To be David’s Son and a King
Prophecy: The Messiah would be from the Tribe of Judah, to be David’s Son and a King
God's Promise to the Tribe of Judah
Genesis 49:10 “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.”
God's Promise to David's Throne
2 Samuel 7:16 “”your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.“
Food for Thought:
- Why did the Scriptures always say “David’s throne” and never said “Solomon’s throne?”
- Why didn’t Solomon’s throne last forever?
- How did God make David’s kingdom “established” forever? See below.
How did Messiah Jesus Fulfill the Prophecy?
As it was written in the New Covenant (NIV & TLV),
Matthew 2:6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
The Lineage of David
David's Kingdom was "Established" by Jesus.
Jesus was born to Joseph, a descendant of David (Matthew 1:1-17). Some scholars believe that the Jewish genealogical records were stored in the Temple. Since Jesus was born before the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, no one accused Jesus of not being a descendant of Judah before 70 CE.
Matthew 1:1 “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:”
David’s kingdom was “established” by the Jewish Messiah Jesus in the first century. David’s throne was “established” when God raised “up Jesus to sit on His throne” and exalted Him “to the right hand of God” (Acts 2:29-36).