Buckle your seatbelts, friends…we’re taking quite a ride today! I pray you are blessed as we discover deeper things about our part in the Davidic Covenant. If you just stumbled onto this page, we are looking at part 5 of a lesson entitled “Bring the King Home!” Today’s portion will make little sense without the first four, so review them here:
- A Fourth Great Covenant
- Jesus, the Root and Offspring of David
- The Messianic Age…the Millennium
- David: a Forerunner of Christ
Yesterday, after discovering the parallels between the return of David to the Jewish people and the return of Jesus to the Jewish people, I promised the best is yet to come…and I pray you find that to be true today!
We’re talking about the Davidic Covenant. Yet there were three other covenants (discussed in weeks prior) that proceed the Davidic Covenant:
- Abrahamic Covenant – where we focused on God’s promise of land and descendants to Abraham
- Mosaic Covenant – where we focused on the law given to Moses because the world did not recognize a need for salvation
- New Covenant – where we focused on the cross of Jesus’ death, to purchase our salvation
In looking at the Davidic Covenant, we will focus on the Morning Star, introduced at the conclusion of a verse we looked at previously this week:
I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.
~Revelation 22:16 (NKJV)
Indeed, Jesus Christ is not only the Root and Offspring of David, but is also the Bright and Morning Star, given to us! (Revelation 2:26-28) In fact, 2 Peter 1:19 tells us that we would do well to pay attention because the morning star rises in our hearts! Friends, in the heart of every Christian rises the morning star! Jesus, the King of the Davidic Covenant, resides in us, and rises in us! Thus, we certainly have a part in the Davidic Covenant! Indeed, we are told we will sit with Him on His throne! (Revelation 3:21) Astounding!
Numbers 24:17 also tells us that the star will come out of Jacob (Jacob represents transformation and reconciliation) and that a scepter will rise out of Israel. The Bright and Morning Star will destroy the enemies of God and will usher in the Davidic Kingdom!
But, it all hinges on this:
For I [Jesus, the Bright and Morning Star] tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
We have a responsibility as Christians. As the Morning Star rises in our own hearts, we must pray faithfully for Israel to fulfill her destiny. She has one great and final purpose of God: to bring the King home!
Though we still have other lessons to go, I want to end this one with these very profound questions: As Christians, do we find our final satisfaction only in the New Covenant? Are we satisfied that God decided to save us through the Jewish people, and He sent His Son to purchase our salvation? (For which we should be very grateful, BTW!)
Or are we prepared to make payments toward a debt we cannot ultimately pay? Will we fulfill our call to pray and to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy for the Messiah they gave us? You see, only when the Davidic Covenant is fulfilled will God’s purpose for the Jews be fulfilled. The Morning Star rises in OUR hearts. Will we allow it to shine brightly in these last days?