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Pretenders to David's Throne as Types of Satan & Christ Sundry comings OPA9/17

Perhaps the end of David's life offers insight into the

timing of Christ gathering of the elect unto himself. The
2 victory's of Christ over Satan are clear in scripture.
The final victory comes with defeat of Gog/Magog after
end of the millennia, when Satan is cast eternally into
the lake of fire. The prior triumph of Christ over the
devil is at end of tribulation when the devil and his
angels are put into a pit for 1,000 years. These events
are typed in Adonijah's attempted usurp of Solomon
throne as outlined below. The "gathering" is typed in
the going out to meet David at Gilgal, at end of
Absalom's rebellion. Jesus stated the day of the 'going
out' is known only to The Father. We are commanded
to "watch for that day." So some hints may be found in
Christ is David's son? And David himself said in the
the record of God's dealing with men by considering
book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou
the life of David to fore shadow these events.
on my right hand, Till I make your enemies your
footstool. David therefore calls him Lord, how is he then
Jesus Christ was Immanuel, God among us. He taught
his son? Lu20:41-44." This was taken from the
saying: "And he said unto them, How say they that
messianic psalm:

David go out Events Absalon to Adonijah First Insurrection David

64-66Y 70Y

Gibeonite Famine & Rizpah bury Saul etc 3.5Yr 10Mo 2Mo

Count Israel Adonijah

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'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make
Your enemies Your footstool." The LORD shall send the rod of
Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
... The LORD has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest
forever according to the order of Melchizedek." Ps110:1-4.
There Jesus points out that David could be taken as a type or
figure of God the Father. Since Christ Jesus was also a son of
David by his mother side, Solomon becomes a type of the
Christ in that instance. For Solomon is discussed only in the
latter part of David's life, just as the Christ was not revealed
until the last days of God's dealing with men.
There are 3 rebellions by two pretenders to Davids throne
Absalom against David: The rebellion of Absalon tried to
unseat David as King. This could be a type of the first
demonic rebellion in the heavens to gain ascendancy in that B) In Solomon early reign:
realm. In this rebellion, 1/3 of angels followed Lucifer, just as 'And King Solomon
Absalom "stole the hearts" (2Sam15:6) in Israel. But the end answered and said to his
was Absalom's death. So also, the curse of death was mother, "Now why do you
pronounced upon Lucifer and his angelic followers. Doubtless ask Abishag the
Absalom's rebellion served as inspiration to Adonijah, just as Shunammite for Adonijah?
Adam sadly followed the inspiration of the snake. Both were Ask for him the kingdom
booted from their first estate for a far worse fate than also-for he is my older
previously enjoyed. brother-for him, and for
The 2 rebellions of Adonijah: Abiathar the priest, and for
A) Before Solomon made king: "So Nathan spoke to Joab the son of Zeruiah."
Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, "Have you not
heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and
David our lord does not know it? 1Kgs1:11
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Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has Jerusalem; . 2Sam19:15&20:2-3 next compare to "by
confirmed me and set me on the throne of David my the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our
father, and who has established a house for me, as Gathering Together Unto Him.. 2Thes2:1" "shall be
He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today!' Caught Up together with them in the clouds, to meet the
1Kgs2:22 &24 Lord In The Air; 1Thes4:17
King David's exile (by Absalom's rebellion) & return to
Could David's Restoration after Absalom's defeat be Jerusalem is a type of Jesus times from His going up at
a type of the Rapture? Background: Mt.Olivet unto his return in the air when we go out to meet
"Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of him. Does it not say, David went out from Jerusalem over
God again to Jerusalem: and they tarried there. And across Mt. Olivet? David sent back the ark and a remnant
David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and to hold the city until his return. The two symbolize the
wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and Holy Spirit and the True Faithful Church. The runners and
he went barefoot: and all the people that was with informants symbolize our prayers for Christ return. When
him covered every man his head, and they went up, the time came for David's return we find him not coming
weeping as they went up." 2Sam15:29-30 immediately but he Tarried across Jordon and the faithful
So, Jesus could have picked any location to be translated came OUT to David to usher him in.
into the heavens, after the 40 days, but He chose mount
Olivet. (Acts1:3, 9-12) And even as David left a small
encampment in Jerusalem, Jesus left a remnant to watch
& work until His return
The return of concern is now, that of Christ in the
clouds for those who eagerly await Him: "So the
king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came
to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king
over Jordan... So every man of Israel went up from
after David. Also followed Sheba the son of Bichri
(of tribe Benjamin): but the men of Judah clave
unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem. And
David came to his house at 3
Pretenders to David's Throne as Types of Satan & Christ Sundry comings OPA9/17
When Jesus returns at end of This first challenge was prior to David's
tribulation, the true church will return death. For after Adonijah attempt to
with him in Glory to take Jerusalem... usurp, David has Solomon installed as
and where did the faithful meet David? king. "So when David was old and full of
At Gilgal! Gilgal represents days, he made Solomon his son king
consecration and dedication, at Gilgal over Israel, 1Chron23:1.
the children of Israel became
consecrated for first passover in the The time of the second event is
promised land. Gilgal was and remains uncertain. We know that in Solomon's
