Christ Through the Life of King David
The bible teaches the lessons through the physical things of the earth. Since human beings cannot perceive the spiritual world, God always teaches human beings through something they can understand, things they can see and know in everyday life. Since the family system in heaven is indescribable with human knowledge, God simply uses the terms used in an earthly family such as father, mother and children.
Also God uses historical figures to teach us the Christ. One of the characters of the Old Testament used to represent Christ is King David. Then why is Christ represented as King David? It is because Christ and King David share certain characteristics. Since we don’t know Christ, who is spiritual, we must take a look at King David first to know who the Christ is. By looking at the life and work of physical King David, God let us know the Christ who would fulfill those works of David spiritually. Let us find out the relationship between Christ and David through Zion, the city of David.
The Life and Work of King David
Then why is the Christ called King David? Let us first take a look at the life and work of King David.
2 Samuel 5:4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years. 6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. …. 7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David. 9 David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces[b] inward. 10 And he became more and more powerful, because the Lord God Almighty was with him.
Jesus Coming as King David
This is the work of David: he became king at the age of 30 and ruled his people 40 years and built Zion, the city of David for him and his people as a dwelling place. This work of David was given to us as prophecy, so that we would be able to know the Christ who would come and fulfill the prophecy spiritually. 2000 years ago, Jesus came King David and fulfilled the prophecy:
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 Spiritual Kingdom of God
He came as David to reign over his people establishing a kingdom. But we should not think all these things spiritually. Then what is his throne and what was his kingdom?
Luke 22:29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me.
Jesus definitely received a kingdom from God and gave it his disciples, but in the physical sense none of the disciples were kings ruling over a physical kingdom. Therefore, we must know the spiritual meaning behind it. Then how did Jesus fulfill the work of David? Then what is the spiritual kingdom Jesus established? The Zion, the city of David David established as dwelling for him and his people. Then what is the spiritual Zion Jesus should establish as spiritual King David?
Isaiah 33:20 Look on Zion, the city of our festivals; …. 21 There the Lord will be our Mighty One. …. 22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.
Jesus Establishing Zion
What is the spiritual Zion? It is a church that keeps the festivals of God. And God himself is dwelling as king, giving laws of God to his people. So Zion, the spiritual dwelling place of God and his people is a church where God’s people gather together and keeps the festivals of God. Zion is the true city of David which spiritual King David, Jesus must establish on this earth for his people. So God’s people must go to Zion and then they can learn the laws which God gives for his people so that they can receive the salvation.
Then did Jesus establish Zion as King David? If we take a look at the ministry of Jesus, he was establishing Zion by keeping the festivals of God such as Sabbath (Luke 4:16), the Passover (Matthew 26:26), Tabernacles (John 7:2), etc…. When he kept these festivals of God, he was actually establishing Zion, the City of David. Then at what age should Jesus establish Zion? At the age of 30 just as King David who was anointed as king at 30. After baptism Jesus started his ministry at 30.
Jesus Ministry as King David
Luke 3:21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too….Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.
He started his ministry at the age of 30 to fulfill the work of David. To make it complete he must preach the gospel for 40 years just as King David ruled over his people 40 years. But Jesus fulfilled this part of prophecy incompletely to open a way for his second coming. When he came for the first time, he taught gospel only three years, not 40 years. By leaving the prophecy unfulfilled, he was preparing for his second coming to fulfill all the prophecies of the bible so that he may be known as spiritual David.
Second Coming Christ Coming as King David
Then in the last days, when he is coming back again, there are several clues given to us so that we can know who the Christ is, who is coming as King David. Then what are the works that must be fulfilled by the Second Coming of Christ? First, he must start his ministry at 30, and complete the throne of David by working for the gospel for the unfulfilled 37 years of the throne of David. And he must establish Zion, the City of David and must teach his people the festivals of God.
Christ Ahnsahnghong, King David
Then who fulfilled the prophecy of the bible? Christ Ahnsahnghong. He got baptized at the age of 30 and finished 40 year reign of David by completing 37 years of unfulfilled throne of David. On top of all these things, the most important feature of David fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong is the City of David, Zion. Zion had been in ruin during the Dark Ages, when the laws of God was completely abolished by the work of Satan. Nobody could bring back the festivals of God.
This was also done to fulfill the prophecy because according to the prophecy it is only David himself (Christ) who would be able to establish Zion, the City of David by restoring the all the festivals of God as it was written in the Book of Revelation: “See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He (Christ) is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” No one can open the bible and teach the true laws of God except for the Second Coming Christ who is coming as David. Through the fulfillment of all the prophecies, we can truly tell that Ahnsahnghong is the true Christ testified in the bible!