II Samuel Chapter 23
"The Last Words of David."
Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
transcription is provided with written permission by http://www.theseason.org
These are the last words of David and it is the words that fits the key to unlock the lock.
II Samuel 23:1 "Now these be the last words of David, David the son of Jesse said, And the man who was raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,"
So this is giving us the key to understand the lineage of David that the Christ child would come through. This is identifying the promise of the natural Seed of Jacob, with the name change to Israel, passed down through Jesse and to David. The word "said" in the Hebrew text is "na'am", which is to indicate that it is a divine intervention from God, so these words are from God and not the psalmist.
II Samuel 23:2 " "The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, And His word was in my tongue."
This is to say that though the words came from my mouth, the words were from the Holy Spirit of God. This is the same as it will be in the last days, when the elect are delivered up, as recorded in Mark 13:11; for it will be the Spirit of God that does the speaking, but the words will be formed in the mouth of His trusted elect.
Mark 13:11 "But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost [Spirit]."
II Samuel 23:3 "The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spake to me, `He that ruleth over men must be just, Ruling in the fear o God."
The people wanted a king, and God gave them a throne, and anointed the king over the coronation stone beneath him. However we have one King, when we are in Christ, and God wanted to be that king over all parts of our lives. The Father sent us a king, Jesus Christ, and shortly that King shall return and take His rightful position on His Throne. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The second Psalms goes right along with this verse, and the key of David, that unlocks the doors into the kingdom.
II Samuel 23:4 "And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, Even a morning without clouds; As the tender grass springing out of the earth By clear shining after rain.' "
This morning star will give forth the purest water that there is, watered by the due of the early morning. Jesus Christ is that morning star that brings us the purest water from His Word.
II Samuel 23:5 "Although my house be not so with God; Yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant , Ordered in all things, and sure: For this is all my salvation, and all my desire, Although He make it not to grow."
This "everlasting covenant" is so sure that you can count on it being absolute. Our salvation is all tied up in Christ, that is God's path and His way to salvation. When you follow that path, you will always overcome, and it should be you that desires to follow those thing that He "ordered" in His Word. There are two coming, and both will look and act like the morning star, only the first one will be a fake, and imposter. The fake morning star will come at the sixth trumpet, while the True Morning Star will come at the seventh and last trumpet.
II Samuel 23:6 "But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with hands:"
This is speaking of Jesus' parable of the tares of the field, they are the sons of Belial or Satan, and they are the Kenites. They are here and amongst us now and those thorns will be with us all the way to the coming of Christ at the second advent or coming. These sons of Belial are the thorns, and when you go out to gather thorns and pull them up by the roots, you need gloves for protection. However the angels are not like flesh man, and they can.
Those "thorns" are in many places, even behind the pulpits in many cases. They make up lies about the Scripture, and modify God's Word for their own use. They substitute their traditions for the truths of God's Word, and present themselves as ministers of the Word. Paul addresses these false ministers in II Corinthians 11:13-15; when he told us to look our for them, and be on guard.
II Corinthians 11:13 "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ."
"Transforming" in the Greek text is "disguising", for they appear to be something that they are not.
II Corinthians 11:14 "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed [disguised as] into an angel of light."
II Corinthians 11:15 "Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed [disguised] as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
God is going to remove all those thorns at his coming, those ministers that like to come disguised as ministers of righteousness, but they twist and substitute their false doctrine. Those evil ministers are going to be removed and judged in accordance to the works.
II Samuel 23:7 "But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; And they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place." "
Read Matthew 13, concerning the burning of the tares. Jesus had just given several parables before His disciples and the Jewish Kenite religious leaders, and then when Jesus was alone with the Disciples, He explained the details of those parables. Remember from the parable that He said to leave the tares in the field to grow amongst the good wheat, for the master did not want one grain to be lost in the harvest. In due time, after the grain and the tares come to maturity, they will reveal their true color, for the grain becomes golden, while the tares are turned black as the night that they are in.
The tares are the Kenites, they are the offspring of Cain, the son born to the sexual relations between Eve and Satan in the Garden of Eden. Yes, the fruit from that sin was not the eating of apples, but a sexual affair that brought a child into this world and his name was Cain. To understand any of the parables, and the key of David it is a must to know exactly what happened back there in the garden, for that event has been disguised and hidden in fairy-tales, and myths and false doctrine [man's tradition], and it is taught in church houses today as being the truth of God's Word.
Matthew 13:37 "He answered and said unto them, "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;"
The man that sowed the good seed sowed it a field that was well prepared. In the Greek, when the "Son of man" is used, it is in reference to God in the flesh, or Jesus the Christ. Remember that in the parable the seed was a grain of wheat, which represented a different seed, called "sperma". of the seed of man; a child.
Matthew 13:38 "The field is the world; and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;"
The field is the entire world of this earth age of the flesh. The good seed are the children of God's kingdom. Not apple seeds, but babies that came from the womb of mothers. Many churches today get all confused between apples and babies. The good seed are the children that came from the union between Eve and Adam, through Seth, for Abel was murdered by his half brother Cain in the garden of Eden.
The result of Eve having a sexual union with the devil, in Satan's role of the serpent or deceiver, was the birth of baby Cain. In Strong's Hebrew dictionary # 7014, and 7017 completely identifies these Kenites as being the offspring of Cain, from the Garden of Eden.
The two seeds then are the offspring of Satan, and the offspring of God.
Matthew 13:39 "The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels."
Satan, the devil is identified clearly as being the enemy of God. God has His plan and the Kenites are the negative part of that plan. They are the hidden ones that are in the field in this world age, and there is no human that can distinguish the good from the bad, until the harvest. God sets the appointed time for the harvest, and only His angels with their supernatural powers can do the harvesting. God can see right into their hearts and minds, and he knows exactly who the Kenites are, and where they are hiding.
