How is David a type of Christ?Mar 31st, 2010 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
Jer 30:7-9 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 8 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bands; and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: 9 but they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
Eze 37:24-26 And my servant David shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children’s children, for ever: and David my servant shall be their prince for ever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them: it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
These two scriptures describe events which are yet future: Jacob’s Trouble, The Joining of the two sticks (both houses of Israel), and the New Covenant. David is linked to both events as the King. When both of these prophecies were given the literal King David was long dead. David signifies “Beloved”, and Jesus is the “Beloved.” These scriptures are talking about Jesus (The Christ: Head and body members). Being given this important bit of information we can look closer to the life of David for more ways David is a type of “The Christ”.