Seeking God for the Deeper Meaning
Paul spoke a deeper meaning of David's Testimony.
Acts 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
Acts 13:36-39 — For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. 38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
I. The Different Expresssions of the Name "David"
The name David is mentioned many times in the New testament and 1100 times in the whole bible. The New Testament uses many expressions "of David". These expressions shed light on the deeper meaning behind the life and person of David. This is important because David is a type of Christ.
1. Son of David
2. House of David
Luke 1:27 — To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
3. City of David
Luke 2:4 — And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Luke 2:11 — For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
4. Seed of David
John 7:42 — Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
Romans 1:3 — Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
2 Timothy 2:8 — Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
5. Mouth of David
Acts 1:16 — Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
6. Days of David
Acts 7:45 — Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
7. Sure Mercies of David
Acts 13:34 — And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.
8. Tabernacle of David
Acts 15:16 — After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
9. Key of David
Revelation 3:7 — And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
10. Root of David
Revelation 5:5 — And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Revelation 22:16 — I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
11. Offspring of David
How desperate is the Worlds’ need of Christ?
Acts 13:1 — Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
II. The face of God must be sought for the deeper meanings
1. For a deep sense of His presence and power.
2. For direction and good pleasure of His will.
Ephesians 1:5 — Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
3. For the praise of His name among His people.
Psalms 22:3 — But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Psalms 9:11 — Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
Psalms 108:3 — I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
1 Peter 2:9 — But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Psalms 24:6 — This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 27:8 — When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Psalms 105:4 — Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
Psalms 105:19 — Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.