The tares or Kenites that are converted are no longer tares, for upon repentance and belief in Jesus Christ, they also become the sons of God, and joint heirs with Christ in His kingdom. When they repent, they will become the wheat that is sifted, and saved for the kingdom of God.
Matthew 13:40 "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world."
This process of burning and destruction is detailed completely in Revelation 19:11-15.
Matthew 13:41 "The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;"
Notice that when the gathering takes place, the tares will be in His kingdom, and taken "out of His kingdom". They will be in their incorruptible bodies, however their souls will still be "mortal" [liable to die]. If these tares have not repented, and changed, and following Christ by the end of the Millennium age, they will be "cast into the lake of fire".
Matthew 13:42 "And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
"The wailing and gnashing of teeth" will start one thousand years prior to the casting into the fire for it will be at the coming of the Christ at the end of the age of flesh man. It will be at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet. Then it will continue for the thousand year period.
Mathew 13:43 "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."
Friend, you either have the ears to hear, or you do not. If you have the ears to hear it is because the Spirit of God has opened them with understanding, and your mind will ear with clarity. Only a child of God has the ears to hear. God is very patient and at the end of the Millennium age Satan, his Kenites or tares, and all that offends God will burn.
II Samuel 23:8 "These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lifted up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time."
The remainder of this chapter goes into David's champions. In I Chronicles 11 it is recorded as three hundred which is probable more correct.
II Samuel 23:9 "And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, on of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:"
There were three exceptional men that far outshined all the others and Eleazar is one of them. They each proved themselves on the battle field.
II Samuel 23:10 "He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil."
God gave this person the power to do this act, when human strength had gone out of him; "The Lord wrought the great victory that day." This history follows the promise of the prayer that was given in the prior chapter. It documents to us that we can trust God when He promises us that He will give us the victory. He took one man and used him to slay three hundred.
II Samuel 23:11 "And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentils: and the people fled from the Philistines."
These Philistines were very wicked people.
II Samuel 23:12 "But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory."
When these Philistines were doing their very wicked deeds in Israel, the Lord gave His mighty man the victory. The Lord is cleaning up his ground and land.
II Samuel 23:13 "And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim."
This time the Philistines were camped in the valley of the giants [Rephaim].
II Samuel 23:14 "And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem."
The Philistines had moved into and take over Bethlehem, the birthplace that Christ would be born. They made Bethlehem a military strong hold, right at the doorsteps of Jerusalem. David was camped near by and was moving to retake the town.
II Samuel 23:15 "And David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-leham, which is by the gate."
Sure David was thirsty for water, and he said that he would like to have some fresh water from the well of Bethlehem. However he should not have said such a thing, for when the three mighty men heard that David wanted the water, they were set in their minds to get it for David.
II Samuel 23:16 "And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord."
When David saw that these three men went right through the Philistine lines and got the water for David, David saw their devotion to him.
II Samuel 23:17 "And he said, "Be it far from me, O Lord that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives?" therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men."
David saw that these three were champions for God, and dedicated to God's anointed. They risked their lives for this pure water, even going into the camp of the enemy. The water for the end times is for the hearing of the Word of God with understanding. The thing that we should observe in these three men was their trust and their faith in the Lord that brought them through. God promised them that he would build a wall around them, and bring them victory, and they acted on those promises. Their faith brought them through for it was God that gave them the strength to overcome the enemy.
What we are reading here is God's perfect way of teaching, first the prayer, as in the prior chapter, and then the answer to that prayer. And here we see how it all came to pass. Which is to say, that by believing in Him, He would teach you to war, and through the war He would give you the victory. Then when all these things happened, it became real because God was with them.
II Samuel 23:18 "And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, and had the name among three."
This goes back to the thirteenth verse for reference.
II Samuel 23:19 "Was he not most honourable of three: therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three."
II Samuel 23:20 "And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabseel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:"
This man Benaiah took on "lionlike men", which in the Hebrew were "men of Ariel". They were the offspring to the fallen angels, and probably much like Goliath. Benaiah also was fearless and even slew a lion in a pit.
II Samuel 23:21 "And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear."
Benaiah went against a fine Egyptian warrior that had a spear in his hand, and all Benaiah had was a stick or staff.
II Samuel 23:22 "These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among three mighty men."
II Samuel 23:23 "He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard."
The rest of the names of this chapter are the names that are covered throughout the book of II Samuel. The last person mentioned in this chapter, verse 39, was Uriah the Hittite. He was the man that David had murdered for the sake of taking his wife Bathsheba. That sin of David cause so much grief for David and his family, that many people were killed because of that sin.
II Samuel 23:24 "Asahel the borther of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,"
II Samuel 23:25 "Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,"
II Samuel 23:26 "Helaz the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,"
II Samuel 23:27 "Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,"
II Samuel 23:28 "Zalmon the Ahohite, Mararai the Netophathite,"
II Samuel 23:29 "Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin,"
II Samuel 23:30 "Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,"
II Samuel 23:31 "Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,"
II Samuel 23:32 "Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,"
II Samuel 23:33 "Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,"
II Samuel 23:34 "Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Elam the son fo Ahithophel the Gilonite,"
II Samuel 23:35 "Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,"
II Samuel 23:36 "Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,"
II Samuel 23:37 "Zelik the Ammonite, Nahari the Beerothite, armourbearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah,"
Notice that the armorbearer to Joab is mentioned, but not Joab.
II Samuel 23:38 "Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,"
II Samuel 23:39 "Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all"
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