From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will see the new day.
To: those that will see the kingdom.
To: those that will see the restoration of David’s tabernacle.
. Interesting Sabbath scripture portion today.
. The first sabbath (7th day) after the 7 days of Passover. 2017.
. 7 signifies completion.
. Shemini means ‘eighth’.
. 8 signifies ‘new beginning’.
. the Haftorah portion for today is 2Samuel 6:1-7:17.
. I offer a short synopsis of today’s Haftorah reading.
. I’m reading from: The Pentateuch And Haftorahs. edited by J.H. Hertz. Second Edition.
. David always had it in his heart to build God a house.
. the Lord spoke to David through Nathan the prophet:
. v. 5. Go and tell my my servant David: thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build Me a house for Me to dwell in?
. Hertz: shalt thou build? i.e. thou shalt not build.
. Hertz: the prophet’s message is that not David shall build a house unto God, but God shall build a ‘house’ (i.e. a dynasty) for David.
. v. 10. and I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be disquieted no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more.
. Hertz: better, I have appointed…have planted…and they dwell in their own place. better, thou shalt not be moved any more.
. v. 11. …and I will cause thee to rest from all thine enemies. Moreover the Lord telleth thee that the Lord will make thee a house.
. Hertz: Establish your family as a dynasty.
. v.16. …and thy house and thy kingdom shall be made sure for ever before thee; thy throne shall be established for ever.
. Hertz: permanently established.
. dynasty. Websters: a succession of rulers of the same line of descent. a powerful group or family that maintains it’s position for a considerable time.
. dynast. Websters: to be able, have power. ruler.
. Amos 9:11-15. In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old…
. Acts 15:15,16. and to this agree the words of the prophets: as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
. 1948 is the year that God sent a mighty worldwide revival among the gentiles. it was called the ‘Latter Rain’ revival.
. 1948 is the year that Israel became a nation.
. 2018 will be 70 years since God began a ‘new thing, in the earth.
. 70 years since He began the restoration of David’s dynasty.
. David’s house.
. David’s kingdom.
. David’s rule.
. David’s tabernacle.
. Israel. one new man.
. Israel. the whole house.
. Israel. all of the the 12 tribes.
. Israel. redeemed gentile. redeemed Jew.
. David’s kingdom, David being a type of the Lord Jesus, at last restored.
. to Israel.