’s foundational Rules of 3, which are shifting sands of pride, power, and position, will finally be turned to glass under Yahusha’s feet of Fire when His Ruach’s Behaviour in 3 Rules, is Living and active in His marriage home, the house Yahuah has built.
JEREMIAH 7:11“Has this house, which is called by My Name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Look, I, even I Myself have seen it,” declares Yahuah.
Do you behave as though you are housing the Portal of the Living Alahim ?