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Ha Mashiach King (Cont.) – 5

David wanted to build a house for Yehovah to dwell in, but He spoke through Nathan, His prophet saying,

Also Yehovah tells you [David] that He will make you a house. “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity [and he did], I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. (2Sa 7:12-15)

[Note: This note is the last part of the series on what the anointed (hamashiach, messiah, christ) actually is. Here are the 4 previous parts. Hamashiach, The Anointed One of Yehovah 1, The Anointed, The Priest 2, Give Us A King 3 and Ha Mashiach King, The Anointed King 4.]

David had many women and concubines; and, as a result, many sons also. But Solomon was one son of David in particular who, as 2nd Samuel says, “Yehovah loved.”

Then David comforted Bathsheba his woman, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Now Yehovah loved him. (2Sa 12:24)

During David’s reign Absalom, his 3rd born son tried to take David’s throne by force for himself and was later killed. And when David was old and advanced in years Adonijah, his 4th born son tried to take his throne without David’s consent in a bloodless coup. But David was warned of this by Bathsheba (Solomon’s mother) and then by Yehovah’s prophet Nathan.

And as David commanded,

So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and took him to Gihon. Then Zadok the priest took a horn of oil from the tabernacle and anointed [משׁח, mashach] Solomon. And they blew the horn, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!” And all the people went up after him; and the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth seemed to split with their sound. (1Ki 1:33-40)

[Note: The Cherethites and the Pelethites were David’s loyal fighting men which he recruited from the Philistines while he was in exile because of Saul. I believe he sent them with His son Solomon for protection as they escorted him through the streets of Jerusalem to Gihon and then back to the throne room in a kind of inaugural procession.]

But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites – from the nations of whom Yehovah had said to Israel’s seed, “You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their elohim [lawmakers and judges].” Solomon clung to these in love. (1Ki 11:1-2)

Because of Solomon’s building projects and the heavy yoke he laid on the back of his people, and his failure to follow Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging ways as David his father had; Yehovah divided his kingdom and gave a ten tribes to Jeroboam.

The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, made him the officer over all the labor force of the house of Joseph. Now it happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the way; and he had clothed himself with a new garment, and the two were alone in the field. Then Ahijah took hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces. And he said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel: ‘Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you (but he shall have one tribe for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel), because they have forsaken Me, and worshiped Ashtoreth the elohim of the Sidonians, Chemosh the elohim of the Moabites, and Milcom the elohim of the people of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways to do what is right in My eyes and keep My statutes and My judgments, as did his father David. (1Ki 11:28-33)

After Solomon very few kings were chosen and anointed by Yehovah’s priests or prophets; which is probably why Yehovah said through Samuel these words.

“And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and Yehovah will not hear you in that day.” (1Sa 8:18)

After the kingdom was divided most kings of Judah and Israel were selected because of their status as a son of the previous king or the kingdom was simply taken by a coup, by force. By and large, most of these kings did not follow Yehovah’s ways.

Remember one of the stipulations Yehovah gave when Israel asked for a king was that He would choose him from among the brethren; this rarely happened after Solomon and, as a result, Yehovah had His prophets anoint foreign kings to do His bidding.

Then Yehovah said to him [Elijah]: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint [משׁח, mashach] Hazael as king over Syria. Also you shall anoint [משׁח, mashach] Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint [משׁח, mashach] as prophet in your place. It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. (1Ki 19:15-17)

I expect that in these last days, sometime after Yehovah raises up His 144,000 sent ones and then rocks the world into a desolation and a wilderness, that the whole world is going to choose someone as a king for themselves. He, for all force and effect, will be the anointed (hamashiach) of Yehovah to punish them for their rebellion to Him, just as Yehovah anointed Hazael, the Syrian.

“Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation. I will send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and cut off not a few peoples. (Isa 10:5-7)

For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent. Also I have removed the boundaries of the people, and have robbed their treasuries. So I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.” (Isa 10:13-14)

But Yehovah says,

hamashiach kingShall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it? As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood! Therefore my [Isaiah’s] master, Yehovah of hosts, will send leanness among his fat ones; and under his glory He will kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. So the light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; it will burn and devour His thorns and his briers in one day. (Isa 10:15-17)

Yehovah’s son/seed, Israel, are His host and with His help, they are going to clean his clock!