I CHRONICLES

Chapter 29

"Solomon's Charge. [1 - 5]"
"Gifts by Princes. [6 - 8]"
"Preparation. Devotions. [10 - 20]"
"Solomon's Second Investiture. [22 - 25]"
"Review of Events; David. [26 - 30]

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I Chronicles 29:1 "Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, "Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the Lord God."

I Chronicles 29:2 "Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my god the gold for things to be made of God, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, and iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance."

I Chronicles 29:3 "Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,"

I Chronicles 29:4 "Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the house withal:"

I Chronicles 29:5 "The gold for things of gold and the silver of things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?"

I Chronicles 29:6 "Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,"

I Chronicles 29:7 "And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron."

I Chronicles 29:8 "And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite."

I Chronicles 29:9 The the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy."

I Chronicles 29:10 "Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, "Blessed be Thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever."

I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all."

We are reminded of Revelation 4:11 in this verse; "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." Everything that exists in this earthly realm of flesh man was created in and for His pleasure, yet created beings like to present themselves as having status along side of our eternal Father. Our purpose for being created was to give honor praise and worship to YHVH our Heavenly Father, and to His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

I Chronicles 29:12 "Both riches and honour come of Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all."

I Chronicles 29:13 "Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name."

I Chronicles 29:14 "But who am I, and what is my People, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee."

I Chronicles 29:15 "For we are strangers before Thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding."

I Chronicles 29:16 "O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build Thee an house for Thine holy name cometh of Thine hand, and is all Thine own."

I Chronicles 29:17 "I know also, my God, that Thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mime heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy Thy People, which are present here, to offer willingly unto Thee."

I Chronicles 29:18 "O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Thy People, and prepare their heart unto Thee:"

I Chronicles 29:19 "And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep Thy commandments, Thy testimonies, and Thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision."

I Chronicles 29:20 "And David said to all the congregation, "Now bless the Lord your God." And all the congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the Lord, and the king."

The book of I Kings starts at the time this event of Solomon taking the throne from David. David is old and very weak, as recorded in I Kings 1:1; "Now King David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes but he gat no heat. " While the thoughts for David at this time in the palace were for his health, he still had not confirmed the appointment and anointing of Solomon to the throne to follow him.

Meanwhile down the road and just out of town, Adonijah, one of David's other sons had called a meeting and feast for the purpose of gaining support for the People to declare him as the king when David died.

I Kings 1:5 "Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, "I will be king:" and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him."

This sounds like something modern day politicians would do to muster support for their campaign. Adonijah had all of David's family there except David and Solomon, the two that counted. As the night went on, Bath-sheba saw what was going on down the road, and she knew that something had to be done fast, or her son Solomon would not take the throne.

I Kings 1:17 "And she [Bath-sheba] said unto him [David], "My lord, thou swarest by the Lord thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.' "

Bath-sheba is reminding David, her husband, of a promise that David swore many years before, promising that Solomon would be the next king of Israel, when David died or stepped down. So here on David's death bed, he still had not made a move to place Solomon to the throne of Israel. So Bath-sheba is telling David:

I Kings 1:18-19 "And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thous knowest it not:" [18] "And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called." [19]

There was a party going on, as recorded in I Chronicles 29, but the Kenite scribes failed to tell us that this feast was for Adonijah, not Solomon to become king. Everyone was at the party, even Zadok the priest, and the head of David's army. After Bath-sheba had said her piece, she left the room, and Nathan the prophet came in. David thought over what Bath-sheba had said, and was now going to do something about his promise.

I Kings 1:30 "Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, `Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reigh after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead;' even so will I certainly do this day."

Like so many people even today, they put off those things that should have been done years ago, but left to the last words on the death bed. David is going to make Solomon king immediately, that day.

I Kings 1:33 "The king also said unto them, "Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:"

David is giving the orders to visually present Solomon as the king, riding the kings mule, and going to David's house to be anointed and crowned king of Israel.

I Kings 1:34 "And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow the trumpet, and say, `God save king Solomon.' "

This anointing and the trumpets is just as Queen Elizabeth was crowned, and all the royal rulers before her. "God save the king Solomon". And Solomon was king. The kings and queens of the land are the guardians of the faith of the land.

