Quick Picks for Your Planning
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List of the Week, January 14, 2006
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II. DAVID - HIS ANOINTINGS
1. FIRST ANOINTING - I Samuel 16:1, 12-13
The prophet Samuel was sent by God to the house of Jesse in Bethlehem to anoint a young man to be the new king in Israel; this appointment would be in God’s time. After Samuel had looked at Jesse’s sons, he made it known that God’s callings are sure “for the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (verse 7).
As David came in from the fields where he was tending to the sheep, Samuel knew that this was the one chosen by God; “Arise, anoint him; for this is he” (verse 12). Samuel then took the horn filled with oil, and anointed David’s head in the midst of his brothers. God’s anointing came upon David; His life became prophetic. Acts 2:29,30 confirms that David was a prophet. His life was prophetic of Christ and; the prophetic flow of worship and song that poured from his heart is being birthed afresh in the church in this day.
2. SECOND ANOINTING - II Samuel 2:4
Years later, at age 30, (II Samuel 5:4) David was anointed as king over Judah. This anointing confirmed David as king. This was prophetic of Jesus as King. With this anointing comes authority to rule under the mighty hand of God. As long as an earthly king was following the way of God, this anointing was blessed. But note that it was after fighting the lion, bear, Goliath, and living in exile, that he was tried and found faithful. Psalm 34 is believed to have been written from the time of David trying to flee king Achish of Gath after fleeing from the pursuit of Saul. David pretended to act as a madman, to avoid recognition. David said “I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth…O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”
3. THIRD ANOINTING - II Samuel 5:1-3
7½ years after David began his reign over Judah in Hebron, David was anointed as King over all Israel, reigning a total of 40 years. After this third anointing, the fulfillment of the ministry of David as priest becomes evident. During this period, the Tabernacle of David is established on Zion and new priestly ministry is established. This priestly ministry could not have been assumed by David, but he was anointed into it. We too, begin to understand more about our priestly ministry as we look at David’s tabernacle and see how David displayed God’s heart in how we are to minister before the King of Kings. David, as Prophet/King/Priest foreshadowed Jesus Christ as the perfected Prophet/King/Priest, and thereby helps us perceive that through Jesus fulfilling the types, the church functions prophetically, and we as believers are made “kings and priests unto God..” Revelation 1:6
III. UNDERSTANDING THE TABERNACLE
As in Moses tabernacle, it is important to know why we should look at David’s Tabernacle, and what we should look at and learn from : (drawn from “The Tabernacle of David” by Kevin Conner)
- The Tabernacle of David is part of the Scripture that was given by the inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
- Christ Himself expounded the things in the Old Testament Scriptures concerning Himself in the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets (Luke 24:26,27,44,45).
- The things that were written aforetime in the Old Testament were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope (Romans 15:4)
- Jesus Himself came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17,18).
- Jesus said that the Law and the Prophets prophesied (Matthew 11:13).
- The Old Testament prophets spoke of the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow. It was revealed to them that their utterances did not just concern their own generation but another (I Peter 1:10-12).
- The things which happened in the Old Testament history in Israel were for types and ensamples and these things are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the ages are come (1 Corinthians 10:6,11).
- The writer to the Hebrews said, “In the volume of the book it is written of me,” that is, of Christ (Hebrews 10:7, Psalms 40:6-8).
- The Scripture speaks of “first the natural and afterwards that which is spiritual” (1 Corinthians 15:46,47), and this is a principle which may well be applied in this study.
- The Tabernacle of Moses was given as a shadow, a type, a pattern of the eternal, spiritual, and heavenly realities (Hebrews 8:5, 9:23,24). This is surely applicable also to the Tabernacle of David.