And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
The promise of a house (Temple), Kingdom and throne for a descendant of King David from the Lord is known as the Davidic Covenant. This is a promise that will only fail if the day and the night are no longer in existence, Jeremiah 33:19-21.
For almost 6,000 years, we have had a night followed by a day – God’s promise to David is as true as the next moonlit night or majestic sunrise. The Davidic Covenant will be fulfilled by that member of the linage of King David, the person of Jesus Christ.
The complete fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant is yet future. It will be fulfilled when Jesus Christ returns to the Earth, to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to set up His Kingdom by building His Temple on the Temple Mount (Zechariah 6:12-13) in Jerusalem.
It is in that Temple, where Jesus will be seated upon His “throne” as the promised descendant of King David. Jesus will rule and reign, forever. This is evidence that we are not now living in “the kingdom period”.
The “kingdom” is yet to come, right now Jesus is seated at the “right hand” of His Father in the heavens, Hebrews 1:3, 8:1 and 12:2. One day in the future the Father will give His Son, Jesus, the “kingdom”, Daniel 7:13 and 14.
Current events in this present world, in light of Bible Prophecy, seem to indicate that the coming of the Messiah is quickly approaching. The fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant’s promise is drawing closer.
One of those current events is the preparation to build another Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and this Temple will be built prior to the “Kingdom Temple”, in the Tribulation Period, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, II Thessalonians 2:4 and Revelation 11:1.
All the preparations have been made for that Tribulation Temple to be erected in Jerusalem at any time. The only thing that must happen before the next Temple is built is the Rapture, Jesus calling us to be with him in the heavenlies.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Thank you Lord for keeping your promises, like the Davidic Covenant, to the Jews, which confirms that You will keep all of Your promises to me.