Who Did King David Call Lord?

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Hi G____,
Thank you for your encouraging words. You ask :

The answer to that question is no, because the Father is revealed only through Jesus. This really is clearly stated in this verse:

Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

“Of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, Christ has been given a name that is above every name”

No one can come to God but by Jesus.

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Those words are true. No one can, ever has or ever will, come to the Father but by Christ. He is called “the mighty God”, the everlasting Father, and He is also called “the Almighty”. But it is all Christ, and He came to reveal to us who the Father is. No one was aware that God had a son, or that it was really the Son with whom they had been dealing in the Old Testament, calling Him Yahweh, and thinking that Yahweh was Christ’s Father, instead of realizing that ‘Yahweh was really Christ Himself. This has to be so because, “No man comes to the Father but by Christ”, and Christ is our ‘Father’.

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

This “Almighty” is not speaking of the heavenly Father of Christ. It is speaking of the same ‘I am’ of Rev 1:18:

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

And when Christ quoted Psa 110:1, “The Yahweh said unto my Adon, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool”, Christ is telling us that ‘Adon’ is King David, and King David is calling Christ, Yahweh.

Psa 110:1 <A Psalm of David.> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mat 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Mat 22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, [ The Son] of David.
Mat 22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Mat 22:44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Mat 22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Mat 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any [ man] from that day forth ask him any more.

In the New Testament Greek, both times the word ‘lord’ is the Greek word ‘kurios’, translated variously in the King James as Lord, God, master and sir. But in Psalms the first ‘Lord’ is Yahweh, and ‘Yahweh’ is always translated in all capitals in the King James Version, while the second ‘Lord’ is Adon.
Christ tells us that one of these is King David speaking, and it is evident that King David is not Yahweh. So Adon is King David, and King David is calling Christ, ‘Yahweh’.
That accords with the fact that Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses and many others in the Old Testament, either heard Yahweh’s voice, and several, like Abraham and Moses, even saw Yahweh’s form.

Gen 18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Gen 18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw [ them], he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Gen 18:13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

Here we have “the LORD”, the Hebrew in both of these verses is ‘Yahweh’, both “appearing to Abraham and “speaking unto Abraham”. The same thing is true of Moses many years later:

Exo 6:10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Exo 6:11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
Exo 33:18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
Exo 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
Exo 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face [ in His glory]: for there shall no man see me [“in My glory], and live.
Exo 33:21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
Exo 33:22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
Exo 33:23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen [ in my glory].

So both Abraham and Moses, and others, saw Yahweh and heard His voice. But concerning His Father Christ tells us this:

Joh 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

It is obvious that the ‘Yahweh’ of the Old Testament was not the father, but was Christ all along, speaking for and appearing for His Father who Christ came to reveal only to those He chose to do so.

Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

It is only through Christ that anyone can hope to ever see the Father. That is what Christ Himself taught.

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

No one before Christ had ever seen heard the voice of the Father or seen His form. But here is the really good news. Here is life eternal. It is in the very next verse:

Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Joh 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [ then], Shew us the Father?

“Seeing the Father” is now no longer a physical matter. It is now a spiritual matter, and our ‘eyes and ears’ are both now a spiritual matter. I hope this all helps you to see that Christ is the Yahweh of the Old Testament who King David called Lord.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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