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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.

The Tomb Of David 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.

2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

2:29 Men and brethren, 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. 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." (Acts 2:22-41 KJV)

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?

6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake. 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks? 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. 6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. 6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. 6:10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly." (Psalm 6:1-10 KJV)

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This Day In History, November 27

43 BC: Antony (see The Cleopatra Connection), Octavian (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars) and Lepidus formed Rome's Triumvirate (see The Politics Of Rome).

25: Emperor Guangwu of Han proclaimed Luoyang to be the capital of the China's Eastern Han Dynasty.

The Stone Of Scoon 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."


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