Saul, at the insistence of the people, was made king.
Saul was anointed by God through Samuel, he did not measure up.
While King Saul was making one mistake on top of another, God sent Samuel to find
His chosen shepherd, David, the son of Jesse.
David was believed to be 12-16 years of age when he was called in from tending his
father’s sheep to be anointed as the true king of Israel. As soon as the anointing oil
flowed down David’s head the Spirit of the Lord departed from King Saul. It a raging
jealousy in Saul that never subsided.
Although Saul never stopped pursuing him with the intent to kill him, David never
raised a hand against his king and God’s anointed.
Only after Saul’s death was David anointed king over the house of Judah and even
then he had to fight against the house of Saul before being anointed king over
Israel at the age of thirty.
David was so enthralled with bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem that he
omitted some of God’s instructions on how to transport the Ark and who was to carry
it. This resulted in the death of Uzzah who, amid all the celebrations, reached out to
steady the Ark, and God struck him down and he died there beside it.
After the Ark was in its rightful place, David decided to build a temple of the Lord
around it (2 Samuel 6:17). Because of David’s bloody, battle-scarred record as well
as his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba and the slaying of her husband, God
denied his otherwise faithful servant the honor of building the temple, the house of
the Lord (2 Samuel 6:5-14). This was surely a blow to David, but God assured him
He would continue to make his name the greatest on the earth and forever establish
the throne of David through David’s son, Solomon.
Throughout the life of David, His sons connived and conspired to take control of the
kingdom and they, as did Saul, threatened their own father’s life.
Star of David is linked to the number seven by way of its six points surrounding the
center. The number seven, of course, is key to our understanding the world as a holy
creation of God.
The world is holy, a place in which man and everything else created in the six days has
the potential to revolve and evolve around its center, its core and its Creator.
The Sabbath, the seventh day every week, is a reminder of this concept. Every seventh
year, too, is a sabbatical year in which the land is not to be worked, and after seven
cycles of seven years the Jubilee year brings freedom to indentured slaves and the
return of property to its original owners.
This emphasis on the number seven as a sign of the holy finds another illustration by
way of the menorah in the ancient Temple. The menorah was comprised of seven oil
lamps resting on three stems branching from each side of a central pole. Three on each
of its sides turned towards the center, six in all directed towards the midpoint, the
It has been strongly suggested that the Star of David came to be used as a standard
symbol in synagogues around the world precisely because its organization into 3+3+1 –
triangle up, triangle down, and center – corresponds exactly to the menorah.
Man = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Adam = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Man
+ WATER: Streams came up from the Earth and watered the whole surface of the
ground. (Genesis 2:6)
+ EARTH: Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground. (Genesis 2:7)
+ AIR: And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. (Genesis 2:7)
+ FIRE: And the man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
The great pyramid lines up almost
exactly with the magnetic North Pole.
The pyramids were built so
mathematically perfectly to align with
celestial objects. The positioning of the
three Pyramids of Giza are exactly
aligned with the position of the three
stars in the belt of Orion.
The Sphinx.is with a head of a lion to
match the Belt of Orion, as well as the
constellation of Leo.