So when the feast was going on down at Adonijah's house, off in the distance they could hear the trumpets sounding from the palace. Jonathan, the son of Adonijah, brought the new that David has just made Solomon king over Israel. "Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king." It could be death for all those at this feast, for the intent of that feast was to place Adonijah on the throne rather than Solomon. There were many sacrifices and offerings of thanksgiving given to the Lord, but the Kenite scribes like to change the picture a bit, by adding or just overlook certain facts, like Adonijah's feast that was going on, and the fact that David never committed Solomon to the throne until the very last days of his life.

Praise God that Solomon did ascend to the throne, for in his wisdom and judgments we have benefited from that wisdom and instructions even today in our lives. God has His will, and when anyone gets in the way of that will, God has His way of removing them out of the way.

I Chronicles 29:21 "And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings unto the Lord, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, and thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:"

In verse I Kings 1:26; "But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called." God set the stage for the false feast that would take place, so that His appointed would not be there; why? Because the true anointing and would take place while the rest of the people were committing themselves to this false king. Sounds sort of like another time when the world will be feasting and giving in marriage, to the fasle christ, and then those that have prepared themselves for the true marriage will go in and be part of that celebration.

There is a time coming very shortly when the bodies of the two witnesses bodies will be lying in the streets in Jerusalem after Satan has killed them. Satan will then declare himself God, and all the people of the world will believe Satan to be God. All that is except God's elect will believe this lie.

Revelation 11:10 "And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another: because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth."

Look back at the party that Adonijah was throwing for the leadership of Israel, as he proclaimed himself to be the new king. All the people were there except those that were true to God, David and Solomon. They were not even invited; and when Satan killed these witnesses, if your one of the elect, there will be no pleasure for you either in the death of God's elect. If you are one of the Elect, will be sealed with the truth, and you know the true King from the fake, and you will know enough to just stay away as the world celebrates their fake king.

Revelation 11:11 "And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them."

Of course when the two prophets arise, it marks the end of this earth age, for immediate the seventh angel sounds the seventh trump, "and the second woe is past: and behold the third woe cometh quickly." This earth age of flesh man is over and done with, and we move into the Millennium age of Christ's kingdom right here on earth. There is a lesson for us to learn, even from that crowning of Solomon, that time when the false king Adonijah tried to present himself as the new king.

I Chronicles 29:22 "And did eat and drink before the Lord on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the Lord to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest."

I Chronicles 29:23 "Then Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him."

I Chronicles 29:24 "And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king."

Once David had Solomon anointed, his brothers departed from Adonijah's feast to join and bow themselves to Solomon's crowning. Solomon had the right to claim their lives for this act of treason, but in his wisdom, he did not.

I Chronicles 29:25 "And the Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel."

These books of the Chronicles were written about five hundred years after this time of David and Solomon, and as we read in I Chronicles 2:55, the Kenites, had taken over the duties of the scribes, the keeping of the records for the Jews, that mixture of the house of Judah with these sons of Cain, called the Kenites. Once we understand who they are and were, then we can understand why certain things are left out of their records. In a way, this is one way that God has to alert His elect as to how their reporting will be in these last days. Just as the Kenites controlled the temple and records keeping, they also control how things are today, so expect it to happen. It is in our Lord's Word for a reason, to give each of God's elect a warning for these end times.

Paul warned us in I Corinthinas 10:11, 12; "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." [11] "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." [12]

My friend, we are in the time of the end, the Jews have returned to Israel, the one world system called the United Nation has all the nations of the earth chartered to its membership, and many of the events of the latter days are history to us today. So as you read the reports daily in what ever form of new you rely on, understand that the agenda of the press is to block your mind from the truth. You are in the latter day, so expect it to happen.

I Chronicles 29:26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel."

I Chronicles 29:27 "And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem."

I Chronicles 29:28 "And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead."

I Chronicles 29:29 "Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,"

2nd Samuel 24:11-15 Records how when God used this Prophet Gad to inform David of the punishment that would come over him and Israel for the sins that David had committed.

I Chronicles 29:30 "With all his rein and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries."

This thought continues over into II Chronicles. It was originally written to be read as one book, and not two books.


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