Hope for the Messiah and the Davidic Covenant
All Scripture points to the coming of the Messiah and His Gospel message. All of God’s prophets foretold the coming of the Messiah in one way or another. John the Baptist had the distinct privilege of paving the way for the Messiah’s sudden appearance, proclaiming “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” However, it was Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah who pointed to Him, using the Davidic covenant as their reference. Taking the words of the prophet Ezekiel in 37:23, “They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. But I will save them from all the backslidings in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” Ezekiel points to the future salvation of Israel that the Messiah will accomplish. Ezekiel directly points to the fact that the Messiah will be their God. Meanwhile, Jeremiah points to the righteousness of the Messiah, and how the Messiah will be the one King righteous enough to keep the complete Davidic covenant. Jeremiah 23:5-6 states, “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.” Again, Jesus was alluded to as the Messiah. The LORD is Yahweh the LORD is our righteousness.
Even though Israel backslides and falls away from the Lord, God is faithful to honor His promise. God on earth is Christ, Christ is the Messiah and Christ was there during the establishment of the Davidic covenant. All authority and power is granted to the Messiah. No sinful person can have all power and dominion, only Christ can uphold such authority. Isaiah 9:6-7, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
All covenants established on earth are established and fulfilled by God Himself. No mere man can possibly uphold an unconditional covenant such as established by God Almighty. The Messiah descends to earth to fulfill the covenants and prophecies as described by Luke in Luke 1:31-33 “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” and 2 Samuel 7:16 “And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.” Gabriel, an angel of the Most High God is telling Mary that the Son she will conceive will fulfill the Davidic covenant. Knowing the laws and prophets, she is not ignorant of this fact. She later sings songs of praise for this news.
Other prophets speak of the Davidic covenant. Amos 9:11-12 “In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,” declares the Lord who does this.” God declares through the prophet Amos that His covenant once fulfilled will allow all nations who call on the name of the LORD to be restored along with Israel. Who are all nations? The Gentiles. The Lord Jesus shall reign during the millennial Kingdom as stated in Revelation 11:15 “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” From the line of Judah Jesus was born, direct lineage to King David. Who reigns forevermore? Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One, King of kings and Lord of lords, the Alpha and the Omega. The Kingdom of God will reign over all, Jew and Gentile. Revelation 7:9 “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,”. The Messianic prophecies have come to complete fulfillment through the death and resurrection of Christ our LORD. We now look to the fulfillment of the Davidic covenant. All that remains is the establishment of Christ’s reign here on earth. The throne of Christ shall be eternal, righteous, holy, and peaceful.
Psalm 89:29-37 “I will establish his offspring forever
and his throne as the days of the heavens.
30 If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules,
31 if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
32 then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
33 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
35 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness;
I will not lie to David.
36 His offspring shall endure forever,
his throne as long as the sun before me.
37 Like the moon it shall be established forever,
a faithful witness in the skies.” Selah
The prophets point to Christ as Messiah and David sings song of praise that his kingdom shall endure through the reign of the Anointed One. The portrait painted by the prophets is this; Christ is our Holy King, establishing an eternal Kingdom reigning over all of the nations forevermore, Amen.
These say it better, haha