THE DAVIDIC COVENANT

 

Scriptures are cited from the King James (Authorized) Version, unless stated otherwise.

 

Question: What is the Davidic Covenant?

 

Answer: The Davidic Covenant (Psalm 89: 3, 4, 28, 29, 34) is a feature of the Oath-Bound Covenant (Genesis 22: 16-18). This Davidic Covenant is the one that promises by an oath that the Head of the chief seed of Abraham (our Lord) would be an eternally royal descendant of David, a promise that God graciously made to David for the latter’s faithfulness.

 

In a secondary sense, David’s seed would also include all those who became members of Christ’s body – the Church. The Apostle says, “If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed” (Galatians 3: 29); and it would be equally true that those who are Abraham’s seed would also be David’s seed. The “sure mercies of David” (Isaiah 55: 3) were that his seed should sit upon the throne to be the Messiah; just as Jesus promised, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne” (Revelation 3: 21) – the Messianic throne.

 

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