Christian News Update
King David Missing
Breaking news of an ongoing investigation has been reported into the missing of patriarch, King David. David was the infamous shepherd boy who slew the giant Philistine, Goliath, and was anointed King of Israel, by well-loved and respected Samuel, the Prophet of Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. King David is allegedly missing from all the dead Biblical “Greats” who are supposedly in heaven at this current time, praising and worshiping God, without bodies. Since Jesus, Son of God, is to sit upon the throne of David, to rule in an everlasting kingdom upon the earth someday, sources tell us that one would expect this David to also be included in the heavenly chorus of saints. He is not. He is blatantly missing from such a Who’s Who of Biblical Greats!
David Did Die?
There is no question or debate over the death of this great King. The writer of historical records detailed in I King 2:1 states, “As the time approached for David to die, he instructed his son, Solomon, “As for me, I am going the way of all the earth.” Then later reports in verse 10 “Then David rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.”
Although to some reading this stated evidence, it may appear that David went to rest or take a nap, he did indeed die. Terminology such as “rest” and “sleep” are just code words in the Bible for “death.” There was no controversy or question of whether David, the King of Israel, died. He did. The investigation hinges on not whether he died, but whether he stayed dead, ‘resting in peace’ in his tomb, located in Jerusalem. Some sources have falsely reported he is in heaven, alive at this point. Some insist he is still dead. We must go to a trusted source, who reportedly speaks of knowing this fact, without doubt, and in fact, shares it with over three thousand people.
KING DAVID NOT IN HEAVEN
The Apostle Peter, (one of the 12 disciples of Messiah Jesus) and one of the founders of the Christian faith, stated in Acts 2, “Brothers, I can confidently speak to you about the Patriarch David: He is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.” Peter upholds the fact that we know David did die and was buried. But, popular belief by most Christians would suppose this great man would be up in heaven with the rest of the saints. He is not, according to this apostle.
Peter states unequivocally, “For it was not David who ascended into the heavens.”
Peter makes this argument that God has resurrected [raised back to life from the dead] this Jesus, many claim to be the promised Messiah [the anointed King who will sit upon the throne of David, prophesied in Daniel 7]. God not only raised this man, Jesus, but also exalted him, as Lord and Messiah, sitting him at the right hand of Yahweh, having him ascend into the heavens, until the time of restoration of the earth, at which time, Jesus will come back to bring about his rule over the world. (Acts 3:20-26; Romans 4:13).
Peter is confident that it was not David who went up to heaven, but Jesus. So, if David did not go up to heaven, where is he? Is he missing? Is he still dead and buried in his tomb, or is he alive in heaven, despite Peter’s clear, concise statement to the contrary?
If David said, in his own words, that he is going the way of all the earth, (meaning he’s going where everyone else is going when they die) does that mean that everyone else who has died and been buried, has not gone up to heaven, either? If David isn’t there, one of the all time Bible Greats, then it stands to reason, no one else would be. Could Jesus be the only man who is in heaven, despite the popular and beloved belief, that we ALL go to heaven when we die? This would be shocking news, indeed, if we were to believe Peter’s words.
We may suppose that there may have been gasps in the crowd to hear this brazen, heretical statement of Peter, to state that David was not the one in heaven. Or perhaps one could logically assume, no one in this Jewish/Christian crowd believed the Greek philosophical belief of the immortality of the soul at this point, but this philosophy crept into the Jewish-Christian faith and was accepted years later than the early church, despite Scriptural evidence that states death is ‘sleep,’ and that our hope at death, is not immediate reward in heaven as an immortal soul, but to be ‘asleep’ until the day of our Lord Messiah returns to the earth, to ‘awaken us’ from death and raise us back to life, so that we can take our place with him, ruling and reigning a kingdom in the age to come. If this is what Scripture and facts teach us, then we can easily understand that Peter’s argument is based on the fact that no one has gone into heaven, except the one man, Jesus, who was elevated and exalted by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This Jesus, is the first fruit, the firstborn of the dead. There is no other man up in heaven right now, but Jesus, who God raised from the dead. No other man, not even King David. King David, if you are to believe David and Peter’s words, is resting with his fathers, such as our faithful Patriarch greats, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, until the day of the promised Messiah, when he wakes them up and grants them immortality! What a great day that will be, to sit around the table and feast and celebrate with such great men, who we can only read about today. That is, if you trust my sources, King David and the Apostle Peter.