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Thursday, November 27 2014
Psalm 6: David's Sepulchre
"Let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day"
The English word "sepulchre" originated from a Latin word, sepulchrum, which meant to bury. The words separate and septic are related from the same root word. The word "grave" (which means to dig) is more commonly used today, but means the same - the place where, according to the LORD's design, all physically-living things (human, animal, plant) naturally and organically return to the Earth from which they came (see Adam and Adamah and Is 'Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust' Really In The Bible?; also The Thinker From The Soil).
"Sepulchre" or "grave" are used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced, kib-raw, which means to bury. The Hebrew word means exactly the same as the English words that are used to translate it.
Peter's first major sermon expounded the history and the prophetic purpose of King David. When David fulfilled his appointment, "he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day." Like all others who have died, "David is not ascended into the heavens" - but awaits his resurrection (see The Postponement Of Death).
"2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
King David was a man of God who understood the Word of God. David knew what his "soul" really was, what happens to it when the living die (see What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?) - and when eternal life will happen for those who shed their mortal existence (see the Fact Finder question below). It's what made David a true prophet (see The Way To Eternal Life, The Messiah's Rod Of Iron, The Sacrifice Was Given, Not Taken, David's Prayer and The Morning Blessing).
"6:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. 6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
Fact Finder: When will the dead be resurrected?
This Day In History, November 27
25: Emperor Guangwu of Han proclaimed Luoyang to be the capital of the China's Eastern Han Dynasty.
176: Emperor Marcus Aurelius promoted his son Commodus to the rank of Imperator ("empire maker) and made him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions (see Legions Of Men And Angels).
511: Clovis, founder of the Frankish monarchy, died at age 45. His European kingdom was then divided among his four sons (large areas of both France and Germany were settled or conquered by tribes of the Franks).
1095: At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for the First Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy). Its goals were to defend the Eastern Roman Empire from the Seljuk Turks and to open Jerusalem to "Christian" pilgrims.
1295: The first elected representatives of Lancashire were summoned to Westminster by King Edward I to attend The Model Parliament. It was Edward I who removed the famous Stone of Scone from Scotland to England where it was used as the "Coronation Stone" for all new British monarchs. It was returned to Scotland after 700 years in Britain.
1382: The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, defeated Flemish rebels in Flanders.
1701: Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale and the Celsius thermometer, was born in Sweden.
1868: In a "punitive" raid ordered by General Philip Sheridan for attacks committed by other warriors in the area who were still trying to defend their native homelands, George Custer's 7th Cavalry slaughtered elderly Chief Black Kettle (who had already signed a peace treaty with "the white devils," as he called them), his wife (both Black Kettle and his wife were shot in the back) and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children who couldn't outrun soldiers on horseback) in their winter encampment on the Washita River.
1895: Swedish inventor (e.g. of dynamite) and industrialist (e.g. manufacturing cannons and other war supplies) Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prizes, including, ironically, the Nobel Peace Prize (considering how the originator of the prize made his fortune, and many of the war-making recipients of the "peace" prize ever since, some historians suggest that it should have been called the Nobel Hypocrite Prize).
1936: Prime Minister Anthony Eden warned Hitler that Britain would fight to protect Belgium.
1940: In Romania, the pro-Nazi Iron Guard slaughtered over 60 aides of the exiled king, including former prime minister Nicolae Jorga.
1942: The French navy at Toulon scuttled its own ships and submarines to prevent their capture by conquering German forces.
1967: French President Charles DeGaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the European Common Market.
1975: Ross McWhirter, co-editor and compiler of the Guiness Book of World Records, was shot dead in his home by "Irish Republican Army" gunmen.
1990: Britain's Conservative Party chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as party leader and prime minister.
2006: The Canadian House of Commons endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec "a nation within a unified Canada."