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I came across a particular video today and this is where it lead me.  Very interesting ride, I must say.  I hope you find it eye-opening.  Even more importantly, I hope you find it uplifting and encouraging.  Something we can all use in these dark days.


The promise to David is the third of the great promises made by God upon which all further revelations are based. This promise is essential if one it to understand the Bible and especially if one is to appreciate what the Bible teaches about Jesus Christ.

Background to David’s life

David was a divinely nominated King of Israel and described in the scriptures as “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). Although he was not perfect he had an amazing faith in God and desired to see God glorified above all else.

David, by conquest had extended the Kingdom of Israel to it’s greatest extent and God had given King David “rest from his enemies” and had made his house to prosper. In light of this David wanted to build a temple for the worship of God.

In response to this God told him, through the prophet Nathan that He would not allow him to build the temple but his son, Solomon would. However God promised David that He would actually build David a house and this promise, along with it’s details forms another foundation promise of the gospel. The most significant part of this promise is that the seed of David would sit upon his throne, as king, ruling over an everlasting Kingdom. This is in fact the further unfolding of a previous promise God gave to Abraham:

“In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:” Genesis 15-18

The promised seed (descendant) therefore is connected with the land of Israel.

Why is this important?

If you study what the Bible says about Jesus, you will note that there are lots of references to King David and the promises made to him. Jesus is to fulfill these promises and therefore to understand them is to appreciate what Gods purpose through Jesus Christ is. Consider the following:

“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. 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.” Isaiah 9:6-7

“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:” Acts 13:22-23

“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:16

What was promised to David?

The promise to David is recorded in 2 Samuel 7. It’s different aspects have been defined below:

  • Israel, God’s chosen people, would eventually settle and would be safe (this is yet to be fulfilled!) – 2 Samuel 7:10
  • The promised seed (see promises to Abraham and the promise in Eden) would be a decendant of David – 2 Samuel 7:12
  • This seed (or decendant) would build a house for God – 2 Samuel 7:13
  • God, as well as David would be the seed’s Fatherhe would be the “Son of God” – 2 Samuel 7:14
  • God’s mercy would remain with David’s seed – 2 Samuel 7:14-15
  • David’s throne and Kingdom is to be established FOREVER – 2 Samuel 7:13-16
  • The throne and the seed would be done “before” David (e.g. in front of him) – 2 Samuel 7:26

What does this mean?

This covenant has not yet been fulfilled. Jesus was the seed (decendant) of David who was to come. Here are two references in the gospels to prove this:

“He (Jesus) shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end”. Luke 1:32-33

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham”. Matthew 1:1

So Christ then was the descendant (or seed) of David but also he was the son of God as was promised to David:

“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”. Luke 1:35

The promise stated that David would see his descendant (Christ) sitting on his throne, the throne of David in Jerusalem and that his Kingdom would continue forever. This is to happen in the future when Jesus Christ returns to the earth to establish that kingdom.

“And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again… And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David“. Acts 13:32-34

David himself realized that this covenant would be fulfilled through one greater than himself and he spake of this in one of his Psalms which the apostle Paul later picks up on:

My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven”. Psalm 89:34-37

“THE LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.” Psalm 132:11

“THE LORD (God) said unto my Lord (Davids seed), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool”. Psalm 110:1

“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. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ”. Acts 2:29-36

Clearly then, the Bible teaches that David must be resurrected, that Jesus Christ must come back to the earth to sit upon David’s throne and set up a Kingdom which will last forever. This will be a re-establishment of the Kingdom of God (over which David ruled). God told the last king, King Zedekiah, this:

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown… I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it (The Kingdom of Israel): and it shall be no more, until he (Jesus Christ) come  whose right it is; and I will give it him”. Ezekiel 21:26-27

So this Kingdom then is to be re-established in the future. The one who is to come of whom God will give the Kingdom is Jesus Christ, the descendant of David and son of God.

“Behold, the days come, saith THE LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness. For thus saith THE LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel”. Jeremiah 33:14-17

In Hebrews 11 we have a list of faithful followers of God. David is mentioned in verse 32. We also read in that chapter the following:

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” Hebrews 11:39-40

So then these promises are in the future and we can be associated with them by belief in them, being baptized and following a faithful life.  Peter tells us that by having a knowledge of these things that there have been:

“…given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”. 2 Peter 1:4

Author: M. Davies, Nottingham, March 2009




Where was King David’s palace? Is there proof? What does the Bible say? All these questions and more are about to be answered.


King David’s Palace

When you read the Bible from outside of Israel, it can be hard to imagine where everything once was. It can be hard to imagine where structures and buildings stood, where wars took place, where our forefathers and the great kings of Israel once walked. But then you come to the land of Israel, and the Bible comes to life. You can stand in King David’s palace in Biblical Jerusalem. You can feel history surrounding you. It is truly indescribable. What once were just stories now become tangible history. Stones are more than just stones. Dirt is more than just dirt. The Earth holds ancient secrets waiting to be revealed.

