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For those who argue that the Davidic promises are not fulfilled in Christ because Jesus is not physically sitting on a throne in Jerusalem; they forget that the New Testament picture of David’s throne is transformed to speak of a heavenly Jerusalem in which Christ presently reigns over the whole world.  Bruce Waltke nicely summarizes this idea.

To this day I AM and his chosen king remain famous through the fulfillment of the covenant promises in the eternal son of David, Jesus Christ, whose throne in heavenly Jerusalem rules an eternal kingdom that today encompasses the earth. (Waltke, An Old Testament Theology, 661)

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  1. isaacbennett
    April 5, 2009 at 7:05 am

    yet, David’s throne was never in heaven…

  2. Chad
    April 5, 2009 at 7:19 am

    That is true, but here is where we have to allow Jesus and the Apostles to interpret the promises of the OT. Peter clearly states that Jesus is the son of David and as such is both “Lord (King) and Christ” (Acts 2:22-36; Acts 15:12-17; 1 Cor 15:25-28); thus, fulfilling the promises to David.

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