The bible teaches us that we must seek David in the last day for salvation. Then who is the David and how can we correctly recognize him for salvation?
David and Salvation
Hosea 4:5 Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.
Then who is the David we have to seek in the last day? Since this book was written 250 years after the death of the physical David, the second king of Israel, we have to understand this spiritually. The David this prophecy speaks about is the spiritual David who would come in the last day.
This prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus 2000 years ago by coming as David sitting on the throne of David.
Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.
The time frame of the prophecy of the Book of Hosea is the last day, the end time. Jesus fulfilled this prophecy by appearing at the end of the old covenant and establishing the new covenant. However, the true last day is the end time just before the Day of Judgment. It concerns about the time when God comes to punish the peoples of the earth with fire.
The Prophecies in the Book of Ezekiel
Just before the Day of Judgment, we have to meet King David for the salvation. Without finding him, no one can be saved in the last day. The Book of Ezekiel also testifies that God would come as David and grant salvation to his people in the last day.
The time frame of this prophecy is the end time. The prophecy says that it concerns “on the day of clouds and darkness.” (Ezekiel 34:2) At the end of the chapter God prophesies that He would come as David and take care of his sheep as good shepherd. (Ezekiel 34:23) We can see the same prophecy in Chapter 37 of the book.
Ezekiel 37:24 My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever. 27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28 Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.
All these prophecies teaches that God would come as David in the last day and He will gather his people and give them salvation. That is why in the book of Hosea, God teaches us that we have to seek King David in the last day for the salvation.
The Sign of David
Then how can we know the David and receive him for the salvation? God gave a clear sign to David that we may recognize him. The bible teaches that David will bring the eternal covenant for our salvation. And through the eternal covenant we can know David and come to him for salvation.
Isaiah 55:2 Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. 3 Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
For the life or salvation of his people, God says that he will make an everlasting covenant. This covenant is God’s promise given only to David. Therefore, David who appears in the last day for salvation must bring the everlasting covenant God gave him as promise.
Then what is the everlasting covenant that gives life to the soul? In the Book of Hebrews God shows the main attribute of the everlasting covenant.
Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep
The everlasting covenant is the covenant established with the blood of Christ and it has power to give life even to the dead, which means it has power for eternal life and salvation. According to the bible, Jesus who appeared as David 2000 years ago, established the everlasting covenant with his blood, which is called the new covenant Passover. (Matthew 26:17, 26~28)
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Even though Jesus established the new covenant as spiritual David for the salvation of soul, around 4th century the everlasting covenant was abolished by the work of Satan. As the Book of Ezekiel describes, God people got scattered all over as lost sheep and became prey for the wild animals.
For this reason God must come again as good shepherd. Then in our time who came as King David according to the prophecies of the bible restoring the everlasting covenant for the salvation of soul? It is Christ Ahnsahnghong. Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the everlasting covenant that is the new covenant Passover. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the spiritual David that we have to meet for the salvation.
Now God is calling us to come and receive the salvation by keeping the new covenant Passover, which is the true everlasting covenant God promised to David.