What did God want to tell us through the relationship between Jesus and King David?

This can be understood through studying the thing that was most remembered,

which the natural David did after he became king of Israel.

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David is the second king of Israel and Jesus is the savior who came to this earth 2,000 years ago. Their relationship appears in various places in the Bible as prophecy and fulfillment.

My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever. (Ezekiel 37:24-25)

Source: History Channel – Lost World

The prophet Ezekiel prophesied that David would be king. The difficult thing is that this prophecy was written about 450 years after King David died. Considering this fact, we can understand that this prophecy was not about the natural David who reigned over Israel, but about Christ who was to come. Actually, many Biblicists acknowledge the fact that Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of David.

You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David (Luke 1:31-32)

Then, what did God want to tell us through the relationship between Jesus and King David? This can be understood through studying the thing that was most remembered, which the natural David did after he became king of Israel.

Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, the City of David. On that day, David said, “Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those ‘lame and blind’ who are David’s enemies. ” That is why they say, “The ‘blind and lame’ will not enter the palace.” David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the supporting terraces inward. And he became more and more powerful, because the LORD God Almighty was with him. (2 Samuel 5:7-10)

David, who became king when he was thirty, conquered the fortress of Zion, accomplishing the long-time desire of the people of Israel. Since the Israelites left Egypt and entered Canaan, they could not subdue Zion for a long time until the time of David. How did Jesus accomplish this work of David? Since Jesus is the prophetical David, he must fulfill the history of David who built Zion. However, the city of Zion to be built by Jesus was not a mere building.

Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken (Isaiah 33:20)

The prophet Isaiah said that Zion is ‘the city where we celebrate our religious festivals’ (GNT). This means that the place where God’s feasts are celebrated is Zion. This is Zion built by Jesus. He is to fulfill the prophecy of David; not a building which will be destroyed and disappear, but Zion where God’s feasts are celebrated.

For this reason, God’s feasts are required to build Zion. Because Zion is where God’s feasts are celebrated, Jesus first established them before building Zion. God’s feasts include the Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles, which He kept along with His disciples, and the Day of Pentecost when he poured down the Spirit to the disciples who kept it. Also, there is the Sabbath, the weekly feast.

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” … While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:17; 26-28)

But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near … On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink…” (John 7:2; 37)

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-4)

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was His custom. And he stood up to read. (Luke 4:16)

Just as David, king of Israel, captured and built up the natural city of Zion, so Jesus built the spiritual Zion by establishing the feasts of God. However, the feasts of Zion began to change gradually since the end of the Apostolic Age. After the disciples, who followed Jesus, died one by one, Satan eventually changed all the feasts of God in the end.