a sacred site in Israel unto this very day. 4th year he begin temple construction,
Be consecrated & set apart like the 5 1Kg6:1, 2Chr3:2. Also 1Kg2:36-42, tells
faithul brides.. not be like the unfaithful that 'at the end of 3Y', Shemei (who
followers of Saul who would not greet railed on David in time of Absalom)
David and usher him back to transgressed and was put to death. That
Jerusalem. indicates the last challenge could be
near the end of Solomon's 1st year. Also
The first incident of Adonijah happened no mention is made of David at
before David had publicly appointed an Solomon's second anointing. This places
heir. Maybe David allowed the incident the second conspiracy sometime after
to ferret out the second tiers, who would David's death
be divided in support of Solomon. The
fact that followers of Adonijah are 2nd The events with Adonijah could be taken
tier can be seen in David's decree as types for: A) Jesus second coming as
against Joab to Solomon. Also there King to slay antichrist & imprison the
was a prophecy against the house of devil for 1000 years; Rev19. B) Jesus
Eliezer to remove even his heirs from final victory over the devil after the 1000
the priesthood. It is explained that years reign? Rev20.
Abiathar (a priest under David) was
from the lineage of Eli. 4
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Perhaps Adonijah first attempt parallels which he spake concerning the house of
the start of millennia. For we are told Eli in Shiloh.
Satan is bound for 1000 years, as was
Adonijah placed in arrest for his first Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had
insurrection. But at the second turned after Adonijah, though he turned
insurrection, Solomon has Adonijah not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the
slain, 1Kg2:24, 'today.' Both these tabernacle of the Lord , and caught hold
incidents were likely some months in on the horns of the altar. And it was told
the making. That is shown by those king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the
gathered unto Adonijah in his attempts tabernacle of the Lord ; and, behold, he
to grab power. The events of Adonijah is by the altar. Then Solomon sent
take place after David's victory over Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go,
Abasalom & David's return to fall upon him 1Kgs2:26-29 (Benaiah =
Jerusalem. Those times could be types "Yahweh has built up"). The priest
of Christ days after resurrection, as Abiathar could be a type of Antichrist
shown later. false prophet. Joab, could be a type of
Antichrist's beast (seat of power). All of
About Adonijah second insurrection: whom are finally dispensed at the end of
And unto Abiathar the priest said the the millenia.
king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine
own fields; for thou art worthy of death: Appendix 1
but I will not at this time put thee to The key players in these Events
death, because thou barest the ark of ABSALOM The first usurper to David's
the Lord God before David my father, throne. David's eldest living son at time
and because thou hast been afflicted in of insurrection (but 3rd by birth). A very
all wherein my father was afflicted. So handsome man, 2Sa14:25. He deceived
Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being David into allowing Amnon (David
priest unto the Lord; that he might fulfil firstborn son) be killed by servants of
the word of the Lord, Absalom, 2Sa13. 5
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Appendix 1 mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he
The key players in these Events called not. Wherefore Nathan spake unto
ABSALOM ABSALOM Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying,
A thief who by subterfuge stole the Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of
hearts of the people, 2Sam15:6. A Haggith does reign, and David our lord
leader of sedation to usurp the throne knows it not? 1Kgs1:5,7,10-11.
of David. Absalom was slain by Joab at JOAB, executed by Solomon after
end of his sedation, 2Sa18/19. He was Adonijah second usurp attempt
a type of satan who was a deceptive Moreover thou knowest also what Joab
liar, thief, and murderer from the the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what
beginning. he did to the two captains of the hosts of
ADONIJAH was 4th son of David born at Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and
Hebron by Haggith unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he
His life was fairly uneventful, for of slew, and shed the blood of war in
Adonijah & his doings, it says 'he had not peace, and put the blood of war upon his
displeased David... and he was a very girdle that was about his loins, and in his
goodly man' 1Kgs1:6. "Now these were the shoes that were on his feet. Do therefore
sons of David, which were born unto him in according to thy wisdom, and let not his
Hebron; the ... third, Absalom the son of hoar head go down to the grave in
Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of peace. 1Kgs2:5-6 (Joab = "Jehovah is
Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of father")
Haggith: 1Chron3:1-2." "Then Adonijah the From Naves is noted that Joab was: Son
son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will of David's sister, Commander of David's
be king: and he prepared him chariots and army, Defeated the Jebusites, Defeats
horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. and kills Abner, Destroys all the males in
.. And he conferred with Joab the son of Edom, Pursues and kills Absalom, at the
Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and end of that rebellion; Censures David for
they following Adonijah helping him . .. But lamenting the death of Absalom,
Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the 6
Pretenders to David's Throne as Types of Satan & Christ Sundry comings OPA9/17
Replaced by Amasa as commander of That appointment was likely to honor David,
David's army, Kills Amasa, Supports because as Solomon stated: "because thou
Adonijah as successor to David, but barest the ark of the Lord God before David
went into obscurity when Adonijah my father, and because thou hast been
abdicated to Solomon, Killed by afflicted in all wherein my father was
Benaiah, under Solomon's order after afflicted. (from days in wilderness unto
Adonijah second usurp attempt. death) 1Kg2:26

