Friday, October 6, 2017

The Prophecy of Boaz and Ruth Lesson 3

Who is King David?

In the genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah, Matthew identifies the lineage of Boaz and Ruth. Matthew 1:5,6 “Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David the king.” The great- grandparents of David, a man from Judah and a woman from Moab, a Jew and a Gentile that were righteous in God’s eyes. The prophecies about Judah having the King who ruled all nations starts with Jacob before he died blessed each of his sons. In Genesis 49:8-11, Jacob is blessing his son Judah,

v.10 “The scepter will not pass from Judah,
not the ruler’s staff  from 
between his feet,
until his to whom it belongs will come.
To him will be the obedience
of all peoples.”

This is a Messiah prophecy. The people of Israel was given the prophecy that a king will come through Judah. The genealogy was kept written thousands of years waiting for the   king that Jacob had prophesied to his children. The life of King David would be a physical reminder that the promised King to “whom all nations will obey” will come to set up his kingdom on earth. The Son of God, Yeshua had to come into King David’s lineage to fulfill so many prophecies that David himself wrote about the Messiah.

One such prophecy is Psalms 132, Promise of Ben-David (son of David)v.1-5

“A song of ascents
ADONAI, remember David, all his afflictions
and how he swore to ADONAI, vowed to the mighty one of Jacob;
I will not enter the tent of my house nor lie on my bed, 
nor will I give sleep to my eyes, not slumber to my eyelids,
till I find a place for ADONAI, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

2 Samuel 24 tells about how King David found the place for the Holy Temple to be built and purchased it from Araunah the Jebusite. Gad, the prophet, had come to David because of David’s sin against ADONAI. David chose three days of pestilence as the judgment. The angel destroyed 70,000 men  and was stretching his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, when ADONAI relented and told the angel to stop. When David saw the angel that was destroying standing by the threshing floor of Araunah, he cried out to ADONAI and said it was his sin and the judgment should be against him and his father’s house. Gad approached again and told him to build an altar on the threshing floor. King David built an altar of sacrifice that day and ADONAI was moved to stop the plague from Israel. This threshing floor would become the site of the King Solomon’s Temple that David designed and prepared for the rest of his days. David saw by the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) that the Messiah King would come to fulfill all the prophecies. The physical King proceeded the anointed Son who was of virgin birth.

Bible quotes from Messianic Jewish Family Bible

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