Unequivocal Proof

After watching a video like this, it really makes you wonder how people deny the evidence that the land of Israel keeps revealing. The archaeology and Bible match up. It is quite impossible to make this stuff up!

The deniers will deny no matter what. People who hate the Jews and Israel do not care about the fact that the land of Israel clearly belongs to the people of Israel. They do not care about truth. All they do is hate. All they care about is destruction.

Eventually, the truth will prevail, and the entire world will see the truth about G-d, the people of Israel, and the land. Hopefully, that day will come soon.

The Davidic dynasty, which ruled for more than 400 years, was established in a palace of cedar wood built by King David in Jerusalem with the help of Hiram, king of Tyre. The film invites viewers into the ruins of the building in the City of David identified by the archaeologist Eilat



The Elements of Biblical Interpretation: #1-Biblical Archaeology: The Window into the Past The Bible is The Book that came from a geographic place, that place is long ago and far away. The origin for each of the words is from beyond earth since God Himself breathed out each word. But the writing down of the text of each book, that makes up the Book of Books called the Bible, took place on three continents: Europe (some of Paul’s Epistles), Africa (some of Moses’ writings), and Asia (where most of the Bible was written and took place in the Middle East and Asia Minor). (EBI-01; 121202PM)


I am not sure if he had a different translator or if I just looked it up wrong… but it looks to me that his statement does not hold water.

Hebrew  EAST       

לידו השמאלית
לידו הימנית



An unbelievable promise was made to DAVID and is yet to be fully manifested.  An equally unbelievable promise was made to anyone who believes.  

God, the House-building God

December 20, 2016

By Don Whitney

In 2 Sam. 7:2, King David noted the incongruity of him living “in a house of cedar, [while] the ark of God dwells in a tent.” He spoke with the prophet Nathan, who encouraged him in his plan to build a house—a temple—for God.

It was good that David wanted to build a house for God. It was precious in God’s sight that it was in David (initiated by God’s grace) to want to do something great for God because of his love for God.

“But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, ‘Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in? . . . The LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house’’” (vv. 4-5, 11).

In grace God responded to David’s love by promising something for David that was infinitely greater than David could have ever imagined. Although David wanted to build a house for God, God said that instead He would build a house for David; not in a structural sense, but in a human sense. From David’s descendants would come a King—Jesus—who would reign forever. Through the coming Son of David, God promised to build the “House of David” and “establish the throne of his kingdom forever” (v. 13). David would have the joy of knowing that one of his descendants would rule not only Israel, but the entire universe and do so forever.

God was far from finished, however, in astounding His people with the grace of His house-building work.

Now, God makes us—believers in Christ—His house.We are the temple of the living God,” the Bible proclaims in 2 Cor. 6:15. Eph. 6:22 says of believers in Christ, “In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.God Himself now dwells by His Spirit in the body of each individual Christian and also in unique ways when the body of believers (the local church) is assembled.

Thus God now promises something that in many ways is greater than the promise to David. Not that there is any gift greater than sending Christ, but greater than the satisfaction David had of knowing that one of his descendants would be the greatest king of all. Greater than the inward satisfaction of knowing that one of your descendants would rule forever is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Greater than any sense of gratification about what God would ultimately do through you is the Spirit of that King living within you from the first moment of faith and forever.

Then, in another stunning, gracious promise, God tells us there’s even more to His house-building. He not only indwells our bodies as His house (temple), He is preparing a place where our bodies can dwell with him forever. As Jesus said in Jn. 14:2, “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” To think of living with that King in His heavenly home forever is a promise and a gift we could no more imagine or deserve than David could have dreamed of the house God would build for him.

Remember this when you think of the coming of Jesus. We gave Him no house—only a cattle stall—in which to be born. Later, as a man He would say, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Mt. 8:20).

Despite how we shut Him out, He took upon Himself the sins that had shut us out of Heaven. And when we look to Him as our only door (Jn. 10:9) to God and Heaven, we will be welcomed by the Father. Then, like the astonishing outpouring of grace that He showed to David, He—the eternal King—is willing to make our bodies His house, and to give our newly-remade bodies a house with Him in glory forever.

There is a day coming when the God’s promises to Israel and to David will be fully manifested.  That day is going to be sooner than you think.  God is not done with Israel.  EVERY PROMISE that GOD ever made to Israel will be kept.  And Messiah/JESUS from the House of DAVID,  will sit on the throne and RULE from Jerusalem!


Why is Jerusalem known as the City of David?audio


The first mention in the Old Testament of Jerusalem as the “City of David” is found in 2 Samuel 5:7: “David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.” In this account, David had been made king of the entire nation of Israel, and he led his army to take the city of Jerusalem from the Jebusites (verse 6). Upon winning this city, David “took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward. And he became more and more powerful, because the Lord God Almighty was with him” (2 Samuel 5:9–10).