ABIATHAR, Priest of David, Solomon, & Was not mentioned as being present at
Adonijah Solomon 2nd anointing: "And did eat and
Perhaps a type of those deceived to drink before the Lord on that day with
follow antiChrist, false prophet, and great gladness. And they made Solomon
even the devil himself at end of the son of David, King the SECOND
millennial time. Was thrust out of his (2nd) time, and anointed him unto the
priesthood after Adonijah second usurp Lord to be the chief governor, and Zadok
attempt: to be priest. Then Solomon sat on the
So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from throne of the Lord as king instead of
being priest unto the Lord ; that he David his father, and prospered; and all
might fulfil the word of the Lord, which Israel obeyed him. 1Chron29:22-23 (key
he spake concerning the house of Eli in to understand the second installation as
Shiloh. 1Kgs2:27 Abiathar = "my father King is that only Zadok named as Priest,
is great for Abiathar was exiled from priesthood
Was appointed priest in Solomon court due to the second insurrection with with
after Adonijah first usurp attempt: Adonijah)
"So king Solomon was king over all Israel.
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over Appendix 2 The Age of David When People
the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the Went Out from Jerusalem to Meet Him at
priests: (served kingly administration) 1Kgs Gilgal:
4:1,4 " 7
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Appendix 2 The Age of David When People Absalom birth, it does not work. For David
Went Out from Jerusalem to Meet Him at reigned as king only 40 years. An interesting
Gilgal: clue about the 'after 40Y' is the verse 'stole
There are two methods; either count the hearts'. FN Jones takes this to mean 40
forward or count backwards. First is to years after David gained ascendancy in place
start from David's age when Absalom of Saul after killing Golaith and various
died in rebellion. A second method is victories over philistines, 'Saul eyed David
counting backwards from David's death from that day and forward, 1Sam18:5,8-9.
in his 70th year. Neither method can Taking David ascendancy as two years from
give anything other than a range of killing Golaith, makes the 'after 40Y' to be at
ages. David age, 20+2+40=62. Add one year for
Determination by time from start o the time of 'continually with Absalom' and
Absalom stealing David's Kingdom another one year between David exile &
defeat of Absalom. This places David at
The timing of Absalom rebellion is Gilgal with an age of 64Years.
stated thusly: so Absalom stole the B) Determination by backward count
hearts of the men of Israel & it (this?) from David's death
came to pass after forty (40) years. ... It is not possible to know precisely the
(then) Absalom said unto the king, I time gap from when the people meet
pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, David at Gilgal unto Adonijah's 1st
which I have vowed unto the Lord, in rebellion. Scripture states at the end of
Hebron... And the conspiracy was David's reign did Adonijah first try to
strong; for the people increased usurp the throne. Adonijah's first
continually with Absalom (shall the Lord insurrection was after David became
find faith when He comes?)... feeble and Abishag was appointed to try
2Sam15:6-9 &12. Here comes a vague revive David. The time of Abishag is
reference to 40 years. But 40 years guessed at 1 to 3 months. For it is not
after what? If we take after natural to drag out David's end of days.
Prior to this, two timed events are given: 8
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1)Three years famine for Saul's murder of Gibeonites, One apparent contradiction can shed light upon these
2Sam21:1. This is followed by Rizpah mourning over the times: How many years of famine? Below is the same Gad
people of Saul "from the beginning of harvest until water talking to the same David about the same incident. Yet, a
dropped upon them out of heaven" 2Sa21:10. A total of vastly different write up of the 2 discussions are given. So
three (3) year & 6 months perhaps it is presented this way for our instruction?
"So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to
2)David's numbering Israel & judgement for the event, him: 'Shall Seven (7) years of famine come unto you
2Sam24:8 nine months 20 days plus 3 days of plague IN YOUR Land? or will you flee three (3) months
and perhaps a week of supplications before your enemies, while they pursue you? or that
there be three (3) days' pestilence in your land?' ...
Other events listed are the subjugation battles against 2Sa24:13
