Samuel – Revealing Our Deliverer

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

In Samuel we have the account of David who would become the King of all Israel. We can see how king Saul pursued after David to kill him time and again, and we can also see this in Jesus’ life in the Gospels. Remember for instance that King Herod attempted to have Jesus killed when he ordered all the male children from the age of two and under killed in and around the regions of Bethlehem. Then later we can see throughout the Gospels that the Pharisees and other religious groups tried to kill Jesus. King David’s life parallels Jesus’ life in many ways, David took on the giant, while Christ took on the onslaughts of the Devil and his host of devil spirits in their attempt to kill him by inspiring the Jews to hate him and eventually to kill him. The children of Israel looked to David as a Savior, a deliverer, and a “captain over them” (I Samuel 22:2). David made the coming of Christ known to Israel as their Captain, Savior, and Deliverer, and showed them that Christ would be his son (through Mary), that Christ would reign as true king over Israel, and that Christ would sit on David’s throne, and be his Lord.

II Samuel 7:12-14a; 16:
-12: And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I {God} will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom {Christ’s}.
-13: He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
-14a: I will be his father, and he shall be my son. . .
-16: And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

These are references about Jesus Christ, he would build the house of God and his kingdom would be everlasting, and Christ would sit on the throne of his father, David. Unbeknownst to David or Israel at the time of this revelation in Samuel, the house of God where He would place His name would be built as a spiritual house, and Christians today would be spiritual members.

Hebrews 3:6 – But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if {since, or because} we {do} hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

I Timothy 3:15 – But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, {How?  By holding fast our confidence and rejoicing in the hope of Christ’s return for us.} which {house of God} is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Believers are members of the household and Church of the living God; it is the house that God Himself inhabits (Ephesians 2:19-22). The more we come to know our Deliverer, the more he will show us our spiritual seating with him in the house of God. Jesus Christ himself has and is the “master key.” In Luke 11:52 this key is called the “key of knowledge” (of Christ), which opens to us the front door of our spiritual home where we have eternal rest from all doubts, worries, and fears, and wherein the revealed blessings of God are laid out for us to enjoy. The more we believe to receive, the more we will, as our Deliverer continues manifesting himself in our hearts.

Revelation 3:7b – . . . These things saith he {Jesus Christ} that is holy, he that is true {truth}, he that hath the key of David {Isaiah 22:22}, he that openeth {to believers}, and no man shutteth {no one can prevent us from entering}; and shutteth {to unbelievers}, and no man openeth.