A Man After His Own Heart

2020-12-13 11:35
When Saul the first king of Israel did not obey the command of God, God prophesied that He would set up "a man after his own heart" as a new king of Israel. Later this was fulfilled by David becoming the second king of Israel. David was the man after the heart of God and God was pleased about him. Just like everything else in the bible, the Old Testament was a copy and shadow and the reality was to be fulfilled in the New Testament. In many places in the Old Testament, God foretold that he would choose a man after his own heart and set him up as the king of Israel.

Jeremiah 3:14 “Return, faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. 15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.

In this prophecy of Jeremiah, God teaches that he would set up his true shepherds in Zion and they are described as shepherds after the heart of God. Through this we can know that we have to go to Zion to meet the true shepherd or the true prophets of God.

Also, God foretold that he would give David as true shepherd for his people in the Book of Ezekiel. This prophecy concerns about the last days "on the day of clouds and darkness." In this prophecy God says that he would set up David as shepherd for his people.

Ezekiel 34:23 I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. 24 I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the Lord have spoken.

Ezekiel 37:24 “‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever.

Here God proclaimed that he would set up David as king of Israel and he would rule over them forever. The David prophesied here is not the second king of Israel since this was prophecies written about 450 years after the death of King David, the real second king of David. Therefore, the David here represents the prophetical David who would come as shepherd for God's people and this prophecy was partly fulfilled by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago by coming as spiritual David and preaching the gospel to the nation of Israel.

Luke 1:31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Acts 13:22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ 23 “From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.

Through the fulfillment of the prophecies, we can see that Jesus was the one who was chosen by God as "a shepherd after his own heart." Jesus came as spiritual David and established Zion for his people that they would come and be nourished with the true words of God. For these reason, God's people gathered together in Zion because that is the place where God placed his shepherds to teach his people truth.

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

What about today? We can see so many different churches and different shepherds. Where should we go to meet the true shepherds of God and receive the truth that gives us life and salvation. God already foretold that he would set up David as the shepherd in the last days. Therefore, in the last day too, we have to meet David to be taught by the true shepherd.

Hosea 3:5 Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.

Then who will appear as the prophetical David for the people of God to save them?

Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

The bible says the Second Coming Jesus who would come in the last days would come as David and he will be the shepherd for his people. And the bible says that he would establish Zion and gather all his people to Zion.

Revelation 14:1 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.

The prophecies of the bible teach us that we should go to Zion and there we can meet "the shepherd after the heart of God". There he will feed God's people in a rich pasture. Now come to Zion the city of God's festivals established by Christ Ahnsahnghong who appeared as "the true shepherd". And there we can see Jerusalem our Heavenly Mother who gives the water of life for the salvation of soul.
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  • 2020-12-13 12:22

    Those who will be saved in this age obey whatever God says to them and follow wherever God leads them. I want to become "A man after the heart of God" like King David.

  • 2020-12-13 12:24

    I pray that I will always cherish, contain, and always thanks Heavenly Father and Mother in my heart.

  • 2020-12-13 13:45

    We can meet the spiritual King David who is our savior in this last age only in Zion. We have to seek the LORD our God and David our King. We will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings which is salvation in this last days and all the prophecies have fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong. He is the King David, our God!

  • 2020-12-13 13:56

    Christ Ahnsahnghong came as a true shepherd to save us. Let's receive Him as our savior!

  • 2020-12-13 14:09

    Amen. I, too, want to be the one after Elohim God's own heart 🙂

  • 2020-12-13 14:56

    We must abandon our own thoughts and obey the Word of God without subtracting from it to get salvation.

  • 2020-12-14 10:44

    What I'm saved or I can enter the kingdom of heaven is that Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother came down in the flesh to restore all things of the new covenant which leads us to the way to heaven and to rebuild Zion in which God's feasts is being kept. Thanks to Father and Mother.

  • 2020-12-31 13:26

    I really want to hear that I'm the one after God's own heart. I truly want to be the one after God's own heart. By pleasing God Elohim I will become the better God's beloved child.

  • 2023-08-12 13:56

    I am so happy to have found out the true shepherd, the prophetical David! He is Christ Ahnsahnghong who is the Second Coming Christ. He is our Savior in the last age. There is a true church in this world established by the true shepherd. It's the World Mission Society Church of God. I hope everyone comes to WMSCOG and meets the prophetical David, our God!

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