Though Jerusalem had already existed as a city, it became known as the City of David after David conquered it. During his reign in the city, David developed it into a much larger urban area. Later, the ark would be brought to Jerusalem, and David would make plans for a temple to be constructed under the direction of his son Solomon.

In the Old Testament, the phrase “City of David” is used of Jerusalem 45 times. In the New Testament, the phrase is found twice—although, in the New Testament, the phrase refers to Bethlehem, where David was born.

The practice of naming a city by the name of its leader was quite common in the ancient Mediterranean world. Heshbon was the city of Sihon, its king (Numbers 21:26). First Samuel 15:5 refers to the city of Amalek. Some cities took their names from a founder (Alexandria), from a notable characteristic (Jericho, the City of Palm Trees), or from a local deity (Susa).

Jerusalem has been known as the City of David for more than 3,000 years as God has continued to keep the memory of His servant David alive for many generations. There is also a close association between King David and Jesus Christ, the Son of David (Matthew 1:1). Both were born in Bethlehem and died in Jerusalem. Both came from obscurity to be kings. Both were devoted to God. Jesus was a descendant of David (Revelation 22:16) from the tribe of Judah, where David first reigned.

In fact, the City of David is the place where Jesus is to reign in the future. The final chapters of the Bible describe a New Jerusalem where God’s people will reign forever, marking the earthly City of David with an eternal honor.


Jesus will sit on the throne of His father David

Rev. Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. – 15 December 2011

The Angel Gabriel made two promises to Mary. First – she would be the mother of a Holy Child. Second – this child would sit on the throne of His father David. The first promise has been fulfilled. The second remains to be fulfilled. It will be fulfilled soon, because the God of Israel by His only-begotten Son Jesus has started to bring His First-born son Israel back to the Promised Land of Israel. The people of Israel, the land of Israel, the nation of Israel and the city of Jerusalem are being prepared for the Coming of the Lord.

“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”  (Luke 1:26-33 NKJV)

Two promises were given by the angel Gabriel:

–        First: She would be the mother of a holy child: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” He was to be the perfect Lamb of God to be slain for the sins of the world. Paul says in Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the Blessed Hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”

–        Secondly: This child would sit on the throne of His father David. That throne once stood in Jerusalem. He would reign over the house of Jacob, over the 12 tribes of Israel, the 10 tribes ‘Israel’ + the 2 tribes ‘Judah’ = the whole house of Jacob. And of His Kingdom there would be no end. “…the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end…”

The first promise was fulfilled, 2000 years ago.

The second promise will be fulfilled soon. Very soon, because the God of Israel by His only-begotten Son Jesus has started to bring His First-born son Israel back to the Promised Land of Israel. The people of Israel, the land of Israel, the nation of Israel and the city of Jerusalem are being prepared for the Coming of the Lord. He has started to move the history of this world forward towards His goals: the coming of the Kingdom and the coming of the King of the Kingdom. We are witnesses of this process that takes place before our very eyes, already for over 100 years. We see age-old, Biblical prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. We might even be the generation that will see the Coming of the Lord, the Blessed Hope!  (There is no might be about it.  WE ARE THE GENERATION!)

The powers of darkness see these things happen as well. And they understand that when His Kingdom will come, they are finished (compare Matthew 8:28-29). And so they develop plans to obstruct God’s plan of salvation for mankind and planet earth. Let’s look through their eyes to what is happening today in the political developments in the Middle East and in the whole world! Some plans by the powers of darkness:

Plan ADestroy Jacob! Kill them all! Wipe them of the face of the earth! Then there is no ‘Jacob’ over which He can be King! But they will not succeed! Look at Jeremiah 31:35-36.

Plan BCut the Promised Land in pieces! Cut off Gaza, the West-Bank, the Golan (Bashan) and cut Jerusalem in two. Then make these pieces of land into a new Arab, Muslim State – and call it Palestine. With East-Jerusalem as its capital – and by the way: then we also have the Mount of Olives so Jesus cannot come back in Glory for a long time! Let us as Christians work and pray that they will not succeed!

Plan CThrow as much sand into the eyes of the whole of Christianity so that the Church will be ‘blind and deaf’ and has no idea what Israel is all about. Leave them in their age-old philosophies and (replacement) theologies, so that they have no idea what is happening right before their very eyes. In order that the Church will not start praying and will not be like the watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, Isaiah 62:6-7.

But God is in control. Jesus is coming soon. The Kingdom is coming! All the promises that the God of Israel made to Israel He will fulfill for Israel. In the same way as all the promises He made to His Church, He will fulfill for His Church.

Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer
Rev. Willem J. J. Glashouwer
President Christians for Israel International

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