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Monday, March 13 2017
The Messiah's House Of David Prophecy
"And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin's name was Mary"
The Hebrew word, pronounced baw-yith, means a family household, but was moreover used as a term of allegiance to a particular leader (the Anglo-Saxon word "king" referred to the father of a kin, a family; "patriotism" means faithful to the father - see the Fact Finder question below to understand what "patriotism" means to God). As such, the English-language word "house" is used to translate that Hebrew word.
When the LORD impeached Israel's first king, Saul (see Saul's Impeachment), it resulted in an Israelite civil war "between the house of Saul and the house of David" (see The Anointing Of David). At that time, David's "house" was in Hebron, while Saul's house was north of Jerusalem - Jerusalem did not become an Israelite city until David captured it after the civil war (see How Long Was Jerusalem The Capital Of Israel?). Only from then did the "house of David" become associated with Jerusalem.
"3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
David's house was established at Jerusalem when he was king of the united kingdom of Israel - all of the tribes held their allegiance to the house of David. Later however, when Israel was divided into two independent kingdoms because of Solomon's apostasy, the northern ten tribes declared themselves to be politically and religiously separate from the house of David. The "lost ten tribes" never returned to the house of David, yet (see When Will The United Kingdom Be Restored?).
"10:16 And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.
That was not however the end of the purpose of the house of David at Jerusalem - even when the Kingdom of Judah itself became defiant of themselves to their own purpose (see Why Did Judah Fall To Babylon?).
"21:7 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever." (2 Chronicles 21:7 KJV)
Even when it went so far that the Messiah was rejected, the LORD God, Who was later born as the Messiah (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation and A Biography Of Jesus Christ: How Long In Bethlehem?), prophesied the remedy for their rejection of Him - centuries before it even happened.
"12:8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
And so it was that the Messiah was born, at the appointed time, to the house of David - His House, that He created for Him to be born of it.
"1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
This Day In History
This Day In History, March 13
607: The 12th recorded passage of Halley's Comet (as it was later named after a man; see The Christian Universe).
624: The Battle of Badr. Known as "the turning point of Islam," it was a major victory for Muhammad's army of "Islam" (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).
1519: Spanish Conquistador ("conqueror") Hernando Cortez landed in Mexico.
1569: During the Third French Religious War, the Huguenots under Prince de Conde were defeated by the Catholics at the Battle of Jarnac.
1639: Harvard College (known today as Harvard University) was named for the English clergyman John Harvard, a lifetime loyal servant and pioneer of England's colonies in North America.
1656: Dutch colonial authorities denied Jews the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, later renamed by the British as New York City. Now with 2 million Jews, New York is today one of the largest Jewish-populated cities on earth, second only to Tel Aviv in Israel.
1759: Halley's Comet made its 27th recorded perihelion (the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun). It was the comet's first return since it was predicted by English astronomer Edmund Halley to do so. Halley died January 14 1742 - 17 years before.
1781: The planet "Uranus" (the pagan name that humans have given to it) was discovered by German-born English astronomer Sir William Herschel.
1809: Sweden's King Gustavus IV was overthrown in a coup d'etat and was replaced by his uncle Charles XIII.
1813: Sweden joined the Grand Alliance against Napoleon and his allies.
1865: During the U.S. Civil War, the Confederate Congress under President Jefferson Davis signed a bill allowing slaves to join the Confederate army in exchange for freedom - a bizarre collusion in which the former slaves would then be fighting to keep other slaves in slavery.
1868: The U.S. Senate began the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
1881: Russian Czar Alexander II was assassinated when a bomb was thrown at him near his palace.
1900: The British under Frederick Roberts captured Bloemfontein in the South African Boer War. The Boers (a Dutch word meaning farmer) were white descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa; their Dutch-related language is known as Afrikaans.
1908: The first automobile in Jerusalem (see also A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1930: Clyde Tombaugh announced the discovery of the planet "Pluto" (the pagan name that humans have given to it).
1935: 3,000 year-old archives were discovered in Jerusalem. They matched the Biblical record.
1938: Austrian Chancellor Seyss-Inquart introduced a law re-unifying Austria with the German Reich (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1964: Catherine (Kitty) Genovese, 40, was murdered in Queens, New York, with dozens of neighbors watching. The attack lasted nearly 30 minutes, but no one helped or called police because, as some told authorities later, they "didn't want to get involved" (the origin of the popular term at that time).
1989: A tremendous magnetic storm produced by solar flares tripped the circuit breakers at the James Bay generating station, and was soon followed by a complete collapse of the power system in Quebec. Power failures also occurred in Ontario, British Columbia, Sweden, and in states throughout the U.S. The solar flares also disrupted radio communications, marine and navigational signals worldwide for many days, sometimes causing freak conditions e.g. California Highway Patrol communications overpowered local transmissions in Minnesota, and automatic garage doors in a California suburb began to open and close on their own.
1990: The Soviet parliament voted to end the political monopoly of the Communist Party after 72 years.
1992: Pravda, founded in 1912 by Lenin, the official newspaper of the Soviet Communist Party, ceased publication because of lack of funds.
1996: The Dunblane massacre. In Dunblane, Scotland, 16 Primary School children and 1 teacher were murdered by a gunman, Thomas Watt Hamilton, who then committed suicide.
1997: A deranged Jordanian soldier shot and killed 7 Israeli girls on a school trip to an area called "The Island of Peace" on the border with Jordan (see also Jordan's West Bank Invasion).
2008: Gold prices reached $1,000 per ounce for the first time.
2013: The Church of Rome's Pope Benedict XVI was succeeded by Pope Francis.