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David is Jesus
King David, Son of God
David, son of Jesse, became King of Israel. He was chosen by God and anointed by the prophet, Samuel. Not long before, Saul had been chosen, but Saul faltered and did not keep the faith with God. Saul became bitter and paranoid. The kingship went to his head and he chose his council unwisely.
Saul had given Michal, his daughter, to David as his wife. But afterward, Saul tried repeatedly to have David killed. Michal so loved David that she saved his life by helping her husband escape. And then, to spite David, Saul gave Michal to another (Paltiel or Palti, son of Laish). Did not Saul know that adultery was a sin? Later, David took her back.
When David became king over the whole of Israel, after Saul's death, he brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Barely clothed and dancing wildly, David showed his unbridled love for God. But Michal, seeing her husband dancing in the street, thought his actions obscene.
David rebuked Michal for her attitude.
Some scholars feel that David did not love Michal as she loved him and merely used her to gain legitimacy for his throne, because she was the first king's daughter. But one thing is clear: Michal cared more for appearances (ego) than for David's ecstatic love for the Heavenly Father.
Which is more important? First of all, when is ego ever important? Second, and most importantly, love for the Heavenly Father is more important than any other thing we can do. This includes love for one another, for whatever you do unto the least of them, you do unto the Father.
David had wanted to build a temple for the Ark of the Covenant and for God, but he was instructed not to do so. The one to follow him would build the temple. Nathan, the prophet, speaking a message of the Lord God to King David:
"And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David" (2 Samuel 7:16–17).
In Psalms, David writes, " I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee" (Psalm 2:7).
We know that Psalm 2 was written by David because of the writing in Acts: "Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things" (Acts 4:25)? This echoes the words from the chapter in Psalms, "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing" (Psalm 2:1)?
David is the son of God; Jesus is the son of God.
More Revelations from the Bible
This book is from years of my own research into a biblical timeline compatible with those of mainstream science. I wasn't surprised that God's holy book would match his own creation (reality), but there were many surprises, including discovering through science the target of Noah's Flood -- a species which went extinct at that time.
Jesus to Carry on the Legacy of David
"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He 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 1:31–33).
When Jesus was on the cross, he quoted several times from the Davidic Psalm 22. This fulfilled David's prophecy.
"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). Jesus is the "root and offspring"—the "alpha and omega" of David. This is David's throne; this is Jesus's throne.
"But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them" (Jeremiah 30:9). This specifically states that King David will be raised up at some later time for people to serve.
"Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days" (Hosea 3:5). In the Latter Days Jesus shall reign, but David shall be their king.
"Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it" (Ezekiel 34:22-24). Here, the Lord God, speaking through the prophet Ezekiel, says that David will be the shepherd who tends to the flock of humanity. But that's also Jesus's job.
Could Jesus also have been David reincarnated? Why not! Let us look at the evidence.
Reincarnation is, for some, anathema. The political maneuverings of two emperors made it so (Constantine I of Rome and Justinian I of Byzantium). The dogma of the current church is a bastardization of the pure word of God.
Jesus proclaimed the veracity of reincarnation when he told his disciples that Elijah (Elias) had returned, but no one had recognized him—not even John the Baptist—the one who was Elijah returned. John the Baptist had become a stumbling block (Luke 7:23). He had faltered in his mission and Jesus was less than pleased.
When John the Baptist refused to acknowledge his true identity, he was suffering from false humility. He had lost sight of the mission on which he had been commissioned. He forgot who Jesus was. He had to send one of his own disciples to ask of Jesus if he was the Messiah.
So many Christians are afraid of reincarnation. They think it is an Eastern philosophy. They don't think that the immortal spirit could ever attach to a non-Homo sapiens species.
Reincarnation has long been a part of Jewish mysticism—the same mystics who wrote Genesis and included their Kabbalistic "Tree of Life" in two chapters of the Bible's first book. The Imperial church had outlawed "free will." They had outlawed truth. They killed anyone who attempted to find truth outside of their prescribed dogma. The Cathars (of France, Western Europe) believed in reincarnation and the Imperial church had them put to death—a pogrom which took nearly two hundred years to suppress and ultimately eradicate the philosophical threat.
Reincarnation was also part of the Celtic beliefs. Hardly an Eastern group, the Celts were known for their ferociousness in battle. Julius Caesar commented on their belief in reincarnation and how it made their warriors feel invincible, because bodily death meant little to them.
Some Christians feel that reincarnation is denied by Hebrews 9:27. This passage says nothing about reincarnation. It only says that each human life is a one-time deal and that then there is the judgment for that one life. But what of the child of God, within? The sleeping immortal has had many bodies; each one lives only once and is judged for its short time on earth. There is no contradiction. There is no denial of reincarnation. Hebrews 9:27 was talking about something entirely different.
Some Christians abhor the idea that reincarnation allows for the soul to exist in an animal body. Such an idea is tragic, certainly, because salvation is only possible when the soul exists in a human body (Homo sapiens). That's why God created this species.
Was Homo sapiens a special order job? All other species appear to have been evolved over millions of years. Could Homo sapiens have been created from scratch? Anything is possible when the Lord God is involved. And He would do anything to get His children back, even wipe the face of the Earth clean to eliminate a very real and very specific threat to His rescue plans.
We're talking about Noah's Flood. The real threat was Neanderthal man—the evolved species which looked enough like man to be called "man" by modern anthropologists. And the sons of God found the daughters of man to be fair and they took them to be their wives. This was the crime. The hybrid offspring could not offer the vessel of salvation for which Homo sapiens had been created. Souls in Homo neanderthalensis would be doomed to perpetual slumber. With Neanderthal, there would be no civilization and no salvation.
Reincarnation vs. Resurrection
Another common "defense" of Christians against the supposed taboo of reincarnation is that those who believe in reincarnation are confusing this with the resurrection.
This is a lame excuse. The two—resurrection and reincarnation—are two separate things entirely. The resurrection at the judgment is a one-time event; reincarnation is a cycle of opportunities prior to the resurrection. There is no contradiction and no confusion.
God so loves His children that He would give them multiple opportunities to come back to Him.
Shaking Up Your World
These ideas may shake up your world. Why would anyone want to do that?
Because you don't know truth. You are not yet humble enough. You may be on the path, but you have not yet traveled to its end. You may even have walked on water, but that by itself is not good enough.
Keep reading scripture. Forget about all that you have been taught. Listen to the quiet, still voice within.
Who am I? A fellow traveler. I have seen many miracles. The power of the Lord is unimaginable and I have felt it, but even I am not yet worthy. So, why should you listen to me?
There's no time for me to make it there and to come back for you. The warning needs to be given now.
If there is anything you take from this, let it be a message of "questioning your own authority." Forget what I believe. And forget what everyone else believes. This includes forgetting what everyone else has taught you. Read the Bible with a fresh eye—one untarnished by 1500 years of lies.
The King is returning.
There will be a pretender to the throne. His name may even be "David." But judge by his heart and his actions. He will be cunning and he will fool many people, but see into his heart. Then you will know him. The pretender will fall.
The King is returning and his kingdom will remain forevermore.