The Bible says in Psalm 132:1-5, “LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.” Why did God love David so much? David put God first. One of the main reasons for the falling away that we are experiencing right now has to do with priorities. People do not have the time to pray or go hear a good sermon at church because they are too busy doing other things.
The Bible says in Psalm 132:6-12, “Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. 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. If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.” What did they hear at Ephratah and what did they find in the fields of the wood? They heard about David’s desire to have the temple built in Jerusalem. Everyone jumped on board. Everyone knew it was a great idea, and they all wanted it to come to pass. They would bring the ark there and the priests, and everyone would “shout for joy.” God put His stamp of approval on it, and as a matter of fact, God said that Jerusalem would be the eternal capital. Even though David’s descendants failed to live up to their responsibilities, God made it happen anyway. When Jesus returns, He will return in Jerusalem. And Jesus Himself, a descendant of David, will rule from the throne of David in Jerusalem. It is kind of like the Lord says, “That is a good idea. Man will fail at his part. But because I like the idea, I am going to make it happen.” The next verses demonstrate this.
The Bible says in Psalm 132:13-18, “For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.” These verses are actually Messianic in nature because Jesus Christ shall fulfill this great promise. Jesus came to Jerusalem in His first coming. He was rejected and killed there. That is why we have salvation through faith in Him. He gave His blood in Jerusalem, and there is power in the blood: enough power to forgive every sin that has ever been committed.” But Jesus will come to Jerusalem a second time. At the Second Coming after destroying the armies of the antichrist at the Battle of Armageddon, Jesus will rule the earth from the throne of David from Jerusalem. The lion shall lie down with the lamb, and the swords shall be beaten into plow-shares. There will be peace on earth and good-will toward man.
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