Philistines. The were 2 battles at Gob and 1 battle at "So Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus says
Gath, 2Sa21:17-20. Also were penned 'the last words the Lord, Choose thee Either Three (3) years' famine;
of David' 2Sam23:1 or three (3) months to be destroyed before thy foes,
while that the sword of your enemies overtakes you;
By this count, Absalom rebellion was likely in David's or else three (3) days the sword of the Lord, even the
64th year & his restoration in year 65/66. In the final 5 pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the Lord
years of David the following events happened: 3 years destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel.
famine plus 6 month intercession, putting down revolt 1Chron21:11-12
of Birchi/Benjamin, final 3 settlement wars with Prior Famine: Then there was a famine in the days of
Philistines (2Gob,1Gath). These wars may have been David three (3) years, year after year; and David
partly or fully concurrent with 3 years famine. Then enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for
Joab numbers Israel for 9 months & 20 days . Finally, Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the
3 days plague, buy threshing floor & David's last days. Gibeonites... and they fell all seven (7 men of Kish)
It was in these last days when David appointed together, and were put to death in the days of
Solomon after Adonijah's 1st insurrection. Last is harvest, in the first days (of harvest), in the beginning
David death in his 70th year of barley harvest... Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took
sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from
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from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon Appendix 3 The timing of the "Going Out" or rapture, as
them out of heaven,... And the bones ... buried they in typed in David's Return
the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Taking the going out to David to represent the
Kish his father: and they performed all that the king rapture, and taking tribulation time as 6year, 10month
commanded... AfteR ThaT, God was intreated for the solar, or 7 lunar years, it possible to guess time of
land. 2Sa21:1, 9, 10, 14 rapture in the total tribulation time.
March/April typically start the barley harvest, but in
Oct/Nov come the early rains. This is a space of about Taking the unnumbered events at 6 months, plus 10
6 months. By inclusive count, the famine was 4 years months, plus 3 years gives 4Years 4Months from
or 3 full years plus count of partial 4th year. So the Solomon first anointing as King unto putting down of
seven (7) years famine of 2Sam24, (in your land) Absalom sedation. Taking tribulation times as 6Y
includes the prior 4 years plus 3 more years 10M, places the going out at 2Y and 6M after start of
judgement as famine. Naturally King David would tribulation? Chech: End tribulation, and prior was
inquire when he saw 3 failed harvests. The 3 and 7 1Month weakness, then 5Months stinging battles
year quandary also indicates the counting of events against those with mark, 3Year famine, 10M
between 1Sam21 and 1Sam24 of short duration. A numbering dividing. The going out at 2Y6M from
tally of just 4 or 5 years. Very likely these events start, is a total of 6Years
exhausted the Elderly King David. For 2Sa21:17 tells 10Months.(1m+5m+3Y+10m +2Y6m = 22m + 5Y =
David fainted in battle, next 1Kgs1:1 says David fell 10m6Y, check). In summary from timed events after
upon his death bed & "gat no heat". In these waining the going out to meet David unto the 1st Anointing of
moments came the first subversion of Adonijah. This Solomon as King, a guesstimate of time to go out to
was quickly followed by Solomon 1st anointing as bring back David is possible.
king. From this it seems there is a big difference in first 3
The buried bones of Saul could represent those or 4 years of tribulation. In the first part, things could
hidden in Christ from the final judgements of full wrath easily be placed at feet of nature. The latter part will
from God upon an unrepentant planet. be divine or supernatural judgement, called wrath.
" Taken togather, the tally will be 7 years, inclusive
63" counting.
David go out Events Absalon to Adonijah First Insurrection David
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Adam Abraham Temple 1000 Y Christ

Day 01 100 Year Dedication 1 day Baptism
Isaac Born
2108 Y Exodus
430Y 983Y
Adam Sin 500Y A 483Y B
Internal Timeline of KJV Bible 480Y
Redeemer Law & Prophets until John Lu16:16 17Y C
4000 Y - 4 God days
Solomon faithful after T C- 500 = 490 + 10
69 weeks to Anointed One B -
70 Sabbath Years Judgment A-
A 500 = 390 + 40 + 70