Thursday, 25 April 2019
Question of the day: What is the Messianic prophesy spoken by King David in 2 Samuel 7?
Answer: Is David speaking of Solomon or Yeshua (also David's Son)? Which of David’s sons would succeed him as king had not yet been determined. This house that God promises to build David, is it physical or spiritual?
1 Corinthians 6:19 "Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Ruach ha-Kodesh who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?"
We believe the promises of God (including these right here) ... 2 Samuel 7:9-10 "I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make your name as great as the greatest on earth. I will also set up a place for My people Israel and will plant them, so they may dwell in their own place and not be disturbed again. Nor will the children of wickedness afflict them anymore as in the past."
Then God makes this promise ... 2 Samuel 7:11b-14 "Moreover, Adonai declares to you that Adonai will make a house for you ... I will raise up your seed, who will come forth from you after you, and I will establish his kingdom. He will build a house for My Name, and I will establish his royal throne forever. I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me."
This next part of the verse troubled me more than any other. If this is really a Messianic prophesy, how can the Savior commit iniquity? While Yeshua did not commit any sin (ever), the possibility had to exist or there is no victory. So we have to embrace this verse ... 2 Samuel 7:14b "If he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and with the strokes from sons of men."
The rabbis will teach you that this chapter is about Solomon. I want you to know that Solomon committed many sins. This chapter is about David's Son, Yeshua HaMashiach, our Lord and Savior. King David knew it and thanked God for it at the end of the chapter.
2 Samuel 7:28 "So now, my Lord Adonai, You alone are God, and Your words are truth, and You have promised Your servant this good thing."
I love it, how about you?
Rabbi Michael Weiner,